What: Balnarring Photographer Daryl Gordon will launch his ‘Balnarring Portrait Project 2014’

When Friday 8 May @ 5 – 7pm

Where: Applestick Gallery

BPP exhibition 2015




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What:  Due to unforeseen family circumstances, Liz Stringer is unable to perform at MOTH tomorrow night. She sends her apologies and hopes to return to MOTH as soon as possible. However the wonderful Van Walker will will be playing the show with his brother Cal. They will perform as a duo. The Weeping Willows have been added to the bill and will be supporting Van and Cal. Heidi Luckhurst will open the night at 7.30pm.

When: 1 May 2015

Where: Red Hill Community Pavilion, Red Hill Recreation Reserve


Tix: At the door or online



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What:   Next Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society meeting 

Who:    Mrs Elizabeth Merry, MA BA (Hons) PGCE will deliver an illustrated lecture on

             “Travels in Rajasthan with Rudyard Kipling”.

Where: Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilson Road Mornington

When:  Friday 8 May, 2015 at 5.30 p.m.

There is also an Interest Morning talk at Toorak College on Saturday 9th May.

What:   Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Interest Morning talk 

Who:    Mrs Elizabeth Merry, MA BA (Hons) PGCE will deliver an illustrated talk on

             “The Young Brontes and Art”

Where:   Elizabeth Bowden Hall, Toorak College, Old Mornington Road, Mt Eliza.

When:   Saturday, 9 May, 2015 at 10 a.m.

New members and guests welcome but please contact 9787 2092 at least 3 days in advance to book a place.



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What: I WILL NOT BE SILENCED Australian Charlotte Campbell Stephen was attacked and raped by a gang of men while living in Kenya in 2006. Spurred on by comments from one of her lawyers that “no one wins rape cases in Kenya”, she decides to take her rapists to court. This was to be the beginning of seven years of struggling through the frustrating labyrinth of Kenya’s legal system. Undaunted, Charlotte ploughs on, becoming involved in advocacy groups and bringing hope to Nairobi’s many rape victims, in a story of justice, indomitable spirit and female solidarity.

Judy Rymer / Australia / 2014 / 84 mins / English and Swahili with English subtitles / Documentary

When: Thurs 7 May, 6.30pm

Where:  Australian Centre for the Moving Image

Post-film Q&A Join Judy Rymer and protagonist Charlotte Campbell Stephen for a discussion on this inspiring and disturbing film. Moderated by Santilla Chingaipe.

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What: THE HUMANITARIANS Lacking the agency to structure their daily existence, the two disabled protagonists Sven and Jochen both struggle in their search for sexual and emotional fulfilment. Jochen’s sister’s stifling protection includes confiscating his porn, and Sven’s desire for sexual freedom is facilitated with prostitutes. This bold film offers a unique perspective of our endless search for love and fulfilment.

When: Sun 10 May, 3:30pm

Where: Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

Maximilian Haslberger / Germany / 2014 / 98 mins / German with English subtitles / Documentary

Post-film Q&A  This film will be followed by a Q&A with director Maximilian Haslberger via Skype. Moderated by Sarah Abo.

BREAKFAST SESSION – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE  Rosie Batty, this year’s Australian of the Year, has given powerful, national voice to the domestic violence that lurks within our community. Join the panel discussion to take a closer all-inclusive look at domestic violence: violence which affects one in three Australian women. Support the push to lift the lid on domestic violence and offer some fresh and intimate perspectives.
When: Sat 9 May, 10:00am – 11:00am Breakfast will be available.

Where: Visit:

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JUST EAT IT: A FOOD WASTE STORY  Abundance is the success story of the human species, but how much food do we actually waste? Canadian food lovers, Jen and Grant, dumpster-dive head first into the issue of consumption and wastage, by surviving solely on food waste for six months. Deliciously entertaining and deeply shocking, the film examines the way we grow, cultivate and purchase our food, and how the food we throw away is having a devastating effect on the earth. In a nation where one in ten people is food insecure, Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story, reminds us that the revolution starts at home. Grant Baldwin / Canada, UK and USA / 2014 / 73 mins / English / Documentary This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 15 years. People under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

When: Tue 12 May, 6:00pm 

Where:  Australian Centere for the Moving Image
Post-film panel This panel will examine both the extent of food waste and the devastating consequences it has on millions of people across the world. We will also look at possible solutions and how we might change our daily habits to provide a more sustainable outcome. Panellists include Dianne McGrath and Isabelle De Solier. Moderated by Sarah Abo.

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BAZM R HAZARAGI  BAZm e Hazaragi shines light onto Melbourne’s Hazara community and the beauty and wealth of their culture. Australia has the largest Hazara community of any western country, with an estimated 12,000 Hazara people residing in Melbourne’s Southeast. Many have had to flee Afghanistan and neighbouring Pakistan, after enduring centuries of persecution and denial of basic civil rights. In June 2014, Melbourne held the first Omagh Celebration with over 2,000 people in attendance. In the lead up to the celebrations, professional artists within the community staged workshops in poetry, music, dance and theatre to preserve and reacquaint the Diaspora with their culture.

The workshops were documented by filmmakers Steve Warne, Robyn Hughan and photojournalist Barat Ali Batoor and tell a poetic story of the rediscovery of a culture and language. They will be screened alongside live music by acclaimed Hazara musician Taqi Khan, poetry performances and a panel discussion with community members and filmmakers.

When: Sat 16 May, 3:00pm

Where: Australian Centre for the Moving Image

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OF MEN AND WAR The consuming horror of post-traumatic stress disorder confronts audiences in this documentary following a group of combat vets. Returned from war, their memories of the battlefield haunt their everyday lives, affecting their relationships with wives, children, parents and friends. In many cases, after hitting rock bottom, the subjects find themselves at The Pathway Homes, a pioneering PTSD centre. Here they attempt to confront their trauma, begin their debilitating path to recovery, and ultimately attempt to rebuild their lives.

When: Tue 19 May, 7:45pm

Where: Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

Laurent Bécue-Renard France, Switzerland and USA / 2014 / 142 mins / English / Documentary This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 18 years.

Best Feature-Length Documentary IDFA 2014, Cannes 2014


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What:  Art Red Hill, the Mornington Peninsula’s premier art event, is set to deliver an unprecedented collection showcasing stunning artworks across painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics and glass and jewellery. All against the stunning backdrop of Red Hill, just an hour out of Melbourne. In its 35th year, artists from both the thriving local art community and across Australia were invited to submit their work to the exhibition, which is carefully curated to ensure a diverse and immersive experience for visitors.  

For the first time Mornington Peninsula Shire is providing an Acquisitive Award for a Mornington Peninsula Landscape.

Susan McCulloch OAM, who will once again curate this year’s Principal’s Lounge space in the exhibition, sees this as one of the key benefits of attending the exhibition.

Art Red Hill has firmly established itself as one of the most lively art events on the Mornington Peninsula. The exhibition gives visitors a way to experience a huge array of art they would not ordinarily be able to access in one exhibition, and gives artists an avenue to connect with their audiences too,” she says

This year’s event has also seen the inclusion of a mentoring program, connecting more experienced artists with new and emerging talent. This is a meaningful and exciting way for artists to not only connect with each other, but share their experiences and knowledge to further develop art as a whole.

When: 1 May, 2015

Where: Red Hill Consolidated Primary School




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What:  LOCO Youth Dance Theatre is looking for enthusiastic arts minded young people from 15yrs-25yrs to be part of a collaborative project to be presented at the Anywhere Theatre Festival Frankston in August. 

Participants will have the opportunity to work with experienced dance and theatre makers from RAWcollective and Yellow Wheel during Terms 2 and 3, 2015 to make exciting new work.

When: Rehearsals take place on select Friday afternoons/evenings and Sundays.

Where: Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre.

Thanks to funding from The Australia Council through Frankston Arts Centre’s Make ‘n’ Move program, participation in this project is just $75 for registration, which includes LYDT apparel & insurance.

To apply please email Ru at ASAP as we start our rehearsal process on 1 MAY with another option to just join on Sundays from JUNE 28th.

LYDT is offering three options for participation in 2015 with two works to be presented in the Anywhere Theatre Festival Frankston on the weekend of August 21-23 2015.


What: Wallara’s “Picture this” Art Competition

Registration form must be received by: Friday 19th June 2015

Entries close: Friday 14th August 2015

Winners notified: Friday 18th September 2015

For further information Contact:  Kay Noy, “Picture This” Co-ordinator, Wallara Australia. Ph: 9792 2985  Mbl: 0407 302 007 E: knoy@


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What: Beginners Art Course – With Michele Cleaver 

When: Thursdays: 30th April to 4th June, 6.30 – 9pm

When: Fridays: 1st May to 5th June, 12.30 – 3pm

Costs:  Course $260

Where:  Arthaven Studios, 85 Sages Rd. Baxter

Contact:  Bookings and Enquiries: Michelle Cleaver  Ph: 0417 425 116  E: or Lorin Randall  Ph: 0412 660 495 E:

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What: Exhibition of latest works by Mike Nicholls ‘ EBB & FLOW’ 1982 – 2015

When: April 30 – June 6 2015, Preview April 30 – 2- 8pm

Where: SAGRA GALLERY,  Level 1, 256 Glenferrie Road,  Malvern Phone 9079 5603

Gallery Hours:  Open Tues – Sat  12 – 8pm

Mike Nicholls


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What: The Mornington Peninsula Music Network Inc and Mornington Peninsula Shire present a MUSIC SUMMIT – a Networking and Information Session with Music Victoria, APRA, Live Music Office, Sydney and local producers and musicians.

Special Guest and MC for the evening will be BRIAN NAKERVIS from RocKwiz

When: Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Where: Merchant Lane, 58 Main Street, Mornington  (formerly The Social)

Tix: $5 at the door

Light refreshments will be available and drinks at bar prices

For further information or to RSVP:

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What:  Make A Living From Your Art is a FREE artist development workshop where practicing artists will get very valuable tips on how to transform your creativity into a career!

When: First workshop Thursday 23 April, 7- 9pm,

Second workshop Saturday 16 May, 9.30 – 5pm 

It is specially designed for individual artists and small arts organisations and gives a sneak peak into the Secrets of Success workshop which is a more intensive all day workshop on Saturday 16 May 2015.

Where: Cube 37, 37 Davey Street, Frankston 3199

Contact: Cube 37 on 9784 1896 for bookings and enquiries

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APRIL 17 – MAY 14

Drawing underpins an artists’ practice. Tired of saying to myself that I never drew enough, I challenged myself to a thirty day drawing challenge – 450 days on, I think it’s become a habit.  A drawing a day started as a thirty day challenge to practice my drawing skills and drawing from life rather than a photo is essential.

My two dogs presented as the perfect life models – always on hand! The drawing lasts as long as the dogs stay still.

Methods include drawing with my non dominant hand, and blind contour drawing (where you don’t take the pen off the paper and do not look at the page whilst drawing).  It is an opportunity to explore and play.

I use a variety of mediums-pencil, charcoal, inktense pencils, watercolour pencils, fineliner, copic marker, wax crayon, biro, on fine art paper.

I am very pleased to present a selection from my first 365 days of drawing, along with the 2 oil paintings below.

All drawings are for sale, $30 for A5 and smaller, and $75 for A4 size.

Lulu is my rescued lab, and Chardie, my 15 year old cocker spaniel They would like me to donate 25% from all sales to Labrador Rescue and Victorian Dog Rescue.

The drawings will be available “off the wall” on Thursday 14 May between 10am-12pm as we demount the exhibition.

Please contact me to reserve if you are unable to be there.

I can be contacted on 0422 510 653 or website:

I post my drawings daily on:

facebook:     Sharron Okines Artist & instagram:   sharronokines50

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Jap Dog is a local Mornington Peninsula skateboarding film that aims to represent a wide range of skaters from the area and the beautiful 480p rawness of the Japanese vx1000…

Featuring:  Aaron Winsbury, Doc Wilson, Tyron Drew Jake Griffin, Tom Griffin, Sam Doherty, Jake Doherty, Shaun Halsall, Jordie Halsall and Josh Brodie. Also featuring Louie Dodd, Adam Colman, James Moore, Nick Garth and more…  

When: Screening this Saturday 18th April from 7pm

Where: Snakehole Gallery 18 Progress Street Mornington

Catering from Boho Blends Pop-up Café & DJ D-Neck

Enquiries contact or Phone Josh on 0439 348 848



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What: First Workshops for 2015.  The waiting is over… kicking off our first lot of Paperweight and Tumbler Workshops for the year.

When: Friday May 1, Friday May 22 and Saturday June 20

Contact: Gordon Studio Glassblowers directly to secure your spot, phone 5989 7073


Nabo Community Grants is a national grants program that forms part of our commitment to supporting and strengthening local communities.

Nabo Community Grants will provide $50,000 worth of funding for projects or programs that help build safer and stronger communities.

To enter, simply become a member, create a group profile for your community group or charity on and complete the online Nabo Community Grants application form.

There will be $10,000 available for each group of states and territories.

The community grant groups consist of:

  • Queensland – closing date 5 April
  • New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory – closing date 26 April
  • Victoria – closing date 24 May
  • South Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania – closing date 28 June
  • Western Australia – closing 26 July

Nabo Community Grants will be awarded to projects or programs that encourage one or more of the following:

Community connectedness – Projects or programs that assist in building healthier and more vibrant communities and ultimately foster community spirit.

Disaster preparedness and responsiveness – Projects or programs that support communities to be better prepared for and respond to a disaster.

Community inclusion – Projects or programs that encourage more inclusive communities by connecting and supporting marginalised Australians, for example:

  • Culturally and linguistically diverse
  • Disadvantaged youth
  • Economically disadvantaged
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer or intersex (GLBTQI) community
  • Indigenous
  • People with a disability
  • The aged.
    • Completed projects or programs
    • Fundraising campaigns and appeals
    • Religious and political activities
    • Travel, study or attending conferences
    • Ongoing operational costs such as rent, power, labour and administration costs required for the implementation of a project or program
    • Retrospective or deficit funding request, including funding of past activities, loan repayments or operational deficits.
    • Applications for the Nabo Community Grants are open to community focused, not-for-profit organisations, registered charities and individuals endorsed as a deductible gift recipient.

      National organisations are welcome to apply provided the project or program they nominate operates only within one state or territory.


      Successful entrants must:

      1.Be a legal entity in Australia with a current Australian Business Number (ABN)

      2.Be one or more of the following: ◦Registered Australian charity

      ◦Not-for-profit community organisation

      ◦Deductible gift recipient

      3.Have a project or program idea that encourages and assists to help build safer

      and stronger communities

      4.Deliver an Australian-based grant-funded project or program that will support one

      of our community grant themes.

      Nabo Community Grants will not fund:

      • Organisations without an ABN
      • Individuals, unless endorsed as a deductible gift recipient
      • Organisations that operate for profit
      • Unincorporated associations
      • Schools, TAFEs, Colleges and Universities
      • Government organisations
      • Political organisations
      • Religious organisations
      • Projects or programs that will be implemented outside of Australia

      Additionally, Nabo Community Grants will NOT be considered for requests including:
      Applications / Guidelines

      Application methods: Online


      Contact Details


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What: Kart Koodin Works on Paper by Baluk Artists

You are invited to join Baluk Arts for their upcoming exhibition Kart Koodin – Works on Paper.

See a stunning range of earthy contemporary Indigenous works on paper reflecting country, connection, history and culture.

When: OPENING Saturday 18th April from 2pm to 5pm Exhibition runs from 11th April to 23rd May 2015

Where: BALUK ARTS 6 Bruce St, Mornington VIC 3931

RSVP: 5975 5000 or

Further information: visit http://www

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On the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli / Gelibolu battle, I’ve teamed up with Turkish artist ChanCé to bring you this tribute to our ANZAC and Turkish soldiers who fought at Gallipoli from April 25, 1915.

You can listen to the song on Youtube and share it with your friends.

It was recorded in Istanbul last year.  Every day ChanCe and I would head from the Europe side of Istanbul to a small town on the Asian side, to work on the song at A1 Studios. We spent some time down on the Gallipoli Peninsula, and walking the beaches at ANZAC Cove was truly moving. It was an absolute highlight of my musical career, and life, and so many friendships with the people of Turkey came from the experience. We hope you enjoy the song, and decide to download it so you can listen throughout these months of Gallipoli commemoration. Gallipoli is now also on Australia’s ARIA singles chart this week, so please download to ensure this song of national beginnings and friendship can be cemented in the charts in time for the commemoration in two weeks time on ANZAC Day, 25th April. Given the sensitivity of Gallipoli and that this is a period of commemoration, the ultimate motivation behind the release of this song for us is not commercial gain.    The song was born out of friendship between the two nations, and a desire to have the innocence of our lost soldiers expressed, with the message of peace and friendship between once warring nations spread across the world.   The Gallipoli battle is a prime example of how two countries after just 100 years can not just put down their weapons, but commemorate together as one, commemorating the boys on the battlefield from whichever side they belonged.

Credits: CHANCÉ (vocals)  ADAM DUNNING (vocals)  ENGIN GÖKKAYA (classical guitar)  VECIHI AKıN (flugelhorn)  FAHRI KARADUMAN (solo violin)  HANDE GENÇÖRNEK, AHMET SERKAN (backing vocals) KEMPA (strings) ALI YıLMAZ (baglama) NEDIM IKIZMEN (bass)  ÖMER ARSLAN (percussion)


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What: RMIT Gallery presents a concert performance  world-line ELISION Ensemble

When: Thursday April 30 from 7.30pm – 9pm No reserved seating


Where: Storey Hall Auditorium, Swanston Street Melbourne

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