What: Light was chosen as a theme for the Peninsula Studio Trail exhibition as 2015 is International Year of Light. Peninsula Studio Trail artists have come to their own interpretation of the theme as is reflected in the individual works. Peninsula Studio Trail (est. 2009) is a group of artists who promote their work collectively. We aim 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.
We look forward to welcoming you to this new exhibition at Antipodes Bookshop & Gallery.
Where: 138 Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento VIC 3943, Australia (in the Downstairs Gallery)
When: 8 August to 13 September (open 7 days) Official Opening: 8 August from 2pm to 5pm
What: Mornington Peninsula Shire Youth Services is calling out for young amateur film makers who live work or go to school on the Mornington Peninsula Shire to create an original short film and enter into our competition.
The Short Film Competition is free and open to young people aged between 10 and 25 years who live, work or attend school on the Mornington Peninsula.
The topic can be of the young people’s choosing and must be under 10 minutes.
What: RAN’s Soundwave events are back! This month the RAN are celebrating left handed composers and artists. With performances of Mozart, Beethoven, Eva Cassidy, and many more.
The RAN had a very busy few months with members of the band on HMAS Anzac, attending ANZAC Day celebrations in France and Melbourne, travelling to Cairns and of course the wonderful concert with David Helfgott. The concert was a massive hit, we were sold out and raised over $1500 for Legacy.
When: Wednesday 5 August @ 2 pm and 7 pm & 7 Oct time
Where: Band Complex, HMAS CERBERUS Stony Point Rd, Crib Point
Please note that access to HMAS Cerberus is now through the gate off South Beach Road, Bittern. *Don’t forget, photo ID is required to obtain entry onto HMAS Cerberus. Gates will open from 1pm/6 pmes Concert Wednesday 5th August
What: STORM IN A TEACUP – a Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery exhibition
Storm in a Teacup reflects upon tea drinking in Australia. Introduced by the British colonials, the afternoon tea party was an attempt to ‘civilise’ the land. Tea drinking became so popular in the colonies that by 1888 the amount of tea consumed per capita exceeded the amount consumed in England. Soon after, billy tea was to become an enduring symbol of the pioneering spirit, immortalised by Henry Lawson’s stories published under the title While the billy boils.
Beginning with elegant paintings of the afternoon tea table from E. Phillips Fox and Arthur Streeton, theexhibition goes on to explore the darker side of tea drinking and the social and environmental impacts of the humble cup of tea. Michael Cook’s Object (table), 2015, provides an alternative history to the narrative of colonialism while Sharon West and Adam Hill both use humour to subvert colonial understandings of the afternoon tea party as an occasion of refined gentility.
Storm in a Teacup features paintings, works on paper, photographs, ceramics, sculpture and installation by: Julian ASHTON, Kate BERGIN, Charles BLACKMAN, Stephen BOWERS, Emma Minnie BOYD, Lyndell BROWN & Charles GREEN, Penny BYRNE, Michael COOK, eX de MEDICI, Julia deVILLE, Julie DOWLING, Marian DREW, Bern EMMERICHS, Samantha EVERTON, E. Phillips FOX, Rosalie GASCOIGNE, Betty GREENHATCH, Adam HILL, HOTHAM STREET LADIES, Yenny HUBER, Clare HUMPHRIES, Trent JANSEN, Marion MANIFOLD, Danie MELLOR, Kendal MURRAY, Polixeni PAPAPETROU, John PERCEVAL, Robyn PHELAN, Giuseppe ROMEO, Heather SHIMMEN, Darren SIWES, Vipoo SRIVILASA, Natascha STELLMACH, Arthur STREETON, Sharon WEST, Anne ZAHALKA
When: 24 July – 27 September 2015
Where: MPRG Civic Reserve, off Dunns Road Mornington
What: Ways to draw –A SELECTION FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION BY BETTY CHURCHER (edited)
When: 24 July – 27 September 2015
In 1999 the late Betty Churcher made a selection of drawings from the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery’s Permanent Collection for an exhibition Ways to draw. Exactly sixteen years later this edited selection from the original exhibition will pay tribute to one of Australia’s most transformative and unforgettable figures in the Australian arts community. Through five broad themes the works of many of Australia’s most revered artists are brought together and reveal why an artist reaches for a pencil, a pen, a brush or an etching tool: Drawing as information; Drawing as an idea; Drawing as a fleeting gesture; Drawing as a study and Drawing for the love of drawing. Artists include John Brack, Fred Williams, Russell Drysdale and William Dobell.
What: RESONANCE: Aboriginal art from around Australia
McCulloch & McCulloch and the MLC Visual Art Department invites you to attend this fundraising exhibition.
Curated by McCulloch & McCulloch, the exhibition comprises more than 100 paintings, barks, ochres, ceramics, weavings and sculptures by a wide selection of established artists and rising stars of Aboriginal art from 25 + art centres of Arnhem Land, the Central, Western and Eastern Deserts, the Kimberley, the Pilbara, the APY Lands, Queensland and Victoria.
Presented as a regional survey, each work is accompanied by comprehensive information about the artwork, the artist and the regions.
20% of sales to the purchase of new works for the MLC Collection of Art.
Where: Methodist Ladies College, Kew, Vic
When: 5August 4 September Opening Night Wed 5 August 2015 @ 6.45pm refreshments 7.15pm
Murrundindi of the Wurundjeri people will open the exhibition with a Welcome to Country Smoking Ceremony 7.30-8pm Illustrated lecture by Susan McCulloch: Aboriginal Art: a regional survey
What: GET A JOB – A basic guide to self-employment is a booklet designed to help people take the leap and take control of their work lives, whether it be for people starting from scratch, early school leavers or bridging the gap from your fulltime job, this handbook will have something for everyone.
GET A JOB is a booklet of around forty pages with 32 hand painted illustrations. It covers everything from dressing the part to actually getting the work.
The handbook ‘GET A JOB – A basic guide to self employment’ is now available on KICKSTARTER the crowd funding website designed to launch innovative ideas and social campaigns. It would be fantastic if you could check out the campaign, pledge for a reward or even share within your social media network. We hope that you can help pass this message on.
Please follow the link below to see my new kickstarter campaign that is 40 years in the making.
I am a wife and mother of two beautiful children who has been living in Melbourne, Australia for nearly nine years, originally from England. Since arriving in Australia and exploring my new surroundings, my love of photography has been reignited.
My work reflects my passion; an expression of emotion, feeling and inspiration, using Lensbaby, pinhole, Holga and creative techniques to produce a unique style to my work. Travelling is my other love and this compliments photography very well. I am always busy planning my next day trip or holiday. The Mornington Peninsula is a wonderful place to live. We are very fortunate to be surrounded by so much natural beauty and inspiration.
2010 Diploma in Professional Photography
2013 Advanced Diploma in Professional Photography.
In 2010 Marianne established “Excel Photography”, specialising in informal style portraits, still life, landscapes and nature. In 2012 Marianne joined two leading boutique fine art stock agencies, which licence her work worldwide and specialise in supplying highly creative photography to the publishing industry and images that offer a unique and different style. Marianne is passionate about bringing her own style to her work and is not afraid to break to rules in doing so.
June 2010-Diploma of Professional Photography
May 2012 -Arcangel Images til present
July 2012-Glasshouse Images
2012 Da Vinci Photography group exhibition Oakhill Gallery
What: Effective Grant Writing Workshop to be presented by Sue Driscoll
When: Thursday July 23rd people have the option to attend:Workshop 1: 12.30 – 4pm Lunch provided at 12.30. Workshop starts at 1pm. ORWorkshop 2: 5.30 – 9pm Light refreshments provided at 5.30. Workshop starts at 6pm
What: A Gunmok woman from Western Arnhem Land, Lorraine is a custodian of her people, preserving rich culture and traditions through her art and the stories handed down to her as a child. Kabbindi describes her painting as being in the Mimih style of her forebears. This typically involves the depiction of spirit beings and the animals and plants of her grandfather’s country, painted on plain ochre ground. Animals are either painted in solid white form or else in the x-ray style, with their internal physiology on display. Spirits beings on the other hand are decorated with the single parallel hatching or rarrk (fine line work) characteristic of the art of her grandfather’s clan. Where: (site where the activity will take place)
What: CRINOLINE CRISIS: THE EFFECT OF WOMEN’S FASHION ON FURNITURE & INTERIOR DESIGN IN 19TH CENTURY PARIS with Dr Sylvia Sagona
When: Monday 27 July. 10.30 am for morning tea 11 am – 12 noon for talk
In the mid 19th century the Empress Eugénie took advantage of newly developed steel underskirts to expand the crinoline to extraordinary proportions, mirroring the monumental architecture f the new boulevards of the Second Empire. This move, designed originally to boost the French luxury goods trade, had repercussions not only on woman’s health and her status as a decorative ornament, but on the design of furniture, the décor of rooms and the interior layout of the new mansions. Sylvia Sagona has been teaching Melbourne University subjects in Paris and Rome over the past ten years and has been taking specialised cultural tours to Italy and France for the last seven years.
Cost: Members $7 General Public $10 at door. No bookings necessary
MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO STAY ON FOR THE FMPRG AGM AT 12 NOON
What: JON CATTAPAN : THE ARTIST SPEAKS
This is rare chance to hear this extensively exhibited and significant Australian visual artist speak about his work. Jon Cattapan is one of Australia’s more visible and recognisable painters and is a Professor in the School of Art Faculty of VCA and MCM. His works are represented in most Australian public art collections including the MPRG. Cattapan’s work has been accorded many accolades. In 2008, he took up a commission through the Australian War Memorial to become Australia’s 63rd Official war artist. In 2013 Cattapan was the recipient of the prestigious $80,000 Bulgari award through the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
When: Monday 24 August. 10.30 am for morning tea 11am-12 noon for talk
Cost: Members $7, General Public $10
Where: MPRG, Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington. Tickets at door.