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 Artists Society

25 March to 18 April

Water is the Glen Eira Artists Society’s seventh major exhibition. Water is an essential part of this world and the survival of different life forms within it. Its scarcity or overabundance has an immense impact on life. The artists’ works will illustrate the many manifestations of water.

Art work: painting oil on canvas Billabong
Emily Levin | Billabong 2020 | Oil on canvas | 75 x 101 cm

Glen Eira Cheltenham Art Group

25 March to 18 April 

Presented by this dynamic and community-focused art group, this year’s exhibition is a celebration of the individual perspectives of its members, tutors and students. The works, ranging from tonal realism to abstraction, symbolise both the diversity present in our modern world and the experience gained in 57 years of Glen Eira Cheltenham Art Group making art.

Artwork: pastel on paper child making a wish by blowing a dandelion flower
Jenny Ayre | Wishes 2017 | Pastel on paper | 38 x 26 cm

Sights Unseen
Glen Eira Historical Society

Gallery Annexe

Until 18 April

Sights Unseen is an exhibition of items from Glen Eira Historical Society — collecting and caring for local history for nearly 50 years.  On display are artefacts and photographs of Caulfield Park, local sporting clubs, Town Hall events and the establishment of the first Baby Health Centres in Caulfield.

Caulfield Town Hall interior circa 1920s-30s
Caulfield Town Hall interior circa 1920s-30s, prior to the remodelling of the Auditorium

Past exhibition

Celebrating Australian women artists: works from Council’s art collection

International Women’s Day is on 8 March each year. The day aims to raise awareness about gender equality. It's a chance to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the globe.

The Gallery is celebrated the day with an exhibition that acknowledges the creative achievements of Australian women artists. It features works from our art collection.

Waltraud, Murrumbeena
Linda Wachtel | Stories from the Interior (vi) 2017 | Waltraud, Murrumbeena | Pigment ink on archival cotton rag | 50 x 70 cm | Courtesy of the artist | Glen Eira City Council Art Collection

Curator and artists in conversation

Catch up on our inspiring Curator and artists conversation streamed live from our Arts and Culture Facebook page. Celebrating International Women’s Day, Curator Diane Soumilas hosted the conversation which featured Linda Wachtel, photographer, Dee Goldberg, fashion recycler, Helen Gory, artist, and Waltraud Reiner, milliner who took part in the series of photographs by  Stories from the Interior 2017

Watch the live stream of the curator and artists conversation on our Arts and Culture Facebook page.

Curator’s floor talk

Catch up on our Galley Curator Diane Soumilas' floor talk on the diverse artworks by women artists that have enriched the collection.

Watch the live stream of the curator floor talk on our Arts and Culture Facebook page.

Glen Eira City Council Gallery — COVID Safe

Our priority remains the safety of our community and staff. We are continuing to follow the Victorian Government’s guidelines around gathering limits, social distancing and hygiene measures.

You will be met by our concierge staff at the Gallery entrance who will direct you. To enter the Gallery, you will need to scan a QR code and enter your name and contact details for contact tracing. If you do not have a smartphone, staff will assist you to register.

At the Gallery, you are required to wear a face mask if you cannot social distance, use hand sanitiser upon entry, practice social distancing, and be courteous to staff and other visitors. (Children under 12 years are not required to wear a face mask).