AFFORDABLE ART EXHIBITION @ OAK HILL GALLERY

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What:  Annual Deck the Walls Affordable Art Exhibition,  Mornington Artists are clearing out their studios,  pricing artwork to sell in time for Christmas presents.  Don’t miss this great chance to pick up wonderful art at heavily discounted prices.

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

Visit: http://www.oakhillgallery.com.au or  www.facebook.com/OakHillGallery

When:  Opening Saturday 2nd November 2013 11 – 4pm.   Join us for official opening by Councillor Andrew Dixon Sunday 2 – 3pm.   Exhibition continues through November 27th.

Cost:  Gold coin donation

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RECENT WORK BY ANNE MARIE RANDALL @ OAK HILL GALLERY

What: Recent Work – Anne Marie Randall

When: Opening Nov 3, 2 – 4pm, Nov 2 – 27

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

Visit: http://www.oakhillgallery.com.au  

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CHRISTMAS @ THE STUDIO

Studio Christmas show

What: Christmas @ the Studio

When: Friday 29th from 10am – 7pm & Saturday 30th November 2013 from 10 am – 4pm 

Where: Bulldog Creek Road, Merricks North

Contact: Leisa, Julie & Flick christmasatthestudio@gmail.com 

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GUINESS BOOK OF RECORDS WORLD’S LONGEST TOY SNAKE

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The Hastings Community House registered the idea for the ‘World’s Longest Toy Snake’ with Guinness World Records in September 2011.   After the success of their ‘Tea Cozy Extravaganza project, local crafters were seeking a new challenge and the idea to attempt a “craft based” world record for Westernport was born. The current World Record of 1281.8 metres was held by a New Zealand school since September 2000.

The project took over 18 months and 300 pre-schools, primary and secondary schools and other community groups participated in the effort;  Balnarring Pre-school, Balnarring Primary,  Bittern Pre-school, Bittern Primary, Crib Point Primary,   St Josephs Primary, Flinders Christian Community College, Hastings Primary School,   Westpark Primary School,   Perseverance Primary School, French Island, Red Hill Consolidated Primary, Somers Primary,  Somerville Secondary, Somerville Rise Primary,  St Mary’s Primary , Tyabb Primary, Tyabb Railway Primary and Western Port Secondary College.

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Groups:  The McClelland Spinners & Weavers, Balnarring CWA, Bittern & Western Port Probus, South Care Lodge Hastings, PAST Disability Services Hastings and Somerville St John’s Knitting Group.

The project captured the curiosity of the community and was auspicious that the project came to fruition in 2013, Chinese Year of the Snake, formally measuring 1768 metres on March 22.   It represents an outstanding community contribution and secured the honour for Hastings and the greater Western Port.

The future of the snake?

Plans are under way to begin de construction of the snake ion term 4 2013. Local playgroups and kinders have expressed interest in converting the snakes into smaller lengths and adding features to create door stops and stuffed toys to use as fund raisers for their organization.

We will also be working closely with local primary schools to convert some pieces into sensory snakes which are educational aids in the shape of soft weighted snakes that are useful as calming tools for agitated children. We have converted three of the lengths into these sensory snakes for Hastings primary School who have reported a great success with the items.

We will also be donating the snakes beautiful tail section  back to the schools that created it for display along with their World Record Contribution Certificate.

The snake also has a face book page where all suggestions as to how we can utilize it best for the Community are welcomed.

Check us out on Facebook by typing in: World’s Longest Toy Snake – GWR or follow the link

https://www.facebook.com/#!/WorldsLongestToySnakeGwr

For further information on exciting programs at Hastings Community House Contact Lisa on

Lisa Glover, Manager, Hastings Community House, 185 High St, Hastings, PH: 59 79 2918 or email Lisa hastingsch@bigpond.com 

 

POETRY WRITING WORKSHOPS @ CRIB POINT & LANGWARRIN

Have you been wanting to try your hand at WRITING POETRY?

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.

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What: ‘Writing Poetry’ Workshop @ Crib Point

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

Where: Crib Point Community House, 7 Park Rd, Crib Point

When: Sunday 17 November 12 noon – 4.30 pm

Cost: $35 (incl. GST)

Website: www.cpch.org.au

Enquiries & Bookings:   5983 9888   info@cpch.org.au

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

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

When: Sunday 10 November 12 noon – 4.30 pm

Cost: $36 (incl. GST) Concession $31

Website: www.langwarrincc.org.au

Enquiries & Bookings:   9789 7653   langcom@satlink.com.au

 

 

 

 

STUDIO 13 CERAMICS @ DRIFTWOOD & ARTSPACE WAREHOUSE 3 – ROSEBUD

What: It is the fifth ceramic art exhibition presented by Studio 13 & Friends

When: Friday Nov 1 2013 7- 9pm

Where: The Driftwood Warehouse and Artspace Warehouse 3, 8 Colchester Road Rosebud

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CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR THE 2014 PENINSULA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

What: Call for Entries of the 2014 Peninsula Short Film Festival

When:  Entries by December 13, 2013 for the February 1, 2014 event, entertainment will begin @12 noon films screen from 7pm

Where: Village Green Rosebud

Visit: http://peninsulashortfilmfest.com.au/ for details

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FRANKSTON MUSIC SOCIETY

What: A Twilight Concert – Music from the Movies

Frankston Symphony Orchestra plays highlights from the movies including Superman Returns, The Dark Knight, The Empire Strikes Back, and many more. The orchestra will be joined by the Peninsula Youth Music Society on selected pieces and solo violinist Emily Whitney on Meditation from Thais.

Where: Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilsons Road, Mornington.

When: Saturday November 9th at 7pm.

Costs/ Ticketing: Adults $22, PSSU $20, 14 years and under $10

Website information: www.frankstonmusicsociety.org.au

Enquiries & Booking Contact: Tickets available at door or call 9789 3686

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OPENING NIGHT @ ARTHAVEN

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What: Opening Night of Arthaven Studio Gallery

When: Friday Nov 1 2013 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Where: Arthaven Studio Gallery, 138 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill, Victoria 3937

Contact: email: lorin@arthaven.com.au for the latest news, coming events all classes and workshop information or phone: 0412 660 495 PO Box 3189, Mornington, Victoria 3931

PAINTING CLASSES @ OAK HILL COMMUNITY COOPERATIVE

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What: Acrylic Painting Classes with Peter Martin Jnr.

Where: Oak Hill Community Arts Cooperative, 100 Mornington-Tyabb Road Mornington

When: Wednesdays 1.00 – 3.00 pm – Bookings essential as class size is limited to 6 people.

Cost: $30 (+ materials)

Contact: Oak Hill Community Arts Cooperative 03 5973 4299 or art@oakhillgallery.com.au

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FRANKSTON THEATRE GROUP PRESENTS 3 ONE ACT COMEDIES

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What: “3 One Act Comedies”

“Easy Stages” written by Nick Warburton, directed by Rob Lister

Step into the world of amateur theatre, where dreams are made and every day men and women lose their sanity. The players are rehearsing Hamlet and we find stage manager Gerry attempting one of many scene changes, however things do not go to plan as he quickly learns that good help is hard to find.

“Brenton vs Brenton” written by David Tristram, directed by David McCall

 An epic saga of Lust, Greed, Power and Wealth

Action takes place in Deke’s office in Chicago.

 “A Night Out” written by Frank Vickery, directed by Keith Gledhill

Mum and Dad are going to the Pigeon Club awards night, so, not to miss an opportunity, daughter Doreen invites Eric the boyfriend over. Young passion being what it is Doreen has some trouble keeping Eric under control whilst trying to get Mum and Dad out of the house.
As for Mum and Dad, they overcome a ruined hairdo, a flat battery the loss of the all-important tickets only to discover they had the wrong night.

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

When:  Fri 15th,    Sat 16th Nov   at 8pm

Fri 22nd,        Sat 23rd Nov    at 8pm

Matinee – Sun 24th Nov at 2pm

Fri 29th,    Sat 30th Nov     at 8pm

Matinee – Sun 1st Dec    at    2pm

Costs/ 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

POINT NEPEAN ICONNECT PROJECT @ MORNINGTON LIBRARY FOYER EXHIBITION SPACE

What: The IConnect Young artists in the park program was a pilot initiative being delivered in partnership by Parks Victoria, the People and Parks Foundation and the Mornington Peninsula Shire.    The program provided a new and unique form of engagement with youth from the Southern Peninsula in collaboration with local artists in an innovative mentoring program of activities. The artists that mentored the youth were Rye painter Miodrag Jancovic and Sorrento photographer Matt Mackay.

The creative outcomes of the project will be on display at Mornington Library Foyer Exhibition Space until October 31. 

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The next exhibition will be Mount Martha artist/ watercolourist Tammy Warner from Nov 2 – 28

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DIANE FERGUSON – CABARET EXHIBITION AT OAK HILL GALLERY

What: Diane Ferguson’s Exhibition “Cabaret”

Where: Oak Hill Gallery 100 Mornington/Tyabb Road Mornington

When: Daily 11 – 4 pm (closed Monday) through until 31st October 2013.

Cost: Gold coin donation.

PENINSULA CHAMBER MUSICIANS

What: This Cup Weekend, Peninsula Chamber Musicians- Chamber Orchestra is delighted to present an exciting program of works at Peninsula Community Theatre. The group will be performing Vivaldi’s energetic Concerto for Two Violins in A minor and also will be joined by Orchestra Victoria’s and Peninsula local, Anthony Pope for Haydn’s much loved Trumpet Concerto in Eb major. The orchestra will also present Beethoven’s stunning Symphony No. 7, the second movement of which was famously used in the movie The King’s Speech.

Where: Peninsula Community Theatre

When: Sunday November 3, 4pm.

Costs/ Ticketing: $25, $20 concession, $15 student

Website information: www.peninsulachambermusicians.com.au

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JOSEPHINE PITITTO @ WHITEHILL GALLERY

What: (An exhibition of paintings by Prize winning Artist Josephine Pititto)

Where: Whitehill Gallery, White Hill Road Red Hill/Dromana Melways Ref 160 G9

When: Opens2pm Sat 19th October, Exhibition runs until Sun 16th November

Gallery Hours: 11am – 5pm, Thursday-Monday, Free entry

Website information: http://www.whitehillart.com.au/

Phone: (03) 5931 0146,

email: rick@whitehillart.com.au

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Josephine Pititto

NEW CREATIVES ON THE BLOCK!

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What: It is so exciting to discover young creatives returning to the Mornington Peninsula and contributing to our cultural landscape and driving new ways of doing business by establishing legitimate ‘creative industries’.  Young arts graduates with only a few years under their belts but with all the enthusiasm and verve necessary to survive a creative life.

I had a fabulous lunch and chat with Josh Brown a graphic designer who has opened Snake Hole Gallery at the rear of his father Mark’s welding factory next to Commonfolk cafe 16 Progress Street Mornington.  Josh is hoping to expand to develop a number of artist studios for lease at the site, something the Peninsula is in desperate need of.  I field regular inquiries for studio spaces and believe that the opportunity Josh is providing will be an exciting addition to raising the profile of the Peninsula as a rich arts and cultural destination.

Josh Brown and Josh Meyer are the creative brains behind Snake Hole Gallery and Design Studio

I hope Josh will take up my offer to be part of a laneway enhancement project countering the tagging across Mornington with his ‘live painting’ over the coming months – Watch this space!  relentlessly yours, Andrea Ebsworth, Cultural Planner Mornington Peninsula Shire.  If you want to promote your ‘creative space/industry’ send info to arts@mornpen.vic.gov.au

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Bio: Josh Brown is a 25-year-old Graphic Artist living on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. He recently spent two years living in Sydney working as a Graphic Artist for iconic Australian surf/streetwear label, Insight, and previously for Balin Surf Hardware.

Returning to the Peninsula mid 2012, Josh opened ‘The Snake Hole’, a small design studio and art gallery aimed to support local emerging artists and provide them with an opportunity to exhibit work alongside well established artists. Josh is currently a full-time freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator working predominantly in the fashion industry with clients to the likes of Insight, Ksubi, Ben Sherman, Element Skateboards, Wavertree & London and Volcom.

Bio: Josh Meyer is a 24 year old graphic artist from the Mornington Peninsula.  Josh worked at Balin Surf Hardware for 3 years before recently starting up with a studio in the city.

Josh spends his spare time helping out fellow artist/mate Josh Brown at The Snakehole, as the pair prepare not only for their first major show together in November, but 2 other opening nights in NSW and QLD galleries.

Be sure to come down and check out the show on November 15, there will be something for everyone!

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Where to find them: Snake Hole Gallery 18 Progress Street Mornington

Visit:  http://www.joshlukebrown.com/ link on right hand side of the arts blog.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES – MPRG 2014 NATIONAL WORKS ON PAPER AWARD

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What: The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery’sNational Works on Paper was established in 1998 and incorporated the former Spring Festival of Drawing and the Prints Acquisitive which began in 1973. National Works on Paper is one of Australia’s most prestigious awards and acquisitive exhibitions. A biennial exhibition, its role is to support and promote contemporary Australian artists working on or with paper. Recent winners of the National Works on Paper include Laith McGregor, Richard Lewer, Danie Mellor, Gareth Sansom, Paul Boston, Lisa Roet and eX de Medici.

 The winner of the Major Acquisitive Award receives $15,000. Up to $35,000 is available for acquisitions through the Mornington Peninsula Shire Acquisition Fund; Friends of the MPRG Acquisition Fund and the Ursula Hoff Institute Acquisitive Prize.

Deadline for entries: 14 March 2014, 5pm. 

For specific details follow the link to the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

http://mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au/ABOUT_US/National_Works_on_Paper