exURBAN SCREENS RETURNS TO FRANKSTON IN 2013

exUrban screens engages audiences through a nocturnal program of contemporary media artworks situated across gallery and public spaces from Thursday 20 June to Friday 5 July, 2013.

International, national and local artists will transform Frankston’s CBD and Frankston Arts Centre from normal into incredible, grungy into beauty.

CALL TO ARTISTS

Frankston Arts Centre is looking for moving image or still projection installations to contribute to a major projection event in the city of Frankston in June 2013.

In 1956 Bruce Gyngell introduced television to Australia with the words ‘Good evening, and welcome to television’.  In 2013 the analogue television signal will be switched off.

Frankston will celebrate, commiserate and investigate this transition from analogue to digital with the return of digital art festival, exURBAN SCREENS.  In 2012 exURBAN SCREENS lit up the winter night sky in the streets of Frankston and the crowds saw their city in a new light.  exURBAN SCREENS returns in 2013 to examine the end of an era, the end of analogue and the source of the discrete image. Digital technologies have fundamentally changed how we view the world and interact with one another. (Good evening, and welcome to)The Discrete Image proposes that we reflect on the nature of analogue and digital systems and what they mean to both our human condition and importantly our experience of the world.

The presentation of contemporary large scale and site-specific installations will be filled by international and nationally renowned, emerging and established artists. The signature projections will focus on the Frankston Arts Centre fly-tower, Hoyts Cinema and the festival hub at Cube 37. There will be a myriad of smaller projection and screen sites at various locations including store fronts, laneways and car parks in the city centre. A highlight of the program is a series of after dark walking tours which take in multiple sites and provides an expanded experience of the installations.

Artists interested in contributing to this event are invited to submit their creative ideas and examples of their digital/video artworks reflecting the theme (Good evening, and welcome to)The Discrete Image.

OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS –  STORE FRONT & STREET PROJECTION  

The call for entries is now open to artists, digital/video creators, photographers, designers and media producers to submit digital projection, video and installation works for this year’s exURBAN SCREENS.

Entrants can submit digital/video works to be displayed on a screen or utilising projectors, installation of artworks combined with projection and influenced by the theme are also welcome. There are no entry costs

ENTRY DEADLINE: Friday 31 May
ENTRIES WILL BE JURY SELECTED AND SUCCESSFUL PROPOSALS NOTIFIED BY 
THE Friday 7 June email to Belinda.Cook@frankston.vic.gov.au 

FRANKSTON ART CENTRE GALLERY PRESENTS

What: identities – Achala Collective.   A travelling exhibition by Ecuadorian Artists that celebrates elements of daily Ecuadorian culture to encourage an inter-cultural dialogue and build bridges between global communities.

Where: Frankston Art Centre Gallery,  37 Daveys Street Frankston

When: May 27 – June 23, 2013

Gallery Opening Hours: Monday to Friday

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PENINSULA MUSIC SOCIETY PRESENTS THE MELBOURNE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

What: Octet – Adventures in Great Classics Stravinsky, Haydn & Mendelssohn

When: Saturday June22 7.30pm

Where: Peninsula Community Theatre

Bookings:9789 8392 or 0419 985 550 or visit http://www.pmsmusic.asn.au

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POEM OF THE WEEK

Poetry 16 – Art Life and the Drafty Garret

You know, I have always wanted

to be an artist.

Wear corduroys, a beret and all that.

Drink coffee at cafes like

The Green Door and The Black Cat/

I could openly admire the female form,

the curve, the line, the fit.

Yes I could praise and flatter…

and get away with it/

“He’s gifted you know”

I can hear them chant.

“And he did it all with out a grant”/

I could be the proverbial

Social Parrot

Once away from the drafty garret/

Yes life could be

One constant party

Simply because ….I’m Arty.

Copyright Michael Leeworthy

SPANISH SOIREE

What: Spanish Feast & Soiree & live floor show, highlights from “Man Of La Mancha” & “Carmen”with Melb City Opera’s  Lucy Nicolson as Aldonza & Michael Laity – Baritone as Don Quixote with Dave Bell on Flamenco Guitar.

All proceeds go to ‘Connections Skills’ Adults with a disability in Frankston.

Where: Rocotillos 36 Wells St Frankston

When: June 22nd 6.30>10.30pm

Ticketing: $65 a head. Drinks at bar prices. All proceeds to “Connecting Skills Australia”

Enquiries & Booking:97831631or email rocotillos@yahoo.com

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GREASE @ THE SOUTHERN PENINSULA ART CENTRE ROSEBUD

What: School performance of Grease

Where: Southern Peninsula Art Centre, Rosebuds Secondary College Rosebud

When: May 24, 25, 26, 31, June 1 2013

Bookings: www.rsc.vic.edu.au or phone 5986 8204

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LATEST NEWS FROM WHISTELWOOD @ SHOREHAM

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What: Opening of their ReGeneration  established and emerging Indigenous artists exhibition.

Where: Whistlewood Gallery, Shoreham

When: Opening Drinks May 25 @ 4pm

Exhibition Open: May 25  & 26, June 1 & 2. Queens Birthday Weekend, June 8 – 10 from 11am – 5pm

Bookings through:       http://mccullochart.eventbrite.com.au/

CAR BOOT SALE @ OAK HILL GALLERY

What: Oak Hill Gallery invites you to attend our Art and Treasure Car Boot Sale on Sunday, 2 June between 10am and 3pm.  The Art and Treasure Car Boot Sale at Oak Hill Gallery will have all sorts of things for sale, including art from our artists, cards, pre-loved art books, textbooks and magazines. There will also be plenty of pre-loved treasures.

Oakhill Galley LOGOYou are welcome join the Art and Treasure Car Boot Sale on the day. The fee is $10 for non-members and $5 for members per car.

Contact the Gallery:5973 4299 for further details.

When:      Sunday, 2 June 2013, between 10am and 3pm

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

Cost:        FREE for the general public to attend – Stallholders will be charged $10 per car for non-members and $5 for members

 For further information on Oak Hill Gallery’s Art and Treasure Car Boot Sale visit http://oakhillgallery.com.au/

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MUSIC AFTER DARK @ MORNINGTON LIBRARY

What: Music after Dark is part of the inaugural Mornington Winter Jazz Festival and will be an ‘improvisation in the round’ series presented by the Marty Williams Project and a fabulous bunch of Mornington Peninsula musicians.

When: Friday Night 7pm – 9pm & Saturday Night 7-9pm

Where: Mornington Library Vancouver Street, Mornington

When: Friday June 7 & 8

Bookings: FREE PERFORMANCE SPACE IS LIMITEDBOOK ONLINE http://morningtonjazz.com.au/ 

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LITTLE ARCHIES @ OAK HILL GALLERY

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What:  2013 Little Archies Portrait Prize – Award Presentations

 Little Archies Portrait Prize Exhibition continues through to 7th July 

When:  Sunday 2nd June 2013 2 – 4 pm

Where:  Oak Hill Galler,  100 Mornington-Tyabb Road Mornington,  Open daily 11 – 4pm  Closed Mondays

 Enquiries:  5973 4299  e art@oakhillgallery.com.au www.oakhillgallery.com.au www.facebook.com/OakHillGallery

Entry:  Gold coin donation.

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THE 2013 SCARECROW FESTIVAL IS NOW CALLING FOR ENTRIES

DSC_5186What:  This years Hinterland Scarecrow Festival promises to be another fabulous community arts event and organisers are calling on artists, groups, schools and businesses to get creative and get involved! In an exciting new development, the 2013 festival offers a cash prize for the most Sustainable Scarecrow that celebrates the theme: recover, reuse recycle. Scarecrow Makers are invited to create their own interpretation ‘the Scarecrow’ and be part of a unique group of inspired outdoor crafters. The Scarecrow Trail opens to the public as a free family event, for one month in the September School Holidays. Anyone can join as long as they partner up with a local hinterland business or property owner to display their exhibit. Don’t wait- start planning your Scarecrow Creation now. Organisers have put together an entry kit with key dates and conditions of entry- available online at www.scarecowfestival.org.au/

Where: Various locations around The Peninsula’s Hinterland Area

When: Last day to enter is 5th August 2013, with the Scarecrow Judging occurring and trail opening occurring mid September.

Entry Cost: $50 to participate – category prizes, awards and trophy available.

Download your entry kit at: www.scarecrowfestival.org.au/

Festival Organiser & Contact: Nelly Shaw – Hinterand Scarecrow email: nelly@nellyshaw.com.au

Festival Coordinator Tel: 0409 564154

FREE GRANTS & FUNDING WORKSHOPS WITH Q & A FROM POZIBLE

What: Mornington Peninsula Shire is presenting 3 workshops on June 12.

Learn how to identify and access funds through community, government, philanthropic organisations or through online ‘crowd- funding’.

When: First session is 10 am with Lunch included, afternoon session with Pozible begins at 1.30pm and then again at 5.30pm.

Where: Mornington Library Meeting Room Vancouver Street Mornington

Bookings: Places are limited so bookings are essential:  visit http://grantsandfundingworkshop.eventbrite.com.au 

Enquiries: Andrea Ebsworth, Cultural Planner Mornington Peninsula Shire 5950 1716 or Kate Stuart Social Planning and Community Development Project Officer 5950 1865

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JAZZ FESTIVAL NEARLY BOOKED OUT – DON’T MISS GETTING YOUR TICKETS NOW

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Mornington is getting ready to celebrate the Inaugural Mornington Winter Jazz Festival over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, 7th to 10th June 2013.

The festival will see Mornington come alive with all things Music, Art and Heritage and will celebrate all genres of jazz – get ready to groove!

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VinceAndyThe cornerstone of the Festival is the dynamic Jazz program with internationally renowned Jazz artists James Morrison and Vince Jones, and Melbourne Jazz artists Andy Cowan, Wilbur Wilde, Frank Bennett and Flap! Ticketed performances will see nights and afternoon’s in Mornington ablaze with atmosphere, jazz and groovin’ at The Grand Hotel, The Royal Hotel, and many more great venues.  Tickets are high demand and are available at www.morningtonjazz.com.au – but be quick as tickets are limited!

In addition to the ticketed gigs and dinner shows, FREE jazz and music performances will be held in venues and locations across Mornington all weekend blowing the winter blues away! Showcasing fantastic local musicians, artists and bands such as the Marty Williams Experiment featuring Deb McLeod (Cello), Cardwell Swing Guitars, Aaron Roberts, Pete Kaighin, Brad Kennedy joined by Mojo Pearls, Westernport Regional Band, Admirals Own Big Band & Jazz Trio/Quartet “OldsCool” .  ‘Music After Dark ‘ and ‘Studio 12 Portraits Foyer Exhibition’ at the Mornington Library, The ‘Jazz n’ Swing’ afternoon at the Peninsula Grange, ‘Market Grooves’ on Main Street,  ‘Live in the Park’ at the Mornington Farmers’ Market and the Mornington Historical Railway ‘Jazz at the Station’ are just a few great events in the entertainment program – check out the website for the full program.

The Mornington Winter Jazz Festival also welcomes the prestigious Archibald Prize Exhibition to the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery in Mornington over the Queen’s Birthday weekend.  To celebrate, the annual ‘Little Archie’s Window Art Exhibition’ will be held on Main Street Mornington, and guided tours of the exhibition will be held over the weekend. Historical Walks around Mornington will also be held over the weekend.

So come, be entertained, and immerse yourself in the atmosphere as there are plenty of reasons to visit Mornington for this fabulous festival celebrating Music, Art and Heritage.

LAST DAYS TO SECURE YOUR TICKETS

WEBSITE                              Full Program and Tickets:    http://www.morningtonjazz.com.au           

ENQUIRIES                          Mornington Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 40, Mornington VIC 3931 Phone: 03 5975 4522

FRANKSTON THEATRE GROUP PRESENTS ‘ERIC’S HOMECOMING’

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What: Play: ERIC’S HOMECOMING,  Agent: Roy Thompson, Author: Roy Thompson, Director: Roy Thompson

The slightly dysfunctional Lowery family is in a state of excitement.  Eric, the Prodigal Son is coming home.

He is the apple of his mother’s eye and is his father’s hero.

Before going overseas for 3 years he was the local sports champion, admired by all.

His family and friends are preparing to welcome him home.  He will be surprised and delighted. OR WILL HE?

He may have a greater surprise for them All.

Will they be shocked and stunned or will they be delighted?

Where: Mt. Eliza Community Centre, Canadian Bay Rd, Mt Eliza

When: Fri 26th & Sat 27th July @ 8 pm

Fri 2nd & Sat 3rd August @ 8 pm

Sunday 4th August matinee @ 2 pm

Ticketing: Full Price $26.50, Concession & Groups 10+ $24.50,

Website information: http://frankstontheatregroup.org.au/

Enquiries & Booking Contact: Frankston Theatre Group – 1300 665 377

 

JOIN PANORAMA’S PRODUCTION CREW

Panorama logoWhat: Panorama are proud to announce their September/October production is RENT.

Panorama show Oct 2013

Expressions of interest for Production Team are now open and close Sunday the 19th of May.

Please email any applications to president@panoramatheatre.com.au

 Tentative dates are as follows:

 Information night on the 31st of May

Auditions on the 14th, 15th and 16th of June

 Callbacks on Friday the 21st of June

 Rehearsals to commence on Sunday the 23rd of June

 Rehearsals will be each Friday from 7:30 to 10:30 and Sunday’s from 2PM to 5PM

 Performances will be on the 3rd, 4th 5th and 6th of October

 This is an adult content show. Whilst those aged 14 to 17 can audition, they will require consent from their parents if they choose to audition.

This is Panorama’s Open show, so anybody over 14 is eligible to audition.

POEM OF THE WEEK

Poetry 8

The Hairy Violinist

This one has a special air.

He looks familiar I have seen him somewhere

His movements have an animated sway

Dresses in tails but the frayed cuffs, give him away

 

Quite at home, pouring his soul into the gutter

This part genius, this part nutter

The hairy violinist on his wooden box,

This musical dichotomy this….paradox.

 

The air fills with Verdi, Ravel, clanging and toots

Even on this chilly morning, his notes penetrate the suits.

For they stop and stare throwing coins into his case.

Why is he not in the Hall?

This maestro with his pavement base/.

 

But he continues to play without a care

He does look familiar, I have seen him somewhere.

Copyright 1980 Michael Leeworthy

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