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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.

In accordance with the Victorian Government announcement about the circuit-breaker lockdown, the Glen Eira City Council Gallery will be closed until further notice. We hope to welcome you back to the Gallery soon.

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26th Annual B’nai B’rith
Jewish Youth Art exhibition

22 July–8 August
A virtual exhibition presented by B’nai B’rith Victoria 

The 26th Annual B’nai B’rith Jewish Youth Art Competition and exhibition aims to develop and enhance the artistic abilities of youth aged 11 to 18. This important annual exhibition showcases the innovative artworks created by talented Jewish youth, including drawings, paintings, multimedia, sculpture, digital media and photography.

This year, due to the extended lockdown, the exhibition offers you the opportunity to explore the many fantastic artworks by talented Jewish students through a 'virtual gallery experience' from the comfort of your home. The prize winners — selected by a panel of well-known professionals — were announced by members of the B’nai B’rith organising committee on Sunday 25 July.

Entries from 153 students are displayed in three virtual galleries in the categories of:

  • painting and drawing
  • sculpture
  • mixed media and photography

The competition patron is Lady Anna Cowen AM. The exhibition is divided into three age groups, 11 to 13, 14 to 15, 16 to 18, with entries in all categories from various private, public, and independent schools. The photography section is only open to the 16 to 18 age group. 

Explore this fascinating exhibition virtually from your home until Sunday 8 August.​

The Morrie Gold Memorial Prize for the Overall Winner of the 26th Annual Jewish Youth Art Competition was awarded to entry number 209 Raizy by Chana Pesha Faigenbaum
Black and white painting of a Jewish man plea to his maker
The Jewish Theme Prize was awarded to entry number 375 A Plea To His Maker, by Sheina Goldhirsch.
Painting persons face with water splashed over it
The Third Prize for Painting and Drawing for ages 16 to 18 was awarded to entry number 361 In Too Deep, by Tali Reuben.
Painting of skeleton
The First Prize for Painting and Drawing for ages 16 to 18 was awarded to entry number 314 by Kari Boymal
Drawing of Captain America
The First Prize for Painting and Drawing for ages 14 to 15 was awarded to entry number 212 Captain America - The Winter Soldier Costume, by Yaakov Frenkel.


Local talent

Glen Eira Artists Society

12 August–29 August 
Gallery annexe

Local Talent celebrates the skills of the artist members of the Glen Eira Artists Society. The works reflect the artists preferred medium and subject matter.

Wool on cotton warps from a handmade loom
Misha Nathani Savannah 2017 (detail) | Wool on cotton warps from a handmade loom | 30 cm x 42 cm

Twenty Melbourne Painters Society

12–29 August

The 103rd annual exhibition of this prestigious group of traditional realist painters promises to generate great interest amongst collectors and the public. This year’s major exhibition will feature works of excellence in tonal realism and impressionism for the enjoyment of Gallery visitors

Oil painting of Flinders Street, Melbourne
Maxwell Wilks | Late Afternoon Flinders Street 2021 | Oil on canvas | 46 cm x 38 cm


Glen Eira City Council Gallery — COVID Safe

We have COVID-safe measures in place for our visitors and staff. The Gallery is subject to density requirements and has a maximum capacity of 81 people.

We ask that all visitors check in on arrival via the Service Victoria QR code, wear a mask, and maintain social distancing where possible to protect the well-being of our community and visitors.