PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS WITH NICOLE JACKSON

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What: A new program of holiday workshops and term 2 classes.  There is an excellent variety of classes for students or adults, hopefully something to suit you. There’s holiday workshops for primary and secondary school level and a range of classes for adults in Term 2 – Here’s a few that  may catch your eye.

* Digital Duos – New 3 week program in Term 2 – Monday evenings 6.30pm – 8.30pm, commencing Mon 15th April, 2013

* Level 2 for adults – intermediate camera craft – 4 week course commencing Fri 19th April, 2013

* Level 1 for adults – get the most from your camera – 6 week course commencing Fri May 3rd.

Contact: Nicole Jackson Photography on 0414 737990 TO REQUEST A REGISTRATION FORM

email: info@nicolejackson.com.au

web: http://nicolejackson.com.au/

facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GenImage

ANNUAL PRINT EXHIBITION @ OAK HILL GALLERY

What: Oak Hill Gallery’ Annual Printmaking Exhibition “True Roots”

Join us for great food, light refreshments and great music by “Those Blokes”

When: 7th April – 25th – Official Opening and Award Presentation Sunday 7th April 2 – 4pm

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

Cost: Gold Coin Donation

See website for details: http://oakhillgallery.com.au or http://www.facebook.com/OakHillGallery

MUSIC VICTORIA NEWSLETTER

 

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REASONS FOR JUMPING ON THE BANDWAGON and joining Music Victoria

Grants information session for members

Another reason for musicians to sign up is free access to our many informative workshops.

On Tuesday 9th April, representatives from the major music grant funding bodies – Arts Victoria, Australia Council, APRA and more tbc – will be giving you the latest tips on how to maximise your grant application. Record label reps should also attend to hear about new grant opportunities for you from the Australia Council. Cost – FREE for members of Music Victoria, others $15. Not a member yet?

Sign up online at musicvictoria.com.au – keep an eye on the website for details on how to RSVP to the workshop.

Applications now open for The Seed Fund 2013.  The Seed aims to assist Australian artists from any background, creating art and music across any genre, to establish themselves as self-sustained, professionals. The Seed Fund supports emerging musicians, artists and arts workers via four grant categories, and three initiatives.

To apply or donate head to http://theseedfund.org  – applications close Monday 3rd June.

http://www.musicvictoria.com.au

FRANKSTON ART CENTRE GALLERY

What: An exhibition of drawings & prints by Liz Caffin: Tangling

When: March 26 May 6  OPENING April 4 @ 6pm

Where: FAC Gallery, 27 – 37 Davey Street Frankston

RSVP: 9784 1896 or email belinda.cook@frankston.vic.gov.au or

Visit: thefac.com.au/

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MORNINGTON WINTER JAZZ FESTIVAL

 

What: The Inaugural Mornington Winter Jazz Festival to coincide with the launch of the Archibald Prize at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery and will see Mornington come alive with a celebration of Music, Arts and Heritage.  Internationally recognised Jazz Artists Renee Geyer and Vince Jones headline the dynamic music program, and with a Historical Jazz Train, Historical Trails, the Mornington Farmers Market, the Main Street Craft Market, Main Street Little Archie’s Window Walk Exhibition and much more all happening over the weekend – it’s a weekend not to be missed in Mornington! So come and soak up the atmosphere from every street corner, restaurants, cafe and bar and even on board the famous Mornington Historical Train.

When: 7th – 10th June 2013

For further information visit: www.morningtonjazz.com.au/ www.mainstreetmornington.com.au or contact the Mornington Chamber of Commerce on 03 5975 4522.

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AN EXHIBITION OF PRINTS BY SHARRON OKINES IN ROSEBUD

What: Sharron Okines would like to let people know she is launching her new series of work titled “Kitchenalia”
Where:  La Casa Nostra Deli at 1033 Point Nepean Rd, Rosebud
When: On Sat 6 April 10 am to 12 pm

For further information contact: Sharron direct on 0422 510653

W: http://sharronokines.weebly.com
F: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sharron-Okines-Artist/192125257511233?ref=hl

Linocut print by Sharron Okines -  "Kitchealia"
Linocut print by Sharron Okines – “Kitchealia”

MCCULLOCH’S AT HOME WITH ART – EASTER 2013

What: Visit McCulloch’s this Easter to view an exciting range of Aboriginal art work and see their new ‘McCulloch room’ of art and memorabilia.

When: Sunday March 31 & Monday April 1, 10am – 6pm both days

Where: 642 Tucks Road Shoreham

For further information contact: 5989 8276

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EASTER ART EXHIBITION FUN IN SORRENTO

What: Studio Sorrento is having an Alice in Wonderland Themed Art Show! All proceeds raised will go to the Rosebud Hospital Appeal which is currently raising money for a CT Scanner and a Medical Imaging area.

Where: Studio Sorrento, 823 Melbourne Road Sorrento

When: Friday 29 March – Monday 1 April

Costs: Opening night $20, Art Show $5

 Websitewww.peninsulahealth.org.auhttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Rosebud-Hospital-Appeal/123342147834789?ref=hl

Contact: Anthea Waller on 9784 1506 or Jessica Humphreys on 9784 1504

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WORLD GUINNESS RECORD: HAND-KNITTED SNAKE BY THE COMMUNITY OF HASTINGS

What:  The hand-knitted snake measures 1,768.9 metres which has set the record for the ‘longest knitted snake in the world’!

When: This project has taken the Hastings Community House many months to complete.

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POEM OF THE WEEK BY PENINSULA RESIDENT MICHAEL POTTER

The Morning After Pillow

She leaves a depression.

An imprint of her head on the pillow, a reminder of her weight.

The bed is empty without her form.

There’s a depression when she leaves.

The sheets are rumpled; my thoughts, bedraggled.

Little, if anything, is hiding beneath the covers.

The pillow is filled with down, down, down.

The blanket offers no security.

I rise, make coffee and go back to bed.

She leaves a depression.

There’s an imprint of her head on the pillow, a reminder of her weight.

The bed is empty without her form.

The Morning After Pillow – Copyright Michael Potter 4th June 2012

Michael is a regular at Mornington Peninsula Shire Libraries ‘Live ‘n’ Local events.  The next one will be at Mornington Library Thursday June 6, 2013  from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

VISIT THE WORLD’S LONGEST TOY SNAKE @ HASTING COMMUNITY HOUSE

Hastings snakeWhat: The World’s longest Toy Snake

When: Friday March 22 from 9.30pm – 5pm

Where: Hastings Community House, 185 High Street Hasting

For further information on the days activities phone: 5979 2918

CEF’S PRODUCTION OF STEEL MAGNOLIAS OPENS TONIGHT

What: CEF’s latest production of Steel Magnolias Opens tonight!

Directors: Andrew & Rosemary Pollock

The quintessential story of friendship and trust, “Steel Magnolias” serves up a southern slice of life that’s as warm and comforting as sweet potato pie! In the world of Truvy’s local-homegrown beauty salon, six very different women come together to share their secrets, fears and love for one another while engaging the audience in hysterical and neighbourly gossip. From weddings to divorces, babies to funerals, new beginnings to happy endings, they share each moment in their lives with grace, determination, and perfectly coiffed hair. When tragedy strikes, it is in the familiar comfort of Truvy’s salon where they seek the solace and support that carries them through.

Show dates are:  March 15,16,17,22,23,24, as it is a marvellous piece of theatre it would be a shame if you missed an opportunity to see the show, and to share the laughter and tears!  Please feel free to pass this on and  please forgive me if you have been inundated with previous notifications – but I would hate you to miss out!

For Bookings Phone: 5975 5904 or book online @ http://cefplayers.com.au 

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AUS DANCE VICTORIA WORKSHOPS 2013

What: Dance Massive presented by Ausdance Victoria 2013.  Open Studio Dance Workshops – A window into the creative process showing of works in development by 12 Australian artists 

When: March 14 & 18,

Where: Arts House, North Melbourne & Malthouse Theatre, South Melbourne

Check out : http://liquidskin.com.au/plucked-feedback

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NEW AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CULTURAL POLICY

Regional Arts Australia welcomes the National Cultural Policy – Creative Australia

It’s been a long time coming but Arts Minister, Simon Crean, has delivered the much anticipated policy document that confirms the Australian Government’s commitment to the arts.  RAA welcomes and supports Creative Australia and looks forward to working within its framework in order to deliver the best outcomes for Australians living and working in regional and remote Australia.

Recognition of RAA’s effective and successful Regional Arts Fund program that supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote communities in Australia was much appreciated. The Australian Government’s commitment to continue the $12.5 million program over the next four years will ensure regional and remote artists, arts workers and community will be supported in celebrating locally initiated programs.

On Thursday 21 March, RAA will be launching its National Strategic Projects that form part of the RAF program at Australian Parliament House, Canberra. Mr Crean will introduce the program developed by Regional Arts Australia to politicians, media and arts industry. This program will deliver art and cultural opportunities across regional and remote Australia over the next four years.

The Regional Arts Fund will support RAA and its member network – Arts NT; Artslink Queensland; Country Arts SA; Country Arts WA; Regional Arts NSW; Regional Arts Victoria; Tasmanian Regional Arts- to develop and deliver national initiatives including:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement will build capacity within regional and remote communities through skills development, partnerships and networking.

Animating Spaces supports the revitalisation and renewal of disused and non-traditional arts spaces.

Broadband and Digital Arts Initiatives supports projects that utilise this vital infrastructure and provides skills for exploring new tools including the NBN.

Creative Social Enterprise develops local capacity and resources to work with local business and organisations to generate new ways of supporting cultural activities.

National Visual Arts Showcase brings together renowned regional and remote artists who will mentor other local artists to participate in one of Australia’s largest regional visual arts exhibitions.

President of Regional Arts Australia, Dennis Goldner said “Regional Arts Australia has worked hard with its regional and remote constituency to identify key priority areas to develop the National Strategic Priorities for the next four years. We are very pleased and appreciative that the work undertaken by RAA in delivering the RAF has been acknowledged and endorsed through the National Cultural Policy and look forward to delivering a national program that enriches the cultural lives of Australians living outside the major cities.”

Regional Arts Australia is the national advocacy and industry development body for the arts in regional Australia. It promotes the development of arts for the one in three Australians living in regional, rural and remote parts of the country. Its members give country Australians access to outstanding cultural experiences that are either home-grown or on tour from other towns and cities. In this way, Regional Arts Australia gives a voice to artists and puts culture at the heart of community life across country Australia.

Regional Arts Australia is committed to developing positive collaborations and partnerships that will create healthy, inclusive and culturally rich regional communities where people’s abilities, strengths, diverse cultures and needs are recognised.

ENDS – For media enquiries please contact

Cat Potter Office Manager on (03) 9616 0350 or cat.potter@regionalarts.com.au

pan>Broadband and Digital Arts Initiatives supports projects that utilise this vital infrastructure and provides skills for exploring new tools including the NBN.

  • Creative Social Enterprise develops local capacity and resources to work with local business and organisations to generate new ways of supporting cultural activities.
  • National Visual Arts Showcase brings together renowned regional and remote artists who will mentor other local artists to participate in one of Australia’s largest regional visual arts exhibitions.

President of Regional Arts Australia, Dennis Goldner said “Regional Arts Australia has worked hard with its regional and remote constituency to identify key priority areas to develop the National Strategic Priorities for the next four years. We are very pleased and appreciative that the work undertaken by RAA in delivering the RAF has been acknowledged and endorsed through the National Cultural Policy and look forward to delivering a national program that enriches the cultural lives of Australians living outside the major cities.”

Regional Arts Australia is the national advocacy and industry development body for the arts in regional Australia. It promotes the development of arts for the one in three Australians living in regional, rural and remote parts of the country. Its members give country Australians access to outstanding cultural experiences that are either home-grown or on tour from other towns and cities. In this way, Regional Arts Australia gives a voice to artists and puts culture at the heart of community life across country Australia.

Regional Arts Australia is committed to developing positive collaborations and partnerships that will create healthy, inclusive and culturally rich regional communities where people’s abilities, strengths, diverse cultures and needs are recognised.

STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA TOURING EXHIBITION @ MPRG

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Illustration from Tales From Outer Suburbia, Allen & Unwin, 2008 (detail)
acrylic, coloured pencil and gouache on paper
Courtesy of the artist

What: Look! The art of Australian picture books today A State Library of Victoria Exhibition

Children and adults of all ages will be intrigued and inspired by this delightful exhibition, which celebrates the worlds and stories revealed in picture books today.

22 Tan_Tales from Outer Suburbia (A4291507)Created by the State Library of Victoria, Look! includes sketches, drafts, mock-ups and finished artwork as well as multimedia presentations to demonstrate the various stages of developing contemporary Australian picture books. Over 40 of Australia’s most talented illustrators are featured in the exhibition including: Shaun Tan, Jeannie Baker, Graeme Base, Bob Graham, Gregory Rogers, Ann James, Leigh Hobbs, Terry Denton, Ron Brooks and Frané Lessac.

Featured titles include favourites such as Are we there yet?, The Arrival, Old Tom’s Holiday, Greetings from Sandy Beach, Fox and Enigma. These are complemented by an extensive program of films, activities, workshops and story times at the Gallery and in local libraries.

The exquisite images in Look! tell many stories, some beautiful, some hilarious, some difficult. They help children to understand the world and nurture their imaginations and dreams.

When: 27 February – 21 April 2013

Where: MPRG Civic Reserve, Dunns Road Mornington

Visit: Click on the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery in the Blog Roll on the right hand side

THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA ART SHOW

logo pstWhat: The  Mornington Peninsula Art Show has rapidly become an important element in the rich tapestry of the arts across the Mornington Peninsula.  By combining a quality venue for exhibition with the leading artists of the region and beyond by invitation only, visitors to the show are guaranteed quality and value in their purchase. As a fundraiser supporting the valuable Chaplaincy pastoral care program at Rosebud Secondary College, it is not to be missed.

Where:  Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, 245 Eastbourne Road, Rosebud.

Entry: Admission to opening night, 7pm Wednesday 27 March is $20 at the door, or $15 prepaid

​Exhibition times:  Friday 29 March 11am to 5pm

Saturday 30 March 10am to 5pm

Sunday 31 March 10am to pm

Monday 1 April 10am to 5pm

Entry: $5

​For further information, and for purchasing opening night tickets, please visit www.mpartshow.com/

 

AWARD WINNING POET GARTH MADSEN TO LAUNCH THE POSTHUMOUS COLLECTION OF RHONDA JANKOVIC

What: Multi-award winning & widely-published poet & fiction writer Garth Madsen will Launch the posthumous poetry collection of Rhonda Jankovic “Your Heartbeat in Mine”:

When: Sunday 24 March 3pm – 4.30pm

 Where: Cube 37 Art Gallery Frankston Arts Centre, Davey St, Frankston

Light refreshments provided.

All proceeds from the collection’s sales are deposited in the “Friends of Rhonda” Sponsorship Fund.

The “Age” Obituary for Rhonda can be viewed at:

http://www.theage.com.au/national/obituaries/broke-free-from-agonising-childhood-20121217-2bjou.html

Earlier the same day there will be an informal ceremony to bury Rhonda’s ashes at (all welcome):

Springvale Crematorium, 12.30 – 2pm Meet at the Administration Block by 12.30:

AKMAL @ SOUTHERN PENINSULA ART CENTRE

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What: Akmal’s Brand New Show

Where: Southern Peninsula Art Centre 275 Eastbourne Road Rosebud

When: April 28 2013 @ 7.30pm

Tickets: $44, Concession/ Groups $39.90

Bookings: http://southernpeninsulaartcentre.com or phone 5986 8204

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