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Gallery exhibitions and public programs

Our gallery program features regular curated survey and thematic exhibitions, including the works of established and emerging contemporary Australian artists and a series of dynamic public programs for children and adults. The gallery program also includes hire exhibitions by local artists, schools and community groups.

Glen Eira City Council Gallery is now closed for its annual maintenance program and will re-open on 23 January 2020 with a new and exciting program of exhibitions and public programs.

Summer showcase: works from Council’s art collection


The diverse collecting themes that have shaped Council’s art collection since 1975 are surveyed in this exhibition: suburban themes that reflect resident’s lifestyles; the work of significant Australian artists; works by members of the Boyd family who lived and worked in Murrumbeena; and works by local artists.

The exhibition features mid-20th century Australian pottery by Guy Boyd, Lucy Boyd Beck and Hatton Beck donated to Council’s art collection in 2019. Also featured are sculptures by Jock Clutterbuck, Alisa O’Connor, Ian Hanna, Dan Wollmering and works by Ivan Durrant, Jon Campbell, Fred Williams, Arthur Boyd, Brett Whiteley, Howard Arkley, George Johnston, Jane Burton, Erica McGilchrist, Ponch Hawkes, Linda Wachtel and Wolfgang Sievers.

Curator: Diane Soumilas

Floor talk - Friday 7 February at 12.30pm

Join Gallery Curator Diane Soumilas for an engaging talk about the diverse collecting themes that have shaped Council’s art collection.

  • Free admission.
  • Bookings essential and open from Wednesday 15 January 2020.
Ivan Durrant 3 Jockeys 1975 synthetic polymer paint on composition board 83.7 x 106.6 cm Glen Eira City Council art collection ©Courtesy of the artist

Summer showcase: works from Council’s art collection — public programs

Children’s interactive paper sculpture and collage workshops with local artist Fiona Wood.

  • Saturday 1 February, 2pm–4pm
  • Saturday 8 February, 2pm–4pm
  • Glen Eira City Council Gallery — Annexe Corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield

Creating with paper

Come and create your own paper sculptures and collages inspired by artworks in Council’s art collection exhibition with facilitator local artist Fiona Wood. A fantastic opportunity for children to create innovative artworks, have fun and explore their creative side.

  • For children aged six to 12
  • Tickets: $5 per child
  • Bookings are essential and open from Wednesday 15 January 2020.
  • Children must be accompanied by adults.
Owls on a branch (detail) 2019 Children’s paper workshop Image courtesy of Fiona Wood

International Baccalaureate Visual Arts Exhibition


A diverse and exciting range of artworks from the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Visual Arts Course are featured in this exhibition. Selected students’ works examined in 2019 will be displayed. The works provide visitors with an understanding of the different approaches and the varied work produced in this unique two year study programme.

Contemporary sculpture, photography, ceramics, painting, textiles, drawing, digital media and printmaking are included in this exhibition.

Amanda Guo A Celebration of Consistency 2019 Oil on canvas 121 x 123 cm Presbyterian Ladies’ College


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