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C&G’s Guide to Bayside Art
Melbourne is a city buzzing with dynamic, world-class art and culture. Luckily for Bayside residents and visitors, the southside is home to some of the very best! Here is C&G’s guide to art and culture around the bay.
Linden New Art is a brilliant, not-for-profit, contemporary gallery located in the heart of St Kilda. With a wonderful mission to support and mentor local artists, connect with the community and exhibit talented mid-career artists – Linden New Art promotes sustainability throughout their art space. Plus, the gallery is located in a gorgeous Victorian mansion on Acland Street, which is definitely worth the visit alone.
A scenic coastal drive south will deliver you to the picturesque Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery – their latest collection of exhibitions includes ‘In the Valley’ an exhibition highlighting the natural environment of the Mornington Peninsula and ‘Cameron Robbins: Solar Loggerheads’, a large scale-drawing instrument powered by solar energy that creates animations in motion.
Another St Kilda-based gem is the Jewish Museum of Australia. The Jewish Museum hosts a range of exhibitions, lectures, tours and special events year-round, working to build a society in which cultural diversity and difference is embraced and respected. With so much on over Autumn and Winter, it’s worth checking out their full program here and plotting a weekend visit.
The Gallery at Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre is an excellent one to wander through on a cold Autumn day. Current exhibitions feature one of China’s most exciting contemporary artists, Yang Yongliang in her exhibition of projections ‘Endless Stream’ and Katherine Hatttam’s ‘The History Pictures’ a feminist reinterpretation of convict William Buckley’s life.
Whether it is portraits, sculptures, or relics from the past you’re eager to discover, the Bayside arts scene has all bases covered. The C&G team are always looking for excuses to explore the cultural precincts of the southside – so let us know your favourites!