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
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.’
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
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 Pearlswill 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.orgSupported by Hopeishope11 Preventing violence against women
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.
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.
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.
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 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
Interested in the Foyer Exhibition Space @ Mornington Library contact email@example.com to express an interest in exhibiting in the space.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0408 050 617 or Andrea email@example.com or call 0447 629 628
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
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
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