how much do you know about bayside’s rich history?
Bayside Arts


NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities but by Australians from all walks of life.

How much do you know Bayside’s rich indigenous history?

Test your knowledge by taking the quiz about the Bayside Coastal Indigenous Trail.

painting of beach and umbrellas

Her own path

Her own path tells the stories of five early 20th century women, who each have a strong connection to Bayside, and were among the first professional women artists to emerge in Australia.

They were all trailblazers in their own way and achieved levels of success in their craft through innovation and tenacity in a male-dominated world.

Each week we will explore their stories, inspiration and their connection to Bayside.

Artists: Margaret Baskerville, Clarice Beckett, Janet Cumbrae-Stewart, Norah Gurdon, and Jessie Traill.

Black and white print artwork

This week meet Jessie Traill (1881-1967)

Jessie Traill was born in Brighton to a wealthy family, the Traills soon moved to Sandringham which was mostly undeveloped bush at the time.

She was one of the first women to practice printmaking in Australia and was crucial in the promotion of Australian printmaking.

Old black and white photo of lady on a push bike

Meet author Jo Oliver to learn about Jessie Traill: A biography

Hear about Jessie Traill’s extraordinary life that started right here in Bayside.

Thursday 10 December at 10.30am.

Register to receive your Zoom link to the event.


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Image credits in order of appearance:
Image 1: Glenn Romanis, The ancient Yarra River with Bunjil’s Eggs, 2008. Castlemaine slate, green limestone slate and basalt. Bayside City Council Art & Heritage Collection.
Image 2: Clarice Beckett, Beach scene (detail) circa 1932-33. Courtesy Cbus Collection of Australian Art, as advised by Dr. Joseph Brown AO, OBE.
Image 3:Jessie Traill, Evening Mallacoota West, 1924. Etching and acquatint. Estate of the artist. Licensed by Copyright Agency.
Image 4: Jessie Traill with her bicycle Toutou in France. Courtesy the author.