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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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.comto 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
Your relentless arts blogger Andrea Ebsworth, Cultural Planner, Mornington Peninsula Shire
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
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:
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
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.