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.

Nathan Miller
Life devotion and death in Tbilisi

22 April to 9 May

The cultural traditions, daily life and the rituals of the Orthodox Christian faith in Georgia are documented in this exhibition through a series of photographs by local artist Nathan Miller. “I travelled to Tbilisi, Georgia with the intention to photograph the daily life and religious observance during the Orthodox Easter. This included the rituals of the ‘Holy Fire’ from Jerusalem, and the gathering and feasting with the dead as part of the Easter rituals.”

Artist’s floor talk, Friday 30 April, 1pm

Join Nathan Miller for a discussion about the themes explored in his photographic practice.

Free admission.

observance of the Orthodox Easter in Tbilisi, Georgia
Nathan Miller | Untitled 2019 | Pigment print | 48.5 x 32.3cm

Donald Kenner
Colour and Light

22 April to 9 May

These works are generated from the artist’s solid grounding in drawing as a foundation and his appreciation of the rural landscape and colour. Primarily the artist works directly from location and to hone his touch and colour selection, does rapid pencil and watercolour sketches from country trains, where the motif gives way to process. His recent figurative works have received favourable recognition and exposure.

Artist’s floor talk, Friday 7 May, 1pm

Join Donald Kenner for a talk about the themes investigated in his paintings.

Free admission.

Painted portrait of Victor Majzner
Donald Kenner | Portrait of Victor Majzner 2019 | Acrylic on linen | 92 x 122 cm | Courtesy of the Artist

Works by students from McKinnon Secondary College

Gallery Annexe
22 April to 9 May

An innovative and exciting range of artworks by Year 9 and Year 10 students from McKinnon Secondary College are featured in this exhibition.

Mixed media artwork of three guitars
Vasya Argyris | 'Untitled' 2021 | card, paper and tape | Year 9, McKinnon Secondary College

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).