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BAAG’S  50thBirthday Party, Sculpture Garden Launch and Exhibition Opening were all celebrated on Thursday 30th November 2017 with Drinks, music, nibbles, speeches, stories and birthday cake.

For the formalities,

  • Paul, CEO,  set the scene and introduced everyone,
  • Meredith, Gallery Curator talked about the artists,
  • Nicola Hoyle, the sculptor who created the fence and sign and also exhibiting sculpture told us about her art practice,
  • Geoff Gough, local ward councillor and 3 times Manningham Mayor talked about BAAG and community and officially launched the Sculpture Garden
  • Bruce, BAAG director and long-time manager talked about BAAG’s aims and ethos
  • Mac, previous nursery manager told some stories about his time at BAAG

The launch of the new Sculpture Garden

This revamped outdoor space surrounding the stream and pond has been designed to showcase garden sculpture. Once again sculptor Nicola Hoyle has added a touch of magic to the space with her handcrafted signage and the fence which encloses the garden. Works on display will include sculpture by Nicola Hoyle, Tim Read, Darren Gilbert, Melissa Thomas and others. You can see the Sculpture Garden in the making at

BAAG’S 5oth Birthday

Bulleen Art and Garden turns 50 this year. Bulleen Nursery started in 1967, and has been under current ownership since 1982. There have been many changes, a lot of gardening and a lot of fun over the years. This was also celebrated on the evening

Bolin Bolin Gallery acknowledges the Wurundjeri people as traditional custodians of the land now known as Manningham. We pay our respects to Wurundjeri Elders past, present and emerging, and value their ongoing contribution to the cultural heritage of the area.