Mornington Peninsula Shire would like to invite you to attend a Music Forum on Saturday July 3 at The Studio @ PCT from 3pm to 5.30pm.   

The event will be facilitated by Jon Hawkes, author and cultural commentator and ex-CEO Community Music Victoria.

The aim of the forum is to discover the issues and challenges being faced by the music sector and to discuss how best to support, generate interest for and promote the sector.  This information will also contribute to informing the Shire’s revised arts and cultural strategy.

Following the forum at 6pm will be a Mongolian BBQ and the chance to socialise with others involved in local music.

At 7.30pm til late the Peninsula SongRiders Club who run the popular Balnarring Musos Night will present an Open Mic, showcasing the breadth of Peninsula musical and performing talent.

enquiries Andrea 5950 1716/0438 051 092



Koorie Art Exhibition featuring the ‘Urban Blakz’ Monday July 5 Mornington Peninsula Shire Office, Rosebud

The exhibition will open in conjunction with the Aboriginal Flag Raising Ceremony as part of NAIDOC celebrations. 

Enquiries Phone:  Erin Nixon on 5950 1685 or the Shire’s Toll Free Number on 1300 850 600

Baluk Arts Upcoming Exhibitions

‘Nairm Bulluk Bay Mob’    Baluk Arts presents recent artworks of Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Indigenous artists.  Works on exhibition include limestone, sculptures, ochre stencil prints and paintings. 

June 29 – July 18  Celebration and meet the artists Wednesday July 7 @ 4.30pm

Federation Gallery at the Frankston Arts Centre , Cnr Young & Davey Streets Frankston

‘Men of the Ngarridndjeri’  The first solo exhibition of Port Pirie Raukkan/Ngarrindjeri artist Cedric Varcoe

June 2 – July 17   Celebration and meet the artist Wednesday July 7 @ 4pm

Curved Wall at the Frankston Arts Centre

for further information Email:

2011 Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award

Manningham Gallery would like to announce that entries for the 2011 Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award are open.

To enter on-line go to

Further enquiries can be made by calling (03) 9840 9367 or by email to

Jo Herbig Cultural Programs Officer

Manningham Gallery

699 Doncaster Road Doncaster VIC 3108 Phone (03) 9840 9367

Live Entertainment in Australia Report

A report commissioned by Live Performance Australia (LPA), the peak body for Australia’s live entertainment and performing arts industry, shows that Australia’s live entertainment industry generates over $2 billion a year, making it a bigger business than film and video production, sports and physical recreation, book publishing, and horse and dog racing. The study, called Size and Scope of the Live Entertainment Industry 2010 and conducted by the financial advisers Ernst & Young, found that in 2008, the industry generated $1.88 billion in revenue and contributed $1.1 billion to the economy. This study is largely based on ticket revenue and events data sourced from Live Performance Australia’s 2008 ticket revenues and events survey. While national in reach, the coverage excludes smaller events such as in regional venues, free performances, and also schools’ performances of the Australian Major Performing Arts Group companies. Moreover, it was noted that revenues at festivals and non-classical music events were under-reported. For instance, some festivals maintain their own ticketing systems and are not part of the survey. In addition, the contemporary music category is subject to similar limitations; as pub and club venues that self-ticket, or use ticketing companies who are not part of that survey, are not included in the results. The Non Classical Music category, by far the largest performance category generated a value add of $405.8 million to economy, representing 40.2% of the total value add by the industry. As the majority of weekly live performance events, venues and ticket sales have not been included in the initial survey, we can only conclude that this economic study provides a conservative estimate of the economic contribution of the Live Entertainment Industry in Australia.

New Theatre Production from the Southern Peninsula Players

Eric’s Homecoming ‘  by  Roy Thompson

A Familiarisation Night will be held at Rosebud Memorial Hall Thursday July 22 @ 7.30pm

Auditions will be held at Rosebud Youth Hall July 26 @ 7.30pm & July 29 at Rosebud Memorial Hall@ 7.30pm

Enquiries telephone Roy or Gwen on 0419 304 650

 The theatre performances will be Nov 4  5  6  11  12  13  at 8pm  

 Matinee  Nov 7 & 14  at 2pm @ the Rosebud Memorial Hall

Your favourite Peninsula view artblog photo

A new photo has been uploaded for the artblog header this month.

If you would like to submit a photo of a ‘favourite Peninsula view’ for use on the art blog, send through to the site administrator

Please ensure images are within the 736 x 229 pixels range, include a title, where the ‘view’ is from, your name, date the photo was taken and I will promote your photography.

Lloyd Kwilla ‘Utopia Colour’

Walk & Talk
with Emily McCulloch Childs

Sunday June 20 2.30pm

The first solo exhibition in Victoria by young Kimberley star artist Lloyd Kwilla, with select new works by Freddie Timms and vibrant Utopia paintings by Minnie Pwerle, Barbara Weir, Emily Pwerle, Galya Pwerle, Gloria Petyarre, Freddy Purla and others.

Salt Contemporary
35 Hesse Street, Queenscliff
(03) 5258 3988
Open Friday-Monday 11am-5pm
Exhibition concludes June 30

NAIDOC Dinner Dance to feature comedy, music and dance

When: Friday July 2  at 6:00 pm

The evening will feature Aboriginal comedian Shiralee Hood the 2009 winner of the ‘Deadly Funny’ Award

Music by Night Moods & a performance by the Rumbalara Line Dancers

Where: The Rosebud Italian Club, 8 Newington Avenue, Rosebud Vic 3939

Tickets: $40.00 per person/$20.00 pp concession.  Tickets available at Mornington Peninsula Shire Office, Mornington, Hastings & Rosebud Phone: 1300 850 600 to make a reservation.   Tickets must be paid for and picked up by Friday 25th June. 

For further information contact  Erin Nixon 03 5950 1685

Tax Matters & the Arts Newsletter

The following information are excerpts from Lowenstein Arts Management’s May/June Tax Matters Newsletter which outlines some of the pertinent new legislations regarding resale royalty issues, superannuation and tax-deductability for artworks donations. 

* Cooper Review into Superannuation

* 2010 Federal Budget and the Henry Review

* CAL Appointed as Collecting Society for Resale Royalty Scheme

* Commencement of the Code of Conduct

 The resale royalty scheme will commence on June 9, a little more than a week away. Artists and art professionals should register their interests in the scheme by contacting CAL at It is strongly recommended that transfers of artwork by either sale, gift or inheritance should be documented in writing and an inventory of artworks be made by the close of business on June 8. It is also recommended that artists have their estate planning brought to up to date and familiarise themselves with the succession provisions of the resale royalty scheme. 

 The Cooper Review into Superannuation has recommendation that artworks be banned from self-managed super funds. With the final report to be delivered to the Federal Government on June 30, The Australian Artists Association (AAA) is co-ordinating an industry-wide response through its Save Super Art campaign. Lowensteins Arts Management will be sending out information about Save Super Art shortly on behalf of the AAA.

 We have also included some information about the tax-deductibility of artwork donations. With June 30 approaching it is important that artists do receive the right advice about gifting of their works. We also welcome any other queries concerning end of financial year tax planning.

Michael Fox
Lowensteins Arts Management Pty Ltd
Certified Practising Accountants
Level 5 574 St Kilda Road
Melbourne Vic 3004
Ph:      03 9529 3800
Fax:     03 9525 1616

To receive the Tax Matter Newsletter produced by Lowensteins Arts Management contact

iMPAkt Pushover Battle of the Bands 2010

iMPAkt Freeza and Mornington Peninsula Shire Youth Services invite your band/act to apply for iMPAkt Pushover Battle of the Bands 2010.  

Where: @ Peninsula Community Theatre, Mornington

When: Friday July 30, 2010

Five bands/acts will be selected to perform at the Battle of the Bands 2010.   The winners will then have the chance to play at the Pushover Regional Final in December 2010

What you need to do: Click on this link and fill out an application form.   Make sure you read the terms and conditions.   Once you have completed the form, post/email or fax it to:

Post: James Oakley, Mornington Peninsula Shire Youth Services,  Private Bag 100 Besgrove Street,  Rosebud 3939

Fax: 5950 1661|


Moorooduc Valley Peninsula Link Paint Out

Peninsula artists are invited to a ‘Paint-Out’ to record the Moorooduc Valley before it is lost to the Peninsula Link Freeway.   Artworks produced will be exhibited in October (venue to be announced).  Peninsula Link as sponsors of the project will provide cash prizes to the winning entries. 

Dates: July 31,  and  August 1, 2010

Time: 10am – 4pm

Venue: Meet at 67 Loders Rd Moorooduc  Bring your own art materials, paints, food and drink

Proposed Exhibition Dates: 9-10 October 2010

To register your interest contact Judy on 59788457 or 0417553 537 or

Promoting local writers

We are pleased to announce two exciting initiatives for local writers, which have been developed to foster closer ties with creative people living and working on the peninsula and to help promote local writers.

The Mornpens List: promoting local writers on the Mornington Peninsula
Do you live or work on the Mornington Peninsula? Have you had a book published? Would you be interested in potential book-related events at Our Library? If you answered yes to these questions then we would like to hear from you.

Our Library is committed to promoting local writers

We are planning to compile a list of local writers and their books, which we have nicknamed ‘The Mornpens List‘.

The Mornpens List will be used to help promote these books in the collection, implement special displays, instigate book reviews on our website and also develop a more proactive dialogue between writers and the Mornington Peninsula Library.

Our Library will also use this information to contact local writers with book-related opportunities such as ‘Meet the author’ events and other special activities, including the Shire’s Festival of Arts and Ideas in 2011 and beyond.

Live’n’Local readings
Mornington and Rosebud libraries will become venues for readings by local writers from winter 2010. 

These evening events will be held quarterly and each event will extend the opportunity to promote local talent.

Here’s your chance to share your writing projects and network with like-minded people. All welcome!

Please find below dates for your 2010 diary:
Mornington Library
Vancouver Street
Thursday 1 July, 5pm-7pm
Thursday 7 October, 5pm-7pm
Bookings essential: phone 5950 1820 or email

Rosebud Library
McDowell Street
Thursday 29 July, 5pm-7pm
Thursday 4 November, 5pm-7pm
Bookings essential: phone 5950 1230 or email