What: What’s On in August – Crafternoon Tea @ The Johnston Collection
Crafternoon Tea in the Dressing Room is one of our favourite settings in the current rearrangement of Fairhall, THE BRIDE, THE SHIP & THE WARDROBE: Romance Was Born meets William Johnston. Old meets new in Crafternoon Tea, with a selection of brilliant and inspiring contemporary garments and craft pieces by Romance Was Born, playfully arranged with craftwork and other items from Johnston’s collection. For craft lovers and makers alike, Crafternoon Tea is not to be missed!
During August, our COMMANDING SPLENDOUR Lecture Series continues with From Rose of Martinique to the Empress Josephine (Wednesday 1 August), Napoleon: The Master of Spin (Wednesday 15 August), Orientalism: Napoleon & the Egyptian Expedition (Wednesday 22 August) and Percier & Fontaine and Josephine’s Malmaison Commission (Wednesday 29 August). In our general lecture series we explore some additional great topics including Jane Austen & The Regency (Thursday 2 August), Fanny Burney & The Regency (Thursdays 9 & 16 August) and The Secret History of the Victorian Interior (Tuesday 7 August).
What: Each year the Peninsula Music Society awards bursaries to secondary and tertiary students who study piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon or French horn. The major awards are gifted by John Tallis Beleura. On August 18 Bursary recipients will perform an exciting program of music. Come and enjoy these wonderfully talented young Peninsula musicians.
Where: Peninsula Community Theatre, cnr Nepean Highway & Wilson Road, Mornington.
When: Saturday August 18 2012 @ 7.30pm
Entry: FREE due to the support of Mornington Peninsula Shire
What: There are some great prizes in this years festival and a fabulous Scarecrow Trophy to be won! Festival organisers cannot accept late entries, so get your registration in fast and be a part of this fabulous bush arts trail event.
Scarecrow entries are open to individuals, artists, community groups and businesses who can arrange to exhibit their creation outdoors and in the Mornington Peninsula ‘hinterland’ area (Redhill-Flinders-Moorooduc). Check out the How to Enter section on our festival website for more info.
Where: Various locations throughout the Mornington Peninsula hinterland.
When: The trail opens 22nd September through to 26th October with a special Scarecrow Market celebration on Oct 6th.
Costs/ Ticketing: $25 to enter a scarecrow in the competition. Free for visitors during the event period.
Beleura The House and Garden Museum Accreditation Beleura The House and Garden has been granted Museum Accreditation after a recent visit from Museums Australia (Victoria). Since enrolling in 2008, the Museum has worked hard to meet set criteria from the National Standards of best museum practice. A professional panel of museum experts made a final on-site assessment and compiled a glowing report on Beleura operations.
MAP (Museum Accreditation Program) is a peer review program managed by Museums Australia (Victoria) since 1992. It is funded by Arts Victoria and supported by a large number of Victorian museums, museum professionals and volunteers.
To become accredited, museums spend 2–4 years developing procedures, policies and practice to meet recognised museum standards. Training, advice and information is available to assist museums in meeting these standards.
The Museum Accreditation Program (MAP) is a framework used by museums to improve operations and increase profile. There are 48 museums who are Accredited in Victoria, and 28 working towards Accreditation.
“We are delighted to recognise the hard work and commitment shown by the team at Beleura. Caring for our shared heritage is an important task and by becoming Accredited, Beleura has proven to be a leading museum in Victoria”. Cassie May, Manager, Museum Accreditation Program, Museums Australia (Victoria).
A formal presentation of the Beleura Accreditation certificate, signed by Heidi Victoria MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier & Assisting the Premier with the Arts, will be made at the 2012 Victorian Museum Awards, to be held at the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Thursday 2 August.
What: Adam Mackey’s Award Winning Film Le Saut De L’Ange (Angel’s Leap) Released Worldwide on Gigaplex www.igigaplex.com
REMI award winning film, shot on location on the beautiful island of Corsica, is a romantic drama about those times in life when we must take ‘Le Saut De L’Ange’ (The Angel’s Leap) over the edge into defeat or up and out into a new beginning… A young man becomes at odds with his angelic counterpart as he neglects his dream to become an architect by stumbling through misguided love involving two beautiful sisters and his best friend.
Cast: Lucien Maine, Damian Gajd, Gaelle Pereira, Nathalie Bienvenu, French with English Subtitles
What: Controversy: When Art Touches a Nerve, MPRG Symposium 2012
Julian Burnside AO QC, human rights advocate
Professor Angela Young, expert on law, crime and culture
Jane Clark, Senior Research Curator at MONA, Tasmania
Dr Mark Nicholls, Senior Lecturer in Cinema Studies, University of Melbourne
Ivan Durrant, artist
Dr Vivien Gaston, curator and art historian
Immerse yourself in a day of informative and lively debate about controversy in art in the grounds of the historic villa Beleura. Well known artists, historians, critics and lawyers will discuss how art continues to provoke intense reactions.
In a media driven world, are artists too concerned with shock tactics?
What subjects provoke strong reactions today? Is it the role of art to promote debate and how can confronting art lead to reflection and change?
Where: Beleura House & Garden, Mornington
When: Saturday 4 August 2012 from 10am to 5.15pm
Cost: $95/$75 concession, includes lunch, morning tea, glass of wine, exhibition entry and tour and return transport to Beleura
Bookings: Essential: call Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery on 03 59754395