FABULOUS FATE BROTHERS

FATE BROS

What: The Fabulous Fate Brothers @ Bar OneFourteen

When: Friday Feb 8

Where: 114 Nepean Hwy Mentone

RSVP: Peter on 0419 230 860 by Feb 6 and they will shout you and a friend a drink!

Visit: Fabulousfatebrothers.com/

 

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REGISTRATIONS STILL OPEN FOR SLAM DAY

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SLAM Day is back and registrations are still open for venues to support a SLAM event that showcases any style of music in any venue in your town – a backyard, a café, a community hall, in the street or in a park.

In registering an event, you would be becoming part of a fast-growing phenomenon that speaks of how much Australians love and value their live music. On Saturday February 23, 2013, musicians and music lovers will congregate all over the country in the largest simultaneous celebration of Live Music and Small Gigs that has ever been held in Australia, for the second annual SLAM Day.

This year, SLAM Day falls on a Saturday, and SLAM have already been swamped with registration enquiries. It’s a race between the states to host the largest SLAM day, with WA and NSW ahead of the race, challenging Victoria as Australia’s home of live music.

The inaugural SLAM Day was held on February 23 last year, on the first anniversary of the SLAM rally, which involved 150 gigs across the whole of Australia. In Melbourne alone, 20,000 people marched, protesting against a government policy that incorrectly linked live music to violence.

SLAM Day has already chalked up some impressive victories, including:

  • A change in Victorian law. Live music is now recognised in the objects of the Liquor Licensing Act;
  • A break in the policy link between live music and violence in Victoria;
  • The initiation of the Premier’s Round Table for Live Music in Victoria. Outcomes from the Round Table include the reform of planning policy and licensing law in relation to all ages gig, and cutting red tape;
  • The implementation of a new Live Music Strategy and Lord Mayor’s Advisory Panel in the City of Melbourne, as well as Live Music Taskforces in the City of Yarra and the City of Port Phillip.

The biggest achievement of SLAM Day has been to get live music firmly on the political agenda, with the following initiatives under consideration or development:

  • A National call for candidates to have a Live Music Policy at all State and Council elections;
  • In NSW, the City of Sydney prepares to launch a Live Music taskforce;
  • In SA, the state government sent a delegation and met with SLAM representatives and have since announced new small bar laws, a live music hub, a Live Music ‘Thinker in Residence’ and an Action Plan for the City of Adelaide;
  • Federally, a new Live Music Coordinator has finally been appointed.

It’s easy to get involved and free to register, just head to www.slamrally.org/

 

MORNINGTON PENINSULA MUSICIAN MARTY NELSON WILLIAMS

Check out Peninsula Musician Marty Nelson Williams latest album ‘Here & Now’ on his website and links to his other Youtube videos.  Marty runs the Peninsula Songriders club from Rye’s Baha Taco Restaurant every second Wednesday evening. (Check out Pearl Magazines Gig Guide for dates) and previously ran the Muso Nights in Balnarring which was a highly professional affair under his guidance.  Marty coordinated the musicians performances for the Shire’s Music Forum in 2010 and gives much of his time to support and work for community goals and events in Balnarring. He’s a keen supporter of the Balnarring Village Common, a group of dedicated Balnarring residents looking at bringing more local creative opportunities to their community. He also teaches and mentors young musicians.  Marty can be found regularly performing across the Peninsula, at Dromana Estate on Sunday afternoons, Rose GPO on Saturdays.

Check out this link to the Christmas Music event held at Coolart Homestead

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIOFrblETsE&feature=youtube_gdata_player/

http://www.martynelsonwilliams.com/

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MCCULLOCHS@WHISTLEWOOD THE SUMMER COLLECTORS SHOW

What: The Summer Collector’s Show

When: Sat Jan 26 11am – 8pm, Sun Jan 11am – 5pm & Mon Jan 28 11am – 5pm

Where: 642 Tucks Road Shoreham

Visit: www.mccullochandmcculloch.com.au/

Contact: Phone 0419 896 473

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ART CLASSES WITH MORNINGTON ARTIST SUSAN FARRELL

What: Local Artist Susan Farrell will be running Acrylic Art Classes during school terms

Learn how to have fun with paint.  Experimenting with creative backgrounds, brushing, flicking and blowing.

Throughout the term Susan will introduce new techniques  and demonstrate different ways to paint a variety of subjects.

When: Thursday evenings from 7pm to 9pm.

Bookings: There are limited places, please confirm your interest asap.

 Where: Benton Square Community Centre. 145 Bentons Road, Mornington

 For further information and related costs: contact Susan on 0401056865

or email susanfarrellart@gmail.com . or Facebook. Susan Farrell Art

Lorikeets in my garden closer thom by Susan Farrell
Lorikeets in my garden closer thom by Susan Farrell
'Lily' by Susan Farrell
‘Lily’ by Susan Farrell

A PREVIEW OF ARCHIBALD ENTRIES BY PENINSULA ARTIST TONY SOWERSBY

  1.   “A FAIR DAY’S PAY FOR A BLACK DAY’S WORK”

Last year Gina Rinehart told us that “Africans are happy to work for $2 a day”. Australians listened because they respect Gina as a self-made billionaire who started out with only tens of millions and a mountain of iron ore and dragged herself up by her bootstraps. She has earned the right to lecture us on ascetic lifestyles and family values! In fact Gina has had a democratising effect on our country: she is, monetarily, the richest Australian ever but virtually no-one envies her.

'A fair day's pay for a black day's work' by Tony Sowersby
‘A fair day’s pay for a black day’s work’ by Tony Sowersby

2.  “QUENTIN, CRISP – REPRESENTING AN OLD ENGLISH QUEEN’.

I only know three famous Quentins and I couldn’t think of a family friendly Tarantino joke. Australia has two women in the two top positions in Government.  One exercises real power and makes real decisions and has been subject to a barrage of criticism concerning her appearance, her clothes and worse. The other fulfils a ceremonial function and is regularly complimented for her demeanour and fashion sense.  Funny that.

www.tonysowersby.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tony-Sowersby-Artist/112663952116513

 

Quentin Crisp - representing an old English queenby Tony Sowersby
Quentin Crisp – representing an old English queen
by Tony Sowersby

ART CLASSES @ DROMANA COMMUNITY HOUSE

What: Art Classes at Dromana Community House

Where: 15 Gibson street Dromana

When: Term 1 2013

Contact: info@dromanacommunityhouse.org.au or phone 5987 2631

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THE PORCELAIN PROJECT – STUDIO @ FLINDERS

What: Studio 13 potters presents their latest exhibition

When: January 19 – 31 Opening Saturday January 19 @ 2pm

Where: Studio @ Flinders, 65 Cooke Street Flinders Phone 5989 0077
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MALE ACTOR & EQUIPMENT WANTED

What: Male actor needed to play the role of Edwin in Hotel Sorrento – age approx 40 years

Who: Studio Sorrento Players

Where: Sorrento Activities Centre hall

When: Season April 24th-27th , rehearsals already under way.

Contact: Denise on 0412-862-145 or 5984-2510

But wait there’s more!

What: Stage Lights and Stage Risers needed – no set sizes, we’ll work with what we can get

Who: Studio Sorrento Players

Where: Sorrento Activities Hall in Melbourne Road

When: Any time from now until the end of April 2013

Contact: Ngaire J on 5984-5176, 0419574971 or ronnga@bigpond.net.au

 

LEARN CARTOONING WITH BRYAN BALDWIN @ DROMANA COMMUNITY HOUSE

What: Cartooning Course for Teens & Adults with well-know Peninsula artist Bryan Baldwin

When: Starts Thursday February 7 from 4pm – 6.30pm  running for 8 weeks

Cost: $15 per class

Contact:  Dromana Community House on 5987 2631

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VISUAL ARTS WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY GOLDEN ARTIST EDUCATORS IN MORNINGTON

What: Learn how to transfer your own images and photographs in gel mediums and incorporate them into your artwork using Golden gels, grounds and pastes.

When: Sunday February 17 from 10am – 6pm (bring your own lunch)

Where: Mornington  Park Pavilion (Mornington Park Band Room, next to the Senior Citizens Centre)

Cost: $100, includes all materials and supports, morning and afternoon teas

Bookings: Essential, numbers are limited to 15, full payment is required to hoild your place.

Contact: Merryn: m_trevethan@hotmail.com or visit www.merryntrevethan.com/
Workshop Feb 2013

CHILDREN ‘S ART WORKSHOPS PROGRAM @ OAK HILL GALLERY

What:  School Holiday Art Program At Oak Hill Gallery.   Once again, Oak Hill is offering an extensive school holiday program for children aged 8 – 12 years.  Check website for details of all classes on offer.

Children will be introduced to a variety of media; painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, perspective, drawing, and much more!   This year year we have both morning and afternoon sessions.  Places are limited so bookings are essential.

When: Tuesday 15th January – 25th January

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

Bookings:  essential 59734299 email classes@oakhillgallery.com.au

Cost:  $15 per session (snack provided)

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BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!

What:  FREE Photography Workshop for Children aged 9 – 12 years

When: Tuesday 15th January 9 – 3.30 pm

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

 Bookings: essential 59734299 email classes@oakhillgallery.com.au

 Cost:  FREE (cameras and lunch provided)

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ABORIGINAL ART & CRAFT WORKSHOPS FOR JANUARY 2013

What: Learn to create art and craft from Peninsula Aboriginal artists.

When: January 2013

Where: Baluk Arts Workshops 6 Bruce Street Mornington

Contact: 5950 500 or visit www.balukarts.org.au/

Jan 2013

OAK HILL GALLERY’S SUMMER EXHIBITIONS

What: Oak Hill is exhibiting its ‘Peninsula Post Cards’ show at the Hospital Building at Point Nepean National Park for the month of January.  This represents the first exhibition to be mounted in Parks Victoria’s Point Nepean historic Hospital Building Number 4.   The exhibition will feature 138 individual postcard size artworks of images depicting each artist’s interpretation of what makes Mornington Peninsula special to them.  All works will be for sale.

When: 1st – 31st January 2013 Open each day 9 – 5 pm

 Cost:  Free Entry

Where: Point Nepean National Park

What: Artists from the Sorrento-Portsea Artist’s Trail “Plein air Painters Inc” are having an exhibition of their work at Oak Hill Gallery which opens Sunday January 6th.  Frank South the creator of the Sorrento-Portsea Artist’s Trail will be opening this exhibition Sunday 2 – 4 pm.

Adrianna Mahne’s drawings will also be on show.

Entertainment will be provided by “Those Blokes” Admission is free and all are welcome.

 When: 5th – 30st January 2013

Where: Oak Hill Galery 100 Mornington Tyabb Road, Mornington

Further information email art@oakhillgallery.com or visit www.oakhillgallery.com.au/

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CHILDREN’S PERFORMANCE IN MORNINGTON PARK PAVILION

What:  A dance theatre performance for children of all ages THE QUESTION

Finish school holidays with a touch of theatre and perhaps a play in the park.

In this quirky and oddly comical dance theatre performance we are introduced to a silent yet communicative character who offers us a small glimpse into his world as he explores the question of what to be.

This unique performance explores a wonderful world of vocational choices and eventually transcends the question beyond ‘career’ to open a window into ourselves and a peaceful, loving, forgiving and  transforming a black & white world into a colourful picture full of life.

With a richly textured sound scape to help bring life to the imaginary and a closely choreographed performance to match, this cleverly crafted one-man show is sure to delight and spark children’s imaginations as it takes them on a theatrical journey of possibility.

When:  January 18 & 23 @ 5pm & January 22 & 24 @ 3pm

Tickets: $12 each / $40 familyseating is limited

Email: micksquestion@gmail.com  Performing @ Mornington Park Pavilion

NEW IMAGE ON ART BLOG HEADER

The new ‘header’ on the Arts blog is a panel of the new mural that was mounted onto the walls of the Mount Eliza Community House before Christmas.

Project Background

The Mount Eliza community has been experiencing ongoing graffiti tagging on private and public property.  There are many youth in the area; 3 secondary schools and 8 primary schools and with a total youth population of 8,000 youth it would be difficult to identify any one school or group to blame or indeed if it is our local youth who do it at all.

With funding support from The Department of Justice it was decided by the Communities that Care program & the Local Area Group that what was needed was an “arts project that encourages interaction between young people and their broader local communities and in particular projects that present an alternative to graffiti”.

Peninsula artist Tony Sowersby worked with Mount Eliza Secondary College for 3 weeks before Christmas  a mural for the Mount Eliza Community House which lies next to the Memorial Garden.

The aims of the project were to:

  • increase the value of young people and their place within the community
  • to promote positive social action within the community
  • to improve the view the community holds for local youth
  • to enhance the public amenity in Mount Eliza and
  • to discourage tagging

The 6 panels have been created by the ‘Jump Start’ program at Mount Eliza Secondary College, the chronological and historical theme explores young people and their role in fighting during times of war.  It is a gift to the community and it certainly has brightened up the outer walls of the community centre.

I would like to thank the youth from Mount Eliza Secondary College who participated in the project.  The mural will be launched formerly in early 2013.

For further information on the many graffiti prevention strategies we are trialing contact Andrea on 0438 051 092 or email me at arts@mornpen.vic.gov.au

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Students with Peninsula artist Tony Sowersby