JADE LEES PAVEY @ FIG TREE GALLERY McCRAE

What: Exhibition for Jade Lees Pavey at Fig Tree Gallery McCrae 

Unfolding Tales is a series of works past and current, symbolizing Jades relationship with the Mother, Goddess, Mary and the Sacred Feminine.  

Also being shown, through printmaking, is her representation of the European folk tale, Vasalia.

Jade explores the subject matter with the aid of different mediums and is active in breaking through and experimenting with her idea’s.  Jade’s works are  primarily prints, supported by paintings and drawn works.

Showing the versatility of the artist and complimenting the 2 dimensional works, Jades’ unique etched bottles and jars will bring a beautiful energy to the space. 

Where: Fig Tree Gallery, 677 Point Npn Rd McCrae (General Wine Lounge)

When: Valentines Day 14 Feb – 12 March, Opening time 6-8pm Live music from 8pm til late

Enquiries: figtreegallerymccrae@gmail.com

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UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS @ WHISTLEWOOD

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What: UPCOMING IN MARCH: LABOUR DAY WEEKEND OPEN DAYS Saturday, Sunday & Monday, March 7,8 & 9. 11am-4pm Vibrant new works from around Australia.

Where: Whistlewood Gallery, 642 Tucks Road Shoreham

Contact: 5989 8282

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

Freddie Timms triptych (front), paintings & ceramics from the APY Lands through door
Freddie Timms triptych (front), paintings & ceramics from the APY Lands through door
Paintings from Tjungu Palya artists of the APY Lands and Martumili Artists of the Pilbara
Paintings from Tjungu Palya artists of the APY Lands and Martumili Artists of the Pilbara

GERTRUDE STREET PROJECTION FESTIVAL

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ARTIST APPLICATIONS OPEN

Now in its 8th year, the Gertrude Street Projection Festival (GSPF) invites artists to submit projection works with a focus on interactive, immersive or experimental projection. GSPF in 2015 will focus on challenging the dynamic nature of projection and its capacity to create works specific to sites along Gertrude Street.  We are looking for innovative projection works from a diverse group of artists that enliven and invigorate the streetscape and community.

Applications are open Wednesday 28th January – Monday 2nd March.

Festival Dates: 10 – 19 July 2015 

Where: Streets Fitzroy, Melbourne

For more information and to apply, visit the GSPF website:  http://gspf.com.au/

EXPERIMENTA RECHARGE: 6TH INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF MEDIA ART EXHIBITION @ RMIT

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What: EXPERIMENTA RECHARGE CONTINUES OVER SUMMER AT RMIT GALLERY IN 2015

If you didn’t get a chance to visit our summer exhibition Experimenta Recharge over the Christmas and New Year period, now is the perfect time to do so.

Bring the family in for some school holiday fun and remember, when the days are hot, the air conditioned comfort of the gallery is the perfect place to have some time out – and time to play with the media art works.  As well as our regular opening hours, RMIT Gallery is open to 7 pm every Wednesday night during the exhibition, and from 12 noon to 5 pm on Saturdays.

Our new Experimenta Recharge video has just been launched – watch it here: http://youtu.be/_EsYIOwiKlg 

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POETRY BOOK LAUNCH ‘ SOMEONE’S CHILD’

What: Book launch ‘Someone’s Child’.

Local author and poet ‘Theresa A O’Dea’ has produced a poetry book. Funds raised will go to the Forgetmenot Organisation, the Victorian Homicide Victims Support Group and the Luke Batty Foundation.

The book has been a collaboration of local and international poets dealing with grief and loss of a loved one. 

Where: Mornington Library Vancouver Street, Mornington

When: Wednesday 18th March 2015 @ 5pm. Please arrive early for a 5pm start

Contact: Theresa on 0416866699 or email: msauthor9@gmail.com

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REGIONAL ARTS VICTORIA PRESENT BUILDING RESILIENCE THROUGH ARTS

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Building Resilience Through the Arts

In times of natural disaster in regional areas, communities band together to grieve and to find ways to recover and rebuild towns. They work to re-establish some sort of structure and reliability in their lives that resembles normality prior to the disaster. One of the vital ways that communities strengthen their ties with one another and build resilience is through the arts. The arts play an integral role in weaving the fabric of community back together.

Regional Arts Victoria’s Regional Cultural Forum, Building Resilience Through the Arts, will explore the definition of arts as recovery and will look at ways in which it is being implemented in regional communities around Victoria. The forum will bring together artists, arts workers and emergency recovery workers to discuss some of the successful work that has been done in disaster affected areas and the benefits the projects have had on the community.

By the end of the day you will have:

  • Gained an understanding of how the arts can be used in disaster preparedness and recovery
  • Heard about how communities have come together and built resilience through art
  • Discovered how communities can learn and share skills and experiences to help support one another and strengthen the community in future times of need
  • Had the opportunity to learn about past arts recovery projects and how best to implement arts projects during time of disaster

When: Wednesday 4 March, 10.00am to 4:30pm

Where: TBA, in Melbourne

RSVP: Places are limited so please RSVP by Monday 2 March to gcalandro@rav.net.au or phone: (03) 9644 1809

Membership: If you have received this invitation and are not yet a member of our Regional Cultural Network, please complete the Regional Cultural Network registration form and send it through with your RSVP to attend. Becoming a member of the Regional Cultural Network is free – so why not join? Membership of the network is open to Regional Arts Victoria members and local Government arts and cultural workers. Group and individual members of Regional Arts Victoria who have not attended a Regional Cultural Network meeting before will need to complete a Regional Cultural Network registration form if they wish to attend the event.

Speakers: Bruce Esplin AM: Former Emergency Service Commissioner Victoria Jones: Senior Arts Officer, Creative Victoria Cliff Overton: The Tree Project

CEF PLAYERS LOOKING FOR PRODUCTION TEAMS & VOLUNTEERS

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CALLING ALL PRODUCTION TEAMS AND VOLUNTEERS:

If you would like to join CEF in our new Theatre and have an idea for a Show we would like to hear from you.   If you are an individual or work as part of a team, please contact us and give us your ideas.   OR if you just want to help and get involved in the local community theatre scene please contact us and let us know your area of expertise.  Even if you just want to get involved, CEF are always looking for volunteers.

Contact: 0467 185 176

Visit: http://www.cefplayers.com/

2014 IN REVIEW

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COMMUNITY THEATRE MOURNS THE LOSS OF A FOUNDING MEMBER

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MYLES HENRY SHARPE 19th February 1927 – 11th September 2014

It was with deep sadness, that Mornington CEF Players farewelled much loved founding member Myles Sharpe.  Myles, together with his wife Val, was an integral part of the local theatre community and the Mornington community at large.  Born and bred in Mornington, Myles’s love of theatre began with weekly visits to the Plaza Theatre in Main Street (now the First Choice Complex), where from the age of 11 he sold ice creams at interval.  In his late teens he worked as a projectionist in the city before returning to Mornington to work at the Plaza in the same capacity.   In 1948 he was a founding member of CEF PLAYERS. Over the past 66 years he has helped entertain generations of theatre goers, whether On Stage, Directing, or in any one of his many other roles, including Ticket Seller, PR Agent or the very popular role of Lolly Seller. Many past and present CEF members were in attendance at his funeral. At Val’s request, Lauren Stewart of CEF sang ‘There’s No Business Like Show Business’, as a fitting Final Farewell.  This gentle giant of a man, will be greatly missed and our heartfelt condolences go out to Val and her family.

THERE’S NO PEOPLE LIKE SHOW PEOPLE, THEY SMILE WHEN THEY ARE LOW, YESTERDAY THEY TOLD YOU, YOU WOULD NOT GO FAR, THAT NIGHT YOU OPEN AND THERE YOU ARE, NEXT DAY ON YOUR DRESSING ROOM THEY’VE HUNG A STAR, LET’S GO ON WITH THE SHOW!

‘LOVE ONE ANOTHER AND CARE FOR OUR PLANET’

What: Exhibition of paintings by local artist Gee Ryan

Where: Merricks House Art Gallery at Merricks General Wine Store 

When: 9am – 5pm, Saturday 7th Feb to Saturday 28th March. Official opening: Saturday 7th Feb, 12.30pm

Costs/ Ticketing: Free of charge, no bookings required

Website information: www.mgwinestore.com.au; www.geeryan.com

Enquiries & Booking Contact: admin@mpwinestore.com; ph: 03 5989 8088

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CRAFT VICTORIA EXHIBITION

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What: CRAFT VICTORIA KICKS OFF ITS 2015 EXHIBITION PROGRAM WITH WHITE GOODS, a sensory and meditative installation placing white objects within a white gallery space. The exhibition explores the intellectual, spiritual and practical significance of daily utensils and objects and the religious and ritualistic practices that imbue their use and historical context.

Artists: Ebony Addinsall, Katie Jayne Britchford, Kris Coad, Eddy Carroll, Honor Freeman, Linda Hughes, Manon van Koujswik and Owen Rye.

Combining a variety of media including, ceramics, glass, textiles, marble and enamelled metals each object is explored in a highly personalised manner both theoretically and technically.

Unique in concept and experiential in design the installation creates an inclusive environment where the visitor can examine the translucency, texture and tactility of the object and contemplate the subtle nuances of the colour white.

Where: CRAFT, 31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

Visit: craft.org.au

Contact: craft@craft.org.au 03 9650 7775

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 11am—6pm, Closed public holidays

LAUNCH: 4 to 6pm Saturday 7 February, exhibition runs from 6 February to 28 March 2015

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MORE DELICIOUS SPIEGELICIOUS!

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DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, SPIEGELICIOUS AND ANIMALICIOUS WILL CONTINUE FOR AN EXTENDED SEASON. LIMITED DATES ONLY! 

Polished and sophisticated’ Chris Boyd, The Australian

‘Wayne Scott Kermond..he’s magic in the role of Emcee’ Papabayj

‘An amazing show performed by a cast of beauties and handsome men’ Queenscliffe Herald

‘Double dose of delight’ The Leader

‘The hit show of the coast’ Herald Sun

Its here, its hot, its saucy and it is spectacular! Spiegelicious has been headlining at the Spiegeltent in Sorrento since mid December, wowing crowds with music, song, dance and laughter. World class entertainment has never been this intimate and filled with the glamour and nostalgia of this 95 year old Spiegeltent.

And now due to full houses and incredible reviews, Spiegelicious will run for three additional weekends (Friday and Saturday nights at 7pm and 9.30pm) and Animalicious will be performed on Saturdays at 11am – from January 26th until February 14th.

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WESTERN PORT CRAFT FEST

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What:  A celebration and exhibition of the best craftwork in the Western Port area and on the Mornington Peninsula.

Craft Demonstrators wanted.

Where: Hastings Uniting Church Hall, cnr Marine Parade and Hodgins Road, Hastings (Melways ref 154J9)

When: Saturday, 18th April from 10am until 4pm

Entry: $4.

Website information: www.facebook.com/WesternPortCraftFest

Enquiries to: Sandra Beckett (5979 1237) or email to wpcraftfest@gmail.com

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THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS SERIES – EXHIBITION OPENING

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A photography exhibition from the Mornington Peninsula Camera Club, based on a series of workshops sponsored by Mornington Peninsula Shire and mentored by well-known photographer Peter McConchie. 15 photographers will present limited edition prints for sale, covering Peninsula & related activities. All welcome

Where: Pier Street Gallery 7 Pier St, Dromana, 3936

When: Exhibition Opening Saturday Jan 24, 7pm, continuing until Sunday Feb 8. Open weekend & public holidays 9am-4pm, and Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.

Website information: http://www.morningtonpeninsulacameraclub.org.au

Enquiries: ph 5974 3421

MPCC photographers exhibiting: Sharon Neil, Mary Knaggs, Maree Posthuma, Kerrie Goodman, Margaret Reid, Liz Gaeth, Karen Nickels, Rob Nickels, Patrick Geeves, Gary Smith, Mark Cribbs, Steve Brown, Ian Calvert, Mohan Nugawela, John Tolar.

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LAST WEEK – COOL ART FOR HOT KIDS @ OAK HILL GALLERY

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What: Art classes for Children these school holidays

Where: Oak Hill Gallery, 100 Mornington-Tyabb Road, Mornington p 03 5973 4299 | e art@oakhillgallery.com.au |

Visit: |www.oakhillgallery.com.au| | http://www.facebook.com/OakHillGallery || http://www.twitter.com/OakHill_Gallery |

When: 19th – 23rd January 2015

Cost: $25 per class (includes all material and a healthy snack

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ACCLAIMED DANCE THEATRE COMPANY KAGE @ SPAC

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What: TEAM OF LIFE

If you thought of your life as a team, who would be your coach? Who is protecting your goals? Who is cheering you on? It is Grand Final Day in Melbourne. A man watches the match at home. He is flooded with memories. Of his team. Of his family. Of the histories he has lived through. And he is dreaming for the next generation, of those who will play on when he is gone. Outside, four teenagers are playing a game of their own. Their game has a round ball, and different rules. Their home ground is thousands of miles away. Sport, theatre, dance and music meet head-on in this uplifting new work from critically acclaimed Melbourne dance theatre company KAGE. Performed by professional dancers, actors and rising sports stars, TEAM OF LIFE honours both the great Australian game and the world game: Aussie Rules and football. Informed by workshops with young refugees and Indigenous youth, TEAM OF LIFE tells of their search for different kinds of freedom, dissolving the boundaries between sport, theatre and identity.

Conceived & Directed By Kate Denborough Music By Kelly Ryall And Kutcha Edwards

Photo credit: Jeff Busby

Where: Southern Peninsula Arts Centre 245 Eastbourne Road Rosebud

When: February 28th 1pm (70 minute running time)

Tickets $12: One parent FREE when accompanying TWO children (under 18). Show suitable for 11 year olds to adult.

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Website information: www.southernpeninsulaartscentre.com

Enquiries & Booking Contact: Anthea Mackenzie 5986 8204

INDIGENOUS MUSICIAN FRANK YAMMA RETURNS TO SPAC

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What: Frank Yamma is a traditional Pitjantjatjara man from Australia’s central desert. An extraordinary songwriter and an exceptional guitarist, Frank Yamma also has an incredible voice; rich, deep and resonant. Regarded by many as one of Australia’s most important Indigenous Songwriters, Yamma’s brutally honest tales of alcohol abuse, cultural degradation, respect for the old law and the importance of country are spine tingling. His ability to cross cultural and musical boundaries constantly sets new standards through his music. SPAC is delighted to present Frank Yamma as he returns to Rosebud in an evening of storytelling through song. This event is proudly supporting the CROSSCOUNTRY EDUCATION FOUNDATION (CCE). CCE is an indigenous education program providing opportunities and raising cultural awareness across Australia. More information on CCE can be found at www.crosscountryeducation.com.au There will be a short presentation by CCE at the start of the evening.

Where: Southern Peninsula Arts Centre 245 Eastbourne Road Rosebud 

When: February 8th 7:30pm

Tickets: $25/$20 

Website information: www.southernpeninsulaartscentre.com

Enquiries & Booking Contact: Anthea Mackenzie 5986 8204

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MEISNER ACTING TECHNIQUE WORKSHOPS WITH HARRIET JAMES

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The Meisner Journey- Meisner Technique basics – American acting technique- reliable technique for actors

This course focuses on acting naturally under the given circumstances (as if the scene is really happening to you. You are the character). Starting with simple basic exercises building on each one, step by step, working with repetition, listening and reacting, learning to keep focussed on your partner 100%.  Then we will be introducing physical activities, objectives, use of props, imaginary circumstances, relationship, personal specifics, emotional preps, fantasy work and more.  From basic improvisations to incorporating them into more advanced work using  short scripts, applying all of  these elements to scene and playing the part.  This course is suitable for the serious actor  – a great start for a beginner and actors with experience who are looking for a solid technique that can be applied to any role. Classes are held in a supportive environment  and a sense of humour is recommended!   Actors any level welcome.  100% commitment required. (See website for further details www.actorsshed.com.au)

When:  Sunday 8th Feb.  There will not be any classes on public holiday weekends.

Dates: Feb 8th, 15th, 22nd, March 1st,15th, 29th, April 12th,19th, May 3, 17, 24 & 31st

12 weekly 4hr sessions on Sundays 2-6pm. 

Enrolments: Open on Jan 26th. Please email for enrolment form. There are 10 places only. 

Fee: $780.00 payable in two instalments $400 deposit to secure your place, balance of $380 due before commencement.  No refunds.  

Where: All Saints Anglican Church Hall, Cnr Sixth Ave and Pt Nepean Rd, Rosebud.