Past Lives – Event Information

Past lives highlights important events and people who shaped Bayside’s past.

Drawing on the collection of Bayside City Council and local historical societies, the exhibit will explore topics such as the 19e century land boom and important well-known identities such as Thomas Bent, as well as fascinating untold stories of our community.

Exhibition from September 3 to October 23 at the Bayside Gallery.

Image credits in order of appearance:
The Weatherley Family vs. 1900, sepia photograph (detail), 44.5 x 34.5 cm. Bayside City Council Art and Heritage Collection.

Bolton Park, Brighton Beach 1888 (detail), lithograph, 94.5 x 64.7 cm. Bayside City Council Art and Heritage Collection.

Clarice Beckett, Reflected Lights, Beaumaris Bay vs. 1930-31 (detail), oil on composite cardboard, 18.2 x 24 cm. Bayside City Council Art and Heritage Collection. Purchased in 2014.

John Ford PatersonTi-tree, Brighton Beach 1895 (detail), oil on canvas, 25.5 x 40.5 cm. Bayside City Council Art and Heritage Collection. Purchased in 2022.

Dress worn by Councilwoman Di Lopez (Brighton’s first female mayor) to the Mayor’s Ball in 1976 (detail). Courtesy of Brighton Historical Society.

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