ANYONE can be part of this exhibition…no you don’t have to be famous first either!

 “MY PLACE” is the May Exhibition at Mornington’s Oak Hill Gallery running from 30th April -25th May . This is the gallery’s annual photography exhibition , open to all and has a $500 prize pool.

There will also be an exciting opportunity for the public to participate in an ongoing installation in Room 5.

This will be an interactive photo wall to create a “visual conversation”.  A talk by local photographer, Michael Sanders who will display and speak about his specialty,  HDR (high dynamic range) images on Sunday 8th , 2-3pm. Bookings essential by 2nd May on 5973 4299.

FREE Entertainment Sunday 1st May from 2 – 4 pm. by “Charmony” a cappella style group of women singing World Music and also “Those Three Blokes”, extremely popular local musicians playing lay back blues/ jazz.

Oak Hill Gallery : on the Civic Reserve adjacent to The Mornington Regional Art Gallery and the Mornington Rose Garden.

At 100 Mornington- Tyabb Road , Mornington.

All welcome ! Open Tuesday – Sunday inclusive from 11am – 4pm

Phone 5973 4299         E mail :



Hi Panorama Family,

While you are enjoying the start of the school holiday doing all that social networking, u-tubing, socializing and sleeping in (I wish) please put into your diaries the two dates for our Panorama Master Classes.

 It’s this weekend!

 These are open to anyone who wants to attend.  So if you have ever wanted to be in a Pano show or just hone your performance skills then get your registration into:  HOTLINE 0415 522 345


THEATRE SPORTS FRIDAY at The Studio @ PCT from 7.30pm



Where: Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, Rosebud Secondary College, Eastbourne Road, Rosebud

When: April 20th – 25th 2011  April 20th Opening Night 7pm – 10pm

April 21st 10am – 5pm

April 22nd Good Friday 11am – 5pm

April 23rd & 24th 10am – 5pm

April 25th Anzac Day 10am – 4pm

Entry cost: Opening Night Tickets $15 prepaid $20 at door General Admission $ 5

Opening Night Tickets Sales




The new 2011 | 2012 Entertainment™ Books are coming soon – order your copy today!


The new 2011 | 2012 Greater Melbourne Entertainment™ Books will be available from late March, and we’ll be selling these as a fund-raiser.

The new Book is only $65 and you’ll receive $15,000 worth of valuable offers, valid until 1 June 2012.

Plus, $13 of your Book purchase goes towards our community fund-raising! Contact us today to order your copy.

All funds raised go towards our next production….


Find lots of great offers in the new Entertainment™ Book!


Entertainment™ Books feature valuable offers from many popular local businesses. The 2011 | 2012 edition has great new inclusions like McDonald’s, The Palace by Luke Mangan, Mezzo Bar and Grill, Falls Creek, Left Bank Melbourne, Kmart…

And plenty of your favourites such as Comme Kitchen, KFC, Taxi Dining Room, Red Spice Road, Nando’s, Zoos Victoria, Coles, The Point, Melbourne Aquarium, Richmond Hill Cafe and Larder, plus many more! Pre-order and receive extra value!

Order and pay for your new Greater Melbourne Entertainment™ Book before 30 April 2011 and you’ll receive additional offers, valued at over $175, which you can use immediately!

Contact us today to order your copy!  You can pay by credit card over the phone.


Michael Kieran

Pianist, Michael Kieran Harvey, perhaps better described as ‘Australia’s national living treasure’, and Melbourne’s Silo String Quartet will perform music by Beethoven…

Brenton Broadstock and Eve Duncan will perform together in an intimate concert at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery on Sunday April 17 from 4 – 6pm. 

Eva Duncan

Composer, Eve Duncan will speak about her new composition, Butterfly Modernism, which was inspired by the open and positive architecture seen in Chancellor and Patrick’s ‘Butterfly House’, located at Dromana on the Mornington Peninsula.

The Butterfly House, Dromana





Where: MPRG Civic Reserve Dunns Road Mornington

When: Sunday April 17 4pm-6pm


Tickets: Members $35 Guests $40 Students $30,  includes Peninsula wine & cheese

Bookings: MPRG  5975 4395 visit the website




a glimpse within

An exhibition of extraordinary small artworks exploring themes of loss, grief, pain, and transformation.

When: April 4 – 27 2011

Where: Queen Victoria Women’s Centre 210 Lonsdale Street Melbourne VIC 3000

The South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (SECASA) provides a range of services to support people affected by sexual abuse.   Among these services are creative workshops for women.

Much is lost when a person is abused – pleasure, trust in others and one’s own abilities,self-esteem and confidence are some of these losses. Another is the ability to speak about the trauma and the deep associated feelings of loss, grief, pain, hurt, despair and anger. This can be because the trauma is remembered in a fragmented, dreamlike manner and difficult to make sense of; it may be because the victim is afraid to speak out or feels is it unacceptable to discuss this ‘taboo’ subject.

Art is a visual language; it is a form of communication. For many, art is the language through which feelings and experiences can be fluently expressed – feelings that sometimes yet to have taken shape in words or thoughts. The artwork in this exhibition reveals deeply felt and hard to articulate responses to being abused by another person.  But not all the work is about pain and loss. A creative practice is also about enjoyment and pleasure, discovering connections with the self and others and talents where none were expected, and finding pleasure in the quietness of making and the touch of thehand in the clay. The creative space can be the place where hope can be found and nurtured.  This group of works comes from a group of women who have a shared experience of abuse. For eight weeks the women learned skills in painting, followed by twelve weeks working with clay. Participants were inspired by artists, artworks, nature, materials and their transformation. 

Project participants : Valerie, FK, Louise, Rhonda B, Tania, Jo, Christine N, Anne, Sarah Weinstock

Artist : Dr Anne Riggs

SECASA Counsellor : Jennifer Jacobs CONTACT INFORMATON SECASA administration : 61 3 9928 8741 24 hour crisis line : 61 3 9594 2289 crisis line : 1800 806 292 Toll Free or 61 3 9349 1766


Enjoy improvisation, drama games and character work in a fun, creative and supportive environment with professional actor and teacher Carole Patulla.  Sutiable for boys and girls.

When: Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 April 2011

Where: Red Hill Mechanics Hall, Mechanics Road Red Hill

Session Times: Junior (Prep Yr 3 9.30 – 11.30am Mid/Upper (Yr 3-6) 12 – 3pm

Cost: Junior $45, Mid/Upper $70 Cost covers both Weds and Thurs sessions

Improv for Teens

A fun introduction to the skills and games that inspired the TV shows ‘Thank God You’re Here’ and ‘Whoe=se Line is it Anyway’.  Learn the basic skills for improvising and play short form, improv, games.  You don’t need to be an improvisor or even a nperformer, just ready to laugh and have a go!

When: Thursday April 14 2011

Where: Red Hill Mechanics Hall, Mechanics Road Road Hill

Session Times: 12-14 yrs 9.30am 12.30pm                                                                                                                                                       14-18 yrs 1- 4pm


For further information contact Carole on 0419 554 458 or emailo



Alan Buckley

ALAN BUCKLEY Singer/guitarist provides a quality musical repertoire containing something for everyone.

 For the past 5 years I have performed extensively at Weddings, Parties, Concerts, Outdoor Events, Folk Clubs, Retirment Villages, Morning Melodies, Senior Citizens meetings and Probus Clubs.  Be it the largest to the smallest venues I always try to provide value for money.  I do not use backing tracks,  instead to relying on my guitar playing, that has been crafted over many years as an entertainer.  Depending upon the size of the venue I am happy to work either with a PA system or acoustic, using only voice and guitars.

 A sample of my repertoire : Irish songs such as Danny Boy, Maggie, The Mountains of Mourne, When You Were Sweet 16.  Country songs by John Denver and Glen Campbell,  50’s/60’s POP by such artists as Elvis Presley,  Buddy Holly, Bobby Darin, Sam Cooke,  Guy Mitchell.  Old favourites including Que Sera Sera,  As Time Goes By, Moon River,  Blue Moon, Over the Rainbow, Tennessee Waltz, Always..To name but a few

Testimonials: “We’d love to see you on a Morning Melodies show”.  “Our residents loved you”, “That took me back to when I was a young girl, it was lovely”.  “You brought back so many memories”. “You made the day for us”.  “That’s the best happy hour we’ve had in a long time”.

For bookings contact Alan on (03) 59779804 or mobile 0437 986 774 or e mail;


Holy Cow @The Heritage Balnarring March 27 2011

Holy Cow launched a new album at Heritage, Balnarring on Sunday, March 27.

A lively grab-bag of jangly tunes and tales of here and there, don’t get the picture is the 4th independent release from a band with a fairly fluid line-up, fronted by journeyman musician Ian Treloar.

To get their album contact Ian by email

Review by Haydn Godony