2014 ARCHIBALD PRIZE EXHIBITION @ THE MPRG

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What: The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery is proud to be the only venue in Victoria presenting the Archibald Prize in  2014. Commencing at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1921, the current prize of $75,000 is awarded annually to the best portrait, ‘preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, painted by any resident in Australasia’. Often controversial, and never dull, this iconic award has been awarded to many of Australia’s most prominent artists including George Lambert (1927), William Dobell (1943, 1948 and 1959), Brett Whiteley (1976 and 1978), Ben Quilty (2011) and Kathryn Del Barton (2013). The Archibald Prize was established to foster portraiture and perpetuate the memory of great Australians. The Archibald Prize is an Art Gallery of New South Wales exhibition toured by Museums and Galleries, NSW.

2014 winners and finalists

Archibald Prize Winner: Fiona Lowry, Penelope Seidler
Archibald Prize Winner: Fiona Lowry, Penelope Seidler

Packing Room Prize Winner: Tim Storrier, The Member, Dr Sir Leslie Colin Patterson KCB AO

Abdul ABDULLAH, Michael BALES, Mike BARNARD, Phillip BARNES, Jason BENJAMIN, Kate BEYNON, Natasha BIENIEK, Joanna BRAITHWAITE, Jandamarra CADD, Mitch CAIRNS, Eliza CAMERON, Peter CHURCHER, Samuel RUSH CONDON, Peter DAVERINGTON, Anh DO, Michael FAIRWEATHER, Vincent FANTAUZZO, Carla FLETCHER, Juan FORD, Joe FURLONGER, David GRIGGS, Rebecca HASTINGS, Sophia HEWSON, Alan JONES, Dapeng LIU, Fiona LOWRY, Mathew LYNN, Tim MAGUIRE, Paul MALLAM, Bridgette McNAB, Julian MEAGHER, Andrew MEZEI, Paul S MILLER, Paul NEWTON, Mia OATLEY, Nicolee PAYNE, Jason PHU, Evert PLOEG, Rodney POPLE, James POWDITCH,  Troy QUINLIVEN, Jude RAE, Sally ROSS, Paul RYAN, Wendy SHARPE, Mariola SMARZAK, Tim STORRIER, Martin TIGHE, Mirra WHALE, Lee WISE, Heidi YARDLEY, Zoe YOUNG, Qiang ZHANG and Salvatore ZOFREA

When: Exhibition dates: 4 October – 16 November

The Gallery hours Tuesday – Sunday 10am-5.30pm. Open Melbourne Cup long weekend, including Monday 3 November and Tuesday 4 November. Open late Fridays until 8pm. Closed all other Mondays.

Entry every quarter hour from 10am – 4.30pm (7pm on Fridays). Arrive promptly to minimise delay (you have 60 minutes to view the exhibition).

Where: Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery is in the Civic Reserve Dunns Road, Mornington

Contact : 03 5975 4395 mprg@mornpen.vic.gov.au

Bookings: http://www.trybooking.com/89243

Admission: $10 adult, $8 concession (Members of public galleries in Victoria, health care and senior card holders, full time students. Present card on admission.) $5 child (5 – 12 years old)  Children under 5 are free. (Ticket prices incl. gst plus $0.30 booking fee per ticket) 

Bus arrivals must phone the Gallery on 03 5975 4395 within 48 hours of booking to arrange drop off and parking.

Useful information: Allow time for parking on site. Public buses depart from Frankston train station. Route 784 and Route 785. Alight near the Mornington-Tyabb/Dunns Rd intersection

Cafe and cloaking facilities available. Photography is not allowed inside the exhibition spaces

To book accommodation and discover other great activities on the Mornington Peninsula go to: www.visitmorningtonpeninsula.org 

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WHAT’S ON @ FRANKSTON ART CENTRE

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What: Michael Caddy ‘Connections’  Winner of the Frankston Arts Centre Artist Development Award in

FAC’s Annual Open Exhibition in 2013, local artist Michael Caddy exhibits a selection of poignant photographic portraits and landscapes exploring the deep connection between indigenous people and the land.

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

When: 19 August to 4 October M-F 9-5 Sat 9-2

 Website: thefac.com.au

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

 

Sara Catena

What: Sara Catena Solo Exhibition.  A majestic visual feast of colourful and joyful contemporary art, Sara Catena combines a practical study in Art & Design with a natural creative instinct to produce unique, positive and colourful artworks to be enjoyed.

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

When: 27 June to 24 September M-F 9-5 and by appointment

Website: thefac.com.au

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

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What: Frankston Arts Centre Annual Open Exhibition Prize 2014.  This year’s theme is the Selfie, which has gained enormous global momentum over the last decade from a social media buzzword to a subgenre of self-portraiture. Submissions are required to explore how technology has changed the way in which we interact with images and the many other interesting issues and theories that the phenomenon of the Selfie raises.

Where: Cube 37 Gallery 37 Davey St, Frankston

When: August 20 – 5 September M-F 9-5, Sat 10-4

Website: thefac.com.au

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

 

 

SPRING INTO SUNDAYS @ A LIBRARY NEAR YOU

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What: Spring into Sundays, Live music from some of the best musicians on the Peninsula

Steve Romig, Brad Kennedy, Paul Dillon, Mojo Pearls and Steve Warner and the Osborne Primary ‘Festival Band’.

What else: face painting @ Somerville & Hastings, stilt walking @ M’ton & Rosebud, door prizes and afternoon tea!

When: Sunday September 14, 1 pm – 4pm, 2014

Where: Mornington, Rosebud, Somerville & Hastings Libraries

Visit: http://www.ourlibrary.mornpen.vic.gov.au

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SPRING SALON WITH SUSAN MCCULLOCH @ WHISTLEWOOD

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Tjariya Stanley, Minyma Kutjarra Irunytju (detail) 68 x 150 cm. Courtesy Ernabella Arts
Tjariya Stanley, Minyma Kutjarra Irunytju (detail) 68 x 150 cm. Courtesy Ernabella Arts

What:  Celebrate the lushness of spring in this wonderful array of new paintings, barks, carvings, weavings and sculptures from around Australia, fresh from our recent northern trips.

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Featuring a unique ART PARADE viewing of more than 70 works

Where: Whistlewood 642 Tucks Road, Shoreham

When: Saturday September 20 at 2.30 pm follow by drinks 

Salon Dates: Saturday Sept 20, 11am-2pm. Sunday Sept 21, 11am-5pm

Email: whistlewood@mccullochandmcculloch.com.au Phone: 5989 8282

Visit: mccullochandmcculloch.com.au

Susan McCulloch
Susan McCulloch

 

RHONDA JANKOVIC SOCIETY FOR PROMOTION OF SOCIAL JUSTICE THROUGH LITERATURE AGM & POETRY READING DAY

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What: Rhonda Jankovic Society for Promotion of Social Justice Through Literature Inc.

R J Society AGM & Poetry Reading Day, Rhonda Jankovic Society. Includes: Featured Poet Santo Cazzati; Guest Speaker Judith Rodriguez on “Poetry in Australia Today”; Open Section for any poet to Read; Launch of R J Society Website – ‘Live’ (large internet screen);

When: Saturday 6 September 1pm – 3.30pm Light lunch provided

Cost: Gold Coin Donation

Where: The Long Room, Frankston Library, 60 Playne St, Frankston

Enquiries, Reservations to read in Open Section: Philton, philton2@westnet.com.au

 

 

KANANOOK POETS READING

What: Kananook Poets Reading – the featured poets are: Jennifer Compton, Philton, Anne Elvey, Michelle Leber, Avril Bradley. There is also Open Section for any poet to read (see below)

When: Wednesday 27 August, 7–10 pm

Light refreshments will be provided

Cost: Entry $10, Conc. $9, Members of the Melbourne Poets Union $8

Where: Talbot Hall cnr. Broughton & Station Streets, Seaford

Enquiries & Reservations to read in Open Section: Email Garth Madsen grmadsen57@gmail.com

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ORBIT – IMMERSIVE THEATRE @ MCLELLAND SCULPTURE PARK & GALLERY

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What: Audience don head phones and an iPod and are lead through the sculpture park by their narrator Jane. It’s 2087 and after suffering a biological plague that wiped out billions, the remainder of the human race have been forced to live in orbit. Jane has been sent back to earth to test the contamination of precious artworks. Follow her through the sculpture park and hear her story unfold…what she uncovers will change everything. 

Where: The McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery, McClelland Drive, Langwarrin. 

When: August 29, 30, 31 & September 5, 6, and 7 from 5:30pm – 6:30pm. 

Cost/Ticketing: $20/$25 

Website: http://ninabm.com.au/projects/orbit/

Bookings: https://anywherefest.com/orbit

ARTS ACCESS – ART ABOUT OPEN DAY @ ROSEBUD

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What: In 2014 Arts Access Victoria and the Mornington Peninsula Shire launched an exciting new arts project in Rosebud – ART ABOUT. At ART ABOUT you will explore, discover and create with a range of visual art making materials and methods including painting, drawing, print-making, textiles and puppetry. A safe, fun and social environment for all participants!

Join us for an afternoon tea to find out what makes this program so special and how you can get involved. You’ll get to meet this year’s participating artists, view some of the current works and talk to the lead artists and support workers.

We have limited places available for the remainder of 2014 and into 2015 for new participants so this will be a great chance to see if you’d like to join us!

When: Saturday 30th August  2.30-4.30pm

Where: Seawinds Community Hub. 11a Allambi Ave Rosebud West

Cost: FREE

Enquiries: Arts Access Victoria p. 9699 8299 e. mbanks@artsaccess.com.au

BLUEPRINT TO ENSURE MELBOURNE REMAINS THE ARTS CAPITAL

New Arts Strategy for Melbourne City Council

Melbourne City Council has endorsed a new arts strategy which outlines Council’s commitment to the arts over the next three years.

Developed via a comprehensive engagement process with the arts sector and community, the Arts Strategy 2014-17 puts artists at the core of a creative city.

Through polls, online forums and public meetings, over a thousand people shared their vision of what Melbourne’s arts scene should look like by answering questions focused on key elements of a creative city and the role of local government in the arts.

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said the result of this extensive process is a courageous Arts Strategy.

“The arts make a crucial contribution to the city’s liveability, wellbeing and identity. We needed a strategy to reflect this and take us confidently into the future,” the Lord Mayor said.

“This strategy will sustain the unique qualities that make Melbourne an incubator for  creativity. The City of Melbourne plays a significant role in the city’s arts scene and we will continue to do so by providing support, funding, spaces and collaborative opportunities for artists and organisations.”

Councillor Rohan Leppert, Chair of the Arts and Culture portfolio said Melbourne would not be the city it is today without its active creative community.

“The Arts Strategy is not a cultural policy or a broad-brush approach to the arts; it is a strategy focused on our dedication to artists to ensure Melbourne remains Australia’s arts capital.   “We asked the community what they loved about the arts in Melbourne, and for their thoughts on what the city’s role in the arts is. They told us and we listened and the result is a brave Arts Strategy that will underpin our work over the next three years,” Cr Leppert said.

“The Arts Strategy will steer us in the right direction to ensure Melbourne continues to grow in artistic and cultural vibrancy.”

The Arts Strategy 2014–17 outlines council’s commitment to the arts under the themes of Connection, Activation, Spaces, Funding, Recognition and Heritage.

In 2014, the City of Melbourne is spending more than $14 million supporting artists and art events in Melbourne to ensure that the city’s distinctive culture of art-making and community participation thrives into the future.  For more information visit www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/arts

Link: http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/AboutCouncil/PlansandPublications/strategies/Pages/Artsstrategy.aspx

SOUTHERN PENINSULA AQUATIC CENTRE DESIGNS

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WHAT DESIGN FEATURES DO YOU PREFER FOR THE SOUTHERN PENINSULA AQUATIC CENTRE?

Mornington Peninsula Shire would like to invite you to assist us in choosing the best design features for the new Southern Peninsula Aquatic centre.

Comments via the Shire’s website: mornpen.vic.gov.au/SPA

Comments via social media: (Facebook App)  https://vote.townhallsocial.com/mornpenshire/idea-callout/29

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Design ideas for the Southern Peninsula Aquatic Centre

 

MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP @ ARTHAVEN

 

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What: ‘Tree of Love @ Arthaven’ – a mixed media workshop with Michele Cleaver

Join us for a great day of painting at our beautiful Arthaven Studio at Sages Cottage and enjoy the glorious views & fresh country air. This fun workshop is designed for student’s of all levels. Create your own colourful tree, filled with swirls and birds using a variety of paints and mixed media. You will learn how to create unique background textures and other useful techniques in applying mixed media & varnish finishes. Complete your own finished piece to take home!

When: Sunday 31st August 10-4pm

Costs:  $95

Where:  Arthaven Studios, 85 Sages Road, Baxter

Bookings and Enquiries: Ph: 0412 660 495 E: lorin@arthaven.com.au

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PENINSULA POETS @ THE ANYWHERE FESTIVAL FRANKSTON

What: Peninsula Poets What: Soapbox Poetry Spoken Word Show.

Peninsula Poets hop atop their soapbox, literally, to recite their very own brand of original spoken word poetry. This diverse group of published Mornington Peninsula writers present dynamic work across a broad range of topics in an engaging performance that just might have audiences rethinking their perception of poetry.

When: Saturdays, August 23 and September 6 at 7:30 pm

Where: Inside the glass cube at Cube 37 (Frankston Arts Centre)

Bookings:  the event is free, but bookings are essential at: www.anywherefest.com phone 03 9013 6443

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DISCUSSION AND LAUNCH OF ARTISTS BOOKS @ GEORGE PATON GALLERY

What: George Paton gallery: Artists Books (Represided)

When: Thursday Sept 4 @ 3.30pm DISCUSSION ‘On the archiving of artist’s publications’ and launch of Re-Print #1:123 (1992) Stephen Bram and David Morrison by 3-ply

CLOSING EVENT 5 – 7pm September 4

For further information contact: gpg@union.unimelb.edu.au or telephone 03 8344 5418

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WORKSHOP @ GORDON STUDIO GLASSBLOWERS

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What: Paperweight & Tumbler Workshop With Eileen Gordon @ Gordon Studio Glassblowers 

When: Friday October 10th and Saturday October 25th from

Where: Dromana Bittern Road, Red Hill

For enquiries & bookings: call Eileen on 0359 89 7073

Visit:http://www.gordonstudio.com.au

MORNINGTON PENINSULA SHIRE COMMUNITY GRANTS 2014/15 OPEN TODAY

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MORNINGTON PENINSULA SHIRE COMMUNITY GRANTS 2014/2015

COMMUNITY SUPPORT GRANTS

CREATIVE COMMUNITIES GRANTS

FLEXI GRANTS

The Shire is now offering a new range of grants to support our communities.

The Mornington Peninsula Shire invites applications from non-profit community organisations for grants to assist with projects that will benefit our local community.

Grants open on Monday 11th August and close 5pm on Monday 29th September.

Round 1 grants available:

  • Community Support Grants

This general program aims to assist groups by providing funding for a wide range of projects that support community outcomes.

  • Arts and Culture Grants

Community groups interested in initiating arts and cultural activities and programs with public outcomes are invited to apply for funding.

  • Flexi Grants

Aimed to help local community organisations get started, purchase small equipment, host a small activity, support volunteers or enhance an existing project.

A Community Grant Information Session will be held on 27 August at the Shire’s Rosebud office, Besgrove St, Rosebud, 6.30-8.30pm. RSVP by Monday 25th August to Ms Chris Hawke on 5950 1639.

The Shire is seeking your views on our draft ‘Grant Policy’. The policy applies to all grant programs and processes across Council and outlines governance and administrative processes and protocols.

To apply now or get more information, visit www.mornpen.vic.gov.au

OAK HILL @ HASTINGS EXHIBITION

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What:  Pizza Box Challenge

Where: Oak Hill Gallery @ Hastings, 3/145 Salmon Street, Hastings 3915

When: 5th– 28th September – entry forms available on website or at Oak Hill Gallery Mornington  or Hastings.

Cost:  Members: $15, Concession $10, Primary/Secondary Student $5

www.oakhillgallery.com.au  www.facebook.com/OakHillGallery

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CERAMICS & CLAY SCULPTURE CLASS @ OAK HILL GALLERY

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What:  Ceramics and Clay Sculpture Class

Where:  Oak Hill Gallery Mornington 100 Mornington-Tyabb Road, Mornington

When: 1st and 3rd Friday 1 – 3pm each month.

Details www.oakhillgallery.com.au www.facebook.com/OakHillGallery

Cost:  $25 +materials

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HMAS CERBERUS – THE ADMIRALS OWN BIG BAND CONCERT SERIES

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What: The Admiral’s Own Big Band present Swingin’ Seasons–a concert in 4 parts.

Our next Soundwaves concert, “Swingin’ Seasons”, will showcase a varied set of classic dance band numbers from the Admiral’s Own Big Band. We invite you to bask in the hot Calypso sounds of “Sundance”, relive our recent June winds with “Stormy Weather” and look forward with optimism to “Blue Skies”. At this concert we will introduce the Big Band’s new singer, Able Seaman Kirsten Hobbs; and an exciting pianist sent direct from Sydney, Able Seaman Julian Foord. Looking further ahead, our Concert Band will share the stage with renowned organist Tony Fenelon OAM on Sunday 24 August. He will be showing off the full capability of the 1933 Compton 3/17 organ installed at Malvern Town Hall. If you were wondering, “3/17” means that the organ has 3 manuals (which look like piano keyboards) and 17 ranks or sets of pipes; you’ll be impressed when you hear it!

When: Wednesday 13 August from 2 pm and 7 pm  

Where: HMAS CERBERUS Band complex. Stony Point Rd, Crib Point. 

OTHER CONCERTS IN THE SERIES

What: GALA CONCERT: Melbourne Theatre Organ Society Spectacular  Featuring the Concert Band and Tony Fenelon at the  “3/17 Compton Organ” 

When: Sunday 24 August at 2 pm 

Where: Malvern Town Hall For more details contact the Theatre Organ Society at melbtheatreorgan@gmail.com or telephone 03 9563 2927

What: SOUNDWAVES CONCERT: “Last Night of the Proms”

When: Wednesday 10 September Time:  2 pm and 7 pm

Where: Band Complex, HMAS CERBERUS Stony Point Rd, Crib Point  

What:  CHARITY CONCERT: For the Wonthaggi Hospital Ladies Auxiliary

When: Tuesday 16 September Doors open 12.45, Concert 1.30–3.30 pm

Where: Wonthaggi Arts Centre, Graham Street, Wonthaggi

Tickets & Bookings: $15  Tickets at door, or booked through the Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club

Visit: http://www.navy.gov.au/Navy_Band