MPRG EXHIBITION – ON THE BEACH

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What: EXHIBITION – ON THE BEACH

A Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery exhibition

On the Beach considers the place of the beach within Australian life. A public space of recreation and leisure the beach epitomises the liberties of Australia’s democratic society. While in the lead up to Federation many 19th century artists looked to the bush to galvanise a fledging nationalism, by the mid-20th century this had shifted and increasingly the beach became the site of Australian identity. The exhibition considers this history in light of the Cronulla race riots. 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the riots and provides an opportunity for reflection about these events and the significance of the beach as the place where tensions boiled over.

Bringing together over 75 works, including paintings and photographs by some of Australia’s acclaimed Modernists, together with works by contemporary artists, the exhibition considers the ways in which people relate to the beach, its place in understandings of national identity and its history as a contested site.

Includes works by Arthur Boyd, Gordon Bennett, Daniel Boyd, George Caddy, Max Dupain, Rennie Ellis, Charles Meere, Tracey Moffatt, David Moore, Sidney Nolan, Polixeni Papapetrou, John Perceval, Scott Redford, Jeffrey Smart, Albert Tucker, Guan Wei and Anne Zahalka.

When: 11 December 2015 – 28 February 2016

FREE DROP-IN FAMILY ART-MAKING ACTIVITY

See the exhibition On the Beach and enjoy a free drop-in creative activity. Think sand, thongs, beach towels and fun!

ON THE BEACH FLOOR TALKS

Join Wendy Garden, curator of On the Beach, for a floor talk about the exhibition. Hear about the works that have reflected on the beach in Australian life and history.

When: Wednesday 16 December, 10.30am-11am and Wednesday 20 January, 10.30am-11am. Free event, exhibition entry charge only applies

Cost: Adult $4, Concession $2

Bookings: http://www.trybooking.com/JQHD

Jeffrey Smart Surfers Bondi 1963 oil on board Private Collection
Jeffrey Smart Surfers Bondi 1963 oil on board Private Collection

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CREATURES OF A WIRE WORLD AN EXHIBITION OF SCULPTURES BY TOM RIPON

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Where: PRO{MERGING}ART and Stillwater @ Crittendens, 25 Harrisons Rd, Dromana open from 12 – 5 pm daily.

When: 12 December – 20 February 2016 Opening Saturday 11am 12 Dec

RSVP & Enquiries: Mish Eisen P: 0417 569 635 E: promergingart@netspace.net.au

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OPEN DAY AT BALUK ARTS

baluk logoWhat: Baluk Arts is opening the doors to its artists studio at 2pm on Saturday 12th December for our annual Open Day. Come by to meet our artists and watch them as they work. You can also try your hand at activities such as weaving, feather flowers and more!

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

When: 12 December  2 to 5pm

Visit: balukarts.org.au

Enquiries: (03) 5975 5000 or info@balukarts.org.au

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Dog by Lynette Pitt

 

SABRA LAZARUS IN THE FOYER EXHIBITION SPACE

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SABRA LAZARUS 27 Nov – 29 Jan 2016

Artists Statement:

I’m a local artist, living on the Mornington Peninsula. Family, friends and playing in the sea (summer only!) – heaven on a stick. Here on the coast, I spend a lot of time roaming around at Point Nepean, on the back beach and up and down the streets of Sorrento, looking, listening and chatting – there’s a lot going on.

This is the stuff of my paintings, the day-to-day adventure of living. My works are a visual take on the dialogue between what I see and what I feel. I spend a lot of time pondering different ways of being and living, what we do and why?

The works are a take on the extraordinary often hidden in the ordinary. I paint for the joy of painting, for the challenge of getting what’s in my head onto canvas, sharing a story, and expressing a “what’s not to like” philosophy of life – I see a lot of humour in the business of living.

I paint in acrylics because they dry fast and I love to paint flat out.

All works are for sale contact Sabra directly on 0458 211 258 or E: sabralazarus@hotmail.com www.sabralazarus.com

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LIFE DRAWING WITH OAK HILL GALLERY

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Come join in the last class for 2015 tomorrow Saturday 28th November. We are breaking for the Christmas/New Year holidays. We will be back again in February when we gear up for another fabulous year at WHERE DO YOU DRAW THE LINE? Thank you Dennis Veal for your dedication each week with these classes.

Where: Oak Hill Gallery Rose Garden Tea Rooms, 100 Mornington-Tyabb Road, Mornington

When: Saturday 28 November 10 – 2.30

Cost:  $25

Visit:  www.oakhillgallery.com.au www.facebook.com/OakHillGallery

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ARTISTS’ MARKET @ OAK HILL GALLERY

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What:  Artist’s Market – Artists are invited to have a stall at our Artist’s Market

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

When: Sunday 6th December 10 – 3pm

Cost: Free for Members and visitors $10 for stall holders (non Members)

Visit:  www.oakhillgallery.com.au www.facebook.com/OakHillGallery

 

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AGM OF THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA MUSIC NETWORK INC & CHRISTMAS PARTY

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Mornington Peninsula Music AGM & Christmas Party

Nominations for new office bearers – President, Vice President, Secretary & Treasurer are being invited from the membership.  If you would like to directly contribute to this community based/ music industry working group contact Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Cultural Planner Andrea Ebsworth.  Position Briefs will be available and nominations can be accepted at the meeting.

When: Meeting Tuesday Dec 15 @ 6pm

Live Music and refreshments, drinks at bar prices from 6.45pm

Where: Merchant Lane, (The Social) Main Street Mornington

RSVP (for catering) or for further information contact Andrea Ebsworth E: arts@mornpen.vic.gov.au M: 0447 629 628 P: (03) 5950 1716

 

SOUNDS OF JAZZ, BROADWAY AND BOSSA NOVA @ DIZZY’S

AdamWhat: This Saturday night, in a small but very cosy jazz club on the edge of the city of Melbourne, the sounds of jazz, broadway, and bossa shall be heard.

Hosted at Melbourne’s wonderful Dizzy’s Jazz Club, and backed by the equally wonderful Roger Clark Quartet, Adam Dunning mingles his world of Bossa Nova and Jazz with the delightful Broadway tones of Ana Mitsikis for an evening of duets and solos.     Many of the great jazz and show tunes with two of Australia’s finest performers.

When: 28 November 2015 from 9pm

Tickets: $20/16

Dinner Reservations:  (03) 94281233, or

Visit: Dizzy’s Booking Page  http://dizzys.com.au/web/archives/2792

 

 



MUSIC ON THE HILL (MOTH) @ THE RED HILL PAVILION

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What: A night of face-melting harmonies and multi-instrumental talent.
It has been a magical two years since The Mae Trio released their award-winning debut album Housewarming and hit international stages from Celtic Connections (Glasgow) to Cambridge Folk Festival and Americana Festival (Nashville), not to mention national Australian tours where they won the hearts of critics and fans alike.  Winners of the Maton Class Act Award and the National Film & Sound Archive Award for Folk Recording of the Year, The Mae Trio is renowned for their sophisticated instrumentation and stellar three-part harmonies. Anita Hillman, Maggie Rigby and Elsie Rigby are currently touring the UK and Ireland and will be returning to Australia in December for a MOTH evening of contemporary folk that will leave you breathless.
Kelly Day and Jane Hendry (both of Melbourne vocal gals The Nymphs) play classy folk, telling it like it is. They share a love of face-melting harmonies and murder mysteries and bring these together in their new project Broads, which delivers a new, slightly criminally-minded take on the acoustic folk duo.

Local singer singer songwriter and Bank of Melbourne Music Bank 2015 finalist Sam O’Connell will open @ 7.30pm

When: 4 December 2015 doors open @ 7pm.  Tasty platters, local wines and beer available.

Where: MOTH (Music on the Hill) Red Hill Pavilion in between the two sports ovals.

Tickets visit: http://www.musiconthehill.com.au

WOMEN OF SOUL @ GRAND LIVE

GRAND LIVE LOGOWhat: Melbourne’s finest female soul voices unite bringing the biggest soul party to the Mornington. Starring Chelsea Wilson, May Johnston (Deep Street Soul), Lisa Faithfull (Soul Safari), Christina Perfection (The Perfections) and Rita Satch (Back following a sell out show at the 2015 Mornington Winter Jazz Festival).  Backed by an all-star band made up of members of The Putbacks, The Bamboos and Cookin’ on 3 Burners, their high energy performance is guaranteed to get you on the dance floor. Get ready to shake and shimmy to hard hitting funk, sweet soul and deep rhythm and blues with Melbourne’s sassiest divas.

Where: the Grand Hotel, 124 Main Street Mornington

When: Friday 4th December. Doors open at 8.00pm

Tickets: From $20

Visit: grand.net.au

Enquiries & Booking Contact: Grand Hotel, 03 5975 2001 or mel@grand.net.au

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CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES @ THE NOOK

What:  FESTIVE GARLANDS & BUNDING WORKSHOP

Enjoy some ‘me’ time with other crafty folk and put your own mark on your parties and Christmas festivities this year.

In a 2 hour workshop, you will learn how to make paper bunting, washi tape cake bunting, tassle garlands and fabric garlands. Each participant will take home their own creations as well as information on where to get supplies and discover other ideas!

All materials supplied but please feel free to bring your own festive paper, fabric or washi tape.

When:Wednesday 25 November  from 7pm to 9pm

Where: The Nook Gallery, 18 Progress Street, Mornington

Bookings: Places are limited so book now to secure your place  www.booandbeardesigns.com.au  or contact Lauren at booandbeardesigns@dcsi.net.au or P: 0407644396

Cost: $35 per person

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What: CHRISTMAS WREATH WORKSHOP

Add a personal touch to your Christmas decorating this year. You will be shown how to make two different styles of Christmas wreath to adorn your front door this festive season. You will create a floral wreath with foliage and flowers both bought and foraged. You will also learn to make a small wreath from burlap and recycled and repurposed materials. Each participant will take home two wreaths which may be added to with your own personal findings!

When: Wednesday 9 December from 7pm to 9pm

Where: The Nook Gallery, 18 Progress Street, Mornington

Cost: $50

Bookings essential: contact details as above

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CALL FOR ENTRIES 2016 PENINSULA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

What: Call for entries to the 2016 Peninsula Short Film Festival

When:  Film Entries close December 18 Festival is Saturday 6 February 2016

Where: Festival is FREE and held on the Village Green Rosebud. Entertainment from 4pm Film Screening @ 7pm

For Entry details, enquiries visit: peninsulashortfilmfestival.com.au

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THE BEAN PROJECT & BRENDON MELLERE & THE MIDWAYERS @ BAHA

The Bean Project Press ImageWhat: Belgrave based french horn-clad acoustic duo The Bean Project are visiting their favourite venues around Melbourne and the surrounds before kicking off their national ‘Sprouts’ tour in December. To celebrate, The Bean Project, joined with local folk rockers Brendon Mellere and the Midwayers, are taking over BAHA in Rye for one night of rockin’ folky, rootin’ tootin’ goodness. Supported by Sam O’Connell, the night promises to deliver a fine musical balance of the delicate and the ferocious.

Where: BAHA, 2201-2209 Point Nepean Rd, Rye VIC

When: 8pm, Friday 27th November

Tickets: $5 on the door

Website & Facebook information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1486539191676236/

http://www.thebeanprojectmusic.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ2T2P8STNQ

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SENSE OF PLACE AND WELLBEING THROUGH CREATIVITY ON THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA

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What: I was invited to attend the launch of a 2014 Mornington Peninsula Shire Creative Community Grant project at the Women’s Housing Ltd Rooming House in Mount Martha on Tuesday 16 Nov 2015.  Not only was the public outcome of two large glass mosaic wall plaques a positive addition to the façade of the facility, the project has inspired tenant Cheryl Widlend (pictured on left in the first photo) to continue running creative activities amongst the tenants, they have taken over an upstairs space to run regular workshops in knitting, mosaic, painting and drawing, sewing and quiltmaking.

A number of service group representatives also attended the launch and remarked at what an improved sense of place and belonging there was in the household.  These are the public outcomes the Shire is keen to see achieved through our Community Grant programs.  I will continue to advocate for the group in sourcing other funding to allow the tenants to continue their creative lives.

To  discuss a project idea or find out more about MPS Creative Community Grants contact the Shire’s Cultural Planner Andrea Ebsworth P: 5950 1716 M: 0447 629 628 or visit http://www.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Our_Shire/Community_Grants

The group have called themselves Tangerine ArtsScape (14 Tangerine Court Mount Martha) and you can see more about them @ http://edgearts.com.au/artists/id/350

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ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY PRESENTS THE LATEST SERIES OF SOUNDWAVES

RAN Band. header.Please note that access to HMAS Cerberus is now  through the gate off South Beach Road, Bittern.

Remember to bring your Photo I.D. for access to the base.

HMAS CERBERUS HASTINGS FREEDOM OF ENTRY

Who: Parade Band

When: Sat 28 Nov @ 9.30 – 10.30am

Where: Main St, Hastings.

NAVY BLUE HARMONY CONCERT

Who: Concert Band

When: Sunday 29 Nov @ 2pm

Where: Frankston Arts Centre

Cost: $20  Tickets available through Frankston Arts Centre box office, Telephone: 9784 1060. Proceeds to benefit the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation Peninsula Branch and the Frankston & Rosebud Hospitals

KNOX CAROLS

Who: Concert Band

When: Saturday 5 Dec from 4pm – 10pm

Where: Wally Tew Reserve, Brenock Park Drive, Ferntree Gully

MELBOURNE LEGACY’S CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Who: Concert Band

When: Monday 7 Dec from 12 noon – 2.30pm

Where: Melbourne Town Hall

HMAS CERBERUS CAROLS

Who: Concert Band

When: Wed 9 Dec from 5.30 – 8.45pm

Cost: Gold coin donation

Where: HMAS CERBERUS.

SORRENTO CAROLS

Who: Concert Band

When: Sun 13 Dec @  7 – 9.15pm

Where: Sorrento Foreshore

INTRODUCTORY SINGING WORKSHOPS IN JANUARY

What:  Just to keep you in the loop about January 2016 Singing Workshops for Adults at Yes You Can Sing.

Yes You Can Sing was established in 2008 on the Mornington Peninsula by Owner & Proprietor, Colleen Rees. Colleen’s background has been as a performer, teacher and vocalist in television, theatre stage and cabaret. As a highly qualified teacher of singing and music having undertaken specialised training in Voice and Kodály Music Development for Young Children, she combines the principals of these methodologies with her own to teach children, teens and adults how to sing.

Energise Your Voice is a fantastic way to build confidence, connect with your heart voice, meet like minded people, discover the thrill of singing with others, teaching voice and piano to adults and children in private classes, school holiday group workshops and weekly group community singing.

When: January 7, 14, 21,28 – 2 hourly sessions
Bookings:  P: 0438 896 184

Visit: www.yesyoucansing.com.au   E: Colleen yesyoucansing@gmail.com

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POETRY WORKSHOP WITH ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS

What: Poetry Workshop Page to the Stage with Andrea Louise Thomas

When: 5.30pm Wednesday 18 November

Where: Frankston Library Long Room

Enquiries or Bookings: Online library.frankston.vic.gov.au or P: 9784 1020

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THERESE HAASTER’S WATERCOLOURS @ THE FOYER EXHIBITION SPACE MORNINGTON LIBRARY

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What: Exhibition of Watercolours by Therese Van Haaster

When: 27 Oct – 27 November 2015

Where: Mornington Library entrance, Vancouver Street Mornington

Artist Statement

My interest in art began in my teenage years, I enjoyed drawing and sketching people and creating murals. I dabbled in painting, but did not begin to attend classes until well into adulthood.

While living in North East Victoria, I attended my first watercolour classes with internationally renowned artist Charles Sluga, who was a great influence in my formative painting years. It was here my love for watercolour began and I discovered the magic of mixing water and pigment on paper and the wonderful effects it could create.

Since moving to the Mornington Peninsula in 2009, I have attended watercolour classes and workshops by renowned artists Greg Allen, Glen Hoyle, Robert Wade, Tammy Warner and Ev Hales.  My main interest is in painting portraits, children, beach and street scenes.

I have exhibited and sold my works at the Peninsula Art Society Spring Art Show, Oakhill Gallery Mornington, Mornington Rotary Art Show and the Frankston Waterfront Exhibition.

In 2013 and 2014, I won ‘Highly Commended’ Awards for my paintings in the Peninsula Art Society Spring Art Show. I have completed numerous commissions of portraits and paintings and my love for watercolour continues. This is my first solo exhibition.

 For further information contact the artist directly on M: 0407 344 325 or Home: (03)59768562

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CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION @ WHISTLEWOOD

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What: Join Whistlewood to view their exciting range of  quirky and colourful Aboriginal art for Christmas.

A vibrant array of new paintings sculptures, carvings, ceramics and weavings featuring the quirky and colourful plus a great selection of new homewares and other items including Christmas ornaments •  cards • cushions • jewellery • bags, wallets & travel goods • iPad sleeves  • drink bottles & mugs • teapots * teacups • aprons • glasses cases & lens cloths • sugar bowls & teaspoons • candles • soaps and much more.

Niningka Munkari Lewis, Mulga Park Road, 100 x 100 cm (detail). Courtesy Ernabella Arts.
Niningka Munkari Lewis, Mulga Park Road, 100 x 100 cm (detail). Courtesy Ernabella Arts.

When:  Christmas Drinks Saturday 5 December 3 – 5 pm with the NO SUZANNAHS ACAPELLA CHOIR @ 3.30 pm

Exhibition Opens:  Saturday & Sunday 5 & 6 December from 11 am  to 5 pm

RSVP: info@mccullochandmcculloch.com.au

Where: 642 Tucks Road Shoreham VIC 3916 Open for exhibitions and by appointment

P: 03 59 898 282

E:  whistlewood@mccullochandmcculloch.com.au
Visit: mccullochandmcculloch.com.au

THUNDER ROAD – SONGS OF BRUCE SPRINSTEEN @ GRAND LIVE

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What:  Thunder Road is without a doubt Australia’s best Bruce Springsteen show. Backed by a full 7 piece band, they play the all the hits from The Boss with an instrumental approach that closely captures what everyone loves about the E Street Band.

Where: the Grand Hotel, 124 Main Street Mornington

When: Friday 20th November. Doors open at 8.00pm.

Costs/ Ticketing: $20

Website information:  grand.net.au

Enquiries & Booking Contact: Grand Hotel, 03 5975 2001 or mel@grand.net.au

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