Glen Eira City Gallery
In the years since its opening in 1975, the Glen Eira City Council Gallery has established a prominent reputation within the Melbourne public gallery scene. Located on the ground floor of the historic Glen Eira Town Hall, access to the gallery is gained through the majestic classically-styled portico on the corner of Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield. Through the exhibition and regular rotation of Council’s permanent art collection in public areas of the Town Hall, and the production of survey shows of prominent contemporary Melbourne artists and craftspeople, the gallery plays an important part in contributing to a rich cultural life for the residents of Glen Eira and the wider community. In addition to the production of these exciting exhibitions, the gallery also coordinates two major art awards including the Silk Cut Award and the Alice Bale Art Award.
This collection is owned by the Glen Eira City Council and managed by the Glen Eira City Council Gallery, located on the ground floor of the historic Glen Eira Town Hall. The collection has three main themes. The first theme is works by well-known Australian artists such as Fred Williams, Arthur Boyd, Leonard French, Charles Blackman, Brett Whiteley, and Ivan Durrant. The second is works by local artists including Julie Goodwin, Felix Tuszynski, Danuta Michalska and Erica McGilchrist. The third theme revolves around works which feature the City of Glen Eira as the subject matter. Other artists featured in the collection include: Howard Arkely, Emma Minnie Boyd, Guy Boyd, Merric Boyd, Jane Burton, Phillip Cannizzo, Jon Cattapan, Noel Counihan, Merryl Evans, Kerry Gavin, Derek Hanley, Peter Horne, and Roger Kemp.
The collection focuses on works by local artists and works that feature the City of Glen Eira as the subject matter. It also has strengths relating to wider issues of contemporary Australian art. The collection plays an important part in contributing to a rich cultural life for the residents of Glen Eira and the wider community.