JUNE EXHIBITION OPENS @ OAK HILL GALLERY

When: Opens this Sunday June 3 @ 2pm until June 27

Where: Oak Hill Gallery, Civic Reserve 100 Mornington Tyabb Road Mornington

Contact: 5973 4299 www.oakhillgallery.com

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BIG BACKYARD PROJECT @ SOMERVILLE SECONDARY COLLEGE

A ‘pilot’  graffiti management strategy currently being auspiced by Mornington Peninsula Shire titled the ‘Big Back Yard Project’  done in partnership with the The Department of Justice and Communities that Care (CTC) staff and students of Somerville Secondary College and Seaford artist Tony Sowersby has begun.

The project came about when the school’s internal fences were ‘tagged’ and students in a leadership program identified the need to improve the look and feel of the school grounds.  Tagging has been a severe problem for the community of Somerville and it was expressed by the leadership students that their school fences would be a good place to reconnect students with their community.  In conjunction a VCAL and community wetlands project is being developed and the mural project will create a gateway or entry to  the wetlands revitalisation project.

I visited the school today to see how the project was progressing and to my delight is coming along quite quickly.  The leading teacher at Somerville Catherine May said students have been very enthusiastic for the opportunity to see how an artist approaches this type of work and knowing their contribution to improving the school’s landscape has inspired a huge commitment across the whole school.  Not only are students happy to be freed up from their usual curriculum, they are truly inspired and fully engaged in the project.  Due to the school being situated on an important Aboriginal meeting place the overall themes of the artwork are the landscape pre-European settlement and include, kangaroos, bandicoots, magpies, ibis, snake, frogs and native flora.   It’s looking so beautiful!

All students from Years 7 to VCE/VCAL are participating in this exciting new initiative to build stronger connections, by making a difference and being of value to their community.  I shall keep updating the artsonthepeninsula blog with news of the project.   Go Somerville Secondary College!

Relentlessly your artonthepeninsula blogger Andrea Ebsworth Cultural Planner, Mornington Peninsula Shire.  Any Arts News send to arts@mornpen.vic.gov.au.

PRINTS ON SHOW @ APPLESTICK

What: Love letter – prints by Sharron Okines

Where: Applestick Contemporary Art,  3015 Frankston Flinders Rd, Balnarring.  Opening Hours: Thur – Fri 10-5 pm Sat- Sun- Sun 11-3pm

When: June 8 Opening 6-8pm Friday 8 June until 22 June

Contact: applestickart@gmail.com M: 0437 369 706

STUDIO @ FLINDERS WINTER EXHIBITION

The Studio @ Flinders ” Winter Warmers ” exhibition is coming up, they have a wonderful selection of works that will keep you warm this winter!

What: Studio @ Flinders Winter Warmers Exhibition

When:  Wednesday June 6  –  Sunday July 1

Where: Cook Street Flinders

Gallery hours: Wednesday to Sunday 10am – 5 pm

Contact: art@studioflinders.com 5989 0077  www.studioflinders.com 

EXHIBITION @ SALT GALLERY QUEENSCLIFF

What: SALT OF THE EARTH  – INDIGENOUS ART FROM THE LAND

Ochre paintings from the Kimberley and Tiwi Islands, barks, sculptures and weavings from Arnhem Land and more. Exhibiting artists include:

Claude Carter, Alan Griffiths, Malaluba Gumana, Lloyd Kwilla, Naminapu Maymuru-White, Queenie McKenzie, Nina Puruntatameri, Billy Thomas,  Susan Wanji Wanji, Ralwurrandji Wanambi, Nawurapu Wunungmurra, and others. 

Where:  Salt Gallery 33-35 Hesse Street Queenscliff.  Gallery Open Fri-Sun. Other days by appointment

When: May 27 – June 17

Enquiries: Phone +61 3 5258 3988  E: info@salt-art.com.au

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY SCREENING – JANE GOODALL DOCUMENTARY

What: World Environment Day screening of a documentary on Jane Goodall

Where:  Council Offices, Queen Stree, Mornington

When: Tuesday June 5th @ 6.30pm

Bookings:Phone 5950 1685 or email spcd.admin@mornpen.vic.gov.au

AUSTRALIAN DECORATIVE & FINE ART SOCIETY (ADFAS) LECTURE SERIES

 

TED EGAN TO VISIT THE PENINSULA

 When: Friday 15th June @ 5.30pm

Where: Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilson’s Road Mornington

When:  “An Informal Morning with Ted” on Saturday 16th June @ 10am until 12.30pm

Where: @ the Lecture Theatre, Toorak College, Old Mornington Road, Mount Eliza

Outback legend, Living National Treasure and former Administrator of the Northern Territory, Ted Egan AO Ted will travel from Alice Springs to the Mornington Peninsula and present two wonderful talks for ADFAS members, guests and the general public.

Bookings essential:Call 9787 5956 or 9787 4983 for both bookings & inquiries

Cost: $20 for Friday lecture, $40 for Saturday morning or $50 to attend both, refreshments are included.

www.adfas.org.au

NEWS FROM GORDON STUDIO GLASSBLOWERS

What: Paperweight making Workshop

When: May 26th & 27th from 9.30am – 4.30pm

Where: @ Gordon Studio Glassblowers, 290 Red Hill Rd., Red Hill, Vic 3937 Corner of Dunns Creek Rd. Mel Ref 161 H12

Contact:+61 3 5989 7073

What to wear and bring: Participants are asked to wear non synthetic clothing- cotton and or wool is fine. enclosed comfortable shoes long hair tied back and 2 pairs of old long thick socks to cut up for arm sleeves.

Schedule: 1 hour is allocated for lunch, tea and coffee provided.

Cost: $450 per person Max. 8 people

Payment Information: Deposit of $200.00 required to secure a place and final balance of $250.00 payable in class.
Cancellation deposit money only returned if your workshop place is filled.
Payment can be made by Credit Card or by Direct Deposit.

 

AUDITION INFORMATION FOR PANORAMA’S OCTOBER PRODUCTION OF FOOTLOOSE

FOOTLOOSE auditions

Click on the above to find relevant Panorama Theatre Company auditioning and casting information for those wishing to participate in the October 2012  production of Footloose. Lists the Audition details, Cast notes and requirements.  For further information or to arrange an audition booking Tel: Val Hardie on 0459 309 381  or visit www.panoramatheatre.com.au or email Production  Manager Darren at panomail@panoramatheatre.com.au

CRAFT HATCH IS BACK TO WARM YOUR WINTER

Craft’s quarterly market for young, student and emerging craft makers and artists is back at 1000 £ Bend this June.

When:  11am to 4pm, Saturday 16 June 2012

Where: @ 1000 £ Bend, 361 Little Lonsdale St Melbourne

Craft Hatch is Craft’s quarterly ‘incubator’ market showcasing the work of student and emerging designers. The market is a unique opportunity for anyone to purchase the freshest, hand-made products direct from the designer, including home wares, jewellery, clothing, accessories, stationery and more.

IMAGES Top row: Ceramics by ichimu; stitched softies by moreandme; upcycled blanket ponchos by a.m. assembly. Middle row: Knitwear by Jack of Diamond; upcycled leather wallet by Re-Done; artwork by Rebecca Hayes. Bottom row: Hot water bottle cover by Mittoo; painted necklace by So Little Time Co; upcycled leather and fabric handbags by Mina + Oli.

www.craftvic.org.au

NEWS FROM CRAFT VICTORIA

Cat S**t,

Domestic

Deities &

Popular Home

Furnishings

Craft’s wild trio of exhibitions launching in June explores the domestic, in all its glory. 

When:    Exhibition runs from June 15 – July 28 2012

Launch: 6pm, Thursday 14 June 2012 

Where: GALLERY ONE,  ffiXXed non-working title

Melbourne duo ffiXXed’s image-based sculptural forms investigate popular lifestyle products and their representation within contemporary culture. Drawing from an accumulation of excess materials and imagery produced as part of their various creative processes, ffiXXed have produced new spatial and aesthetic possibilities.

 GALLERY TWO: Beck Wheeler Domesticated Deities

This new body of work sees New Zealand/Australian artist Beck Wheeler explore the historical relationship between the human and the animal, and looks at the aesthetic of objects made by man/woman during the worship and the consumption of animals.

 GALLERY THREE:  Why I eyes ya’ Tai Snaith & Lucy James

 Why I eyes ya’ is the brainchild of collaborating artists Tai Snaith and Lucy James. Their works on paper, collaged from cat books and magazines create a new breed of feline, from the ridiculously cute… to plain ridiculous. A line of merchandise, titled Cat Shit, by the artists, will launch in conjunction with the exhibition.

IMAGE: Lucy James, Sudden flashes. 

For further information on any of Craft’s exhibitions phone 03 9650 7775 or visit www.craftvic.org.au

MARCUS WESTBURY TO VISIT THE PENINSULA – INSPIRED!

Marcus Westbury has had an exemplary career as an outspoken and innovative  arts organizer, mover and shaker,  a past Artistic Director for Melbourne’s Next Wave Festival.   He will surely delight us with a talk on his latest projects that have revitalized and enlivened public and urban spaces around Newcastle.

RSVP Sarah @ Hastings Chamber of Commerce

UPCOMING EXHIBITION @ OAK HILL GALLERY

TRAVELERS is the title of Oak Hill Gallery’s June Exhibition

An exhibition of photographic postcards of satirical caricatures on holidays by Owen Langford titled A Perfect Holiday.

Shane Dwight presents Universal Transformations of paintings that symbolize his personal search of self discovery.

Also exhibiting are The Freestone Printmakers from Gippsland.

 

 

 

Also exhibiting is Oak Hill Gallery member John Trebilco.  John is a retired scenic artist who painted backdrops for television and theatre over a 40 year period for the ABC and other television production companies.   John will present a series of works inspired by the Australian landscape.

 

When: 3-27th June Official Opening on Sunday 3rd June 2 – 4pm.

Refreshments and entertainment from ‘Those Blokes’.

Where: 100 Mornington – Tyabb Road Mornington for enquiries Phone 5973 4299

Adjacent to the Mornington Regional Art Gallery and the Mornington Rose Garden.

Open Hours:  Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 4pm

Check the Oak Hill website www.oakhill.com