What: You are cordially invited to the official opening of the ‘Up Pop Hastings’  – Renew Hastings Project. 

Six artist-run businesses have been established in long term empty shopfronts in the seaside village of Hastings. Initiated by a working group consisting  of The Westernport Chamber of Commerce, the Employment & Training Department of the Federal Government and Economic Development and Arts & Culture teams of the Mornington Peninsula Shire in partnership with Mornington Peninsula artists and artisans (craftspeople). 

Where: Shop No 10 ‘the local creative’ & Shop No 12 the ‘High Street Artspace’  & Shop No 3/45 Salmon Street ‘Oak Hill@Hastings’.

When: Friday June 27, 2014 from 3pm at the High Street Shops with refreshments from Commonfolk Café and music by Duo Papa Mick & Tony Burne then from 4pm Oak Hill @ Hastings will open with  wine, food and music by the Peninsula Folk Group. 

Each of the shops is offering a 20% discount for one night only on all items for sale.

To WATCH THIS SPACE visit: and or  or contact member of the Renew Hastings working group Andrea Ebsworth Cultural Planner Mornington Peninsula Shire.

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What:  Understand how to use your Camera in Manual Mode.

Sue Wellwood has over 20 years experience as a commercial and media photographer. In this one day workshop, Sue will show you how easy it is to get to know your camera and take great shots to print and frame.

When: Sunday 20th July 10 – 4pm.

Costs:  Must have SLR Camera and tripod $150. 

Where:  Arthaven Studios, 85 Sages Rd. Baxter.

Bookings and Enquiries: Contact Lorin on 0419 679 510 E:

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What: Ganggan-Baluk Many Feathers Ceramic Installation at Flinders Lane Gallery. Over twenty-five Aboriginal artists from south east Melbourne have created Ganggan-Baluk (Many Feathers) ceramic installation to strengthen culture, community and connection to country. This work is featuring at Flinders Lane Gallery THIS WEEK as part of their Exploration 14 exhibition showcasing emerging artists.  This collaborative project and installation was a way to strengthen the Baluk Arts collective and ensure cultural revival, knowledge and to share an understanding of Aboriginal culture and creation. Each feather represents the uniqueness of each individual as all artists have different Aboriginal backgrounds from all over Australia but have come to the Mornington Peninsula, Frankston and south east Melbourne through historical events, policy or forced removal and stolen generation. 

When: OPENING Thursday June 26 @ 5.30pm-7.30pm.  Exhibition runs until July 19

Where: Flinders Lane Gallery  137 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

For sales enquiries: phone 03 9654 3332

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What: Exhibition Opening @ the Baker’s Gallery

When: Saturday June 28 @ 2pm – 5pm

Where: Cnr Balnarring & Frankston Flinders Roads, Balnarring

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What: A Mural Project Brief has been developed for the Norm Clark Walk (NAB) in Rosebud.  Funded by Arts Stream of Community Grants Mornington Peninsula Shire & the Rosebud Streetscape Program.

The aim is to upgrade the Norm Clarke Walkway through an integrated streetscape approach which will include a large mural, and other landscaping and lighting features. The mural will remove the negative impact of graffiti tags which currently targeted on the walls creating a positive influence upon neighbourhood safety and the community will have an opportunity to engage with the artist during the painting process. The mural will be painted directly onto the wall and then covered with an anti graffiti protective coating.

When: / Project Timeline:  Selection of artist 6th August & completion by 27th October 2014

Where: 50 metre walkway running from Pt Nepean Rd, directly off the main shopping precinct, adjacent to NAB, through to Wannaeue Place.

Enquiries: contact Mornington Peninsula Shire Cultural Planner phone 0447 629 628 to request a copy of the Project Brief

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Concert review by Megan Burslem published on the Limelight Classical Music & Arts website June 23 2014

Gypsy Rondo (Ensemble Liaison) performed at PCT Mornington and was hosted by the Peninsula Music Society as part of their annual Winter Solstice Festival of Music.

A delicious mix of gypsy-inspired music from Nemanja Radulović and Ensemble Liaison.

Ensemble Liaison are well known for thinking outside the box when it comes to chamber performance. Over the past few years this trio of versatile musicians have teamed up with members of the Australian Ballet, a puppeteer and a narrator, among a chorus of others, to present a spectacularly diverse range of performances that frankly, will blow your socks off.

Ensemble Liaison is comprised of the explosively charismatic Timothy Young (piano), Serbian-born musical seductress Svetlana Bogosavljevic (cello), and expert mover-and-shaker, David Griffiths (clarinet). There is no doubt this ensemble has a taste for fireworks, but team them up with outrageously talented Nemanja Radulović (violin), and you get one almighty explosion!

Radulović can be compared to no other. He has it all: Technical mastery, musical prowess, and a head of hair that Pantene should have contracted years ago. Still these observations do nothing to credit Radulović’s rare musical versatility; Soft delicate moments with Haydn, Gritty playfulness with Khachaturian, technical acrobatics with Paganini and show-stopping down-right cheek with Monti; Every note is thoughtful, sensitive, and well-produced.

The program – a delicious mix of gypsy-inspired music – speaks for itself, but what is even more appealing is the onstage chemistry between the players. This infectious joy for music-making radiates from all musicians and is refreshing and inspiring to witness. Quite clearly it is a feeling I share with the rest of the audience, as a standing ovation happens even before the conclusion of the concert. There was one particular moment that appealed to the romantic musician in me: After a brilliant encore and as the crowds filtered out to enjoy a range of local wines and cheeses supplied by the Peninsular Music Society, all four musicians literally bound back on stage, like children at a playground. Radulović addresses the audience: ‘Don’t mind us, we just love so much to play together!’

If only all music-making could appear this much fun.

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What: ‘Indefinite Substitution is a public art project, hosted by the Geelong Art Gallery and the National Exhibition Touring Support (NETS) Victoria. The artist on the project is Tom Nicholson, a mid career conceptual artist and Lecturer in Drawing.

in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Monash University. Tom’s work has been exhibited widely internationally and throughout Australia and his work is held in collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Art Gallery of Western Australia; State Library of Victoria; Art Gallery of South Australia; Australian War Memorial; Monash University of Art as well as in private collections.

The project is a set of ongoing participatory events involving clay busts of two important and singular protagonists in the very early history of non-Indigenous settlement of Victoria: John Batman and William Buckley. Tom explains that the work centres on these two busts being exchanged between shifting sites over four days. Four people will carry the busts between the two sites in an action that suggest both a procession as well as the more perfunctory movements of a group of removalists. Each bust is unfired wet clay, more than life size and fashioned from a number of pictorial records of the two men. Participants in the daily action of interchange of the busts are drawn from the local community/visitors to the project. 

The Friends of Collins Settlement have asked Tom to deliver a short address exploring the concept behind the installation and invite you to attend

When: 4 July at 3.15 pm to hear the address, learn more about this innovative project, witness and participate in the installation if you wish.

Where: Settlement Centre in Leggett Way

RSVP: Judy Walsh (Secretary Friends of Collins Settlement) 5988 9853



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New web program allows Free Image Downland for Non-Commercial Use

(New York, May 16, 2014)—Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use—including in scholarly publications in any media—without permission from the Museum and without a fee. The number of available images will increase as new digital files are added on a regular basis.

In making the announcement, Mr. Campbell said: “Through this new, open-access policy, we join a growing number of museums that provide free access to images of art in the public domain. I am delighted that digital technology can open the doors to this trove of images from our encyclopedic collection.”

The Metropolitan Museum’s initiative—called Open Access for Scholarly Content (OASC)—provides access to images of art in its collection that the Museum believes to be in the public domain and free of other known restrictions; these images are now available for scholarly use in any media. Works that are covered by the new policy are identified on the Museum’s website ( with the acronym OASC. (Certain works are not available through the initiative for one or more of the following reasons: the work is still under copyright, or the copyright status is unclear; privacy or publicity issues; the work is owned by a person or an institution other than the Metropolitan Museum; restrictions by the artist, donor, or lender; or lack of a digital image of suitable quality.)

OASC was developed as a resource for students, educators, researchers, curators, academic publishers, non-commercial documentary filmmakers, and others involved in scholarly or cultural work. Prior to the establishment of OASC, the Metropolitan Museum provided images upon request, for a fee, and authorization was subject to terms and conditions.

Additional information and instructions on OASC can be found on the Museum’s website at


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What:  One day workshopIndigo Fabric Dyeing with Jane Suffield

Indigo has its own special magic. Learn how to set up your own vat with three simple ingredients. See how easy it is to pattern cloth with straightforward steps and uncomplicated stitching, binding and clamping techniques. Watch as the cloth is transformed into a unique expression of pattern and colour.

When: Sunday 13th July

Costs:   Some Materials Provided $95

Where:  Arthaven Studios, 85 Sages Rd. Baxter

Bookings and Enquiries: Ph: Jane 5982 2877   Lorin 0412 660 495 E:

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Hot Arts for Cool Kids  

Where: Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre – 37 Davey St, Frankston.

When: July 7, 8, 10, 11 from 10am-12.30pm.


Bookings and info: 9784 1060

Contact: Donna Morabito at

Winter School Holidays – Jim Coad and Lantern Making workshops Kids of all ages can get involved and make art with Jim Coad as part of his exhibitions at Cube 37 Gallery.

SET IN MOTION – Wednesday 2 July, 1pm to 3pm The famous Video Architecture Coloring Competition for kids. Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to create large-scale projection artworks. No special skills are required for this workshop, just bring your imagination and we will provide the rest. Using conventional art materials; pencils, textas, and magazine clipping you get to re-design Frankston’s Cube 37 for a night. You will also be able to design boats for the ‘Adrift’ installation which will be showing inside the Cube 37 gallery. Suitable for 5 – 11 years, must be accompanied by an adult First child $10, additional child $7

ROTOSCOPE ANIMATION WORKSHOP – Thursday 3 July 10am to 1:30pm (BYO Lunch) Rotoscoping is used to some extent in almost every major motion picture, “From cleaning up” frames to creating magical animation. The magic of rotoscoping as an animation technique is in its ability to capture the essence of motion. Stripping back the detail, the subtleties of movement emerge.  Suitable for 12-15 years First child $15, additional child $10.


What:  The Renew Hastings Project of 6 Arts Micro Businesses branded as ‘UP POP HASTINGS’ will launch next week. 

Come and meet the creatives involved in the ‘pop-up’ galleries.  The project continues to welcome others interested in taking on a shop or if you would like to discuss displaying your work come and speak to one of the galleries.

When: Friday June 27 @ 3pm  RSVP June 24 phone 0430 313 649

Where: 10 High Street Hastings – opposite Hastings Library 

Mornington’s Commonfolk Café Touring Retro Caravan will be catering with refreshments…

#morningtonpeninsula #RenewHastings



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What: The Boite has been presenting World Music Cafe events since 1989. Every weekend from March-November Mark St Hall North Fitzroy comes alive with acoustic live music events. Here the audience can engage with musicians and cultures from around the world. On the menu, a variety of snacks and treats complements the music.

Where: The World Music Cafe presents a series of intimate concerts at venues across Melbourne; the famous Mark St Hall in North Fitzroy, Box Hill Community Arts Centre and St Margaret’s Hall in Eltham. 

At the beautiful Box Hill Community Arts Centre, the Boite presents a series of world music concerts and the Surrey Music Cafe program of Jazz. 

The World Music Cafe Season runs from from March to November. 

To subscribe to The Boite E:news visit:


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What: To register for Arts Access News


Contact: Melissa Banks phone 9699 8299 or email

Access Victoria is based at 222 Bank St, South Melbourne VIC 3205 



What: Foyer Exhibition Space @ Mornington Library

Where: Vancouver Street, Mornington

When: June 13 – July 4, 2014

Contact for Sales: Coralie Newman 0419 118 408 or email


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Nicole Barros ‘Fish Pond’

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Kathy Carmichael 'Beach Play 2'
Kathy Carmichael ‘Beach Play 2’



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What: Worldwide Knit in Public Day

This annual knitting fest is coming to Hastings. Drop in and try knitting & crochet with our talented award winning knitters.

Free to participate—wool & needles will be supplied, or bring your own.

When: Saturday 21st June 10.00am-4.00pm

Location: 185 High St Hastings 3915

Phone: 5979 2918


What: Mornington Peninsula Shire’s 2012/13 Arts Stream Community Grants provided funds for the Hastings Wallaroo House to engage the community and an artist to produce a mural for the Westpark shops as part of the Victorian Department of Justice & Hastings Adopt-A-Hotspot program. 

Students from West Park Primary contributed to the design process and a composite design was drafted and approved of by the community. Peninsula Graphic Designer Josh Brown from Mornington’s Snake Hole Gallery painted the design onto the side of the shops. 

Where: Westpark Shops next door to Wallaroo Community House, Wallaroo Place Hastings.

For further information about the Adopt-a-Hotspot program contact Youth Officer on 5950 1666 or The Shire’s Cultural Planner Andrea.Ebsworth phone 5950 1716

#morningtonpeninsula #adoptahotspot

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What: Demonstration by Textile Artist Tina Whiteley

Using examples of native flora within Cranbourne Royal Botanic Gardens for her demonstration, textile artist Tina Whiteley will explain the natural dyeing process and demonstrate how certain fibres and fabrics can be transformed into unique works of art with a variety of colour ways and patterns.

At the end of the demonstration, participants can join Tina for a short guided tour of the Gardens to highlight some of the ideal species for dyeing.

Samples of Tina’s work will be on display throughout the demonstration and will be for sale at The Gardens Shop.

 There will be a follow-up workshop for those who wish to have a practical hands-on dyeing session. Book on the day for a workshop and receive a voucher for a free materials kit.

Where: Auditorium, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, cnr Ballarto Road & Botanic Drive, Cranbourne Vic

When: Sunday July 6, 10 am – 12 pm

Costs/ Ticketing:  Adults $29.40 Concession $23.20 –   (All proceeds go to Cranbourne Gardens)

Website information:

Enquiries & Booking Contact: Ph: (03) 5990 2200

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What: Portrait Drawing in Pastel & Charcoal with Fred Whitson. 

Learn the basics of portrait drawing in an intensive one day workshop. With over twenty years experience in arts education, Fred will guide you through the process of working with PanPastel and charcoal, giving tips and advice to achieve accuracy in your drawings. All Materials Provided $90

When:Sat.21st June 10-4pm

Bookings and Enquiries: Ph: 0412 660 495 E:

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Fred Whitson ‘Nedah’


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What: Annual Members Exhibition

When:  Entries Close June 25, 2014  Exhibition July 5 – 30 2014

Where: Oak Hill Gallery, Mornington Tyabb Road Mornington


Enquiries: or phone 5973 4299