Resident Sculptors

Bayside Sculpture has three resident sculptors who have studio space on site.

Manager/Owner Gael O’Leary is a professional artist, who has exhibited successfully in both New Zealand and Australia and Canada, and has major sculptural commissions in Australia, New Zealand and the USA. A qualified teacher, Gael has a diploma in Printmaking, a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts (Hons Art History) and a Master of Fine Arts (Sculpture). As well as creating her own sculpture and working on commissions, Gael takes classes in sculpture at the Centre.


Anna Robertson is a talented sculptor who has successfully exhibited and sold her work and enjoys working in a range of media as she continues her sculptural journey.  She is a qualified teacher who co-teaches sculpture with Gael and works as her assistant on major sculpture commissions.


Melissa Cussell is a creative sculptor with a growing reputation.  Melissa enjoys working in a variety of media and is a successful exhibitor with works in private collections.