Adam & Tash

Adam Dunning & Tash Parker have released a new single ‘Holiday’.  Adam & Tash recorded the single  near Melbourne a while ago, and have now got it all nice and ready for the European summer and as for Brazil, where Adam spends much of his time; well, it’s summer everyday there.  Hope you all enjoy!   The single is an earthy, folk and bossa-cool sound, which both Tash and Adam see as a good mix of both of our individual sounds. One thing’s for sure, it’s a summertime vibe!

‘Holiday’ has hit radio airwaves in the Americas, and across the UK, European, and Asian summers.  Recorded in Victoria, Australia, and backed with a rustic, beachy clip, ‘Holiday’ marks a coming together of two genres: Dunning’s laid back bossa-cool / surf jazz with Parker’s personal pop folk vibe.

Tash Parker returns from a year out sharing music around the world in the wake of her evocative “Waking Up” 2010 debut release (and touring worldwide with her partner Wally de Backer, aka Gotye), while the single follows on the back of Dunning’s second 2013 album “Glass Bottom Boat” which is known for its surf-cultured old-school style, and oceanic message. They have both enjoyed successes in their own camps internationally and on home turf over the span of their recent careers, and it’s the homely beach-house empathy in this single that will strike us all.  Watch this one – it will bring real music home, and gives summer nostalgia its soundtrack.

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Ever wanted to try your hand at CREATIVE WRITING? Fire-up your creativity with award-winning and widely published short-fiction writer and poet Philton. Having extensive experience with applied writing, editing and publishing, he will work with you in practical exercises on a journey of options for writing stories.

 What: Course: Introduction to Story

 Where: Bentons Square Community Centre 145 Bentons Rd, Mornington

When: Mondays 7-9pm 5-26 August 

Cost: $60


Enquiries & Bookings:   5977 2468


What: Director Damian Callinan returns to the Southern Peninsula with this hilarious performance written and performed by Rachel Leary.

Where: Southern Peninsula Art Centre 275 Eastbourne Road Rosebud.

When: September 18 2013 from 8pm

Bookings & tickets: 5986 8204

Website information:

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What: The pick of Melbourne Fringe comes to Rosebud! Melbourne Fringe on Tour Double Bill. Two plays in one night PLUS the Peninsula Poets performing during interval.

When:  August 2, 2013 @ 7.30pm

Where: Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, 245 Eastbourne Rd Rosebud

Bookings: 5986 8204

Costs/ Ticketing: Adults $30, Concession/Groups 10+ $25, Students $15.

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What: Following the success of March Fundraiser “Viva Italia”, Jenna Bailey and Joanne Clements (the 2 ladies seated)  clients of “Connor House” respite facility run by ‘Karingal’ agency will attend “Vienna@Vinnies” on August 18th 12 noon- for more fabulous food, fine wine and amazing talent. ‘Vinnies” owners Nina and Tony Kafrouni  and Diva@Large-Lucy Nicolson( centre) have raised over $2000 to purchase these items that have   made a huge difference in the day to day running of Connor house for both clients and staff.  The program will include Melb City Opera’s Mezzo-Lucy Nicolson with highlights from Strauss Operetta, Oz Child Glee club singing excerpts from “Sound Of Music” , local baritone Michael Laity and Perfect Day ACapella trio .

When: August 18 12 noon

Tickets:  $75 a head for an Austrian Banquet and LIVE entertainment.

Bookings are essential: phone 5249 6342 or email

All proceeds will go to ‘Karingal’-a non profit organisation providing services for people with a mental illness or disability, older Australians and the disadvantaged.’


What: Local artists are invited to attend the vibrant forum ARTALK, which will bring together key stakeholders in the peninsula’s visual arts scene.

Geoff Carson, Manager Libraries Arts and Culture said the ARTALK forum is an opportunity to strengthen connections between artists, community and the Shire.   Geoff a keen ceramic artist, will present the Shire’s recently-adopted Arts and Culture strategy ‘A Creative Peninsula’ and will outline the Shire’s long-term vision and plans for arts and cultural development across the Peninsula.

Lynda Newton from Arts & Cultural Services Australia will introduce the Arts & Cultural Facilities Audit & Development Project.  The Shire is currently undertaking an assessment of the range of arts and culture facilities on offer on the peninsula.  Lynda is keen to capture attendees ideas on what they think are quality arts and cultural facilities.

Mike Green, acclaimed local professional artist, will present his reflections of life as a professional artist at ARTALK.  Mike migrated from New Zealand to Australia in 1945 and has had a prolific life as an artist/painter, living and travelling in various places around the world. Throughout his long career Mike has exhibited regularly in group exhibitions and has held many one person exhibitions in Australia and the USA. His work is widely represented in several Australian and American collections and he will discuss what life as a professional artist.

Geoff Carson said the Shire has been working with local artist Cherie Leeden in developing ARTALK, and said the event is a significant opportunity to further engagement between artists, the community and the Shire.

ARTALK will also recognise the importance of arts and culture to our idea of liveable peninsula communities.

“ARTALK complements the Shire’s approach to arts and culture – it’s about working in partnership with local communities and arts sectors to ensure recognition of the sector, and that arts and culture continues to have a positive influence on people’s lives and our Shire as a whole,” he said.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor, Councillor Lynn Bowden, said ARTALK follows successful consultation and engagement activities with the local music sector and the local performing arts sector.

“ARTALK will provide an opportunity to recognize the important work of visual artists within our community, and further enhance the lines of communications between visual artists and the Shire.  Communication within the sector, as well as communication between the sector and supporting organisations such as the Shire is so important to continue to foster the active local arts scene on the peninsula.  We hope all local visual artists, galleries, studios, businesses and groups involved with visual art will attend ARTALK,” she said.

 When:  Sunday 8th September 12 noon – 4pm

Where: Mornington Park Pavilion

Cost: $15 per head. Lunch included.

For more information contact: Cherie Leeden on: or 0407 362 208.

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What: Exhibition Opening and Fundraising Auction – For Kids By Kids, Raising Awareness of Youth Mental Health and Suicide.   Exhibition Opening and Fundraising Auction of Art, Goods and Services, organised by a group of young people working together to raise awareness and funds for the important issue of youth mental health and suicide in our community.  All proceeds raised will go to three chosen charities – Beyond Blue, Peninsula Head Space and Monash Medical Centre Stepping Stones Program.  Don’t miss the opportunity to pick up some amazing art donated by professional artists, there will be live music and speakers, light refreshments provided. Join us to support this worthy cause!

Where: Cube 37 Gallery

When: 1st August 2013 @ 7pm

Costs/ Ticketing: Ages 0-5 Free,  6-22 $5.00,   23-60 $10.00,   61+ $5.00 ( Cash Only – Tickets sold at the door.)

Website information:

Enquiries & Booking Contact: Tickets sold at the door. For further enquiries please contact or call Cube 37 gallery on 97841896

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Every second Wednesday night the Balnarring Hall comes alive from 9pm with music from those living in, around and across the Peninsula, but mostly the local musicians and audiences come out, rain hail or shine to celebrate what being musical is all about.  It’s an informal, accessible and generally a great night.

Check out Pearl Mag’s gig guide for the right Wednesday to go or call organiser Bob McGaughey on 0408591107.

If you are a muso/ performer come around 9pm and put your name on the list at the door and share your stuff with this loyal musical and appreciative community.

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For the Past few weeks Red Hill Consolidated Primary have had Peninsula artist Michael Leeworthy tutoring them in design, drawing and painting of a mural that will be installed within the school grounds.   Michael has had a relationship with the school over many years and celebrates being able to encourage a ‘new crop’ of  young students at the school.

The design and painting project has given students an opportunity to understand a little of the artist’s way of working; planning, sharing stories and inspiring students to design, paint and explore the site for the finished artwork.

The project has been funded from  Community Partnerships of Mornington Peninsula Shire and the Red Hill Lions Club as the auspice group will assist the artist and the school in mounting the project once finished.  Below are some photos of the students working hard on the mural.

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What: An exhibition of paintings and prints by Peninsula artist  Sharron Okines

When: August 1-31 2013  Opening Celebration August 8, 5-30pm – 7-30pm

Where: Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, 201 Londsdale Street, Melbourne

RSVP: or phone 0422 510 653

Sharron Okines Vicarious Invitation
Sharron Okines Vicarious Invitation


What:  ‘Writing Poetry’ Workshop

Fire-up your poetic creativity with award-winning and widely published poet Philton. Having extensive experience with applied writing, editing and publishing , he will work with you in practical exercises on a journey of options for the writing of both traditional and free verse.

 Rhythm & metre, sound & rhyme, free verse, imagery, metaphors, other figurations.  Examples from Classic/Modern poets.  Spontaneous Writing/Poetic Exercises

Where: Langwarrin Community Centre 2-6 Lang Rd, Langwarrin

When: Sunday 11 Aug 12.00 noon – 4.30 pm

Cost: $36 (incl. GST), Concession $31


Enquiries & Bookings:   97897653






What:  Are you an aspiring dancer with a passion for contemporary dance? This is your chance to learn from some of Australia’s best dance talent.  Award winning Artistic Director and Choreographer, Shaun Parker and acclaimed dancer Craig Bary will be offering dancers at intermediate level or above the opportunity to participate in a highly physical contemporary dance class at the FAC!

Level of experience:Intermediate level and above

Where: Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre

When: Tuesday 6 August & Wednesday 7 August @ 8pm

Bookings: 03 9784 1060 Limited places available

Cost: $20, includes ticket to the performance of Happy As Larry directed and choreographed by Shaun Parker.

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Based in Sydney, Shaun Parker & Company is an exhilarating and bold new Australian dance company that has exploded on to the international dance scene. Founded by award winning Artistic Director and Choreographer, Shaun Parker, the company has toured Australia, Asia and Europe, selling out at London’s prestigious Sadler Wells.

About the Workshop Tuesday 6 August with Craig Bary Wednesday 7 August with Shaun Parker & Craig Bary.   Based on the agile, free flowing and acrobatic dance style, the workshop will fuse yoga, release and stretch techniques with contemporary dance exercises and a series of short technical phrases and acrobatic allegro progressions across the floor. This will be followed by a series of task based improvisation exercises that best describe and give examples of Shaun’s creative process for making work and help participants explore how they might develop their own artistic practice. Lastly, participants will learn several key repertoire scenes from the show and engage in a post workshop discussion.

About the Residency TRIGGER a theatre residency for young artists with Shaun Parker 20 to 25 January 2014.  Showcase your talents at the workshop in August and you may be selected for a week long intensive residency with Shaun Parker when he returns to FAC in January 2014 to work specifically with up to 30 selected aspiring young artists.  The residency will impart professional theatre skills development and offer daily class incorporating dance, yoga, physical theatre technique, theatre making and self devising, understanding meaning, movement and dramaturgy, including the deconstruction of the Happy As Larry production.

Applicants for the week long intensive must be of advanced technical standard. Involvement in the residency is by application only. Full details on how to apply at

Award winning Artistic Director and Choreographer, Shaun Parker, and acclaimed dancer Craig Bary will be offering dancers at intermediate level or above the opportunity to participate in a highly physical contemporary dance class at the FAC!



What: IConnect Young People In the Park Project @ Point Nepean.   Rye painter Miodrag Jancovic and Sorrento photographer Matthew Mackay tutored Yr 9 students from Rosebud Secondary College in a weekly program of creative artwork development.  Exploring the park to find inspiration and engaging directly with local professional artists to gain some new insights and skills.  The project was funded by Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Youth team IConnect Project, the Community Grants – Arts & Culture Stream program and Point Nepean National Park.  The Students work is on Show at Hospital Building 3 at Point Nepean and will be on show in Mornington Library Foyer Exhibition Space from October 4 – Nov 1.

Iconnect 2013 young people in the Park project  – Photographer mentor Matt Mckay’s statement 

My role as the photographer/mentor  involved teaching the students the basic fundamentals of Photography – how to look at their surroundings through the lens from a photographic/artistic perspective and guiding them through the various stages  of the photographic process, from the technical to creative and finally to printing/exhibiting of their work.

The priority was  to show them “how” to take photos but not “what” to photograph- but asked them to “focus” on elements/features in the landscape that makes Point Nepean National Park such a unique and special place.

Although the primary focus was teaching the students about photography, the project also involved  the students connecting with nature.  By spending time out in the park searching for photographic inspiration helped build a greater understanding and appreciation for the natural environment – making them more aware of it’s rich biodiversity.

At the end of the program I  hope the students walked away not with just a greater knowledge and passion for photography but also with a greater respect and appreciation for the Natural Environment.

When:  May – June 2013

Where: Point Nepean National Park


Councillor Tim Rogers congratulating students who took part in the Iconnect YOung People In the Park Project
Councillor Tim Rogers congratulating students who took part in the Iconnect YOung People In the Park Project


What: Masterclass: Illustration with artist, Lisa Roet

Lisa Roet graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from RMIT University in 1987 and held her first exhibition at the Querhuase Gallery, Berlin in 1992. Since then she has held well over 30 solo exhibitions nationally and internationally.

The workshop will be an exploration of intuitive drawing practice demonstrated by artist Lisa Roet plus a discussion of the development of her own drawing practice.

When: Monday 12 August, 10am–3pm.

Cost: MPRG Members $60 Guests $80 (bring own lunch, morning tea provided)

Bookings: essential call 5975 4395

Where: Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington

A list of materials and equipment required will be available following enrolment.


Orangutan index   2001–03  by Lisa Roet charcoal and conte crayon on Japanese silk paper Gift of Beleura – The Tallis Foundation, winner of the Acquisitive Award, 2003 Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
Orangutan index 2001–03 by Lisa Roet
charcoal and conte crayon on Japanese silk paper
Gift of Beleura – The Tallis Foundation, winner of the Acquisitive Award, 2003
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery




What:  The songs of Leonard Cohen by Chris Fatouros & Spiros Falieros.  In the ‘50s and ‘60s, the Greek island of Hydra was a magnet for artists.  The emerging Canadian poet, Leonard Cohen, arrived in 1960 and stumbled upon an ex-pat community headed by two charismatic Australian writers: George Johnson and Charmian Clift.  They offered the young poet a room and arranged for him to perform his poems and songs for their assortment of friends: Sydney Nolan, Brett Whiteley, Beat Generation poet Allen Ginsberg and others.  And so began Leonard Cohen’s career as a singer/songwriter…

Where:  Willow Creek Vineyard, 166 Balnarring Road, Merricks North (Melway #162 H9)

When:  5pm Saturday 17 August 2013

Costs/Ticketing:  Ticket $35-00 or package of performance & 3 course dinner package $95-00 (+ wine)

Website information:

Enquiries & Booking Contact:  All bookings phone Willow Creek Vineyard – 5989 7448 (ext 1)

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What: The Little Theatre Company brings the Line-up Down South hosted by James Reyne  on the bill are

Max Row and Sam Saunders, The Magnetics, Roundhouse, The Walking Dead, Morgan and Sherelle & Joel Thompson

When: Sunday July 28 @ 6pm

Where: Baha Taco Joint & Music Bar 2201 – 2209 Pt Nepean Road Rye.

Tickets: 5985 2077

line-up @ Baha



If you’re receiving this, it’s because you rock. Literally. 

Or you jazz, or classical or, hip hop or doof, or whatever gets the house PUMPED. 

Pozible Gigs is here. 

Reckon you have the skills to organise a band playing a cool venue? Show us! 

Tell us about a show you’d love to put on in 100 words or less by 12 August, 2013. We’ll pick a bunch of projects to face off in a crowdfunding blitz from 26 August to 24 October. 

It can be in whatever style, theme or scale you like, so get as creative as you dare. 

What’s the incentive? $10,000 cold hard cash! Prizes are being offered across five categories including Most Funds Raised, Most Supporters, Pozible Pick, Fastest to Target and Most Social Media Shares. 

Submissions for Pozible Gigs are open now and close 12 August. All participating crowdfunding campaigns will go live on the 26 August. 

Key Dates:  12 August – Submissions Close 

26 August – 24 October – Crowdfunding Campaigns Live 

25 October – Winners Announced 

All the details can be found at

Don’t forget to tag your posts with our hashtag #PozibleGigs

Rehearsal is over – it’s showtime… 



What:A Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery exhibition – David Larwill: Ten years on.

When: Opens July 19 – September 15 2013

Where: MPRG is at Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington

 Nationally and internationally recognised for his distinctive and exuberant style based on vibrant colour, simplified forms and stylised figures, for many years David Larwill (1956–2011) called the Mornington Peninsula home. From his Somers studio, Larwill produced a remarkable and sustained body of work including large-scale paintings, drawings, printmaking and sculpture. Featuring some 35 works, including major canvases from each year, this landmark exhibition is the first to survey David Larwill’s work since his acclaimed 2001 national tour. It reveals the range of his work, the important role of narrative and humour and his commitment to family, friends, landscape, the environment and contemporary Australian art.

 'Hawks and doves'  by David Larwill 2006 synthetic polymer paint on canvas.  Private collection Courtesy of Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney © The Estate of David Larwill. Courtesy of Fiona Larwill and Sotheby’s Australia
‘Hawks and doves’ by David Larwill 2006 synthetic polymer paint on canvas. Private collection Courtesy of Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney © The Estate of David Larwill. Courtesy of Fiona Larwill and Sotheby’s Australia

What: A Deakin University Art Gallery touring exhibition – Lisa Roet: Monkey Grip

Lisa Roet: Monkey Grip is a poignant exposé of our closest relatives. Melbourne-based artist Lisa Roet is internationally recognised for producing works of art using primates as her central theme and inspiration. Including sculpture, etchings, drawings, photography and animation, this exhibition displays the committed and multidisciplinary approach Roet brings to her ongoing preoccupation with apes and monkeys. Curated by Victor Griss, Curator, Deakin University, Monkey Grip highlights the themes and issues explored by the artist in her richly layered practice spread over 20 years.

'Marble Bust No 3' by Lisa Roet Bust No.3 2011. Carrara marble Collection of the artist Photograph: Robert Colvin. Reproduced with permission of the artist
‘Marble Bust No 3’ by Lisa Roet Bust No.3 2011. Carrara marble
Collection of the artist
Photograph: Robert Colvin. Reproduced with permission of the artist