Brighton’s Billilla Mansion Gardens will showcase art from around Australia when the Bayside Design Market returns for its second year on Saturday, April 16.
Bayside Mayor James Long said the market was a chance for the community to come together in a relaxed, creative environment.
“Visitors to the market have the opportunity to meet the makers and see some of the latest in art and design,” he said.
The Billilla Mansion Studios Artist in Residence Open Day will run in conjunction with the Design Market, allowing visitors to enjoy the work of the talented artists involved in Bayside City Council’s Artist in Residence program.
The resident artists will contribute to the day with a variety of talks and activities including studio visits, musical performances, drawing sessions and an ancient ceramics workshop.
Bayside City Council Acting Arts and Culture Coordinator Caitlin Telford said visitors can expect to see a variety of jewellery, illustration, prints, homewears and ceramics on sale at the Bayside Design Market.
“It’s quite eclectic, so there’s something to suit any individual who would like to come along and it is only enhanced by the hive activity that’s occurring in regards to the Artist in Residence Program Open Day,” Ms Telford said.
The market will also host a special live participatory children’s dance performance led by artist in resident Evan Lawson with the Forest Collective and choreographer Angela Ballin.
Ms Telford said the day was about engaging and interacting with the art and artists both conceptually and practically.
“It’s just a great way to embrace and celebrate the diversity of art and design within our local community,” she said.
The Bayside Design Market takes place in the Billilla Mansion Gardens, 26 Halifax St, Brighton on Saturday, April 16 between 11am and 4pm.
For further information visit: http://www.bayside.vic.gov.au/designmarket