MILK BAR MEMORIES CELEBRATED ON CANVAS

Justine Macnamara reduced 27 10 15 IMG_7231What: Mornington Peninsula artist Justine McNamara will celebrate the humble milk bar in her upcoming solo exhibition at Sorrento Gallery. 

Her ‘Milk Bar Days’ series captures milk bar nostalgia in the colourful retro style that is unmistakably the signature Justine McNamara approach, with vibrant gelato colours. 

Justine paints in a contemporary retro style and displays a captivating talent for capturing the essence of Australia and our coastal lifestyle. Her characters and landscapes speak of an innocence and vibrancy in everyday living, and her works are inspired by her love of colour and culture. 

For the past decade Justine’s works have has focussed on the role memory plays on how our past is constructed in the present. Her nostalgic, cheery paintings celebrate memory, and process feelings of connection and loss to encourage conversations with her audience about change.  

Highly respected amongst her peers, Justine’s work has also been showcased on Creative Peninsula banners throughout Rosebud, Rye & Sorrento as an arts initiative with the Mornington Peninsula Shire and in particular Justine has created each of the welcome banners in Sorrento, an initiative of the Portsea & Sorrento Chamber of Commerce. 

Where: ‘Milk Bar Days’ will be showing at Gallery Sorrento, 148 Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento. 

When: Saturday 21 November – 6 December 2015

Justine McNamaraIMG_7076

 

 

Advertisements

DROMANA ART SHOW THIS WEEKEND

What: Visitors to the 41st annual Dromana Art Show presented by the Rotary Club of Dromana will be able to watch Christian Gundesen sculpt a work from cuttlebone as the feature artist of the weekend exhibition.  

Rye-based Gundesen produces amazing creations out of cuttlebone washed ashore on the numerous picturesque beaches of the Mornington Peninsula.  Gundesen carves the cuttlebone into creatures captured from his experiences free-diving in Port Phillip Bay and surrounding shores.Christianatwork

When: Starts Friday 30 October from 7pm

Where: Dromana Primary School

ADFAS – ILLUSTRATED TALK “PAINTING IN FRANCE FROM DAVID TO MONET”

ADFAS logoWhat:  Next Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society meeting Friday, 6th November. 

Who:   Professor Peter McPhee AM Australian lecturer will deliver an illustrated talk “Painting in France from David to Monet”

Where: Peninsula Community Theatre Wilson Road, Mornington

When:  Friday 6 November AGM commences 4.45p.m.  Illustrated talk begins at 5.30 pm

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

Death of Marat 1793 by David
Death of Marat 1793 by David

Jacques Louis David 1748-1825 was a highly influential French painter in the Neoclassical style.  He was appointed “First Painter to the Emperor” in 1804 primarily a painter of historical events he was also a great portraitist.

Water lilies and the Japanese bridge 1897-99
Water lilies and the Japanese bridge 1897-99

Oscar Claude Monet 1840-1926  was founder of French Impressionist painting, He painted the same scene many times in order to capture the changing light and the passing seasons.  From 1883 Monet lived in Giverny, during 1899 he began painting his water lilies continuing to do so for the next 20 years.

 

 

PRIMROSE FAIR

What: Primrose Fair is a unique and beautiful event providing a launch pad for creative and talented designers who may be crafting their products individually or manufacturing on a small scale.

Date: Saturday 28 November, 2015

Time: 9am-3pm

Where: Cloisters, Toorak College, Old Mornington Rd, Mt Eliza

Visit: www.primrosefair.com.au | hello@primrosefair.com.au   facebook.com/primrosefair | pinterest.com/primrosefair  instagram.com/primrosefair | Google + /Primrosefair

pRIMROSE fAIR

2016 MONTALTO SCULPTURE PRIZE ENTRIES CLOSE 30 OCT

MONTALTO LOGOAdam Stone 2015 Montalto winner

ENTRIES CLOSE – FRIDAY 30 OCTOBER

Montalto is still accepting entries for the $30,000 acquisitive 2016 Montalto Sculpture Prize  Entries can be completed online and close midnight Friday 30 October 2015.

For terms and conditions and key dates and image archive of previous years’ works visit:

http://montalto.com.au/sculpture/montalto-sculpture-prize-2016-entry/ 

The 2016 Montalto Sculpture Prize exhibition will be open for 8 months from 28 February – 30 October.

STUDIO SORRENTO 2015 ART EXHIBITIION

Logo 2What: 2015 Art Exhibition.  John Bredl, renown Artists will be giving a Demonstration at 1pm on Saturday

What: Art and Photography Show

Where: At the Sorrento Activity Centre, 823 Melbourne Road Sorrento. Vic. 3943

When: 31 October – 3 November

Website information: studiosorrento.org

Enquiries & Booking Contact: Ruth Denton 0418 100 373Art Show Web

Entry: $2.00

 

FEATHER FLOWER WORKSHOP

baluk logo

What: Melbourne Cup day is nearly here! Ladies, how would you like to know how to create your own feather flower headpiece to stand out on the day? Traditionally feathers are used by Aboriginal people for body decoration. Come in to Baluk Arts and be guided by one of our artists to create your very own unique headpiece! 

Where: Baluk Arts, 6 Bruce Street, Mornington 3931.

When: 31 October from 11am to 1pm

Cost:  $55

Website information: http://balukarts.org.au

Enquiries & Booking Contact: Call 5975 5000 or email workshops@balukarts.org.au to secure your spot!

126-15

CHRISTMAS WITH MARK VINCENT

FAC_logo-sm 2012What: For the first time, Mark Vincent, one of Australia’s best tenors, invites you to his specially curated Christmas Show.

Mark is the only classical artist in Australian history to have released 7 albums by the time he was 21.  He has sold in excess of 500,000 albums, and is currently starring in the stage production of Dirty Dancing.

Featuring Mark’s Christmas favourites, beautifully arranged with a full band, don’t miss the unforgettable night that the whole family will cherish.  Spend Christmas with Mark Vincent.

Presented by: Ralph Carr Management

Where: Frankston Arts Centre , Cnr Of Davey St & Young St, Frankston VIC 3199.

When: 17 December 2015, 6:30PM – 9:00PM

Costs/ Ticketing: $55.00 + additional $1.50 BF

Website information: http://artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au/Whats_On_-_Buy_Tickets/Christmas_with_Mark_Vincent

Enquiries & Booking Contact: The Box Office is situated in the Main Foyer of the Frankston Arts Centre, cnr Davey and Young Sts, Frankston. Tickets are available to be collected during normal Box Office hours – 9am-5pm Mon-Sat and 1 hour before performances.

For ticketing enquiries please call the box office on 9784 1060

mARK vINCENT

PRACTICAL BUSINESS SKILLS FOR THE ARTS SECTOR

NewLogoCreativeFINALAAI Logo 2014 blackWhen: Nov 7 from 9am – 5pm

Where: Safety Beach Yacht Club

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

For bookings:  http://bit.ly/1KFKOCa

Secrets of Success: OUTLINE OF THE DAY

For independent artists, small-medium arts organisations or creative industries

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.

02FBATS5

VIVALDI SPRING CONCERT WITH MATTHEW FAGAN

What:  Danza Productions presents Matthew Fagan Vivaldi Spring Concert.  Matthew toured with the original Beuna Vista Social Club,  Michael Crawford,  Billy Connolly & Natalie Cole & Shirley Bassey.

When: Sunday 8 November 2015 @ 3pm 

Where: St. Johns Church, 23 Kings Street, Flinders

Tickets: $30 / $25 Concession 

Bookings: 0438 881 985 or www.trybooking.com/JJWU

vivaldi_edited-1

CHRISTMAS WITH QUEENIE AND THE RONIQUES

What: Christmas with queenie and the Roniques  – Three Course Dinner & Show

Presented by RAW collective 

When: Sat 12 December @ 7pm 

Where: Brooklands of Mornington, Tanti Avenue, Mornington

Bookings: 03 5973 9200

Visit: www.brooklandsofmornington.com.au or www.rawcollective.com.au  

rU aTMA

MUSICAL FILM PREMIERE – THAT’S LOVE 2 MORNINGTON CINEMA

What: Musical Film Premiere That’s Love – film screening with live music

That’s Love was inspired by a true story of reaching out to help another person in a difficult place, it aims to uplift and inspire hope in others to share the story.

This will be a formal, glamorous and inspiring event and very special night to spread the word and healing power of That’s Love. 

Please help us to get this message and song out to those who can benefit from it, just by being a part of this evening.

The night will include light nibbles and champagne on arrival.

The only requirement is that you bring an open heart and mind

RSVP: by 10 November via email address redandpaul@gmail.com

Music by Paul Dillon: a professional songwriter and performer for the last twenty years. His song ‘Tears from the Sky’ was the song that launched The Salvation Army’s national 2007 TV drought campaign.

This song assisted greatly in raising awareness of Farmers and their families during the drought crisis and raised around two million dollars.

When: Thursday 26 November @ 7pm

Where: Mornington Cinema, Main street Mornington

AFTERNOON FREE EVENTS @ MPRG

MPRG_BOXlogo_20cm.FAWhat: In conjunction with the Salon de Refuses exhibition there will be a series of Artist talks 2pm – 5pm.   Wine Bar opens from 3pm – 5pm

When: Sunday 8 November 2015 

Cost: Normal entry charges apply, no bookings required. ($7 adults, $4 concession, children under 5 free) 

http://mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au/EVENTS/AFTER_NOON_-_free_artist_events_MPRG

2.15pm – 2.45pm Ivan Durrant
Ivan Durrant is one of Australia’s most infamous painters and performance artists. In this floor talk, Ivan will discuss his exhibition Horsepower and his long time obsession with strength, explosive muscle, colour, reflection and movement.

2.45pm – 3.15pm Shannon Smiley
Shannon Smiley looks to the Australian suburban environment for places of enchantment. Find out about Shannon’s Wynne Prize submission Backway, Heidelberg. Shannon was the winner of contemporary landscape painting prizes the Metro Art Prize (2012) and the John Leslie Art Prize (2014).

3.30pm – 4pm Paul Borg
Paul first met Gordon Morrison, the Director of the Art Gallery of Ballarat, when he entered a drawing in the Rick Amor Drawing Prize. Paul recalls being fascinated by Gordon’s soft and silvery textured beard. Paul will discuss the relationship he developed with his sitter and how the Dusty Miller (a herbaceous perennial) plays a significant role in the painting.

Paul Borg, Gordon Morrison and the Dusty Miller (detail), oil and calcite on linen
Paul Borg, Gordon Morrison and the Dusty Miller (detail), oil and calcite on linen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MPRG NEWS

MPRG_BOXlogo_20cm.FA

What: Salon des Refusés

THE OFFICIAL ALTERNATIVE SELECTION TO THE ARCHIBALD AND WYNNE PRIZES 2015

The irreverent and playful rabble-rouser of the Archibald’s, the Salon des Refusés comes to Victoria for the first time.  Showcasing ‘the ones that got away’, the exhibition is a prized selection of the humorous, innovative, mad, bad and dangerous entries that were too fabulous to resist. To be shown exclusively at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, the works torn from obscurity include portraits of Robert Forster, Catherine Martin and Carlotta, a sculpture of a homeless man by Paul Trefry that was poignantly entered into the Wynne landscape prize, a portrait of Dr Starvos Kyrimis, Consul-General of Greece, as well as Christopher Pyett’s sensitive portrait of Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty.

The Salon des Refusés was initiated by the S.H. Ervin Gallery in 1992 in response to the large number of works entered into the Archibald and Wynne Prizes not selected for hanging in the official exhibition. Each year a panel is invited to go behind the scenes to select an exhibition from the many works entered but not chosen for the official awards. The criteria for works selected in the Salon are quality, diversity, humour and innovation.

The S.H. Ervin’s Salon des Refusés exhibition has established an excellent reputation that rivals the selections of the ‘official’ prize exhibitions and is often cited as a more lively and discerning selection.

When: 10 October  29 November

Where: MPRG, Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington

Entry: Adults $7 MPRG and other Victorian gallery members, concession and National Trust Members $4 (children under 5 free)  Free entry for seniors during Victorian Seniors Festival on 13, 20 and 27 October.

Visit: http://mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au/EXHIBITIONS/Salon_des_Refus%C3%A9s

For further information contact the MPRG Directly on 5975 4395

Benjamin Johansen, 'Monday morning' Author Jackie French
Benjamin Johansen, ‘Monday morning’ Author Jackie French

DONATION OF PRINTS MADE TO MORNINGTON PENINSULA SHIRE

NewLogoCreativeFINALOakhill Galley LOGOAt Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Meeting last night Oak Hill Gallery presented the Mayor & Councillors with 11 prints from the inaugural Print Exchange Portfolio Exhibition held in 2014.

The works will be added to the Shire’s Cultural Asset Register becoming a valuable addition to the civic art collection and shall be hung temporarily in the Councillor Lounge at the Shire’s Rosebud Offices.

Artists represented in the small collection are: Ildiko Faska, Peter Ferguson and Judi Singleton, Yvonne Watson, Trish Andreoli,  David Frazer, Jodi Heffernan, Brett Jackson,  Jade Lees-Pavey, Sharron Okines and Jutta Prior.

Mayor Councillor Bev Colomb accepting the print collection from Oak Hill Coordinator Yvonne Watson
Photo from left to right – Manager of Governance Joe Spiteri, Oak Hill Gallery Coordinator Yvonne Watson, Mayor Councillor Bev Colomb, CEO Carl Cowie & Andrea Ebsworth.

AT THE SORRENTO ACTIVITY CENTRE (S.A.C.)

What: October is Seniors Month, so this month our Movie will be Priscilla Queen of the Desert”  along with a Sausage Sizzle & Salad for lunch and afternoon tea will be served after the movie. This will be a FREE event, so come along and have some fun.

When: 27 October 2015 from 12 noon

Where: Sorrento Activity Centre, 823 Melbourne Road Sorrento

Contact: Ruth info@studiosorrento.org

SAC Oct 15

SOMERS ARTS FAIR

Somers Fair logo

What: A unique and heralded event on the Peninsula which encapsulates the best of art in an exhibition format (including totem poles) market stalls, gourmet food and wine, children’s creative workshops, show bags, games, live entertainment, cake stall and culminates in an art auction, at 2pm. There is something for everyone in a warm and family friendly environment.  Gold coin donation on entry.

When: Sunday 25th October, 2015 from 10am until 5 pm

Visit the website: www.somersartsfair.com

Enquiries & Booking Contact:  info@somersartsfair.comLine up

SECRETS OF SUCCESS – PRACTICAL SKILLS FOR THE INDEPENDENT ARTS SECTOR

NewLogoCreativeFINAL

02FBATS5

AAI Logo 2014 black

 

 

 

 

 

When: Nov 7 from 9am – 5pm

Where: Safety Beach Yacht Club

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

For bookings:  http://bit.ly/1KFKOCa

Secrets of Success: OUTLINE OF THE DAY

For independent artists, small-medium arts organisations or creative industries

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.

05FBATS5