Art & Pictures

Painting by Emma Budd

A select collection of paintings and pictures have been professionally hung on our walls and we extend a warm welcome to you to view them. Of particular interest are our paintings dating from the 1860s which document the changes to the foreshore.

Brighton has been the home of many women artists and amongst our collection are works by Jessie Traill, Norah Gurdon, the sisters, Jessie and Ethel Evans and Margaret Baskerville, Victoria’s first professional woman sculptor. Her well-known statue of Sir Thomas Bent, nine times Mayor of Brighton, stands proudly next to his wife’s memorial on the corner of Bay Street and Nepean Highway.

The BHS collection complements that of the Bayside Council and sometimes our paintings are displayed in the Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre galleries as part of a specialist exhibition.