ILLUSTRATED LECTURE ON EGYPTOLOGY

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What: Illustrated lecture on Egyptology with Dr. Janet Davey –  outlining the building and role of the pyramids.

Where: Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilson Road Mornington

When: Friday 13th June at 5.30pm

Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Society welcomes new members and guests, please contact 9787 2092 in advance to book a place.

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FILM SCREENING TO CELEBRATE WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

What: Celebrate World Environment Day – Film screening  Law of the Jungle 

When: 6.30pm June 5, pre-supper and music 6 – 6.30pm

Where: Southern Peninsula Art Centre, Rosebud Secondary College, 245 Eastbourne Rd Rosebud

Contact: 5950 1685

Tickets: http://bitly/inpEpvU

Cost: Gold Coin Donation

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JILMARA ARTS @ FAC

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What: Jilamara Art Centre is located in the community of Milikapiti on Melville Island.  The islands are the home of the Tiwi people and art that is known worldwide for its bold geometric patination derived from ceremonial body painting. 

Where: Frankston Arts Centre – Curved Wall gallery 27-37 Davey St, Frankston

When: 14 May to 28 June M-F 9-5 Sat 9-2 

Costs: Free

Website: thefac.com.au

Enquiries: T: 9768 1361 E: milla.dakovic@frankston.vic.gov.au

NATIONAL WORKS ON PAPER @ MPRG

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What: The National Works on Paper exhibition runs at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery until 20th July.

At the beginning of Reconciliation Week it was fitting for Aboriginal artist Lisa Waup of Baluk Arts to receive an Acquisitive Award in the National Works on Paper Award and announced at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery on Saturday.

Lisa who has been working with Aboriginal Art Centre Baluk Arts in Mornington for two years received the award for her work ‘Admit To Care’ which expresses the impact of her birth mother being removed and her own adoption. The work is based on her adoption documents with Indigenous designs sewn into the paper reconnecting her cultural heritage with the historical impact on her Indigenous family.

‘They are for me a replacement of ancestral Indigenous history that is unknown and lost, and is a tangible piece of cultural information. My works are an important vehicle for ensuring cultural continuity through my story and are a connection to place and kin.’

Visit: http://mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au/EXHIBITIONS/2014_National_Works_on_Paper

Visit: www.balukarts.org.au

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For further information please do not hesitate to contact Tracey-Lea at info@balukarts.org.au.

MORNINGTON LIBRARY’S 10TH BIRTHDAY

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What: Happy 10th Birthday Mornington Library.  It has been 10 years since Mornington Library was officially opened at Vancouver Street.  Come along on Thursday 29 May 2014 for some fun birthday celebrations.

When: Thursday 29 May 2014

Program

11am: Tiny Tots Storytime Come along to storytime with a special birthday theme. Ages: 1-3

3pm-5:30pm: Mojo Pearls Mornington Peninsula duo Mojo Pearls will play two sets, 3pm-4pm and 4:30pm-5:30pm. Full of harmony with a diverse repertoire, Mojo Pearls will put a twist to your favourite songs.

4pm: Happy Birthday Afternoon Tea

Everyone is welcome to join us for refreshments, birthday cake and snacks. Be entertained by Maura the Clairvoyant Cruiseship Librarian, a world famous expert on public libraries. Maura knows the books you love more than you know yourself.

 

PORTRAITS OF BALNARRING

What: Balnarring Portrait Project 2013 Exhibition

When: Opening Night Friday May 30 5 – 7pm exhibition runs May 30 – June 8

Where: Appliestick Gallery next to CFA Balnarring, 3015 Frankston Flinders Rd Balnarring

Visit: http://www.applestickcontemporaryart.com

Phone: 0437 369 706

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POETRY ANTHOLOGY CONCERNED WITH GRIEF AND LOSS

Peninsula Poet Theresa O’Dea is compiling an anthology of poems concerned with grief and loss of a child. If you are a poet or have written poems concerned with grief and loss of a child and would like to participate please contact Theresa O’Dea directly. The anthology will be launched in March 2015 and each participating poet will receive a copy of the book in lieu of payment.  All profits of the book will go to Luke Batty Foundation. Phone: Theresa on 0416 866 699 Email: msauthor9@gmail.com Supported by Hopeishope11 Preventing violence against women

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WINTER SOLSTICE FESTIVAL

What: Winter Solstice Festival

When: June 20, 21 & 22.  Friday

Friday June 20 – Ensemble Liaison with Nemanja Radulovic ‘Gypsy Rondo’

Saturday June 21 – Australian Octet an ensemble of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra ‘Chamber Masterworks’

Sunday June 22 –  Peppercorn Piano Recital with Stefan Cassomenos

Where: Peninsula Community Theatre (PCT) Wilsons Road Mornington

Tickets: Farrell’s Bookshop, Mornington.  Robinsons Books, Frankston or Phone 9789 8392

FREE PARKING

Visit: http://www.pmsmusic.asn.au

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MCCULLOCH’S WINTER SALON & ILLUSTRATED TALK

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What: Nature’s Healing Role in Art and Writing by Dr Janine Burke  The houses, gardens and landscapes of Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Claude Monet, Jackson Pollock, Georgia O’Keeffe and Virginia Woolf. Author, curator and art historian Dr Janine Burke will discuss the relationship of place to creativity  and the importance of nature to these world famous artists and writers as detailed in her book Source: Nature’s Healing Role in Art and Writing. 

When: Saturday June 7 @ 2.30 pm followed by refreshments

Cost: $25 Places limited and bookings essential

Bookings: online http://mccullochart.eventbrite.com.au 

Enquiries: whistlewood@mccullochandmcculloch.com.au or phone 0419 896473

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ILLUSTRATED LECTURE DISCUSSION & WORKSHOP @ THE MPRG

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What: Illustrated lecture and discussion with The Peninsula Artisans Robyn Rich and Samantha Menzies

When: Tuesday 3 June, 10.30am–12 noon Cost M $8 G $10

Where: Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Civic Reserve, Dunns Road Mornington bookings essential call 5975 4395

The Peninsula Artisans are a group of artist friends who came together to create a body of work for The Johnston Collection, Decorative Fine Arts Museum. Within their group of eight, they have textile and paper artists, wood workers, sculptors, print makers, knitters, embroiderers and oil painters, making pieces which vary from fabric sculpture vegetables to a hand spun and woven paper table runner which holds a hidden message. Robyn Rich has a love of painting, drawing and fabric sculpture. Samantha Menzies enjoys working with paper, plant fibres, fabrics, weave and ceramics.

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What: The Peninsula Artisans – Mark Making WORKSHOP with Robyn Rich and Samantha Menzies

When: Tuesday 3 June, 1pm–4pm

Cost:  MPRG Member $35 General public $40 (afternoon tea and all materials provided)

Combined Peninsula Artisans Lecture and Workshop M $40 G $45

Where: MPRG, bookings essential call 5975 4395

This workshop will stretch and play with the perceived conventions of drawing. During this 3-hour session participants will be given the opportunity to experiment with a wide range of materials and mediums, some of which may not be considered traditional ‘drawing tools’. Participants will leave the workshop with a concertina-style booklet containing a selection of their samples from the day.

‘STARRY NIGHT: THE LAST HOURS OF VINCENT VAN GOGH’

When: Thursday 10th July 7pm, Friday 11th July 7pm, Saturday 12th July 2.30pm & 7pm

Where:  Malthouse Theatre, 113 Sturt St, Southbank, Melbourne

Bookings: Adult $35, Conc $30, Group (Adult 8+) $30, (Conc 8+) $25 $3 per ticket booking fee applies

Tickets:  from The Malthouse Box Office (03) 9685 5111 or

Visit: http://www.malthousetheatre.com.au (under Buy Tickets/Other Events)

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CRITICAL LINKS

The Shire’s Arts Blog Roll situated on the right-hand side is directly linked to a variety of Mornington Peninsula Websites.  This provides you with direct access to search groups, artists, events and activities happening across the region.  If you are a visual artist, dancer, dance school, creative or cultural producer or business, designer, theatre group, actor, performance artist, art group organiser, let us know and we will list your website, do a profile about you and connect you with others working in the arts on the peninsula.

Mornington Peninsula musicians are recommended to contact the morningtonpeninsulamusic.com.au and become a member of this Shire sponsored network @ http://www.morningtonpeninsulamusic.com.au

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Mornington Peninsula Shire is involved in seeding and supporting new music initiatives that provide opportunities for local musicians to participate in festival productions alongside musicians with International and National reputations.  the upcoming Mornington Winter Jazz Festival is one such creative production.  2014 represents the second year for this exciting new festival and you can view the full program and purchase tickets @ http://www.morningtonjazz.com.au

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Interested in the Foyer Exhibition Space @ Mornington Library contact arts@mornpen.vic.gov.au to express an interest in exhibiting in the space.

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The upcoming ARTS TALK on May 18 @ Rye will engage artists and creative producers about what’s important to them regarding social media and other supports in attracting audiences to their work.  The invitation can be downloaded through the following link:  http://www.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Whats_On/Events/Arts_Talk_Southern_Peninsula

MEETING OF THE FELLOWSHIP OF AUSTRALIAN WRITERS PENINSULA BRANCH

What: The Fellowship of Australian Writers Peninsula Branch are keen to attract new members.  

The aim of the group is to:

  • Meet other like minded writers in a relaxed and friendly environment
  • Share written work
  • Share information and promote events and competitions  coming up and
  • Strengthen one of the Mornington Peninsula’s valuable creative writing networks. 

Where: Mornington Community Contact House, 9 Albert Street Mornington 

When: Sunday 18 May 2014, 1:45pm for a 2pm start. Finishing around 4pm. 

Costs: Free

Enquiries:  0409 114 493 or peninsulafaw@mail.com

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UNTUTORED LIFE DRAWING CLASSES @ STUDIO SORRENTO

What: Life drawing untutored

Who: Sorrento Life Drawing Group

Where: Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula

When: Fridays from 10.00 – 12.00 am

Cost: $20 casual $15 pro rata for regular attendees

Contact: Ngaire on 0419-574-971

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LATEST PEARL OUT NOW!

Pearl magazine is available from Mornington, Rosebud, Somerville and Hastings Libraries, cafes, restaurants, wineries, surf shops, pubs, clubs and many other places across the Peninsula & Bayside. 

Check out Pearl HQ online. www.pearlHQ.com.au

Highlights of the upcoming Mornington Winter Jazz Festival program is included

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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! 

Contact:  pam.ford@bigpond.com or call 0408 050 617 or Andrea arts@mornpen.vic.gov.au or call 0447 629 628 Renew Hastings V2

POZIBLE PROJECT FOR THE GERTURDE STREET FESTIVAL

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What: Pozible Project 8 Days to go to reach their target for the Gertrude Street Projection Festival!

“Reaching our goal of $8,000 will allow us the opportunity to offer every one of our artists a space of their own. We’ll have the ability to provide you with comprehensive marketing materials and exciting events, like never before”.

When: Festival dates 18 – 17 July 2014

Where: Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia

For further information or if you want to support the project with a pledge visit: http://www.pozible.com/project/179801

LATEST FROM THE PENINSULA BRANCH OF THE AUSTRALIAN & DECORATIVE FINE ARTS SOCIETY

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What: Next ADFAS meeting will introduce Mr. Nigel Bates who will deliver an illustrated lecture on music chosen by ballet choreographers, ‘It’s not just Tchaikovsky’

When: Friday 16th May at 5.30pm

Where: Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilson Road Mornington.

Bookings & enquires: 9787 2092

ADFAS welcomes new members and guests, please book a seat in

Visit:advance.http://www.adfas.org.au/societies/mornpen_index.html

LOCAL HISTORY NETWORK POSTCARDS PROJECT

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What:  Postcards – Stories from the Mornington Peninsula is a touring history exhibition. Initiated by the Mornington Peninsula Local History Network, the exhibition explores eight key townships of the Mornington region – each through a postcard, objects and related images. To be used in conjunction with a visit to the exhibition, this education kit provides teachers with background knowledge of all eight exhibits on display, along with extensive information of the region’s unique history.

The exhibition will be launched by the Mornington Peninsula Shire in conjunction with the Mornington Peninsula Local History Network at the Sorrento Museum on Sunday 8th June at 1.30pm.

Following the launch the exhibition will tour the peninsula before being shown at the Royal Historical Society of Victoria in Melbourne.

Discover the holidaying history of the peninsula at:

  • Nepean Museum, Sorrento – 8 June to 15 August 2014
  • Frankston Library – 8 September to 5 October 2014
  • Mornington Library – 11 October to 16 November 2014 
  • Coolart Wetlands, Somers  – 22 November  2014 to 25 January 2015        
  • Royal Historical Society of Victoria, Melbourne  – 2 February to 9 March 2015

Follow the link to the Mornington Peninsula Shire

http://ourlibrary.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Our_Services/Local_History_Network/postcards2014

PENINSULA MUSIC SOCIETY STRINGS MASTERCLASS

What: The Peninsula Music Society is offering strings students from the Mornington Peninsula an opportunity to participate in Masterclasses with tutors from the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra Students are invited to observe the MCO rehearsal immediately after the classes and to join the audience for the concerts. Students will be expected to perform a short rehearsed piece (up to 5 minutes) and will then engage in detailed discussion on that music and performance technique. The other participants will observe all  individual sessions. Teachers are welcome to observe the full class for a cost of $10, payable on admission prior to the start.

Closing date for the June class is May 21.

When: 3.00pm to 5.00pm on Saturday June 21 and Saturday September 13.  Following the Masterclasses The Melbourne Chamber Orchestra will present 2 concerts for PMS both @ 7.30pm each evening.

Cost: Classes are individual sessions of around 20 minutes and the cost to each student is $15

Where: Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilsons Road, Mornington.

For further information:  contact David Fickling on 9789 8392/ 0419 985 550

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