COURSES FOR KIDS & YOUNG TEENS @ THE ACTORS SHED

What: 8 wk professional acting course for children & younger teens

Where: Dromana Uniting Church Hall, 305 Pt Nepean Road, DROMANA  3936

When: Sats 1.30-3.30pm from 6th Oct for 8 sessions 1xwkly 2hr sessions)

Cost: $280 places limited

Website/Email: www.facebook.com/livingtruthfully    theactorsshed@westnet.com.au

 Bookings & Enquiries: Harriet James 0487 918 015

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ACTIVITIES @ THE BRIARS

  • Junior Ranger Program “Spring Scientists” for 6-10 year olds on the 24th, 26th & 28th September and 2nd, 3rd & 4th October, 10am – 12:30pm. Explore the Wildlife Sanctuary with Rangers Kirsty & Nat looking for scats, bugs, birds, etc. $15.50 per child. Booking and pre-payment essential.
  • Guided spotlight walks in the Wildlife Sanctuary on the 22nd, 28th & 29th September and 5th October, 7:30-9:00pm. $10.40 per person. Again it is essential to book and pre-pay. Still some places available this Saturday night.
  • Keeping chooks in your backyardat the Eco Living Display Centre on 22nd September, 10-11:30am. $15. To book phone 5987-3078 / 1300-804-009 or go to www.bookings.visitmorningtonpeninsula.org
  • Kids School Holiday Photography Workshops: 1st October, 9:30am-midday for Secondary students15+ years and 2nd October, 9:30am-3:00pm for 7-14 year olds. For more information and to book contact fully qualified, professional photographer Nicki Jackson on 0414-737-990 or email: info@nicolejackson.com.au
  • Angus & Rose activities: ‘Wu Tao Yoga’ at 10am Mon-Frid during the holidays, $15. Upcycling Workshops, Kids Art Classes with specialist art teachers, Creative fun workshops with Jacob. For more information and bookings call Susan on 5974-4833. Coffee Shop open Mon-Frid 9am-3pm, Sat & Sun 10am-4pm.
  • Mini Junior Ranger Program “Spring Bug Hunt”on 5th October, 9am, 11am & 1pm (1.25hr sessions) for 2-8 year olds. $15 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult (adults are free). Contact Narelle on 0431-791-379 or oaks@bigpond.net.au
  • Telescopic Viewing Night: 5th October, 8pm at the Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society’s site at The Briars. To book: 0419-253-252 or email: welcome@mpas.asn.au     http://www.mpas.asn.au
  • Art4You – Art exhibition in the Barn: 6 and 7th October, 10am-4pm.
  • Bush 5km & 8km fun runs and 5km walk: 6th October. Raising money for the Stand By You Council Foundation. Registration: www.whateverittakes.org.au or 0407-111-002.
  • Power Walk for ‘Dress for Success’: 14th October, starts at 9:30am. Registration: www.dressforsuccess.org/morningtonpeninsula   Details: Cassandra 0402-904-271
  • Seed saving workshop:20th October, 10am-3pm at the Eco Living Display Centre. $40. To book phone 5987-3078 / 1300-804-009 or go to www.bookings.visitmorningtonpeninsula.org
  • WHAT BIRD IS THAT? Free event on the 28th October, 9am-1pm. Meet at the Visitors Centre. The morning activities include guided bird walks, theatrette presentation, information tables and the chance to speak to bird experts. Morning tea included. Bring your binoculars. For more information phone Max on 9789-0224.

 

 

ANNUAL PENINSULA POSTCARDS EXHIBITION @ OAK HILL GALLERY

What:  Oak Hill Gallery Annual Peninsula Postcards Exhibition

Judge: mprg Senior Curator Rodney James

When:  October 6th – 31st

To be opened official by Oak Hill Chairman Kevin Murphy on  Sunday 7th 2 – 4pm

Where: 100 Mornington – Tyabb Road Mornington 3931

Contact:  5973 4299 art@oakhillgallery.com.au

Visit: www.oakhillgallery.com.au 

 

 

 

 

 

SORRENTO ARTS HERITAGE WEEKEND

What:The Sorrento Arts Heritage Weekend

Sorrento is celebrating all things art with some fresh and innovative exhibitions, installations and creations on the weekend of 5-7th October.

The River of 1000 Bowls presented by Studio 13 will see 1000 handmade ceramic bowls installed on Sorrento back beach from dawn to dusk on Saturday, creating a River to the Sea. Bowls for sale at $20 each with all proceeds going to Peninsula Headspace.

The weekend will also see an art show, feature exhibitions at local galleries, Meet the Makers at Oriental Arcade, Guided historic precinct walks, ‘Mannequins Upcycled’ exhibition, launch of Rotary Club of Sorrento Student Shutterbug photographic competition, Sorrento Gallery Trail and Sorrento Portsea Artists Trail

Proudly bought to you and sponsored by Sorrento Portsea Chamber of Commerce and Mornington Peninsula Shire.

When: 5-7 October

Where: A various sites throughout the Sorrento Portsea region.

Visit: www.sorrento.org.au

For further information phone: Natalie Garner 0424 000 391

SORRENTO MUSIC, HERITAGE AND ARTS FESTIVAL EVENT

What:  Exhibition of 1000 bowls in the sands of Sorrento Back Beach

When:  Saturday October 6 2012, from Dawn to Dusk

Cost: Event FREE but each bowl is $20 with  proceeds going to Headspace Peninsula

MCCULLOCH & MCCULLOCH PUBLISHING 2013 ART DIARY NOW AVAILABLE

What: McCulloch & McCulloch Publishing Diary for 2013 now available

Contact: Susan McCulloch on 03 5989 6282

Online purchase: www.mccullochandmcculloch.com.au 

REASONS TO TRAVEL THE SCARECROW TRAIL ALONG THE PENINSULA’S HINTERLAND

Each year the local communities around Red Hill pull out their best creative reserves, costumes, bling and humour to entice us to tour the Hinterland’s Scarecrow Trail.  The event made The Age newspaper last weekend, luring us to take this trail as one of the ‘seven reasons to visit the Hinterland’.  Check out www.scarecrowfestival.org.au  for details or like them on facebook www.facebook.com/Hinterland.Scarecrow

Red Hill artist Michael Leeworthy is always up for a bit of fun and inspiration and this year he’s become a tad political.   Also a member of the Peninsula Studio Trail, Michael’s studio and gallery is always a welcome stopover  in Red Hill South, a must on your way from Western Port across the Hinterland to Port Phillip Bay.

Mike will be showcased on the art blog header until mid October.  Visit www.michaelleeworthy.com  to view more of Michael’s painting and prints.  There is also a link on his site for a virtual tour that you can take of his studio/gallery.  Let me know what you think.  If you are an artist and would like to be featured on the arts blog, send your profile, jpg’s/pdf’s to arts@mornpen.vic.gov.au .

Your relentless arts blogger Andrea Ebsworth, Cultural Planner, Mornington Peninsula Shire

close-up of the Julie & Tony (Punch & Judy) scarecrows
‘Punch & Julia’ depicting Leader of the Government’s opposition Tony Abbott and Prime Minister Julie Gillard.

NEW HEADER FOR THE ARTS BLOG – RED HILL ARTIST MICHAEL LEEWORTHY

Michael Leeworthy is a seasoned gallery and commission artist whose work encompasses an unusually wide range of styles. His work is spontaneous and inspired. It can be confronting, amusing and beautiful, sometimes at the same time. He is capable of drawing anything requested, but continues to paint what ever comes from his heart onto his brush.

Michael’s career has spanned many decades; he first exhibited and sold at the “Herald Outdoor Art Show” Melbourne in 1967.

He is the winner of various art prizes including the inaugural Art Prize at the Oak Hill Gallery Mornington 2007, and has exhibited at numerous art galleries in his career, including:

  • Manyung Gallery Mount Eliza
  • Brighton Horizons Gallery Brighton
  • The Art Shed Red Hill
  • Oz Gallery
  • Noels Gallery Main Ridge
  • Willow Creek Winery Merricks North
  • First Settlement Sorrento
  • Mantons Creek Winery Main Ridge
  • Seaview Gallery Seymour
  • The Briars Mount Martha
  • Town and Country Gallery Yarragon
  • The Red Hill Cool Stores Red Hill
  • Whitehill Gallery Dromana
  • Edges Gallery Elsternwick
  • The Old Post Office Gallery Seymour
  • Gretz Gallery Albert Park
  • McGees Gallery Mornington

Some of Michael’s career highlights are:

  • Solo Exhibitions at Noels Gallery 1997 1998 1999
  • Exhibitions at Manyung Gallery in Mount Eliza Victoria 1999 to 2004
  • Artist in Residence Mantons Creek Winery 1998 to 2002
  • Artist in Residence Whitehill Gallery Dromana. Solos 2005 to 2007
  • Sold February 1st 2008 Belgium Art Gallery, Special Australian show.

His work now resides in England, Spain France, Ireland, Singapore, Nigeria, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Belgium.

Michael operates his own Gallery studio in Red Hill Victoria, where he has taught painting and drawing since 2002.

A brief film of Michael’s  Gallery/Studio can be seen on “Michael Leeworthy You Tube”.

Also a  brief film   showing one of Michael’s  painting styles  and showcasing the beautiful landsapes of the Red Hill  area  can be seen via the link below:

http://vimeo.com/33133679

Check out Michael’s Website at www.michaelleeworthy.com 

LIFE DRAWING CLASSES IN SORRENTO

What:       Life and Figure Drawing

Where:      Sorrento

When:     2.00 – 4.00 Saturday or 6.30 – 8.30 Thursdays

Cost:       $5 per session or $15 per session with life model

Contact for details:    5984-5176/ 0419-574-971

MORNINGTON PENINSULA BATTLE OF THE BANDS

What: Freeza Push Start Battle of the Bands

Where: SOMERVILLE MECHANICS INSTITUTE Please note the change of address from Mornington to Somerville, 66 Station Street Somerville.

When: Friday September 21, from  6-10.30pm

Entry: $5 & ($3 with a pass)

Contact: Kirri on 5950 1666

Visit:  www.facebook.com/impaktfreeza

SOUTHERN PENINSULA PLAYERS DIAMOND JUBILEE DINNER

What: Southern  Peninsula Players  Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

When: Saturday October 13 from 6.30pm

Where: Benito’s 1196 Nepean Highway Mornington

Cost: Meal $32 pp finger food on arrival

Contact: Sally  to Book on 0458 082 224

CHILDREN’S ART CLASSES @ OAK HILL GALLERY

What: Art Classes – September School Holiday Program

When:  10 am – 12 pm September 24 – October 5th  

Where: Oak Hill Gallery 100 Mornington-Tyabb Road Mornington 3931

Contact: classes@oakhillgallery.com.au   03 5973 4299 Bookings essential

Cost: $15 per class

ANTI-POVERTY WEEK FILM ‘OUR SCHOOL’ @ COUNCIL CHAMBERS MORNINGTON

What: Poverty and severe hardship affect more than a million Australians including a significant number of households on the Peninsula.

Around the world, more than a billion people are desperately poor.

The main aims of Anti-Poverty Week are to:

  • Strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship around the world and in Australia;
  • Encourage research, discussion and action to address these problems, including action by individuals, communities, organisations and governments.

Everyone is encouraged to help reduce poverty and hardship by organising an activity during the Week or taking part in an activity organised by others.

One of the activities the Shire is involved in for the week is  the film screening of ‘Our School’. An incredible story of a group of young children who want the right to go to a mainstream school. See the flyer below or attached link.

Where: Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Offices Queen Street Mornington

When: Oct 17 from 6.30pm – 8.45pm

For more information visit: http://www.antipovertyweek.org.au/

For bookings contact: 5950 1685

FROM FRANKSTON TO THE PILBARA TO NEW YORK WITH POLYGLOT THEATRE

Australia’s Polyglot Theatre is an internationally renowned creator of interactive experiences for children and families, inspiring kids to turn the simplest things into extraordinary creations.  At Polyglot, theatre is child’s play.

Polyglot’s theatre is inspired by the artwork, play and ideas of children, and our performances feature active participation from audience members through touch, play and encounter. Our artistic works respond to the childhood need for experiences that encourage free artistic expression and an imaginative interpretation of the world. We seek to challenge, to foster curiosity and to inspire. We specialise in puppet theatre, large scale interactive installation work and participatory workshop programs.

For over 30 years, Polyglot has been recognized one of Australia’s leading children’s theatre companies, and in recent years the company has been in demand internationally, playing to over 60 000 children annually on four continents.

I’ve just added Polyglot Theatre to the Arts Blog Roll.  If you wish to see the fabulous things this creative theatrical and visual arts company are doing or would like your children to experience and discover this amazing troupe, follow the links to Polyglot Theatre Company.  

Your relentless blogger Andrea Ebsworth, Cultural Planner, Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Visit: www.polyglot.org.au

www.polyglot.org.au/tangle

eBOOKS ARE HERE!

What: eBooks are here.  No reservation fees, no fines anymore on borrowing a book and they are completely FREE

The youtube link will explain how to download the software to borrow eBooks.

Where: Our library Services

When: NOW

Contact: Rosebud, Hastings, Somerville & Mornington Libraries

http://youtu.be/pfTaK1S3t6k

CHARITY ART EXHIBITION @ MORNINGTON YACHT CLUB

What: Spring Art Show

When: Friday September 14 from 6.30pm – 10pm

Where: Mornington Yacht Club Function Room

Contact: Pam Lane on 0408 402 920 or Kerry Larder 0409 480 481

ARTHOUSE CINEMA @ RYE WINE LOUNGE

What: Arthouse Cinema @ Rye Winelounge presents Masters of Suspense and Cinematography

Where:  Rye Wine Lounge, 2253 Point Nepean Road, Rye

When: 7.30pm/ movie starts @ 8pm, ‘BLOOD SIMPLE’ Sept 6,  ‘FARGO’ Sept 20,  ‘BARAKA’ Oct 4,  ‘PSYCHO’ Oct

Contact: Rye Wine Lounge on 598355

LIFE DRAWING CLASSES IN RED HILL WITH LOCAL ARTIST MICHAEL LEEWORTHY

What: Life Drawing with Red Hill Artist Michael Leeworthy

Michael also teaches acrylic painting

Where: Shoreham Road Red Hill

When: Wednesday’s from 9am

Contact: Michael on 5989 2776 or mobile 0408 051 027 or email michaellee48@bigpond.com or visit www.michaelleeworthy.com