Where: Rosebud Village Green

When: Saturday Feb 1 from 7pm

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What: Lior is known for his dynamic and moving performances and has earned a reputation as one of Australia’s finest live performers. He is part of a rare breed of artists that has achieved a great degree of success and critical acclaim, whilst maintaining an independence and individuality in their craft.

Where: Southern Peninsula Art Centre, 245 Eastbourne Rd Rosebud 3939

When: February 21st 2014, 8:00pm

Costs/ Ticketing: Presale Full $32 Concession Card  $28 Student/Apprentice $25  Door $42

Website information: www.southernpeninsulaartscentre.com/


Enquiries & Booking Contact: mackenzie.anthea.l@edumail.vic.gov.au  ph 5986 8595



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What: Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society lecture series begins with

Who: Dr Paul Atterbury of the BBC Antiques Roadshow speaking on ‘Sculpture Today’

Where: Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilson Road, Mornington

When: 5.30pm on Friday 21st February 2014 Members are welcome to bring guests for the nominal fee of $20.



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What: Arts writer, author, publisher and gallery director Susan McCulloch OAM has been appointed Honorary Patron of Friends of the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.

Her late father Dr Alan McCulloch AO was the foundation director of the MPRG and one of Australia’s most influential art critics and authors of the 20th century. He was the first author of McCulloch’s Encyclopaedia of Australian Art whose 3rd and 4th editions Susan has co-authored and published with her daughter Emily.

Susan McCulloch has a lifetime’s experience in the Australian visual arts, The McCulloch family’s close artistic connections to the Mornington Peninsula span more than 8 decades since founding MPRG director Alan McCulloch, his brother Wilfred McCulloch, Arthur Boyd and others established an artists’ camp near Cape Schanck in the 1930s. Twenty years later, Alan & Ellen McCulloch purchased the 1870s cottage Whistlewood at Shoreham as a family home. With a studio built by Arthur Boyd, in the ensuing decades Whistlewood has hosted some of the most famous names in the Australian and international arts world.

It is fitting that Susan, their daughter, who is based in the artistically significant family home Whistlewood, on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula will be the FMPRG’s first lecturer in February 2014. She will explore Whistlewood’s rich artistic history through rare early photographs of artists, places and the art they produced.

Susan will present at talk titled ‘Whistlewood and the McCulloch Circle of Artists on the Mornington Peninsula, 1930s until today’.

When: Monday 24 February 2014, 10.30 am for morning tea, 11 am – 12 noon for talk.

Cost: Members $5 Non-Members $7 and includes a Door Prize

Where: MPRG, Civic Reserve, Dunns Road Mornington , no booking required

For further Information: Marian Vickery, Vice President Friends of the Mornington Peninsula Gallery 0418424345


The Boite Schools Chorus is an un-auditioned choir for schools and community youth choirs. Children learn songs from a particular culture with their teacher or choir leader in Term 2. They participate in two combined schools rehearsals and perfrom in a grand concert with professional musicians and hundreds of students at a prestigious venue.

The project is supported by excellent teaching materials and provides opportunities for extensive learning beyond the music classroom. Each year there is a different cultural theme featured in the Boite Schools Chorus.

This year the choir is conducted by Jane Thompson and James Rigby from Castlemaine. The theme is;  Boats – waves of people, waves of song, new hope in an old land, singing Australian songs of strength, hope and beauty.

Schools and choir groups can chose the current theme or from previous years:

  • Coco de Mer – Sounds of the Seychelles
  • Mai Fali Eh – Songs of Timor Leste
  • Freedom Road – Gospel songs
  • Todo Cambia – Everything Changes
  • Our Home, Our Land – Songs of Indigenous Australia
  • Limpopo – Songs of South Africa

Submit your interest here  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&formkey=dDdvd0E1bTlFbEM4YVJjOGs5ZlllSVE6MA#gid=0

Concerts can be held in your area, provided there is a suitable venue nearby. In previous years performances have been held at Deakin Edge Theatre in Federation Square, Dallas Brooks Hall, Hamer Hall, Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts in Ballarat, Frankston Arts Centre and Toorak College in Mt Eliza.

Watch a song from a previous Boite Schools Chorus concert  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peDNaRuFd3w


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What:  Craig Forster Retrospective Exhibition

Where:  Oak Hill Gallery, 100 Mornington-Tyabb Road, Mornington.  P:  59 734299 E: art@oakhillgallery.com.au  www.oakhillgallery.com.au www.facebook.com/OakHillGallery

When:  Sunday 2nd February 2014 Exhibition continues through to 26th February

Entry Cost:  Gold coin donation

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Streetartist Jack Douglas working on an artwork for the side of Snake Hole Gallery in Mornington, 18 Progress Street Mornington.

A great day enjoying beers and burgers for Australia Day watching Jack create this artwork. Visit Jack’s facebook page www.facebook.com/jackdouglasartist

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What:  Auditions for the play Black Comedy, a play written by Peter Shaffer and to be directed by Adam C. Nash
Audition Bookings 0467 185 176
When: Tuesday 28th January from 7:30pm Thursday 30th January from 7:30pm and Sunday 2nd February from 2pm
Characters: 8 (approximate age)
Brindsley Miller (to look 28-33)
Carol Melkett (to look 20-25)
Miss Furnival (to look 50+)
Colonel Melkett (to look 60+)
Harold Gorringe (to look 35-40)
Schuppanzigh (to look 40-50)
Clea (to look 28-33)
Georg Bamberger (to look 40-50)

No Double Casting – Cast must commit fully
Age – If someone is perfect for the role, we shall bend the rules.
Accent – English (various dialects depending on character) or German.

SYNOPSIS  Struggling artist Brindsley Miller and his fiancée Carol are having a party with the aim of impressing Carol’s bombastic father, Colonel Melkett, and millionaire Georg Bamberger, who may buy some of Brindsley’s sculptures. They have borrowed (without permission) the furniture and effects of their fussy neighbour, Harold, to make the flat more presentable. Before the guests arrive the main fuse blows, plunging the flat into darkness; only we, the audience, can see what is happening. What follows is a frantic romp with unexpected visitors, mistaken identities, and surprises lurking in every dark corner! The result, as you might expect, is chaotic, disastrous – and very funny!


BRINDSLEY MILLER: A young sculptor (mid-twenties), intelligent and attractive, but nervous and uncertain of himself.

CAROL MELKETT: His fiancée. A young debutante; very pretty, very spoiled; very silly. Her sound is that unmistakable, terrifying deb quack.

MISS FURNIVAL: A middle-aged lady. Prissy and refined. Clad in the blouse and sack skirt of her gentility, her hair in a bun, her voice in a bun, she reveals only the repressed gestures of the middle-class spinster – until alcohol undoes her.

COLONEL MELKETT: CAROL’s commanding father. Brisk, barky, yet given to sudden vocal calms which suggest a deep and alarming instability. It is not only the constant darkness which gives him his look of wide-eyed suspicion.

HAROLD GORRINGE: The bachelor owner of an antique-china shop, and BRINDSLEY’s neighbour, HAROLD comes from the North of England. His friendship is highly conditional and possessive: sooner or later, payment for it will be asked. A specialist in emotional blackmail, he can become hysterical when slighted, or (as inevitably happens) rejected. He is older than BRINDSLEY by several years.

SCHUPPANZIGH: A German refugee, chubby, cultivated, and effervescent. He is an entirely happy man, delighted to be in England, even if this means being employed full time by the London Electricity Board.

CLEA: BRINDSLEY’s ex-mistress. Mid-twenties; dazzling, emotional, bright and mischievous. The challenge to her to create a dramatic situation out of the darkness is ultimately irresistible.

GEORG BAMBERGER: An elderly millionaire art collector, easily identifiable as such. Like the Electrician, he is a German.

Contact: www.cefplayers.com.au


Harriet James the fox

What: A fantastic opportunity for Mornington Peninsula based actors come and audition for THE FOX   By Allan Miller. A classic drama based on the novel by D H Lawrence and will be directed by Harriet James (The Actor’s Shed)

What: Auditions for THE FOX – by appointment only

Wanted: 1 male & 2 female lead actors 30s-40s

Where: Blairgowrie Snr Citz Hall 13 William Road Blairgowrie 3942

When: Auditions held Feb 9  Performances 23-27 April

Contact: Email CV & Photo to

“AUDITIONS PLAY” theactorsshed@westnet.com.au

For further information visit: www.actorsshed.com.au or phone Harriet James 0487 918 015 (or 59854284)

Facebook: “The Actor’s Shed” https://facebook.com/livingtruthfully


What:  Last week of Rina Rosi’s oil paintings in the Mornington Library Foyer Exhibition Space

Where: Mornington Library Foyer, Vancouver Street Mornington

Rina Rosi Born around 1927 migrated to Melbourne in 1962 with her then husband Gusieppe Rosi a Studio Potter from Assissi.  Rina has been quill drawing and oil painting, ceramic sculptures and handmade functional ware and tiles.  Rina Writes and is a member of Associatione Letteraria Italio-Australiana Scrittori (Italian Australian Writers’ association) as an award winning poet.  Rina & Gusieppe were part of the Melbourne push a la Italian sensibilities and suburbia.  Rina has been exhibiting consistently since the 1970s and still a busy ‘retiree’ in Sandringham.


The artist Rina Rosi with her artworks
The artist Rina Rosi with her artworks




Reprinted from the Westernport News Group Newspaper

The Bakery Gallery will be showcasing the works of Gillian Haig, Jenny Croom, Jenny Macaulay, Imants Niedra, David Littlefield, Tea Creoles, Barbara Kelly, Fiona Bilbara, Gerry Knight, & Michael Leeworthy and with young artists Josh Brown and Josh Meyer from The Snake Hole Gallery Mornington.

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 What: Western Port Craft Fest 2014.  A celebration and exhibition of the best craftwork from Western Port and the Mornington Peninsula.   The aim of the fest is to promote talented individuals and craft groups. 

Community groups and individual artisans are invited to participate with a ‘display, demonstration and sell’ table available for a very reasonable price. 

There will be demonstrations of various crafts and techniques with sessions for school-age children throughout the day and for 2014 we welcome men’s crafts – leatherwork, gemstones, wood-turning, model-making, fly-tying, toy making, etc.

Craft businesses will also display and sell craft supplies.

There will be a morning & afternoon tea/coffee and light lunches available.

When: Saturday, 26 April  from 10.00am – 4.00pm

Where: Hastings Uniting Church Hall,  Cnr. Marine Parade & Hodgins Road, Hastings (Melways: 154 J9)

To book a stall:  phone  5979 1237 or email:  wpcraftfest@gmail.com




What:  Artists Exhibition ‘King Solomon’s Gallery’.  Meet the artists  John Bredl,  Jennifer Feller, Hans Von Vlodrop & Beverley  Whiteside on Sunday January 26 from 2.30pm.

Where: Sorrento Masonic Centre, 3385 Point Nepean Road Sorrento

When: January 25 – February 2 2014 from 10am to 5pm daily

Contact: John 0409 424 064 or Geoff 0438 844 193

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What: The Mornington Museum will be open from 10am to 4pm with displays of local history including a new exhibit – a stunning French 1920s gold sequinned ladies evening dress. A second hand book stall will also be operating on the day.

A guided heritage walking tour covering places of historic interest will be available, touring around the Esplanade and Park of approximately one hour.  The cost includes a copy of our booklet ‘Mornington Heritage Walk – Esplanade, Park and Foreshore’ which won a Commendation Award at the 2013 Victorian Community History Awards.

Where: Guided walks leave from the Mornington Museum, corner Main Street and Esplanade, Mornington.

When: Australia Day, Sunday 26th January at 10.30am and again at 2pm

Cost: Walking tours – $10 per person (Bookings not required).

Website: http://morningtondistricthistory.org.au

Enquiries:  phone Vicky on 5977 3192


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CEF Players has large sets of high quality theatrical costumes for many shows.   The Costume Factory hires out costumes to school’s, theatre companies & other organisations at community rates. If you are interested in costume hire contact us at info@cefplayers.com.au  or by phone on 0467 185 176
Black Comedy auditions


The forthcoming Production of Black Comedy is now open for Auditions.
Director : Adam Nash
Production Designer : Adam Nash & Daniel Jow
When: Auditions will be held at Bellamy Hall, Albert Street, Mornington
Tuesday 28th January from 7:30pm.
Thursday 30th January from  7.30pm.
 Sunday 2nd February from 2.00pm.
If you would like more information please visit www.cefplayers.com.au or to book an audition please phone  0467 185 176
or email info@cefplayers.com.au




Greg Daly

What: After Glow – Greg Daly (image above) An exhibition of brilliant lustre ceramics by a master artist that captures the changing beauty of the light – at sunrise, sunset, through cloud, rain, mist, dust and heat. 

When: March 15 to March 30 Skepsi @ Malvern

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

August 16 to August 31

What: Over 60 Australian Ceramic Artists present an extraordinary collection of work, emphasising  the delicacy of porcelain and the intriguing qualities of wood fire ceramics.  An exhibition catalogue will be available for purchase.

Where: Skepsi @ Montsalvat, The Barn Gallery, 7 Hillcrest Avenue, Victoria, Australia

November 15 to December 7

What: Fluid by Brian Keyte
in the Front Gallery.   Presenting fluidity and liquid movement, through skillful, meticulous forms and incredible complexity of glaze, an amazing and beautiful exhibition.

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- Gifted 2014.
An exhibition of ceramics and jewellery ‘to give or to keep’
15 ceramic artists and renowned jeweller, Marilyn Verstraeten, offer magnificent artist made works for Christmas.

Where: Skepsi @ Malvern.  Malvern Artists’ Society Gallery 1297 High Street Malvern.

Contact: Anna Maas, Director, Skepsi Gallery, 0416 085 002, e skepsi@iprimus.com.au

www.skepsionswanston.com.au P.O. Box 1109, Glen Waverley, VIC 3150


2013 in review

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What: A family friendly eventConcert in the Vines’,  featuring the Australian Queen Tribute Show & Bjorn to be Wild with an animal farm and jumping castle for the children.

When: Saturday January 18

Where: Pig & Whistle, 365 Purves Road Main Ridge phone 5989 6130

For tickets visit: http://www.thepigandwhistle.com.au/index.php/news

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What: Join and support local Aboriginal artists in celebrating our annual Open Day at their 100% artist owned art centre and gallery. Enjoy free coffee, cake and live music by local Aboriginal performers while talking to the artists as they are working in their studio.

Where: 6 Bruce Street Mornington

When: Saturday January 18 from 1-5pm

Contact: 5950 5000

Visit: http://balukarts.org.au

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