What: Bickering snails, neurotic snakes and opera singing mice. Welcome to a swamp like no other! Sold-out in Europe and UK, Jeff Achtem creates imaginative shadow puppet adventures from bits of rubbish. Awe inspiring theatre with a gripping 3D finale. Suitable for ALL ages (7+).
Adults, this is NOT just a show for children! Don’t miss it! “One of the most spellbinding moments of puppet theatre I have ever encountered.” – The Stage (UK)
What: Calendar Girls –Some ladies will do ANYTHING for a good cause!
Based on the true story of eleven Woman’s Institute members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund; Calendar Girls became the fastest selling play in British theatre history, received the What’s On Stage Award for Best New Comedy in 2010 and is now a worldwide comedy hit!
‘It’s marvellous theatre, guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and come out singing Jerusalem.’ Mail on Sunday
‘Dazzlingly funny, shamelessly sentimental and utterly captivating … the mingling of pathos and comedy here is simply unbeatable.’ Spectator
Where: Southern Peninsula Arts Centre 245 Eastbourne Rd Rosebud
What: Is it a bird? A plane? No… it’s super yellow robin! So if you ever wondered if you’d just seen a rufous whistler, a spotted pardalote, or a new Holland Honeyeater, come along to the exhibition, pick up a copy of our new bird brochure and become a birder!
The new bird brochure is designed to help locals and visitors identify the many lovely birds that visit the Balcombe Estuary Reserves. The brochure features 52 birds, with exquisite coloured illustrations by local artist and BERG Mt Martha member, Annie Dowd.
Where: Mornington Library Foyer Exhibition Space
When: Exhibition runs from April 24 – May 23. The bird brochure will be launched at an afternoon tea on Saturday May 3 from 4.30 pm by David Reid, OAM, a keen birder, and member of the board of Birdlife Australia.
Brochures will also be available at The Briars Visitor’s Centre, or contact BERG Mt Martha http://www.berg.org.au/ The brochure is sponsored by Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Art Stream Community Grants program
About BERG Mt Martha
BERG Mt Martha – the Balcombe Estuary Reserves Group is a friends group formed in 1997 to preserve and restore the bushland of the Balcombe Estuary Reserves. Balcombe Creek, with its estuary, is the largest unspoilt waterway entering the eastern side of Port Phillip Bay. The reserves cover 44 hectares of natural bushland along the creek’s lower reaches, running from the Nepean Highway to the beach.
What: SONIA PAYES Re Generation. In association with the Queensland Festival of Photography, Percolator Gallery 134 Latrobe Terrace Paddington Brisbane.
Re Generation is a journey through almost a decade of work by Sonia Payes. Produced for the Queensland Festival of Photography, the exhibition documents the great cycle of transformation from birth to regeneration, and charts humanity’s ability to adapt to the changes in the earth’s mutable environment.
Many of the images on which these works are based were shot years ago, with no manipulation but only what was caught by the camera. Now she embraces technology and the opportunities it presents to stretch her work, quite literally, into the third dimension. Central to the work is an image of the artist’s daughter and muse who emerges from the chaos as a four-faced goddess to lead a new breed of humanity into the future.
In this exhibition Payes draws on what might initially seem like disparate bodies of work and re-presents them as a coherent and connected narrative. Although not a survey of her practice – it does not include the most recent landscapes from the exhibitions Interzone (2013) or Luminous Interlude (2011) which was shown at the Queensland Centre for Photography last year – it records her exploration of the key themes that have shaped her practice.
In November 2014, Payes will exhibit a monumental sculpture as part of the McClelland Sculpture Survey, the result of her creative development over the past decade and her trust in the artistic process that has led to this realisation of her ideas in three dimensional form.
Curator, Winthrop Professor Ted Snell AM CitWA, Director, Cultural Precinct University of Western Australia
When: 23-27 April 2014 opening drinks Wednesday 23 April 2014 5-8 pm, floor talk Sunday 27 April 2014 11am
Enquiries: Gina 0411818862 or Fehily Contemporary 03 90170860
What: The Mornington Peninsula Collection – a group of Peninsula artists exhibiting at the Meeiyan Arts Gallery: Margo Vigoritto, Rose Knight, Belinda Nye, Trish Andreoli, Rob McGrath, Emma Gilette, Brett Bennett
When: April 25 – May 23
Where: Meeniyan Art Gallery, 84 Whitelaw Street, Meeniyan
Artsonthepeninsula.com is now linked to Frankston Art Centre’s Edgearts.com.au and the website of Culture Victoria & their Faebook page (see Blog Roll).
The intention is to continue strengthening links to a number of online platforms that promote artists, arts groups along with the longstanding promotion of arts and cultural events from the Mornington Peninsula.
The traffic to artsonthepeninsual.com.au is increasing so linking Mornington Peninsula Artists (those living within the Mornington Peninsula Shire) to the Arts Blog Roll seems the next step in supporting A Creative Peninsula.
If you would like your name and website added to the blog roll which sits on the right-hand side of artsonthepeninsula.com.au then send me the details and a descriptor/ artform.
When people visiting the arts blog site put a curser over your name it will tell them what you do. ie. Artist: Michael Leeworthy – Painter, then people have the choice to visit your website and take in more of what it is you can offer.
Send your information to Andrea Ebsworth email@example.com
What: The Chamber are seeking Expressions of Interest from artists/ teachers and craftspeople/ teachers, community artists, graphic & digital designers/ producers, candle makers, perfumers, leather & woodworkers, studio photographers, musicians or community groups interested in renewing Hastings with micro-business ventures to bring verve, colour and life into Hastings!
COME SEE THE FIRST SHOP!
Where: Shop 7/ 9 Queens Street
When: Wednesday April 23 @ 1pm
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0408 050 617 or Andrea email@example.com or call 0447 629 628
What: Healing Childhood Trauma brings together artworks made by survivors of childhood abuse. This exhibition provides a unique opportunity to better understand the impact of trauma and the healing power of art.
When: Thursday April 24 – Tuesday May, 20 Opening Night, Wednesday April 23, 6 – 8 pm
An exhibiton of vibrant Aboriginal art from around Australia with stunning new works from: • APY Lands ( Ernabella, Iwantja & Tjungu Palya) • Eastern Deserts (Utopia & Ampilatwatja) • East Arnhem Land (Buku Larrnnggay Mulka, Yirrkala) •Kimberley ochres.
Featuring a unique Art Parade viewing with informative commentary on more than 70 works. A unique concept, our Art Parades are part theatre, part art lecture and an informative and lively way of viewing a great range of art.
When: Saturday April 19, 2. 30 pm. Followed by opening drinks. Exhibition runs until Tuesday April 22.
Gallery Open: 11 am – 5 pm daily
(Free event: Places limited and bookings essential)
What: The 5th Annual Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Easter Art Show showing the best of the Mornington Peninsula’s contemporary and traditional artists with watercolours, oils, acrylics, photographs, ceramics and glass. Featuring Hugh Evans spontaneous, fresh and iconic landscapes, Bridgit Thomas’s engaging and marine life and ships, Jo-Anne Seberry’s colourful pastels as well as over 80 local and Victorian artists. The art show is for art and beach lovers alike to admire artworks as the yachts romantically drift by.
Where: Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron 2900 Point Nepean Rd Blairgowrie
Culture is the foundation on which communities are built and friendships are forged. It also represents what we have in common as human beings; our hopes, our dreams and our aspirations.
What: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue for Development is held annually to help deepen people’s understanding of what cultural diversity and harmony means. To celebrate cultural diversity in all its form, you are invited to a community screening of Colourfest films.
Films: Handy Soefina Play Lunch Fighting for Air Vinyl Trab Laus
Where: Dromana Community Hall, 359A Point Nepean Road, Dromana
When: Wednesday May 21 & Sunday May 25 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: Gold Coin Donation
Raffle Prize available on the day, Tickets 50cents per ticket or 5 for $2
What: In its twentieth year, Fresh returns to Craft this April! Craft is proud to be at the forefront of recognising Australia’s emerging talent of the future – today.
Twelve artists have been selected from the graduate exhibitions held across Victoria late last year, all of whom reflect the energy and passion of an emerging generation of practitioners across the fields of craft.
The Artists: Ruby Aitchison (RMIT), John Brooks (VCA), Grace Crawshaw Mclean (Monash), Saskia Doherty (Monash), Annie Gobel (RMIT), Marcos Guzman (RMIT), Kate Jones, (RMIT), Tracey Lamb (VCA), Alexander Maklary (RMIT), Louise Meuwissen (VCA), Elise Sheehan (RMIT), Kate Wischusen (RMIT)
When: OPENING NIGHT 7 to 8pm Thursday 17 April 2014. Exhibition runs from April 18 – June 1 2014