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What: Next Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society meeting

When: Friday 12 June @ 5.30pm

Who:  Mr Laurie Benson will deliver an illustrated lecture on “Pre Raphaelite Artists”

Where:  Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilson Road, Mornington.

ADFAS welcomes new members and guests but please contact 9787 2092  at least three days in advance to book a place.

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What: Peninsula Chamber Musicians join with the exquisite lyric soprano Lee Abrahmsen to perform James Ledger’s intriguing adaptation of the Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss. Vaughan Williams seldom heard Phantasy Quintet for Strings and Poulenc’s quirky and colourful Sextet for Winds and Piano round out a sublime afternoon of music.

Where: Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilsons Rd Mornington

When: Sunday 21 June, 4pm

Costs/ Ticketing: $28, $22, $15. Primary and Secondary students free

Website information:

Enquiries & Booking Contact: 9789 8392

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What: A new design & printmaking studio has opened in Hastings. Lumiere Art and Co. They have offered their first printmaking workshop in May with more coming in July and August.

Visit: htpp://

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What: The Mornington Peninsula Music Network will present a Music Summit

5pm Networking and refreshments

6pm Panel Discussion with Guest Speakers: Paddy Donovan, Music Victoria, John Wardle, Live Music Office Sydney, APRA (Australian Performing Rights Association), Ian Pav PavMusic Producer, mentor and activist, musicians Marty Nelson Williams, Peninsula favourite & Jude Perl who is a rising star and has just finished a successful Spiegeltent season at Sorrento. 

7pm Performances from Jude Pearl, Fox deRoche and the Pete Kaighin Trio from 8pm to  kick off the Jazz Festival

When: 5pm – ’til late, Wednesday 3 June 2015

Where: Merchant Lane (Tho Social) 578 Main Street Mornington

Tix: $5 co-payment


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What: As part of  an ongoing program of place-based enhancements and community building activities, a street event ‘Pay it Forward’ was held in April.  The Shire’s Arts & Cultural Development team employed Peninsula artist Judi Singleton and emerging community artist Shan Race to work with children and adults to produce a banner to promote the dropping in speed limit throughout Mornington North to 40 KPH.

When: April – May

Where:  Mornington Park Primary


Mornington Park students have also been working on the development of a logo for the Placemaking Project.   A mural will also be painted on the side of the Robertson Drive shops over the coming year.

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What: Indigenous Touring Exhibition In the Saddle, On the Wall Opening Event. 

Meet visiting Kimberley art workers at Opening Event this Saturday May 23 11am-1pm

The touring exhibition In the Saddle,On the Wall features senior Aboriginal artists from the Kimberley region of Western Australia who recall their memories of station life through paintings and short videos. The project is a unique collaboration of five Kimberley Aboriginal owned and operated Art Centres and ABC Open Producers.

Where: Cube 37 Gallery

When: Opening 23 May 11am – 1pm

Exhibition Dates: 23 May to 27 June Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat 10am – 4pm

Costs/ Ticketing: FREE

Enquiries & Booking Contact: Cube 37  Phone 03 9784 1896

Website information:\

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What: e-Publishing and Public Libraries: Challenges & Opportunities

Where: Conference Rooms, State Library of Victoria (entry 3, 179 Latrobe St)

When: Saturday 23 May 2015 12:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Cost: This seminar is free but for organising purposes an RSVP by Monday 18 May is essential. Please RSVP to

A seminar discussion about the changing role of public libraries in the digital age and will be looking at how electronic publishing affects access to publications.  Traditionally, under Legal Deposit legislation, State and National Libraries endeavoured to maintain a copy of all material published within their jurisdiction, whether books, journals or magazines – and later CDs and DVDs. These were catalogued, stored and available to all library users. Electronic publishing has changed all this in a variety of ways:

Individuals can ‘publish’ their own eBooks and bypass legal deposit

• If a library purchases an e-Book there may be restrictions on allowing access to it

• Journals published electronically become the ‘property’ of large commercial organisations who on-sell the rights and have no legal obligation to maintain copies of material they no longer see as being of commercial value.

The seminar will ask the questions:

• What does legal deposit mean in the digital age?

• What is the role of aggregated e-publishing such as Informit and Cengage?

• How ‘open’ is Open Access?

• What does all this mean for e-Book authors and publishers?

• What is the State Library of Victoria’s current and planned responses to these issues?

The afternoon will be a conversation between authors and researchers and experts in e-publishing from the State Library of Victoria (SLV) and from universities. There will be ample time for audience involvement.

Presenters and panellists: Chris Butler (Manager Collection Resources SLV); Paul Mercieca (Lecturer in Information Management and Digital Publishing RMIT); Peter McMahon (Director Digital Strategy SLV); Lisa Peddey (Continuing Resources Team Leader SLV); Jo Ritale (Manager Collection Development & Discovery SLV); Sarah Slade (Manager Storage & Digital Collection Services SLV)


What: Colours of Nature by Textile Artist Tina Whiteley

A demonstration and personal exploration of Australian Native and cultivated garden plants as colourful fabric and fibre dyes. 

Where:  The Auditorium, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, Cnr Ballarto Road & Botanic Drive, Cranbourne, Victoria

When:  Sunday 9th August 2015 from 10.00 am – 11.30 am

Cost: Adults $30.30  Concession $23.90

For more information please visit:

Enquiries and Booking (03) 5990 2200 or

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What:  The SPCB and the Rosebud Secondary School Concert Band are presenting their Annual Heritage Concert.  The event will celebrate the 50th birthday of the SPCB. The program will include solo performances from band members and band members of yesteryear. Old time favourites, themes from musicals and some well known classical arrangements will be in the program.

The SPCB has been performing on the Mornington Peninsula for over fifty years. Major activities include playing for ANZAC Day remembrance services, Australia Day and other special occasions.

When: Sunday 26 July 2015, 2.00 pm 

Where: Rosebud Memorial Hall, Village Green, Rosebud

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What: PMS moves to the Baroque with a fascinating look at the trio sonata with Accademia Arcadia.  Led by Italian virtuoso violinist Davide Monti with Lucinda Moon (violin), Josephine Vains (cello) and Jacqueline Ogeil (harpsichord) their playing is vigorous and commanding and their sound is full and strong – just the thing for the wonderful acoustic of the Peninsula Community Theatre. The Italian program featuring Corelli, Caldara, Locatelli, Tartini, Leclair and Vivaldi is truly something not to be missed.

Where: Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilsons Rd Mornington (free parking)

When: Saturday 16 May 7:30pm

Tickets: Adult $43, Conc. $38, Stud. $18 from Farrell`s Bookshop, Mornington; Robinsons Bookshop, Frankston; at the door from 1 hour prior to the concert or by phone from Janette 9789 8392

Website information:

Enquiries & Booking Contact: Janette 9789 8392 or 0419 985 550

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What: The Peninsula Studio Trail is currently seeking new membership applications for this years Open Studio weekends on the 14th & 15 and 21st & 22nd November 2015.

Are you an artist living and working on the Mornington Peninsula keen on promoting your work with the Peninsula Studio Trail, if so, please visit our Membership page on our website to download a copy of our application form.

The Peninsula Studio Trail aims to reflect the quality and range of fine arts and craft practiced on the Mornington Peninsula; and to make artists’ work more accessible to the general public through Open Studio Weekends and exhibitions.  Some studios are open throughout the year and most may be visited by appointment at anytime.





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Council has resolved to place the “Proposed Budget 2015/16” on exhibition until 27th May 2015.

The documents are available for inspection at the Hastings, Mornington and Rosebud Municipal Offices, the Somerville Customer Service Centre and at the Hastings, Mornington, Rosebud and Somerville Libraries.

Some hard copies have been made available for the community at the above sites and the documents are on Council’s Web page.

Any persons wishing to make written submissions on the Proposed Budget must do so before 5pm on Wednesday, 27th May 2015.

A section 223 committee will consider any written submissions at its meeting to be held at the Rosebud Municipal Office, on Thursday, 11th June 2015 at 6pm.

Council will then adopt the 2015/16 Budget (with or without modification) at a Special Council meeting to be held at the Rosebud Municipal Offices on Wednesday, 24th June 2015 at 5pm.


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What:  Call for entries to Annual Printmaking Exhibition and Print Porfolio

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

Contact:    p 03 5973 4299  e


When:   Entries Close July 24th 2015  See details on our website for Portfolio closing date. 

Cost:     See website for participation fees




What: The Armed Man A Mass for Peace Frankston Symphony Orchestra and the Mornington Peninsula Chorale perform Karl Jenkins “The Armed Man”

Where: Frankston Arts Centre, Davey St, Frankston

When: Sunday May 31st, 2.30 pm

Costs/ Ticketing: Adults $25, PSSU $22, 14 years and under $12

Website information:

Enquiries & Booking Contact: 9784 1060,

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What: Paperweight & Tumbler Workshop with Eileen Gordon & Nadia Mercuri. 

Learn how to manipulate molten glass into beautiful and original paperweights and tumblers during this workshop with one of Australia’s most prominent glass-blowers and glass artisans. This one-day workshop offers a fantastic opportunity to discover traditional Venetian techniques used in hot glass studios. With no experience necessary, the workshop is a perfect introduction into the world of glass blowing.


Workshop overview

The course covers equipment, tools, OH&S and proper working procedures used in hot shops. Gathering, marvering and shaping of molten glass, and correct tool usage will be taught and demonstrated.

Colour-application techniques will also be introduced with participants choosing and applying their own colour combinations. All materials, tools and glass are provided.

Over the duration of the workshop participants will have the opportunity to complete 3 – 4 individual paperweights and a tumbler that will be available to take home once the overnight annealing process is complete.

When: Saturday 30th May & Advanced Sat 24th July

Cost $300. Deposit of $100 required. Time: 9.15 – 4.30


What to Bring: BYO lunch and 1 pair of long woollen/cotton socks to cut for arm sleeves. Everything else provided.


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What: Before Felton with John Gregory  The Early History of the Growth of the Collections of the National Gallery of Victoria (1860-1904) 

Anyone with more than a passing acquaintance with the NGV is aware that the gallery’s rich collections owe an enormous amount to the extraordinary bequest left by Alfred Felton in 1904. The Felton Bequest enabled the subsequent purchase of major masterpieces by Rembrandt, Tiepolo, William Blake, Manet, Rodin, Tom Roberts, and countless other Australian and international artists. Even today, thanks to judicious investment and management, Felton funds are still available to support purchases. Less widely known, though, is the fact that when Felton left his magnificent gift, the NGV already had a substantial collection, assembled over the preceding half-century. This talk aims to give some sense of the varied and often surprising character of the acquisitions made for the Melbourne gallery during this first phase of its history.

John Gregory taught art history for many years at Monash University, and has lectured and written on a range of topics from medieval to contemporary art. His book Carnival in Suburbia: the Art of Howard Arkley was published in 2005.

Image: Opening of the new Fine Arts Gallery, Public Library, Melbourne (wood engraving by Samuel Calvert, published in the Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers, 14 June 1875).   [State Library of Victoria]

When: Monday 18 May, 2015 at 10.30 am for morning tea; 11 am -12 noon for talk

Tickets: At the door Members $7  General Public $10

Where: Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery Civic Reserve, Dunn St Mornington

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What: RAWcollective are back at it again getting ready to serve up a deliciously entertaining soup of creativity in their latest work, BRAIN FOG at Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre.

When: Saturday 23 May @ 8pm & Sunday 24 May @ 5pm

Where: Cube 37, Frankston Art Centre

Bookings:  039784 1060


Tickets: $25 full, $20 members / RAW Friend / Concession

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What: Poetry writing workshop with option for performance with Peninsula Poet Andrea Louise Thomas

Where: Frankston Library Long Room

When: Wednesday, May 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Cost: Free but booking is essential


Enquiries & Bookings contact: Susan Bentley 9784 1020

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