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Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre

Architect: Wilson and Beswicke 1885

South | S16

Building Description

The former Brighton Town Hall is home to Bayside Gallery, which presents an annual exhibition program of contemporary and historical exhibitions (including Pets are people too, 27 July to 6 October) and three community cultural groups: the Brighton Historical Society, the Brighton Art Society, and the Brighton Theatre Company. The Brighton Town Hall is a large two-storey Classical Revival building, and is the historical and visual focus of the precinct. The Town Hall gardens represent fine examples of formal and informal plantings, hard landscaping, sculpture and other built elements dating from the 1930s. The formal pond (built in 1933) features a bronze replica of Charles Douglas Richardson’s sculpture, ‘The Cloud’ 1900. Other notable elements include the 1961 Municipal Office and a contemporary sculpture by Slavko Tumbas, ‘Genesis’ 1998, that commemorates the creation of the City of Bayside.

What's On

Bayside Gallery, the Town Hall, the Brighton Theatre Company and the Brighton Historical Society will be open to the public.

Need to Know

  • Open: Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 July 1pm–4.30pm

  • Tour Type: Open Entry, Self-guided

  • Access: Fully accessible, pram accessible, all ages

  • Notes: Photography restrictions, toilets available

  • Building Type: Cultural

  • Architecture Era: Victorian (1851-1901)

  • Transport: Receive 15% off GoGet with the code OHM15, see Top Tips For A Great Weekend page for more details. Bus stop Brighton Town Hall on routes 626, 811, 812, 922.

  • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre


Cnr Wilson & Carpenter Streets, Brighton 3186, Carpenter VIC


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