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When: Nov 7 from 9am – 5pm

Where: Safety Beach Yacht Club

Cost: $20pp includes luncheon, morning and afternoon teas

For bookings:

Secrets of Success: OUTLINE OF THE DAY

For independent artists and small-medium arts organisations

Morning 8:30am for 9:00am start – 1:00pm  — The Business & Your Beliefs

The morning seminar is a fast passed fun run through the knowledge, information, tools and confidence you need to understand your art as a business and to succeed in running/starting an arts business.

  • What is an arts business? and what to do to have a successful one.
  • You’re an entrepreneur: deploy your creativity to make a living.
  • The money stuff:  get it, manage it, invest in yourself.
  • Manage your time:  balance the art and the business.
  • Manage your mind: eliminate limiting beliefs

Afternoon 2:00pm – 6:00pm  — Marketing  & Confidence

The afternoon includes experiential learning activities that make a profound change in the way you see yourself and your art.

  • Goals and results:  set goals and visualise results
  • Your future success: plant the image of success in your personal time line.
  • Customers and marketing:  why people love you and want more of you.
  • How to sell yourself and your art: Don’t sell . . . share your brilliance.
  • Use smarter more effective marketing:  stop spruiking the product, identify the benefits

BONUS: The afternoon also includes information about how to progress with the work from today by leaning about the incubator’s on-line training program,  The Artists Transformation School.




Sorrento Rotary artWhat: The 32nd Sorrento Art Show.   This prestigious Mornington Peninsula art show Hosted by the Sorrento Rotary Club is a valued part of the region’s annual exhibitions calendar.  All proceeds are returned to the community for local projects.

When: Champagne Opening Night – Saturday 8 January @  6.30pm, exhibition opens daily  from 10am – 4pm 9 – 17 January

Tickets: available for Flight Centre (soon) $20 p/p

Where: Sorrento Community Centre, David McFarlan Reserve (behind Richie’s IGA)

Artist Entry: Artists interested in showing their work can find all the information on the website


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What:    Next Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society meeting Friday 9th October.

Who:      Dr. Caroline Brooke BA Hons. will deliver an illustrated lecture on Art and Politics in Renaissance Florence.

Where:  Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilson Road, Mornington

When:    Friday 9 October at 5.30 pm

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



What: Peninsula Arts Society Art Show 2015

When: Saturday 31 October to 3 November 2015

Where: 159 Overport Rd, Frankston South Mel 106 C1

Opening Times: 10am – 5pm Daily


Enquiries: or more information call 9775 2640 between 10am – 2pm
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The Peninsula Arts Society will be having their major exhibition of members work over Melbourne Cup Weekend 31 October 2015.  The art work is of an incredibly high standard and includes the work of many renown, local artists.   All the work on show is available for purchase and very reasonably priced. The exhibition will also include individually designed craft pieces, great for presents for those special people in your life.

The Society was formed on 11th March 1954, when professional artists across the Peninsula first came together at the Mechanics Hall in Frankston.   Since then, PAS has grown to over 550 members and now has its own premises at 159 Overport Road, Frankston South. “Friendship through Art” is the foundation of the Society and this is reflected in all activities.

Come and enjoy this exhibition. Refreshments are available at the venue thanks to the Frankston Red Cross.


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What: Irish singer songwriter Andy White coming to MOTH!

With the political edge of Billy Bragg, the romance of David Gray and the Celtic lyricism of the Waterboys. Andy is a fully paid up 21st Century Troubadour (and that’s the title of his journal-memoir published by Lagan Press in Ireland). Belfast born and raised, now living in Melbourne, White has earned a global following for blending folk and pop stylings with a poet’s sensibility. Working with the great names of Irish music – Sinead O’Connor, Donal Lunny, Van Morrison – and writing with the likes of Peter Gabriel and Neil and Tim Finn, Andy has won Ireland’s top songwriting awards and toured the world many times over.

Local singer songwriter Ruby Whiting will open the night at around 7.30pm.

When: Friday 2 October from 7.30pm

Where: Red Hill Pavilion

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What: The Basics reunite “Three-time Grammy™ Award-winning artist Wally De Backer (Gotye), Kris Schroeder and Tim Heath in launching their first studio album in six years, ‘The Age Of Entitlement’.  

Known for their powerful live shows, described as “a high energy, musically outstanding and genuinely fun show from start to finish”, The Basics continue to impress us with their amazing ability to seamlessly blend the lines between energetic rock and good time pop with glimpses of reggae and ska whilst sustaining their distinct tone.

The Basics promise to push boundaries and introduce a whole new way of experiencing live music kicking off their national and regional tour performing 17 dates with the Grand Hotel in Mornington.

Where: the Grand Hotel, 124 Main Street Mornington

When: Sunday 1 November. Doors open at 7.00pm

Costs/ Ticketing: From $25 + BF  


Enquiries & Booking Contact: Grand Hotel, 03 5975 2001 or

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What: School Holiday Workshop – Flag making

When: Monday 28 September from 2:30 – 4:30

Where: Balnarring Hall (meeting room)

Bookings :

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What:  We’re excited to announce that Katie Noonan is returning to Mornington this October to perform her new vanguard album ‘Transmutant.’  Katie Noonan will perform at the Grand Hotel with special guests MKO and is one of many artists included the line up of their newly revitalised entertainment program.

Katie Noonan’s new album ‘Transmutant,’ is an ethereal body of work, will take you on a journey back to her roots. It introduces audiences to Katie Noonan’s Vanguard, bringing Katie back to the band environment where she started her career as an 18 year old, a backdrop where she acknowledges, she feels most comfortable.

Where: the Grand Hotel, 124 Main Street Mornington

When: Thursday 15 October. Doors open at 7.30pm.

Costs/ Ticketing: From $35. Reserved seating available.


Enquiries & Booking Contact: Grand Hotel, 03 5975 2001 or



What: Exhibition of new works by Sabra Lazarus Playscapes

When: 19 September – 25 October.  Meet the Artist Saturday 26 from Sept 2 – 4pm

Where: Antipodes Gallery, 138 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento


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What: Montalto are now accepting entries for the 2016 Montalto Sculpture Prize valued at $30,000.

This year, the 2016 MSP Exhibition, will be open for 8 months from 28 February – 30 October. Previously 3 months, this extension gives our finalists a longer period of time for their work to be on display to thousands of visitors wandering our Estate.

Where: Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove, 33 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South, Victoria

Entry, terms and conditions can be found online visit:

Entries close:  Midnight Friday 30 October

For further information contact: P: 03 5989 8412   E:

Montalto has asked 2014 winner Adam Stone to reflect on his work that won and explain how the prize helped his career.

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You won the MSP for A Fall from Grace (Self Portrait Crash), why did you create the piece?

I made the work because I believed it was an appropriate representation of my investigation into hubris. I thought by taking the conventions of the hero in classical sculpture and literally inverting them by creating a crashing figure, I could open up a dialogue about over confidence and our intrinsic relationship with it. Although the work depicts myself crashing while skating, I hope that the image can open up a wider and more universal dialogue about environmental, political, social etc. forms of hubris.

How has your view if that work changed since winning the prize in 2014?

The work represents a really important moment in my artistic practice where the ideas that I had been struggling with all seemed to come together and make sense. At the time I was 21 and studying Honours so it was a monumental financial commitment to produce the work, especially when my lecturers were advising against it. It was really rewarding to see the work outdoors on Montalto’s beautiful property where it really activated the work, making it seem as if it fell from the sky. I still enjoy visiting the work.

How important was the win to you career?

Being a recent graduate at the time, it was phenomenally affirming for my confidence. From the prize I have sold the remaining two editions of the work and had the opportunity to upscale a smaller work as a private commission. The prize money enabled me to participate in residencies later that year in Beijing and New York, as well as a research trip through Europe. It also contributed to the fabrication cost of a new work out of marble.

What are you currently working on?

I’m just finishing up an up scaling of a smaller falling figure I had in a show earlier in the year for a private collector. I’m also working towards two solo shows in the first half of next year where I’m going to be exhibiting some new non-figurative works incorporating electronic components.

How has your art developed since winning the prize?

Although it might not seem like it, I feel that my practice has developed dramatically since MSP 2014. I’m working towards widening the scope of my work and looking to more conceptual and perhaps abstracted ways to continue my investigation into hubris. I think this will be a nice counterbalance to my figurative works, which I intend to continue developing and pushing.


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What:  School Holiday Art

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

When:  Monday 21st September – 1st October – 10 – 12pm daily

Cost: $25 per session or $100 for the week

Contact Oak Hill Direct P: 5973 4299 or E: 




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What: Secrets of Success – practical business skills for the independent arts sector to be presented by Auspicious Arts Incubator 

Who should attend?  artists, artsworkers, curators, designers, arts businesses, creative industry entrepreneurs, gallery owners, events producers, marketing and PR workers.  Anyone with a creative bone in the body!  

When: 7 November 2015 9am – 5pm

Where: Safety Beach Yacht Club, 185 Marine Drive, Safety Beach 

Cost: $20pp inclusive of lunch, morning and afternoon tea


Enquiries: Andrea Ebsworth auspicious arts workshop 2015


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What: Reserved Seating Only – A Comedy about Life, Love….and Footy!

Where: Southern Peninsula Arts Centre 245 Eastbourne Road Rosebud

When: Saturday 19 September 2015 @ 7:30pm

Tickets: $15 – $25

Enquiries & Booking Contact: Anthea Mackenzie 5986 8204

Website information:




What: An exhibition of watercolours by Tammy Warner “Water & Colours”

Where:  Foyer Exhibitions Space @ Mornington Library

When: September 5 – October 1 2015

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What: An Exhibition by Mornington Peninsula based Artist Rosie Weiss – The trees are falling into the sea and other stories

Where: Gatekeepers Cottage, Police Point Shire Park

When: Opening Saturday 19 September @ 2pm Exhibition runs until 9 October 2015

RSVP essential contact: 

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What: Tantalising Textures – a textile workshop with Tina Whiteley.  

A fun sewing workshop where you will learn how to combine free-machine embroidery and water-soluble stabilizers with hand-dyed fabrics and fibres, to create a vibrant, textured scarf, shawl or wrap, perfect for evening or day wear. All levels welcome and suitable for beginners, with some basic knowledge of using a sewing machine. 

Where:  Kurrara Designs Studio:  86 William Road, Red Hill

When: Sunday 27 September 2015 from 9.30 am to 4 pm

Cost: $130  includes morning and afternoon tea

For more information please visit:

Enquiries and Booking (03) 5989 2083, Mob: 0417 352 713  or

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MENTAL HEALTH EXH15What: Exhibition showcasing the works of artists affected by mental illness – those with a lived experience, carers and significant others.

Where: Cube 37, Frankston Art Centre, 25 – 37 Davey Street, Frankston

When: Opening Thursday October 1 – Saturday October 10 from 5:30 – 8.00pm

Free entry

Website information:

Enquiries & Booking Contact: Suzanne Skerrett Wilkins, 8738 5224 or 0402 802 775


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What: Spring Salon+ Art Parade 2015

A vibrant selection of new Aboriginal art fresh from our northern travels. Includes works by a number of finalist artists in this year’s National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, whose works we’ve shown regularly. Launched by our unique Art Parade on Saturday September 19. Part theatre, part art lecture our Art Parades provide informative commentary on 80+ works in an hour. Limited seating.  Bookings now open
Art Parade: Saturday September 19 at 2.30 pm. Followed by opening drinks
Book online:

When: Sat Sep 19 2015 – Sun Sep 20 
Where: WHISTLEWOOD | 642 Tucks Road, Shoreham

Salon open: Sunday September 20 11am-5pm.
Other times welcome by appointment.
T: + 61 3 59 898 282

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