BRILLIANT CHRISTMAS BAUBLES TO BE FOUND @ KATRINA’S OPEN STUDIO

What: Brilliant Christmas Baubles @ Katrina’s Open Studio.  Peninsula gold & silversmith & style icon Katrina Newman is hosting an open studio for your Christmas shopping needs.  As well as these evocative Christmas baubles in lamp-worked glass beads, Katrina also works in gold and silver producing rings, pendants and earrings to suit any occasion. Katrina extends an invitation to visit her studio gallery and browse at your leisure. 

When: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December  10:00 am – 5:00 pm.  If you can’t make it on the weekend please contact me for an appointment.  Lay buy and gift wrapping available on all purchases.

Where: 69 Cinerama Crescent McCrae Victoria

Contact: Phone 0413 304 013 / 5981 2131 

Visit: katrina.newman1@yahoo.com.au  http://katrinanewman.com Katrina Newman christmas 13

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PENINSULA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL CALL FOR ENTRIES

What: The third Peninsula Short Film Festival

Where: Rosebud Village Green

When: Saturday February 1, 2014.  Entertainment from noon films begin @ 7pm

For details to enter a film by December 10 2013 : http://peninsulashortfilmfest.com.au

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NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION @ SNAKE HOLE GALLERY

O’NEILL PRESENTS 

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What: ‘LOSE YOURSELF SOMEWHERE’ NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC
EXHIBITION 
Six photographers from across Victoria will exhibit five images based on their own unique interpretation of what ‘Lose Yourself Somewhere’ means to them. Photographers include: Jennifer Stenglein, Andy Hatton, Barun Chatterjee, Amy Lobb,  Hayden O’Neill and Nick Alcock

Where: Snake Hole Gallery, 18 Progress Street Mornington

When: Opening Night Thursday November 28 @ 6.30pm.  The exhibition will be open for 4 days only
Thursday 28th Nov to Monday 2nd Dec (9am – 3pm) via Commonfolk 16 Progress Street Mornington.

NEW BOOK by PENINSULA PHOTOGRAPHER PETER MCCONCHIE & THE CAPE YORK ELDERS

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Between the covers of this captivating publication by Author & Photographer Peter McConchie is a little known story, that demonstrates that wild fires can be avoided and for this to happen we may need to re think our attitudes towards the Indigenous people of Australia. This story told by Cape York Elders and Community leaders sits in stark contrast to the widely held view that fire is destructive and to be feared.

This is the seventh book by Peter McConchie who has worked for close to two decades with Elders and their communities across Australia photographing and recording their culture and knowledge so that it may reach and inspire a wider audience. Fire and the Story of Burning Country is a response from Indigenous Elders to the devastating Black Saturday fires in Victoria during the summer of 2009.

Dr Don Hankins, a specialist in fire ecology/pyrogeography, Indigenous land management practices and conservation of Indigenous cultural practices writes: 

“Where Indigenous fire is applied to the landscape it yields a mosaic of positive outcomes from resilience to growth. Where Indigenous fires have been removed from the landscape devastating bushfires are more common, as are their impacts on people and whole communities”. 

The book is published by Cyclops Press Hardcover, RRP $40 and can be purchased through www.burningcountry.com.au

For retail enquiries or direct media: contact Peter McConchie on 0419 898 777 peter@cultureislife.org

Media and PR Enquires: Nikki Fisher mobile: 0403 282 891 email:nikkifisher@iprimus.com.au

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DRAMA CLUB WITH HARRIET JAMES

What: A SERIES OF FREE DRAMA WORKSHOPS 3. Scene without thinking

Short scenes instant casting. Get into the script as if you’re not reading it. Bring the character off the page instantly.  Boom! Hilarious fun!

4. Speed Acting for Energy & Wellbeing –

A variety of short, fast paced acting exercises, act on impulse, no time to think, speed into action.  Vocal, physical, Improvisation, acting exercises, acents, short scripts & surprise group work that will get you acting on the spot! Forget speed dating & try speed acting instead! A great workout for actors of all levels & tremendous fun! 

All ages welcome, from beginners, adults and children 16

What: Drama club’s free acting workshops with Harriet James from The Actor’s Shed

Where: Blairgowrie Snr Citz Hall, 13 William Road, Blairgowrie

When: Wed 11 Dec 6-9pm & Sun 19th Jan 9:30am-4:30pm (BYO lunch)

For further details: visit the website www.actorsshed.com.au 

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: ring Harriet James 0487-918015 to book your place

 

TIMOR LESTE FEATURES @ HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

What: Human Rights Day, includes a presentation of music, artworks and stories from Timor Leste

Where: Council Offices  Cnr Main & Queen Streets Mornington

When: December 10 @ 6.30pm – 8pm

Entry: By gold coin donation

Bookings: visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/timor-leste-artwork-presentation-human-rights-day-tickets-

or phone 9454250919 or 5950 1685

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MORNINGTON PENINSULA MUSIC NETWORK AGM

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MORNINGTON PENINSULA MUSIC NETWORK INCORPORATED

NOTICE OF UPCOMING AGM

MORNINGTON LIBRARY MEETING ROOM 7PM

Wednesday November 27 2013 

Musicians and interested community members are invited to attend this first AGM

to participate in the nominations for President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer visit http://morningtonpeninsulamusic.com.au and join the Network

If you would like to know more contact Andrea Ebsworth arts@mornpen.vic.gov.au or phone 5950 1716

LATEST ARTIST EXHIBITING @ MORNINGTON LIBRARY FOYER EXHIBITION SPACE

There is one week to go of Tammy Warner’s beautiful watercolour exhibition in Mornington Library Foyer Exhibition Space.  Tammy is also presenting a watercolour workshop in February and due to popular demand she has scheduled a second workshop to take the ‘overflow’ there has been in interest.

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What: Watercolour Workshop (artist member of the Peninsula Studio Trail)

Where: Tammy Warners Studio

When: Saturday February 8, 2014 from 9.30 am – 3p

For Booking or further information contact: Tammy on tamillawarner@gmail.com or phone 5974 2504

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DROMANA POTTERS SALES

What: Dromana Potters Christmas Sale – a great opportunity to buy a unique and local made Christmas gift

Where: Hodgkinson Street, (rear of the old Shire Offices) Dromana Melway Map Ref 157F

When: Saturday Nov 30 and Sunday Dec 1 from 10am – 4pm

 

Local ceramic artist Judi Singleton with one of her works
Local ceramic artist Judi Singleton with one of her works

 

CERAMICS @ SKEPSI GALLERY FOR CHRISTMAS

What: The ‘Gifted’ exhibition is a little over a week away, a wonderful collection of medium to small works to give or to keep. Come by to say hello, it will be lovely to see you before Christmas.

Ceramic Artists: Kevin Boyd, Brian Keyte, Ted Secombe,  Owen Rye, Chester Nealie, Robert Barron, Arnaud Barraud,  Kirk Winter, Phil Elson, John Eagle, John Ferguson, Cheryl Burgess, Terunobu Hirata, Steve Sheridan, Sue Acheson

Where: Malvern Artists’ Society Gallery, 1297 High Street, Malvern

Contact: Anna Maas, Director, Skepsi Gallery, 0416 085 002

Or email skepsi@iprimus.com.au or visit www.skepsionswanston.com.au

When: December 1 to 8, Open daily 11am – 5.30pm Except Monday

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Skepsi Nov 13

MORNINGTON PENINSULA ARTISTS VISIT BURRINJA ART CENTRE UPWEY

In September visual artists from across the peninsula participated in a luncheon at the Mornington Park Pavilion under the title of ARTALK.  A number of artists were thanked for their contribution to the cultural life of their communities and all attendees were introduced formerly to the Shire’s Arts & Cultural Strategy A Creative Peninsula and invited to participate in the online Survey as part of the Arts & Cultural Facilities Audit project.

The event was a wonderful opportunity to consult with our creative communities regarding the adequacy and gaps in our arts and cultural infrastructure and the role of artists as advocates for improved services,  a follow-up meeting was held in October.

On Nov 20 a small group of artists and arts group representatives and the Cultural Planner visited Burrinja Art Centre in Upwey to view their recently completed 400 seat theatre space and other arts facilities, 3 studio spaces, 3 large galleries, a permanent Indigenous collections gallery, small 100 seat rehearsal and intimate theatre space, shop, offices, meeting rooms and café/ music venue.  It was a very inspiring tour indeed and it is hoped that this fledgling group might entice Mornington Peninsula Shire Councillors to visit the centre in the near future.  Burrinja is an exciting ‘model’ in terms of its operations and how well the community access and support the facility.  The artists also wanted to visit a local artist who is part of the now 10 year old Dandenong Ranges Studio Artists Trail which capped off the trip.  WATCH THIS SPACE!

Jan Carmona Oak Hill Gallery,  Tammy Warner Peninsula Studio Trail, Imants Nedra Rosebud artist and David Littlefield at Joy Serwylo's studio/ home
Jan Carmona Oak Hill Gallery, Tammy Warner Peninsula Studio Trail, Imants Nedra Rosebud artist and David Littlefield at Joy Serwylo’s studio/ home
Mornington Peninsula artists touring the 400 seat 'black box' theatre at the Burrinja Community Arts Centre Upwey
Mornington Peninsula artists touring the 400 seat ‘black box’ theatre at the Burrinja Community Arts Centre Upwey

FRANKSTON MUSIC SOCIETY CHRISTMAS CONCERT

What: Joy to the World – A Christmas Concert.  The Mornington Peninsula Chorale sings traditional and contemporary songs of Christmas. The Mornington Bach Orchestra will perform Mozart’s “Serenata Notturna”.

Where: Peninsula Community Theatre

When: Thursday 5th December at 7.30pm

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

Website information: www.frankstonmusicsociety.org.au

Enquiries & Booking Contact: 9789 3686 or at the door

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FREE ACTING WORKSHOP NO.3 SCENE WITHOUT THINKING

What: Drama club series Free acting workshop no.3 SCENE WITHOUT THINKING ACTING WORKSHOP beginners welcome

What: Get into the scene as if you’re not reading the script. Bring the character off the page instantly. Instant casting and acting. Great practice, hilarious fun. Bring your sense of humour! A fabulous workout for the actor and good experience for the nervous beginner Guided by Harriet James from The Actor’s Shed

Where: The Actor’s Shed Drama Club Blairgowrie activities hall/Snr Citz Centre, 13 William Road Blairgowrie

When: Wed 11th Dec 6-9pm.  Please join us, don’t worry if you cant get there til after work just ring me book your place and you’ll be welcome to join us a bit later.

Contact: See website for further details www.actorsshed.com.au or ring Harriet James 0487 918 015

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FREE DRAMA WORKSHOPS WITH THE ACTORS SHED @ BLAIRGOWRIE

What: Actors wanted for workshops with emerging writers and directors. Help them bring their stories to life, strengthening character and scenes using improvisation. Help bring their story closer to production showcasing your talent at the same time. Required for improvisations in writer/director script development workshops. Actors all ages encouraged to apply.

Where: The Actor’s Shed Drama Club Blairgowrie activities hall/Snr citz. 13 William Road Blairgowrie When: Sat 24th Nov, Sat 30th Nov, Sun 1st Dec 9am-3pm

Contact: See website for further details www.actorsshed.com.au or ring Harriet James 0487 918 015 workshops Nov 13

mOVe FUTURE TALENT CONCERT

What: mOVe Future Talent Concert Hear the best of Victoria’s up-and-coming orchestral musicians as they play alongside Orchestra Victoria

When: Saturday 30 November 2013 @ 2pm

Where: Dallas Brooks Centre, 300 Albert Street, East Melbourne

Visit: www.orchestravictoria.com.au 

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ORCHESTRA VICTORIA’S 2014 ‘ON THE mOVe EDUCATION WORKSHOPS PROGRAM

What: On the mOVe STUDENTS WORKSHOPS for students of classical music

When: February 25 & 26 2014

Where: Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilsons Road Mornington

For further information contact: education@orchestravictoria.com.au or telephone 03 9694 3600 or visit www.orchestravictoria.com.au

Pickup your Application Form from Our Libraries Mornington, Rosebud, Hastings & Somerville or Contact: Andrea Ebsworth, Cultural Planner Mornington Peninsula Shire

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LATEST EXHIBITION @ SNAKE HOLE GALLERY

Hello arts interested across the Mornington Peninsula,

I’ve been on leave for a week and sadly missed the opening to a new exhibition @ Snake Hole Gallery ‘Gangster’s Paradise’ last Friday, November 15.  The image below is from the exhibition before this new one.  Loved all the references to Popeye, more a reflection of my early youth, the young artist must have seen a re-run of this favourite daggy cartoon.  You can catch their latest show and other meanderings of this young arts endeavour through the tumbler link below.

Grab a coffee @ Common Folk next door (16 Progress Street) and enjoy this fantastic new space and the exciting emerging young artists and their reasonably and accessibly priced works!  Make sure you don’t annoy the industrial neighbours by parking on their front nature strip… now that’s an oxymoron if ever there was one!

Relentlessly yours, Andrea Ebsworth Cultural Planner Mornington Peninsula Shire

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CEF PLAYERS PRESENTS JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

What: Not long until opening night of Jesus Christ Superstar proudly presented by Mornington CEF Players  Hurry book your tickets or you may miss out on what is shaping up to be a fantastic show!

Directed by Val Hardie with Musical Direction by Ben Heels

When: From Friday 15 – Nov 24

Bookings on line @ www.cefplayers.com.au or phone 0467 185 176

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EXHIBITION @ THE RAE & BENNETT GALLERY MELBOURNE

What: Exhibition by Tai Snaith ‘The Cracks’

When: Opening: Thursday 14th November 6 – 8pm  Exhibition Continues: to 13th December 2013

Gallery hours: Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm

Tai Snaith, floor/ ground dilemma 2013
Tai Snaith, floor/ ground dilemma 2013

Slipping through them. Stepping over them. Hiding them, filling them, widening them. These hand coloured prints exaggerate and highlight the mostly overlooked poetic moments in a quiet neighbourhood. Tai Snaith notices the cracks daily. This time, rather than just walking by, she captured them. She then printed and painted them, saturating the vernacular.

With a pervasive playfulness and sense of absurd humour, Tai Snaith works across many materials and within widely varying sites and contexts including collage, drawing, painting, performance, installation and publishing. Her practice is often personal, collaborative and experimental and frequently includes imagery of animals and objects derived from her childhood memories and faded cultural signifiers or relics. Born in 1980 in Australia, Snaith holds a BFA (Hons) from the Victorian College of the Arts. In addition to practicing as an artist, she is a curator, producer and writer. Snaith has shown extensively both in Australia and overseas; written for Art & Australia, Architecture Australia, Artichoke, Yen and Un magazine; is a visual arts reviewer on TripleR radio; and worked as a producer for the Next Wave Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival and Melbourne Emerging writers festival. Tai has been awarded the Australia Council Tokyo studio and this year was the winner of the Banyule Award for works on paper and shortlisted for the Hutchins Art Prize and the Manning Prize.

The Rae & Bennett Gallery is a free, not for profit, curator-run initiative. We are dedicated to supporting emerging and mid-career image makers, with a focus on critically engaged practices.

Where: Rae & Bennett Fine Art Printers & Gallery, 475 Brunswick Street,  North Fitzroy

Visit: www.raeandbennett.com.au