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What:   Next Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society meeting Friday 10th July.

Who:     Dr Alexey Makhrov PhD will deliver an illustrated lecture on “Summer Palaces of the Tsars”

Where: Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilson Road, Mornington

When:   Friday, 10th July at 5.30 p.m

ADFAS welcomes new members and guests but please contact 5974 1229 in advance to book a place.




Creative Vic @ FAC

What: Have your say about the future of the creative industries in our community and across the state. 

Whether you work or volunteer in the creative or cultural industries, enjoy creative activities or participate in cultural events, the Victorian Government is seeking your thoughts and ideas on how we can create new jobs, nurture and attract creative talent and create new opportunities for the state.

Join us at this workshop and contribute to the development Victoria’s first creative industries strategy. Let’s get creative about Victoria’s future!

Where: Cnr Daveys St & Young St, Frankston

 When: Friday 3 July, 5.45pm – 8pm

For further information:

To Register  for the FREE event visit:


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Moth July 15

What: Fraser A. Gorman, Thomas Hugh w/ Shannon Bourne, James Avent.

When: Friday June 3 will be an all-male MOTH.

Where: Red Hill Pavilion, Red Hill Oval

Fraser A. Gorman has included MOTH on his debut album release Australian tour. He is playing Red Hill, Hobart, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Geelong and Darwin.

After playing a flawless series of shows at SXSW (US) and The Great Escape (UK) festivals 2015, and tearing apart an opening slot for best mate Courtney Barnett through her sold out UK tour, Fraser A. Gorman’s collection of cool-as-f***, funny, heartfelt and super-infectious tunes have finally come to fruition on his debut album titled ‘SLOW GUM’ – which will be released in Australia through Milk! Records and Caroline Australia on the day of the show.”

Fraser A. Gorman’s story is a captivating one. A 23 year old kid who looks like a teenage Bob Dylan, a full time carpenter obsessed with the history of American rock n’ roll, expressing himself through wry poetry, bent tropicalia, country-soul and rock. Fraser will play MOTH with his 3-piece band.

Support will be by Melbourne-based Thomas Hugh with guitarist Shannon Bourne.

Coming off the release of  ‘Sum =’, Thomas and Shannon will be heading to MOTH in support of the latest single Them Dams Never Break. The response has been over-whelming and has recently taken Thomas and Shannon to Sydney and around Victoria with Thomas’ unique and moody sense of story-telling and Shannon’s otherworldly guitar touch to match.

Local artist James Avent will start the night off at 7.30pm.

Tickets can be purchased via the website or will be available at the door.

Tasty light platters, local wine and beer will be available. No BYO.

Visit: to find links to Youtube performances of all. 



What:  To get ongoing information about what the Peninsula’s only dedicated youth theatre are up to, visit their facebook page and Like them.


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What: The Gertrude Projection Association invites you to the opening ceremony of the 2015 Gertrude Street Projection Festival

When: 6pm- 7pm Friday 10 July, 2015 The Fitzroy Beer Garden 243 Gertrude St Fitzroy


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What:102nd Birthday Concert

With a special appearance by Internationally renowned Australian Pianist DAVID HELFGOTT Performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and the famous Warsaw Piano Concerto with the RAN Band Melbourne

When: June 24 from 1900hrs

Tickets: $50 (includes concert and canapes) (Canapes will be served in the foyer on completion of the concert) All proceeds to Legacy

Where: Band Complex, HMAS Cerberus Ticketing Enquiries: WO Woodsell 0414 301 038


Dress: Lounge Suit and Ladies equivalent



What:  A new mural upon the Red Hill Tradings exterior wall, where the Red Hill station once was.  Red Hill-Shoreham Rd.  ‘The Red Hill Train’  mural has been painted by Peninsula artist Simon White  Simon was inspired by the old Red Hill train that operated between 1921 & 1953.  The train was greatly celebrated by local farmers who could only transport their ever growing produce down the hill on the train, otherwise going to waste.  Today not many people know that the train came to Red Hill which is what motivated Simon to capture a day in the life during this period.

For further information contact: Simon White Art directly on

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What: Circus Master Class: Silks/Aerials

A specialised, intensive 2 and half hour session in silks and hoop, focusing on strengthening, conditioning, methods, lines, extensions, transitions and of course tricks. Please note: This workshop is not designed for beginners. Class numbers are strictly limited (15 participants) Book early!

Where: Studio’s @ Cube 37, Frankston Art Centre, 37 Davey Street, Frankston

When: Tuesday 30th June 2015 / 10am – 12.30pm

Costs/ Ticketing: $30


Bookings:  Frankston Arts Centre Box Office – 9784 1060

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What: Enjoy 2 and half hours of creating your own tribal artworks using woodwork, construction using recycled materials, experiment sewing, painting and so much more. A treat of treasures to engage, experiment and explore with!

Where: Cube 37, Frankston Art Centre, 37 Davey Street, Frankston, 3199, Victoria

 When: Monday 6 July, Tuesday 7 July, Thursday 8 July, Friday 9 July 2015

Time: 10am – 12.30pm

Ages: 4 – 12 years

Costs/ Ticketing: $15 First child/ $10 Subsequent child

Website information:

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What: Creative writing workshops for kids from Grade one to VCE with bestselling author, Michelle Hamer

Where: The Long Room, Frankston Library

When: Monday nights – Term Three

From July 20-to-Sept 14

4.10pm-5pm Grades one to three

5.10pm-6pm Grades four to six

6.15-7.15pm Secondary students

$200 per term (nine sessions

Contact: Michelle Hamer Phone 0412 580 262



What: SINGING FOR WELLNESS – Colleen Rees from Yes You Can Sing & Play has been successfully running Singing for Wellness in Rosebud at the Village Glen Rosebud.  Singing for Wellness will be running fortnightly commencing September 2015.  To register your interest contact

Contact: 0438 896 184



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Fraser A. Gorman will be launching his debut album at MOTH on Friday 3 July. And he’s bringing his 3 piece band! Support will be by Thomas Hugh with ace guitarist Shannon Bourne. Local artist James Avent will open the night at 7.30pm. Doors at 7.00pm. Tickets available from

Shane Nicholson will be playing MOTH on Friday 7 August and we expect tickets to sell quickly. As a member you have the chance to buy pre-sale tickets for this event from the MOTH website.  Please keep it a maximum of to 2 tickets per membership.

Fri 4 September will be MOTH’s 1st birthday and we will be celebrating with an all-star line-up of invited MOTH alumni ‘artists’ (and special guests) who will be donating songs for this fund-raising event. Confirmed artists so far include Charles Jenkins, Rob Snarski, James Kenyon, Tobias Hengeveld, Cookie Baker, Jackson McLaren and Al Parkinson. Proceeds will go towards the purchasing of badly-needed equipment and also towards an initiative to support local music students. Tickets for this event will be available to MOTH members only (at first) and more information will be sent in a message very soon.

You may have noticed that we have been shooting video at recent MOTHs and we are busy editing and putting the finishing touches to some amazing performances. We will be launching a video channel very soon.

Thank you for supporting MOTH, live music on the Peninsula.


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What:  School Holiday Art Classes for Children 5 – 13 

When:  29 June – 10 July 

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

Contact: P: 03 5973 4299 E:


Cost:     $20 per class of $75 per week.  Includes all materials and healthy snack



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What:  WHERE DO YOU DRAW THE LINE?  Life Drawing at Oak Hill Gallery every Saturday 

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Where:  Rose Garden Tea Rooms – Oak Hill Gallery, 100 Mornington-Tyabb Rd Mornington 3931

Contact: p: 03 59734299  e:


When:  Every Saturday 10 – 12 and 1 – 3pm

Cost:      $30 for day (includes paper, coffee, tea, biscuits)  $20 for morning or afternoon session, $10 Students for morning or afternoon session ($15 for day)


What: Angela Russo is exhibiting in the Foyer Exhibition space @ Mornington Library from 12 June – 10 July.

Artist’s Statement

How wonderful is it to spend time painting “The Beauty and Wonder that is life….the people, the places, the animals.” My desire in painting is to share this beauty, to evoke happy memories, to hear the music, to be uplifted and feel the joy. My artwork is about capturing the essence of the subject matter and this is done in my favourite medium of pastel and charcoal. I love the vibrancy of the colours, the directness of the application and the diversity of effects.

The collection of works on display is in 3 groups African animals, Musicians and Landscapes. The collection of animal artworks was inspired by visits to an open range zoo and each painting tells its own story.

The musician collection was inspired by the many music performances I have had the opportunity to attend. When I look at these I can hear the music and feel the joy it gives. These works are in charcoal and conte`.

The Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne and Venice feature in the places I have captured. I love the history of the buildings, the beaches, the parks and the special memories I have of each. These works are in pastel or pen and wash.

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Please Note Angela will be at the exhibition on Fridays from 12.30 till 2pm to demonstrate and will also be selling fine art prints and original artworks.

Angela would love the opportunity to meet with people interested in her work and to share the story behind each painting.

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Angela Russo “By your side”

 For further information contact Angela directly 0402 217 151 or email her


What: A Music Summit held on 3 June, 2015 @ Merchant Lane (The Social) in Mornington was a great success with MC Brian Nankervis from RocKwiz entertaining participants and kept the balls in the air for much of the evening.  The evening began with an opportunity for Peninsula musicians and visitors to network and catch-up with each other. A feature of the event was the panel discussion with Music Victoria, APRA, the Live Music Office, Sydney, local producer Ian Pav of PavMusic and musicians Marty Nelson-Williams & Jude Perl.  A Draft of The Music Development Plan for the Mornington Peninsula was available and the Music Network and the Shire are keen to canvas the music sector and industry’s thoughts on the proposed Plan.  If you would like to receive a copy of the Music Development Plan contact Andrea Ebsworth Cultural Development Planning Officer or phone 0447 629 628 and a copy can be sent to you or you can send your comments and feedback directly to President of the MP Music Network Simon Mills c/- MP Shire, Arts & Culture Private Bag 1000 Rosebud 3939

Music for the event was provided by young musician Fox Deroche, Winner of the Junior section of Frankston’s got talent, Jude Perl direct from a successful season at Sorrento Spiegeltent and a bit jazz on a winters night with The Peter Kaighin Trio.

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What:  In 2015 The Seed Fund enters its 11th year and continues to support emerging musicians, artists and arts workers via two direct grant categories, one workshop and three community-based initiatives.

There are some exciting events coming up this year, including an inaugural fundraising gig and music industry soiree due to be held in October 2015. A Pozible campaign is also set to run for the month of September.

The much anticipated annual Management Workshop will be relocating to Melbourne in November 2015.

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN – CLOSE Friday 31st July 2015.

To apply head to:


What:  It`s Peninsula Music Society’s annual Winter Solstice weekend again on 19/20/21 June and we hope you will be able to join us for some or all of our four concerts.

  • Friday evening you can join us for a complimentary tasting of Bittern Estate wine before Ironwood take you on a fascinating journey into 19th century performance practice.  This Australian based ensemble is committed to exploring music of the baroque, classical and romantic periods on early string and keyboard instruments and the members are some of Australia’s most respected early and contemporary chamber musicians. The ensemble was established in 2006 as a flexible group of players, drawing on a wealth of experience from across the globe. This lecture-recital will be given by Danny Yeadon and Nicole Forsyth and illustrated with musical examples by members of Ironwood. The music will be drawn from Onslow- String Quartet No 7, Haydn – String Quartet No 3 (KaiserQuartett) and Beethoven String Quartet No 4. Concert at 7.30pm; wine from 6.45pm. 
  • Saturday evening join us again for a complimentary tasting of wine from Bittern Estate before welcoming the ‘big’ Melbourne Chamber Orchestra  for “Hennessy`s Beethoven”. Yes, popular Artistic Director William Hennessy will feature as soloist for Beethoven’s spectacular Violin Concerto and the largest MCO ensemble  we have seen in Mornington will be conducted by our very own Michael Dahlenburg. We claim Michael as he is a past winner of our student bursaries as a cellist. Other program items include Haydn’s Symphony No 60, Incidental Music to Henry V by Walton and Schubert’s Quartettsatz arranged for String Orchestra by Michael Dahlenburg. AND our 23 advanced strings workshops students will join the MCO to present a short piece. Concert at 7.30pm; wine from 6.45pm. 
  • And after lunch on Sunday we have a grand offering for a winter afternoon. At 2.00pm there is the Peppercorn Piano Recital with Alex Raineri, the winner of the 2014 Australian National Piano Award, playing works by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Brahms and Ravel. Then at 4.00pm the local  Peninsula Chamber Musicians are joined by soprano Lee Abrahmsen for Richard Strauss ‘Four Last Songs’ and also present works by Poulenc and Vaughan Williams. In between there is a High Tea  but tickets for this must to be purchased before Tuesday 16 June(ring Janette on 9789 8392).

Where:  All concerts are at Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilsons Road, Mornington

Tickets: (from $28 to $50 according to concert) are available from Farrells Bookshop, Mornington; Robinsons Books, Frankston; at the door from 1 hour before or by telephone from Janette on 9789 8392.

And please make sure our next concert is in your diary. It’s on Friday 24 July at 7.30pm and will feature the winner of the 2015 Melbourne International  Chamber Music Competition which finishes the Sunday before. Definitely not to be missed.


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What: 2015 Derinya Art & Craft Exhibition

Celebrating its 40th year, The Derinya Art & Craft Exhibition is still a popular community event on the art & craft calendar. The pop-up art gallery includes a professional display of over 400 traditional and contemporary paintings, canvasses and photographs, over 1000 pieces of sculpture, glassware, ceramics, furniture and textiles, a Jewellery Boutique offering exquisite, precious, unique pieces. All artwork and jewellery is for sale, with a range of prices suitable to a range of tastes and budgets. Ruby Tarts Cafe is open within the pop-up gallery all weekend offering delectable delights in a comfortable and unique environment.

Entertainment, and refreshments courtesy of our Partners Underground Winery, Mornington Peninsula Brewery and Blue Bay Cheese.

Guest Artists : Jenny Croom, Paul Kelly, Jennie Alderton

Where: Derinya Primary School – Stadium, Overport Road, Frankston South

When: Friday July 17th – Opening Night, 7.30pm – 10.30pm, Sat July 18th 10am-5pm, Sun July 19th 10am-4pm.

Tickets:  Available at the door or phone 03 9787 3633


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Jenny Croom