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SUBVERSIVE KNITTERS OR WHAT?

 Yarn bombing has been around for a while, the community of Warwick in Queensland have been running an annual festival event around the notion for a number of years.  Check out http://jumpersandjazz.com  

We now have yarn bombing appearing across the Peninsula.  The photo I took this week is one of a number of funky additions to the street trees in Wells Street Frankston done by Jade Saxelby and others from the groups Knit-A-Holics & Yarn Corner

Mornington Peninsula Shire Councillor Reade Smith is interested in starting a movement of knitters yarn bombing Hastings to improve the look of the streets and for people to knit and have fun together.  He’s planning to purchase the wool and the needles to help Jade work with local and visiting knitters to Hastings. 

I’ve also heard a whisper that Hastings Community House are doing some interesting knitting projects. 

Subversive knitters – love it!

Check out the work of the Knit-A-Holics on facebook.com/knit.a.holics get in contact by email to http://knitaholics@yahoo.com.au or visit thir blogsite knitaholics1.wordpress.com

If you are keen to become involved or know more email me at arts@mornpen.vic.gov.au  and we can keep you informed of when and where the yarn bombing will begin.

LAST DAYS! ‘SEA OF DREAMS’ SUMMER EXHIBITION @ THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA REGIONAL GALLERY

 ONLY SIX DAYS LEFT OF THIS EXTREMELY POPULAR EXHIBITION!

 You may have already seen it on the ABC, read about it in The Age, Herald Sun or the local papers or heard about it from one of the thousands of people who have visited the Gallery since 7 December… Now it’s time to see it for yourself!
Sea of dreams: The lure of Port Phillip Bay 1830-1914 tells the intriguing history of Port Phillip Bay.

To make the visit to the Gallery fun for the whole family, we have installed an activity station in the Gallery where kids can colour in, write stories or go on a treasure hunt! Take a break in the Gallery lounge with fresh muffins and sandwiches… You know you want to!

 

OPEN TUESDAY-SUNDAY 10AM-5PM, OPEN UNTIL 8PM THURSDAY 16 -SATURDAY 18 FEBRUARY. EXHIBITION CLOSES AT 5PM SUNDAY 19 FEBRUARY.

Where: Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Civic Reserve, Dunns Road Mornington

When: December 7 – February 19 February

For enquiries phone 03 5975 4395  or visit http://mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA

This reformatted Salvadore Dali artwork in a Christmas Artcard is courtesy of Red Hill Artist Michael Leeworthy

Check out  www.michaelleeworthy.com

HAVE A WONDERFUL, CREATIVE & VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR from arts@mornpen.vic.gov.au
 
 

AT LAST! A DEDICATED MAGAZINE FOR MUSIC, ARTS, CULTURE, SURF & SKATE

 

It’s the start of the revolution – PEARL MAGAZINE –  

a dedicated Arts, Music and Culture magazine for Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula.

Born from a desire to promote music, entertainment and the cultural fringe, in an eco friendly, vibrant and arty monthly publication.

1st issue out now from Seaford to Portsea and across to Hastings.  Find it in every venue, surf or music shop, plus most cafes, general stores, hairdressers & funky fashion stores.

Phone 5906 5771 or read it online at www.pearlmag.com.au

 

Simon Mills, Lisa Walton and the team from Big Bang Media (Mornington, Sorrento & Mt.Eliza Life Magazine) have heeded the call for a dedicated magazine promoting what’s on across the Peninsula and initiated a new and very exciting publication.  Jammed packed with upcoming events and activities over the summer.  (Edition #2 out February 9)

Mornington Peninsula and MP Library Services Mornington are showcasing the FREE Mag in front of the arts information wall. 

Mornington Peninsula Library Cafe Poet for 2011 Andrea Louise Thomas will be the Arts Editor of  a regular column ‘POLISHED’  and is teaming up with Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Cultural Planner Andrea Ebsworth who will continue to better promote and highlight arts and cultural events and activities on the Peninsula through the column ‘CULTURED’.   

For print promotion send your ‘arts listings’ to artseditor@pearlmag.com and for electronic media promotions send your ‘arts listings’ to arts@mornpen.vic.gov.au. and it will be posted to the artsblog www.artsonthepeninsula.wordpress.com.au, become a subscriber and be notified every time a new arts listing is posted online.

‘PENINSULA POSTCARDS’ ANNUAL EXHIBITION @ OAK HILL GALLERY

 Oak Hill Gallery’s Annual Postcards Exhibition is open to all artists with a prize pool of $2500 for 2012.

This exhibition will have a huge array of works showing in every different style and medium imaginable.   Although there is no set theme there will be many entries based on or inspired by Mornington Peninsula.   Maximum size is only 30 X 30 cms so this is a wonderful opportunity to pick up an original artwork.

Entry forms can be found online through www.oakhillgallery.com

Where: Oak Hill Gallery, Civic Reserve adjacent to The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery and the Mornington Rose Garden

When:  Jan 3 – Feb 1 2012  opening and award presentations  Sunday  Jan 8,  2- 4 pm

Other Oak Hill Gallery News:  The Doug Moran Foundation is sponsoring a FREE Children’s Photography Workshop to be run by professional photographer, Nicole Jackson  on January 17 .  For details and entry drop into the gallery.  Students will be drawn from entries received.  On Saturday 21st there will be an exhibition of their best photographs and automatically entered into the Moran National Portrait Prize.

Children’s school holiday program:  classes are listed below and information can be found on the Oak Hill website http://oakhillgallery.com.au

 Acrylic Painting with Fiona Wood 9/1, 16/1

Drawing a Face with Cherie Leeden 13/1

Drawing with Fiona Wood 11/1, 20/1

Drawing & Painting with Elain 12/1, 17/1

Mandalas & Writing with Jenni Ivins 10/1

Mask making with Elain 13/1, 18/1

Mosaics with Elain 11/1, 16/1

Mosaic Grouting with Elain 13/1, 18/1

Labyrinths & Writing with Jenni Ivins 10/1

Printmaking with Yvonne Watson 9/1, 19/1

Perspective with Yvonne Watson 12/1

Gallery Opening Hours:  Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 4pm 

For further information: Phone 5973 4299  Email : art@oakhillgallery.com.au