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When: 5 March 2015 @ 8.00pm for 8:15pm START

Where: Meeting Room, Mornington Library Vancouver Street  

Requirements: You must be a Financial Member to vote at the AGM.

Membership Forms can be got http://cefplayers.com/files/5414/2136/7576/MEMBERSHIP_FORM_2015.pdf

Committee nomination forms are available by phoning 0467 185 176.



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Australian Gardens

Who:  Mrs Anne Latreille (Australian lecturer) will deliver an illustrated lecture on Garden Voices (Australian Gardens)

Where:  Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilsons Road, Mornington

When:  Friday 20th March at 5.30pm

New members and guests  are welcome, please contact 9787 2092 to book a place

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The Expression of Interest Form for Regional Arts Victoria’s 2016 Education & Families Incursion Program and its accompanying guideline are now available. Our award winning program reaches and inspires over 15,800 young people aged from 0 – 21 each year, and includes access for the broader community.

*Please note – we have altered the application process slightly this year, initially requiring a one page Expression of Interest submission, with a more detailed submission required later for shortlisted applicants. There is more information, including timelines on our website: http://www.rav.net.au/news/creative-catalysts/eois-are-now-open-for-our-2016-education-families-program

Education & Families incursion program is fully curated with the purpose of delivering high quality arts experiences to schools and communities across the state of Victoria. In 2016 we are looking for:

  • work that is innovative, high-quality and entertaining
  • work that is appropriate to a school and community context
  • work that stimulates ideas and generates post-performance discussion
  • work that embodies excellent practice in the presentation of the arts for children and young people

This work can be presented in performance, workshop or residency form, and should include elements of drama, dance, music, visual arts, media and technology / or literature.

The first round EOI Submissions is now open until April 16 2015. Please read the attached guidelines carefully prior to making a submission, ensuring that you contact the Education & Families Manager with any questions or concerns who can be reached on scordell@rav.net.au. Feel free also to forward this information to your own networks

Attention all artists: Expressions of Interest to be a part of our 2016 Program are now open.

Indigenous Australians, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people with a disability, are strongly encouraged to apply.


State Library Victoria calls for Fellowships for 2015

Applications open for Australia’s largest fellowship program

Artists, performers, writers, historians, filmmakers and scholars are encouraged to apply for State Library Victoria’s annual Creative Fellowships program.

In 2015, the State Library will offer 12 Fellowships. Two new fellowships will be offered this year including the Russell Beedles Fellowship in theatre and performing arts and a fellowship in Ukrainian studies supported by the Ukrainian Studies Foundation.

There are also specialist fellowships in children’s literature, social history, visual arts, theatre, the 19th century Victoria and a fellowship to commemorate the centenary of WWI.

State Librarian and CEO Sue Roberts said the Fellowship program is at the heart of the State Library’s commitment to working with creative communities, and draws fellows from a diverse range of backgrounds and disciplines.

“Now in its twelfth year and the largest program of its kind in Australia, our Fellowships have supported more than 160 artists, historians, composers, academics, playwrights, writers, poets and other creative researchers with over $1.6 million in funding in that time.”

“Our Fellows are creative people who have had the enriching opportunity of working closely with the Library and it is an inspirational experience for them, enabling them to take their work in new and exciting directions.

“The Program encourages innovative ways for people to explore and use our extensive collections to create new content for the future,” she said.

Past Fellowships have produced major exhibitions, public art installations such as Grasslands, documentaries, books, graphic novels and screenplays. Previous Fellows include graphic artists Bernard Caleo and Alex McDermott, writer and cartoonist Kaz Cooke, wine writer Max Allen, Circus Oz founder Sue Broadway.

“In 2015 we aim to bring people together to experience and celebrate the work of our Fellows through performances, publications, websites, screenings, talks, exhibitions and other events at the Library and venues around Victoria,” Ms Roberts said.

Applications for the 2015-16 Fellowships open Friday 30 January and close Friday 17 April 2015.

You can also find more information on our website http://http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/our-community/fellows-scholars


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What: The Inaugural Victorian Craft Award to be launched by the Hon Martin Foley MP Minister for Creative Industries 

When: Monday 2, March 2015 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Where: Craft Victoria, 31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 

Entries: Open March 2 and Close 1 April 2015

Award: 1 – 15 August 2015

For more information visit: http://www.craft.org.au/

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Kite festival

What: Rosebud Kite Festival that will see a variety of kites flown by international and interstate professional kite flyers.  Opportunities to make a kite and learn how to fly it or simply enjoy the amazing spectacle in the sky.  Interactive kids activities and fun, family entertainment throughout the day.

When: Saturday & Sunday 7 – 8 March 2015 – 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM from 10.30am

Sunday is the main event, … stalls, music, roving performers, carnival and much more plus of course the big kites full spectacle and the hundreds of family flying kites!

Where:  Rosebud foreshore

Visit: http://rosebudkitefestival.com.au/


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What:  Hugh Mackay Exhibition

When:  Sunday 1st March  2 – 4pm  Exhibition continues through to 25th March.

Gallery Opening Hours: Daily 11 am – 4pm

Where:  Oak Hill Gallery 100 Mornington-Tyabb Road, Mornington 3931

Contact: P: 063 5973 4299  E:  art@oakhillgallery.com.au

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

Entry: $2 



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What:  The Albert Street Artists

When:  Sunday 1st March  2 – 4pm  Exhibition continues through to 25th March.

Gallery Hours: Daily 11 – 4pm

Where:  Oak Hill Gallery 100 Mornington-Tyabb Road, Mornington 3931

Contact: P: 063 5973 4299  E:  art@oakhillgallery.com.au

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

Entry:  $2



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What:  The Judy Reekie Retrospective Exhibition

When:  Sunday 1st March  2 – 4pm  Exhibition continues through to 25th March.

Gallery Opening hours: Daily 11 – 4pm

Where:  Oak Hill Gallery 100 Mornington-Tyabb Road, Mornington 3931

Contact: P: 063 5973 4299  E:  art@oakhillgallery.com.au

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

Entry:  $2




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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, 2015

Where: Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland St, Footscray, VIC, 3011 from 10.00am to 4:30pm RSVP: Places are limited so please RSVP by Monday 2 March to gcalandro@rav.net.au or phone: (03) 9644 1809 (Please advise us of any dietary requirements)

Membership If you have seen this invitation and are not yet a member of our Regional Cultural Network, please contact Gabriella to ask for a Regional Cultural Network registration form and then send it through with your RSVP.  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 Marilyn Gourley: Arts Cultural Officer, Moira Shire Council David Pollard: The Rex Theatre Jessica Freame: Director, Relief and Recovery, Emergency Management Victoria Rita Seethaler: Chaiperson, Triangle Community Steelbands Inc Joe Toohey: General Manager, Regional Arts Victoria Amanda Gibson: Creative Arts Recovery Facilitator, Regional Arts Victoria Carolynne Hamdorf: Creative Arts Recovery Facilitator, Regional Arts Victoria Liz Zito: Cultural Partnerships Manager, Regional Arts Victoria


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What: The Mornington Peninsula Art Show – An Easter Must See. 

From April 1 to 6, some of our best Peninsula artists will exhibit in the beautiful gallery space of the Southern Peninsula Arts Centre.

The Mornington Peninsula Art Show, now in its sixth year, is becoming a key event on the local exhibition calendar.

All profits raised from the exhibition go towards the Rosebud Secondary College Chaplaincy program which offers a variety of pastoral care, and health and wellbeing programs to students.

The Mornington Peninsula Art Show is supported by the Mornington Peninsula Shire, numerous local businesses, a curatorial team of local artists and dedicated volunteers.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor, Councillor Bev Colomb, said the Shire offers an Annual Art Acquisition Award as part of the Mornington Peninsula Art Show.

“The award, now valued at $2,000, is given for the best Mornington Peninsula themed work, which contributes to a growing collection of outstanding local works that represent the cultural heritage of the Mornington Peninsula. I wish our artists the best of luck at this year’s exhibition,” she said.

In 2014 the Shire acquired Rosebud artist John Whitelaw’s oil painting ‘Mount Martha Foreshore’.

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John Whitelaw’s Oil painting “Mt Martha Foreshore”

Cr Colomb has chosen John’s painting to hang in her office, and future opportunities for the community to access and view the collection are being developed as part of the Shire’s Arts & Culture Strategy.

This year’s exhibition will open at 7pm on Wednesday April 1 and will be open daily between April 2 and 6.

The Southern Peninsula Arts Centre is at Rosebud Secondary College, on the corner of Eastbourne and Boneo Roads.

Further details Artist Entry Forms can be found: www.mpartshow.com/


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What: The 9th Mornington Peninsula Choral Festival proudly sponsored by Toorak College.

When: Saturday 16 May – 2pm, Monday 25 May, Tuesday 26 May, Wednesday 27 May and Thursday 28 May -7pm.

Where: Mary Herring Hall @ Toorak College, Mt Eliza

Tickets: Adults- $7.50, School Age students and performers- FREE

Contact: Sue Gilbert 0413 088 272  mpchoralfestival@gmail.com


What: Sing-along MESSIAH – Bach’s ‘Magnificat’ featuring the Southern Peninsula Singers, the Peninsula Chamber Musicians and conducted by Antony Ransome.

This project has been supported through the Creative Community Grants Program of Mornington Peninsula Shire

When:  Sunday 22 March @ 5pm

Tickets: $25 Concession $20 available at the door or trybooking.com/118972

Where: Rosebud’s Uniting Church, Murray Anderson Road Rosebud

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Some beliefs are empowering while some limit you from achieving what you know in your heart is possible. These beliefs are the stories you assume to be true about yourself, your life and others. Your inner script writer creates responses for you based on these beliefs. In order to change these scripts you need to identify what you don’t like and be able to write down how you want it instead. Julie-Anne Black shares a cool exercise to do this.



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The ultimate, intimate live entertainment venue, home to Spiegelicious & Animalicious, the Spiegeltent will now host some of Australia’s leading performers!

The Spiegeltent is the dream of Three Palms owner James McPherson, who loves bringing the best live entertainment to the streets of Sorrento. Nearly 100 years old, the Spiegeltent is a magical venue with all the charm and grace of a bygone era, and the perfect place to present Australian talent at its best.

For almost 100 years Spiegeltents (Dutch for mirror tents) have travelled to the four corners of the globe and been used as dance halls, bars and entertainment salons. These elaborate handmade wooden and canvas structures resemble circus big tops and are adorned with velvet, brocade, stained glass and mirrors. Featuring a wooden floor encircled by glamorous dining booths, these structures are a delight to behold. There is only a handful of Spiegeltents left in the world today – and we have one of these rare beauties in the main street of Sorrento!

After a sell out season with the fabulous Spiegelicious & Animalicious shows, the Spiegeltent now has an amazing line up of Australian talent who will perform in the magical and intimate atmosphere of this very special venue.

Who: A night with JUDE PERL

When: Friday 27 Feb @ 7:00 pm:


After performing in the sold out season of “Spiegelicious” at the fabulous Three Palms Spiegel Zelt in Sorrento, singer, songwriter and pianist Jude Perl returns to the tent with her very own solo show – for one night only!

Perl spent much of 2014 living in Los Angeles recording her debut album with Grammy award-winning producer Brian Paturalski (Outkast) and performing solo shows around the city at venues such as The Hotel Cafe and The House of Blues. Earlier in 2014, Jude was a part of the highly acclaimed show “Let’s Get It On – The Life & Music of Marvin Gaye” at the Athenaeum Theatre in Melbourne. In 2013 her debut single “Girls & Boys” received regular commercial airplay all over Australia (including Fox Fm and 2day FM).

Her show at the Spiegeltent will feature original material from her EP and soon to be released debut album, as well as some of her favourite R&B, Jazz, Pop and Soul cover songs. She will also be previewing material from her upcoming debut show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, a Spiegeltent exclusive! If you would like to know more about Jude: www.judeperl.com / facebook.com/judeperl?ref=br_rs

Who: WENDY MATTHEWS sings Billie Holiday.

When: Saturday 28 Feb @ 7.00pm & 9:30pm


In the winter of 2012, singer songwriter Wendy Matthews went into the Stuart Piano Factory in Newcastle with Brendan St Ledger playing piano and Greg Royal on standup bass. The trio emerged after two days with an EP of live recordings and realized they had captured a long loved, but never delved into, side of Wendy’s music history.

The circumstances they recorded in allow for an intimate and introspective translation of some classic and not so classic Billie Holiday songs, an iconic woman whose soul and music has been long admired. Wendy will perform these songs at the Spiegeltent – for one night only!

Who: THE PETER CUPPLES Band – featuring hits from Stylus

When: Friday 6 March @ 8:00pm


With an extensive career in the Australian music industry, Peter Cupples has spent the past four decades delighting audiences with his soul-based music. Peter first smashed on to the music scene in the mid-1970s with soul band STYLUS. As the lead singer and key songwriter for the band, he became a well-recognized face.

Peter was very popular on television, from his regular spot on the Midday Show to his appearances on shows such as Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Tonight Live with Steve Vizard, In Melbourne Tonight and Good Morning Australia to name a few. The Peter Cupples Band features hits from STYLUS, the first ‘all white band’ to be signed by the U.S. Company, Tamala Motown with great success internationally under the Motown label.


When: Saturday 7 March & Sunday 8 @ 8:00PM

Jon English – one of Australia’s most loved and enduring recording and performing artists – and Peter Cupples, former lead singer and songwriter of ‘STYLUS’, perform together in their collaborative music show, ‘UNCORKED’.  Born out of a wonderful rapport formed whilst touring together in ‘Pirates of Penzance’, the repertoire of the twosome features all their old hits and favourites, including Turn the Page, Hollywood 7, Six Ribbons, Words Are Not Enough, Summer Breeze and World Of Make Believe.    “We do a bit of his, then a bit of mine, then a little bit of other people’s”, says English.  “We like to alternate between some rock and then a ballad, with a joke or two thrown in for good measure!”    Performing for one weekend only, don’t miss these two great artists together on stage; a surprising combination of totally different styles and talents that somehow works to create a unique and exciting sound.


When: Friday 13 & Saturday 14 March @ 7:00pm & 9.30pm

Kate Ceberano Hi Res 2015

She’s been Australia’s high priestess of pop, an award winning jazz singer, a record breaking festival artistic director and, hosted her own hit TV shows, starred in acclaimed movies, won Dancing With The Stars and above all that; she is a songwriter with the talent to take a tune to the top of the charts. Kate has released 24 albums over 30 years, 13 of them achieving Platinum or Gold sales and dozens of major awards, making her one the most prolific and awarded voices of her generation. In November, Kate was the first ever female to be inducted into the Australian Songwriters Association Hall of Fame. Quite simply, Kate Ceberano is a bone fide Australian national treasure.


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Melbourne-based female singer songwriter Al Parkinson and local legend Marty Nelson-Williams will be appearing at the next MOTH (Fri 6 March, long weekend).

Simply watching Al Parkinson perform, you immediately feel like she is an old friend. Her relaxed presence and hilarious on stage banter is the perfect complement to her soulful voice and wonderfully constructed songs of love and loss.

Al is gearing up for the release of her second EP which will feature some old favourites and new songs with harmonies and swag from her 3 backing babes.   Al has shared the stage with some of Australia’s most highly regarded acts including Matt Corby (Communion Melbourne), Liz Stringer, Bonjah, Jordie Lane and Mia Dyson. She has also secured international supports with David Ryan Harris (USA) and Ryan Keen (UK).

Stripped back like old time blues, her music is what music should be; Honest and real.   

“Every now and then someone special comes along, and I think she’s one of them.” – Liz Stringer

“Her bluesy, soulful voice is not what you expect from the casual girl in jeans, and it has the crowd transfixed from start to end.” – Monique Sebire (Tonedeaf)

Sharing the bill and opening the night will be Peninsula-based singer songwriter Marty Nelson-Williams.

Marty has been championing original music on this land for well over a decade, and his songs from the heart are filled with community spirit, love, and passion for the environment and our ancient sacred heritage. You can only leave one of his gigs feeling uplifted and inspired.

Tasty light meals, local wine and beer available. After MOTH at The Long Table Bistro and Bar from 10.00pm.

When: Friday March 6 @ 7pm

Where: Red Hill Pavilion (Red Hill Show Grounds) 184 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill

Visit: www.musiconthehill.com.au

Tickets can be purchased from the website and cost $25, $20 (members) children $15, $10 (members)

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Kirsten Bird – Paws & Claws Photos – Pet Photography

Ever wanted that quintessential photograph of your pet, then Kirsten a Veterinary Surgeon with a vital interest in animal behaviour and a passion for animal photography could be the person to memorialise your ‘best friend’.

Contact Kirsten 0409 430 428

Visit: http://www.pawsandclawsphotos.com  www.facebook.com/pawsandclawsphotos  

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Artists in Schools provides opportunities for professional artists to work with young people in Victorian primary and secondary schools. It involves school communities in creative partnership projects while providing students, teachers and artists with diverse and challenging learning experiences. The program generates innovative ways to engage students across the curriculum from Foundation to Year 10.

The program provides funding of $10,000 for schools to engage an artist for approximately 20 days to work with students and teachers on a creative project in any art form. The program generates innovative ways to engage students across the curriculum and provides students, teachers and artists with diverse and challenging experiences.

Arts Victoria’s Education Partnership staff will present a series of free Artists in Schools information sessions for artists and teachers interested in the program in July 2015.

The information sessions provide an opportunity to:

  • Learn about the new online system for applying
  • See how projects can support learning across the AusVELS
  • Hear from teachers and artists about their experience of the program
  • See outcomes of previous projects
  • Connect with teachers and artists interested in getting involved in the program

To Register your interest and find further information follow the link below:

Visit: http://www.arts.vic.gov.au/Funding_Programs/Education_Partnerships/Artists_in_Schools

For Eligibility, Artist & Schools & Coordination Roles, Responsibilities and CriteriaClosing date: 5pm Tuesday 8 September 2015 for projects commencing after 10 April 2016.

It takes approximately 13 weeks from the closing date until funding results are available.

Funds Available: Grants of $10,000 are available for schools to engage an artist for approximately 20 days.

Arts Victoria receives more funding applications than it can support. Applicants should not make any financial commitment on the expectation that they will receive funding.

If the application for funding is successful the applicant may be required to align its program to the latest iteration of the AusVELS if they have not already done so.

Arts Victoria acknowledges the support of the Department of Education and Training through the Strategic Partnerships Program.



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What: Craft @ Cube 37 – Fabric Printing Workshop. On the third Monday of each month, Cube 37 will be alternating between having workshops with an expert teaching new skills and having a drop-in ‘make and mend’ session where you can finish personal projects and share tips with each other. Come along for the next fabulous Fabric Printing workshop on Feb 16 with Samm Menzies.

When: Monday, 16 February, 6-9pm (3 Monday of the Month) 

Where: @ Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre

Cost:  $30 including all materials, tea & coffee


For information: call Cube 37 on 9784 1896

Bookings: essential phone 9784 1060