OPENING THIS FRIDAY @ ART RED HILL

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Photo by Peter Russell

What: Annual Art Exhibition coordinated by Red Hill Consolidated Primary School.

On display will be paintings, sculpture, ceramics, glass, jewellery, photography, textiles and a gift shop will also be operating.

Where: 341 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill

When:  Opening is Friday May 2 from 7.30pm – 10.30pm then open from 10am – 4pm daily Saturday May 3 & Sunday May 4 2014

SOUTHERN PENINSULA ARTS CENTRE AND REGIONAL ARTS VICTORIA PRESENT SWAMP JUICE BY BUNK PUPPETS

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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)

Swamp Juice is an award winning five star show from Canadian perform Jeff Achtem : http://www.mrbunk.com/PUPPETS/HOME.html

Where: Southern Peninsula Arts Centre 245 Eastbourne Rd Rosebud 3939

When: July 12 2014 6:00pm

Costs/ Ticketing: Adult $24 Child $18:50 Concession/Groups 6+ $22 Family $76

information: www.southernpeninsulaartscentre.com/  www.facebook.com/southernpeninsulaartscentre

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JALLY ENTERTAINMENT AND THE SOUTHERN PENINSULA ARTS CENTRE PRESENTS CALENDAR GIRLS

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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

When: May 10  7:30pm

Costs/ Ticketing: Full $28 Concession Card/Groups 8+ $25information: www.southernpeninsulaartscentre.com/

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

NEW BIRD BROCHURE BY PENINSULA ARTIST ANNIE DOWD

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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.

THE LINEUP RETURNS TO FRANKSTON ART CENTRE

What: The Little Theatre Company’s production The Lineup re-visits Cube 37 at FAC. Headlining are Foreign National,  Black Pepper, Collision, Billy Goats Gruff, The Revery Rats, Sian Crowe

Where: Cube 37 @ Frankston Art Centre, Davey Street Frankston

When: 11th of May @6pm

Tickets: $25 $20 concession

Bookings: http://www.artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au/ 

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NATIONAL TRUST – HERITAGE FESTIVAL EVENT

What: National Trust Mornington Peninsula Branch – Heritage Festival event

 Magic Lantern Show – historic projector with original slides

Where: Coolart Homestead Theaterette, Lord Somers Road, Somers

When: Saturday April 26 @ 2pm

Cost: Adults $15, children no charge

Enquiries: Peter Holloway email pjh@southernphone.com.au / 0408 344 593

EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHS BY SONIA PAYES ‘RE GENERATION’

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

Visit: www.soniapayes.com.au

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MORNINGTON PENINSULA COLLECTION VISITS MEENIYAN

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

Visit: http://www.meeniyanartgallery.org.au/

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LIST YOUR WEBSITE ON THE BLOG ROLL

 

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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 arts@mornpen.vic.gov.au

 

CREATIVE MICRO BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN HASTINGS

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:  pam.ford@bigpond.com or call 0408 050 617 or Andrea arts@mornpen.vic.gov.au or call 0447 629 628

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HEALING CHILDHOOD TRAUMA THROUGH ART

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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

Where: G3 Artspace, Shirley Burke Hall, 64 Parkers Road, Parkdale

Cost: Gold coin donation

Opening speaker: Mark Byrne, Acting Director Statutory and Forensic Services Design, Department of Human Services

A Guide to the Exhibition Floor talk and question time: Healing Childhood Trauma’ Saturday 3 May, 2:30 – 3:30pm

Documentary, presentation and question time: Beyond Words Understanding Childhood Sexual Abuse through Art’

Audience: aimed at tertiary students and professionals

When: Wednesday 7 May, 6 – 7.30pm

Tickets:$25, Concession $20

For bookings and enquiries: 9556 4440

AUTUMN SALON & ART PARADE

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What: Autumn Salon & Art Parade.

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)

Book online:  mccullochart.eventbrite.com.au  E: whistlewood@mccullochandmcculloch.com.au  T: 0419 896473

Alison Munti Riley, My beautiful country in the olden days, 2014, 61 x 120 cm. Courtesy Ernabella Arts
Alison Munti Riley, My beautiful country in the olden days, 2014, 61 x 120 cm. Courtesy Ernabella Arts

COME READ OR RECITE YOUR FAVOURITE POEM

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What: Poetry Event

Peninsula Poets, primary & secondary students and those creatives who produce poetry, you are invited to recite or read your favourite poem.

When: Saturday May 10, from 2 pm – 4pm

Where: Rosebud Library

For more information: contact Eddie Dalton on 0401 860 656 or Theresa O’Dea 0416 866 699

Tea and coffee and biscuits provided

BLAIRGOWRIE YACHT CLUB EASTER ART SHOW

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

When: 19-21 April 2014 10am-4pm Costs: $5 entry. 

Enquiries contact: Veronica 59888453

 

CELEBRATION OF WORLD DAY FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY

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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

FRESH RETURNS TO CRAFT!

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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

Where: CRAFT 31 Flinders Lane Melbourne

Enquiries: craft@craft.org.au or phone 03 9650 7775

Gallery & Shop: Open Monday to Saturday 11am—6pm Closed public holidays

Visit: craft.org.au

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