What: Kick off 2016 with New Year’s Day MOTH (Rob Snarski) and a special third Friday MOTH, January 15th at Hickinbotham of Dromana (Music OFF the Hill with Darren Hanlon).
This Friday January 1st (New Year’s Day) Rob Snarski returns a year after his first sell-out MOTH appearance. He will be supported by Mount Martha singer-songwriter Madeleine Duke.
‘Recovery with Rob’ will be the theme of the show. We’re not promising hangover cures, but music from Rob’s solo repertoire and his recent album of covers – Lo-Fidelity – will certainly make people feel good.
When: Friday 1 January 2016 Doors open @ 7pm music starts at 7.30pm Tasty platters, local wines and beer available.
Where: Red Hill Pavilion, Red Hill Recreation Reservse.
What: Applications to Exhibit with Mornington Peninsula Shire in the Foyer Exhibition Space @ Mornington Library are now Open for 2016 – 2017. This successful exhibition opportunity has been well received by local artists, arts and community group, schools, library patrons and visitors to the Shire Offices since 2009 Offices. The space has showcased quilts, drawings, photographs, paintings, prints and posters.
Exhibitions will now run for a period of 8 weeks. There are 3 walls approximately 1) 5 metres, 2) 3 metres, 3) 1 metre.
Where: Vancouver Street, Mornington
When: from August 2016 onward
For Further Information: contact Mornington Peninsula Shire Cultural Planner Andrea Ebsworth E: firstname.lastname@example.org or M: 0447 629 628
What: ‘Refined’ An exhibition of contemporary statement jewellery by local artist / gold and silversmith Katrina Newman.
Katrina’s exhibition is a collection of jewellery made using the ancient technique of cuttlefish casting. Each piece, be it a pendant or a ring, is refined into an elegant work of art. They have a character all of their own, with a special feature and design that reflects her sense of place, and her relationship to the natural beauty of Australia, from the erosion of our ancient mountains to the movement of the sea and our oceans that surround the Mornington Peninsula.
All Katrina’s work is made to the highest standard, the pendants and rings are bold statement pieces. You can expect quality craftsmanship and a unique design. You’ll be sure to find the perfect piece to complement your wardrobe.
Katrina will be in the gallery each weekend afternoon talking about the techniques, and the inspiration behind each piece.
When: Opening the 2nd January 2016 and running throughout January at Antipodes Bookshop Gallery Sorrento.
What: Cabaret Cathedral Prepare to be Razzled and Dazzled as you immerse yourself, in the glamorous and bespoke world of the incredible Cabaret Cathedral – a world first, world class, one of a kind venue!
Jason Coleman and his crew will treat the coastal community of Rye with an extravagant, lavish and unforgettable Cabaret experience this Summer!
The Cabaret Cathedral is a state of the art, purpose built theatre. This custom engineered and fully transportable urban theatre space is created entirely from repurposed shipping containers. Once inside, the bespoke baroque design will blow your mind! The thought of being surrounded by shipping containers will escape you in this sumptuous, inspired space designed by Jason Coleman and his talented team of artisans. This incredibly designed, 3 level theatre will seat 240 guests in air conditioned comfort.
Christened ‘Cabaret Catherdral’, the carefully chosen name came from Jason’s combined love of cabaret, art and contrast. Owner of the largest dance enterprise in the world, Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance, Jason has added the Cabaret Cathedral to his impressive list of world firsts.
When: Saturday, December 19th 2015 at 8:00pm
Where: Adjacent to Rye Carnival site, Cnr Dundas St and Point Nepean Rd
What: Peninsula Photographer Matt Mackay has produced a stunning calendar for 2016. Highlighting a number of well-known and much loved sites around our stunning coastline.
Having lived on the Mornington Peninsula most of my life and being a keen a surfer I’ve built up a strong connection with it’s unique coastal and marine environment so it’s not surprising that my main focus is on nature/landscape photography. I feel it’s essential to have a connection with the subject you are photographing to truly capture it’s essence. I can’t imagine living away from the sight, sound and smell of the ocean and being a narrow peninsula we’re very fortunate to be surrounded by both the pounding waves of the Southern Ocean and the calmer tranquil waters of Port Philip Bay. These waters host a rich marine ecosystem, comparable to the Great Barrier Reef, attracting divers from all around the world. We’re also very fortunate to have much of this spectacular coastline encompassed in the Mornington Peninsula and Point Nepean National Parks, providing sanctuary to a diverse range of native flora and fauna. With such “Natural assets” it came as little surprise when National Geographic named the Mornington Peninsula on it’s ‘Best of the World – 20 Places You Should See in 2015’ list”.