There will also be an Art Exhibition held on the Saturday and Sunday at the Masonic Centre in Sorrento. The exhibition will showcase award winning local artists – Craig Davy, John Bredl and Hans Vanvlodrop.
Hans Vanvlodrop has kindly donated a painting valued at $1400 which will be the door prize at the concert and all ticket holders to the concert will be eligible to be in the draw.
Communities across the Mornington Peninsula are constantly bombarded with graffiti tagging. This type of vandalism makes the community feel unsafe and affects the general amenity of our towns and villages. A number of community stakeholders have come together to initiate a new ‘Community Crime Prevention Program’ in working towardsmanaging the problem.
This morning in Hastings, the Minister for Crime Prevention Edward O’Donohue and State of Member of Parliament for Hastings Neale Burgess announced funding of more than $310,000 to be allocated to fight graffiti across the state. It was very exciting to see this public announcement being made in Hastings in support of the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Adopt-A-Hotspot program. Hastings Ward Councillor David Garnock along with the officers from the Department of Justice, the Shire’s CEO and other officers, Hastings Police, Westernport Chamber of Commerce and Hastings community members attended this important public announcement.
The Adopt-a-Hotspot program aims to co-opt community stakeholders as active partners, initiating either active clean-up and or removal strategies, creating artworks or vertical gardens and to ‘keep a close watch’ over the site, reporting any vandalism that may occur. It is well established that if clean-up occurs immediately then it thwarts the vandals and indicates that the community is ‘protecting’ their public spaces.
One such site regularly attacked is Hastings West Park Village shops @ Wallaroo Place. The Good Shepard Community House next door are working on strategies that engages young people from the neighbourhood in what could be done to enhance the wall, encouraging them to take a role in protecting this shared public space.
Starting with a fresh coat of paint and the question of ‘If you could change what’s in the Westpark reserve, what would you like to see? has succeeded in connecting with local youth and adults to canvas their thoughts on what creative solutions could be considered in the space. I commend the community house wholeheartedly in giving the neighbourhood an opportunity to make public comments and the community house is attempting to engage their community in support of their aspirations. This is placemaking at its best.
If you would like to know more about the Hastings Adopt-a-Hotspot contact Andrea firstname.lastname@example.org OR make a comment on the post at https://artsonthepeninsula.com/ ADOPT-A-HOTSPOT LAUNCHES IN HASTINGS
What: Good Shepherd Community House is looking for creative people of any age from Hastings (preferably from Westpark) area to come up with a design which will be painted onto the Westpark Milk Bar Wall.
Where:The Westpark Village Store, Wallaroo Place Hastings
The latest edition of Pearl magazine is out now and can be picked up at Mornington, Hastings, Rosebud and Somerville libraries, cafes, restaurants, bars, clubs and at many sites across the Penisnula and Bayside.