Give us your best shot! FRANKCRE8 is holding a photography competition. Open to all ages and abilities for residents of Frankston and surrounding areas.

Where: 31 Beach Street, Frankston

When: Exhibition on display 2 -15 April.

Entries close: 26th of March 2017

Entry fees: $5 student, $10 all other entries

For more information, visit or phone




Fiona Capp; Author: Australian writing

Cakes and Ale Bistro in Sorrento has teamed up with Antipodes Bookshop & Gallery to bring a series of Literary Lunches to the Southern End of the Peninsula. They are delighted to kick the series off with award winning, internationally published Melbourne based author Fiona Capp, who will be in conversation with journalist Jane Sullivan from The Age newspaper. 

Fiona will be talking about her new book ‘To Know My Crime’ that is set in Portsea and tells the story of great financial loss leading to family strain and unthinkable decisions to be made, decisions that perhaps cost the life of the sister of the lead character. Join us for a wonderful lunch and intimate conversation. Fiona’s book will be for sale and she will be signing copies. 

Where: Cakes and Ale Bistro 100 Ocean Beach Road Sorrento 

When: Friday 24th March 12.30pm-3.30pm 

Cost: $85 per person 3 course lunch including wine 




domgarrardtix2‘The Full Noise’ is a workshop and performance event specially for teenage girls. Dominique Garrard, one half of the duo, nyck, will be running a workshop for aspiring musos with a focus on performance skills, song writing and improvisation. Following the workshop will be a teen music night, where participants will get to perform on stage at the Southern Peninsula Arts Centre as part of International Women’s Day celebrations.

Dom will be staying on for the evening session to perform with those who took part in the workshop, as well as perform a few of her own songs. This event is part of A Woman’s Place International Woman’s Day Arts Festival.

Where: Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, 245 Eastbourne Road, Rosebud

When: March 4th 2017

Cost: $5

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1A Woman’s Place brings you the premiere of “Right Here”, a new theatre work created by Carole Patullo and Jane Bayly, from stories shared by women who live on the Mornington Peninsula. 

Where: Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, 245 Eastbourne Road, Rosebud 

When: Sunday March 5th, 5pm 

Tickets: $20 adult, $15 concession 

For more information, visit


1‘A Woman’s Place’ is an innovative mini-festival celebrating local women’s stories through theatre, music and dance, offering workshops, performances and a film screening to celebrate International Women’s Day. 

Workshops include singing with Ling Marra, contemporary dance with Dianne Reid and autobiographical writing with Andrea Louise Thomas. Making its premiere will be ‘Right Here’, a new theatre work created by Carole Patullo and Jane Bayly, based on stories shared by women living on the Mornington Peninsula. The award-winning film ‘Embrace’ will be screened on International Women’s Day, following a reading by the Peninsula Writers’ Club. 

Where: Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, 245 Eastbourne Road, Rosebud 

When: March 4th – 8th 2017 

For further information, visit


16722386_1849457595326066_3769645913059489783_oWhistlewood Gallery looks forward to welcoming artists Japeth Rangi and Lynley Nagoordah from Mangkaja Arts, Fitzroy Crossing and film director Nicole Ma to a special evening opening, in conversation and film screening of ‘Putuparri and the Rainmakers’ this Saturday February 18 from 6pm.

Lynley and Japeth are both directors of Mangkaja Arts and strong young leaders, passionate about their art and culture. Lynley is the current chair of Mangkaja Arts and niece of Tom Lawford (Putuparri). Japeth is the grandson of the ‘Rainmaker’ Spider Snell and award winning artist Dolly Snell and features in the film.

Where: WHISTLEWOOD, 642 Tucks Road, Shoreham,Vic, 3916

When: Opening Saturday February 18, 6pm-10pm
(Exhibition runs until March 13, Fridays to Mondays, 11am-4pm)

Tickets: $35 including light refreshments 
E: T: 03 59 898 282

VIEW exhibition here:

READ about the film and director Nicole Ma here:


16835832_1851984778406681_3580714759971878227_oEnsemble Liaison is a unique chamber music partnership formed in 2006 between David Griffiths (clarinet), Svetlana Bogosavljevic (cello) and Timothy Young (piano). They have performed across Australia and New Zealand and in 2012 gave a series of festival performances in Central Europe. 

Critics have hailed their performances with superlatives such as “spellbinding”, “flawless”, “a revelation”, “moving”, “joyous”, “polished”, “stunningly blended”, “engaging”, “powerful and having boundless lyricism, enthusiasm and dexterity”. They have been regularly recorded for broadcast on ABC Classic FM and 3MBS and have released recordings on both the Melba Recordings and Tall Poppies labels. 

Where: Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilsons Road, Mornington. 

When: Saturday 18 March at 7.30pm with FREE tasting of Bittern Estate Wines before concert.

Tickets: Adult $45; Senior/Pensioner $40; Student< 25 years $18, School students FREE. Group discounts available.

Tickets are available online:
Farrell’s Bookshop, Mornington
Robinsons Bookshop, Frankston
At the door, or by phone 9789 8392

For information about this, and our other concerts and student activities please visit or follow us on Facebook Peninsula Music Society Inc., Instagram and Twitter.


16836521_1851997638405395_6224078814796031905_oPeninsula Chamber Musicians kick off their 2017 program with two energetic performances of Firsts – Bach’s 1st Brandenburg Concerto followed by Hadyn, Mozart and Beethoven’s first symphonies.

Saturday, 4th March 2017 | 02:00PM – 03:30PM, All Saints Anglican Church – 1157 Point Nepean Rd, Rosebud (limited seating)

Sunday, 5th March 2017 | 02:00PM – 03:30PM, Peninsula Community Theatre – Wilsons Road, Mornington

Tickets: Adult $25, Concession $20, Students/children free.  Available through or at the door. 

For more information visit or follow the Facebook page Peninsula Chamber Musicians


IWD Poster A3 MASTER LThe 2017 Music on the Hill (MOTH) International Women’s Day Show show will be a celebration of female musical talent, with Ella Hooper, Gretta Ray, Leah Senior, Ladychoir, Gena Rose Bruce, Charm of Finches, Jessie Lloyd and the Mission Songs Project, Heidi Luckhurst, Ling Marra and special guests.

Proceeds will go to The Luke Batty Foundation, music scholarships for local students and the MOTH equipment fund. Rosie Batty, 2015 Australian of the Year will be speaking.

The show will launch a week of special events at the Southern Peninsula Arts Centre leading to International Women’s Day including ‘A Woman’s Place’ featuring Carole Patullo and Jane Bayly. More information about other events can be found here:

Where: Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, 145 Eastbourne Road, Rosebud.

When: Friday 3 March. Doors open 6.30pm, performance ends at 10.45pm.

Tickets: Adult member $45, Child member $15, Adult non-member $50, Child non-member $20. Includes complimentary supper snacks served at the interval. Local wines and beers available.

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1Bridgit Thomas’ exhibition Ship Spotting featuring recent watercolours of maritime traffic on Port Phillip Bay is currently showing in the Foyer@Mornington Library.

Where: Mornington Library, Vancouver Street Mornington

When: Until 23rd March

Entry is FREE.  For further information, visit:
or contact Bridgit on 0488 300 507 or at


1Art Red Hill (ARH) is regarded as the premier art show on the Mornington Peninsula. Located at Red Hill Consolidated School, ARH showcases artists from both the local thriving art community and from around Australia.


Submissions are open until March 19. For further information, visit:…/


1“Sampler Selection with Fibre Reactive (Procion MX) Dyes” This workshop will give you hands-on experience in traditional techniques, including low-water immersion dyeing, ice-dyeing and spiral dyeing and introduces exciting stamping, stencilling and mono-printing opportunities, using thickened dyes, to design and create your own fabric art cloth.


Where:  Kurrara Design Textile Studio, 86 William Road, Red Hill, Vic

When: Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April 2017 from 9.30am to 4.00 pm

Cost: $250 for the two-day workshop or ph. 0417 352 713


16700484_1847715012166991_2060370291795602237_oRenowned international harpist Sarah Deere-Jones will visit and share the fascinating “History of the Harp from Mediterranean Antiquity to 20th Century Europe”.

ADFAS lectures are informal events designed to entertain and explain and are open to all with an interest in the arts. No prior knowledge is needed and the lectures are pitched at a very accessible level.


Where: Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilsons Rd, Mornington

When: Friday, February 24th from 5.30 – 7.00pm

Cost: $20 including light refreshments

For more information: contact Glad Hungerford on 9787 2092 or email

Sorrento Photography Exhibition including iphonography

sorrento-photography-2017-exhibition-dl-invite-v1-2A collaborative exhibition of local amateur & professional photographers.

Sorrento Activities Centre, 823 Melbourne Road Sorrento.

March 11 – 13, 2017 from 10am till 4pm

$2 Entry fee. $10 plus $2 per photo to exhibit and 15% commission on sales. – Ph 0409645616

Young at Art at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

yaa-1-24Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery’s Young at Art is back next Tuesday and it’s so popular they’ve had to create another session! The visual arts experience for pre-schoolers helps children develop skills such as critical thinking, self-expression, problem-solving, communication and collaboration. Children have a tour of the works on display, enjoy a story and do a hands-on creative feathered friends activity inspired by their current exhibition.

More info:


shortfilmfestNow in its seventh year, the Peninsula Short Film Fest is the Peninsula`s iconic film event. What started out as 500 people packed into a theatre has become an annual pilgrimage of thousands heading to the Peninsula to enjoy quality short films FREE outdoors.

12 shortlisted films will be screened and judged live by a panel of celebrity judges, for a pool of $30K in cash and prizes.

The Mornington Peninsula Shire has provided $35K towards this fantastic program through an annual priority project.

At The Village Green, Rosebud, Saturday 4 February, 4.00pm – 10.30pm. General Admission is FREE. Bring a rug and some friends!

For more information, visit:

Community Arts Facilitator, Permanent Full Time, $66,553 to $76,884 pa depending on experience

pay-it-forward-may-2016The Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Arts and Culture team is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and experienced Community Arts Facilitator.

You will have some experience in arts and/or cultural development, ideally in a local government or community cultural development context.  You will demonstrate an outstanding capacity to work closely with the community on innovative core programs and services across diverse creative disciplines.

An outstanding team player, you will have excellent written and oral communication skills and positively contribute to the continuous improvement of the Shire’s arts and culture services, strategies and plans.

A degree relevant to arts, community cultural development or a related field and a current Victorian Driver’s licence is essential for this role.


Image from the Pay it Forward project, 2016

Hastings Laneway Mural

Simon White mural Hastings
Simon White mural Hasting

As part of the Hastings Laneways strategy, Mornington Peninsula Shire engaged local artist Simon White Art to create a mural on Terry White Chemist wall, High Street, Hastings.

The mural depicts the maritime history of Western Port and was inspired by a selection of images from the collection of the Hastings-Western Port Historical Society Inc. The design was developed in collaboration with students from Western Port Secondary College.

Photo by Ryan Eckersley


short-storySomers community paper, the Nautilus, invites you enter a short story writing competition. Submit a fiction or non-fiction story on the theme Summertime and Ocean.

Entry is free and open to all. For details visit the website: or Facebook page: @Papernautiluswrite

Competition entries close on 28 February 2017. Winners are announced on 10 April 2017.

Free entry


1Join LYDT’s performing arts classes and enjoy creative movement & creative ballet, hip hop, contemporary dance, drama, dance fitness & theatre work, for youth from 8yrs-25yrs.

Where: Mt Martha Community House, corner Dominion Rd & The Esplanade Mt Martha 3934

When: From Tuesday 31 January ongoing during state school terms

Costs/ Ticketing/ varies: for further information, email