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The Gallery, St Kilda Town Hall

The Gallery is an exhibition space at the St Kilda Town Hall. It presents exhibitions by local artists which encourage an appreciation for arts and culture, and are of particular relevance to the area and its community.

Located just inside the main entrance of the St Kilda Town Hall, The Gallery is a versatile space with the capacity to present a range of visual arts practice including painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, photography, textiles, media and installation works.

Council aims to provide a balanced exhibition program, which incorporates exhibitions by community groups, individual artists and themed exhibitions sourced from the Port Phillip City Collection. The City invites individual artists or community groups to submit an expression of interest to exhibit. Applications received will be considered by an exhibition programs committee consisting of Council staff and representatives from the local community. Applications are selected according to how well they address the selection criteria and the availability of preferred exhibition dates.

Gallery Hours

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm


Applications for the Gallery, St Kilda Town Hall exhibition program

Applications for the 2017 program are now closed. Applications for the 2018 exhibition program will open in May 2017.

Please read the Eligibility and Criteria information and the Procedures and Practice document. The Gallery floor plan is available here.

Please contact the curator if you would like to join the mailing list or have further enquiries or 03 9209 6215.

Download the gallery program January to June 2016 here.  Download the gallery program July to Dec 2016 here.

July to December 2016 Exhibition Program

8 June to 6 July 2016
Space 2b: Journeys - Homeland to Here

This multimedia exhibition portrays 12 emerging artists and designers from cultural and linguistically diverse communities, who are actively involved with Space2b. It presents each artist’s respective journey to Australia and an insight into their creative work, often influenced by their cultural heritage. Photographer Andy Drewitt captures what is important to each artist in their pursuit of a creative life. Each person also shares a memento, a reminder of their homeland. In some cases the box remains empty, a reminder that the person arrived with nothing.




13 July to 10 August 2016
Chris Fenton, Linda Kaiser, John Puli, Diania O'Neill, Reagan Staff and Leslie Stanley: HOMEWORK

Homework showcases the work of five visual ‘artists in residence’ who either live in or have a strong connection to the City of Port Phillip and make artwork in a mixed use studio/domestic space. Although completely unique in style, materials and execution, the artists demonstrate a shared promise to the documentation of the inner self through art created in the sanctity of home and presented with generosity to the outside world.

17 August to 14 September 2016
Shakespeare Grove Artist Studios: SGAS 2016

A survey exhibition of works from artists occupying or recently departed from the Shakespeare Grove Artist Studios. The studios are a Council-managed facility at the old St Kilda Bowling Club site near Luna Park. The site is shared with VegOut local community garden. This exhibition will showcase a collection of diverse works including painting, drawing and sculpture.

21 September to 19 October 2016
Brendan Barker, Lea Barker, Connie Devine, Gary Devine, Julie Devine, Felicity Hardy, Holly Hawkins: Fragments

Seven artists present a diverse exhibition of works referencing the theme of Fragments – of colour, form, texture, layers and light. The exhibition brings together a variety of disciplines including printmaking, painting, graphic design, photography, costume design and engineering.

26 October to 23 November 2016
Kristian Shaw and Peter Kennedy: Atmospheres

Kristian Shaw and Peter Kennedy present an exhibition of paintings inspired by the forces of nature.
'Clouds gathered over the high seas formed of an eternity of warm tears'. Arthur Rimbaud Illuminations

30 November to 11 January 2016
Port Phillip City Collection: Recent Acquisitions 2015-16

The City of Port Phillip will present Recent Acquisitions, works acquired for the City’s Visual Art Collection between 2011 and 2014. The exhibition includes works on paper, paintings, photographs and sculpture.


The Gallery is managed by the Curatorial Services Unit of the City of Port Phillip. Contact Us or use eServices to ask us a question, request information or give us feedback online. As for the Curator or email .