dreamhouse-logo-finalWhat: DREAMHOUSE is a youth based theatre company that runs workshops and performance opportunities for teenagers living on the peninsula.

Where: The Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, Cnr Eastbourne and Boneo Rds Rosebud

When: Wednesdays from 2nd March 2016, 4.00pm – 5.30pm

Cost: $15/10

Enquiries/booking: dhtheatreco@gmail.com

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Boo & Bear designs logoWhat: Learn how to make your very own polymer clay necklace in this 2 hour workshop. You will be shown a variety of mixing techniques and how to add texture & other effects to beads. Each participant will complete an eight-bead necklace to take with them at the end of the workshop. A gift for yourself plus you’ve gained the skills to make personal gifts for your friends and family.

* Suitable for late teens and adults

Where : The Nook Gallery, 18 Progress Street, Mornington 3931 

When : Wednesday 2 March 2016 from 7pm to 9pm

Cost: $40     Go to http://www.booand beardesigns.com.au to book 

 Enquiries: Contact Lauren via email at booandbeardesigns@dcsi.net.au

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What: The Peninsula Writers’ Club is free to join, and is open to published writers, aspiring writers, freelancers, journalists, editors, bloggers, copywriters and those with scribe-like itches to scratch. The volunteer Club is a resource sharing, encouraging, championing and celebrating forum.

For many members who write on a daily basis it’s also an opportunity to just switch off the laptop and hang with other word-nerds.

We host guest speakers at our informal dinner / drinks events regularly – they cover writing genres, publishing, digital writing, book-selling and personal writing achievements – providing inspiring inetworking opportunities amongst our talented pool of folk who reside on the Peninsula.

The Peninsula Writers’ Club meets at Cakes and Ale, Sorrento on the 1st Tuesday of the month.

Where: Cakes and Ale, 102 Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento VIC 3943 Phone:(03) 5984 4995

When:  1st Tuesday of the month @ 6:30pm. We do not meet during school holidays

Costs/ Ticketing/ Entry:  Dinner and drinks at own expense. Guest speaker and creative company no cost!

Facebook information: https://www.facebook.com/PeninsulaWritersClub

Enquiries & Booking Contact: https://www.facebook.com/PeninsulaWritersClub and click on the link to the Events for RSVP’s / and queries


GRAND LIVE LOGOWhat: Thirsty Merc are back better than ever and the band, who’re this year celebrating their 12th year of recording and touring, are heading back on the road celebrating another milestone and a great career (so far).

In 2015, they released their fourth studio album Shifting Gears which featured the single “The Good Life” a song we have been loving.

Now in 2016, Thirsty Merc are back on the road playing a bunch of their tracks from their albums including hits like “20 Good Reasons”, “Someday Someday”, “In The Summertime” and more.

Performing up close and personal at The Grand Live Mornington this April supported by special guests Tequila Mockingbyrd, the show is set to be a sell out so get your tickets fast!

Where: The Grand Hotel, 124 Main Street, Mornington

When: Friday 22nd April 2016 2016, 8:00pm

Costs/Ticketing:$30 +BF Online or $35 at the door unless sold out prior

Website Information: www.grand.net.au

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

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Oakhill Galley LOGOWhat: Exhibition of latest works by Miodrag Jankovic ‘Sublime to Meditative’

When: 5 – 30 March, 2016

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

Enquiries: 5973 4299 E: art@oakhillgallery.com.au

Visit: www.oakhillgallery.com.au


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Museums Australiasia 2016What: Future: Local, Global and Pacific Possibilities

 MA Members Bursary application form

Conference bursaries ranging from $500 to $2000 are available to Museums Australia members for the Museums Australasia 2016 Conference Future: Local, Global and Pacific Possibilites 15-19 May 2016, Auckland, New Zealand. This is the first joint conference of Museums Australia and Museums Aoteroa.


  1. The applicant or the institution they represent must be a member of Museums Australia.
  2. The applicant must submit all details required on the application form (see below).
  3. If successful, bursary recipients are to provide a report by 17 June 2016 to the Museums outlining their conference experience. The report must include a financial acquittal, including receipts.
  4. Special Division Requirements
    1. Successful ACT applicants will be required to give a brief presentation to ACT members after the Conference about their conference experience.
    2. Members who have received a MA ACT Branch bursary in the last three calendar years are not eligible to apply.
  5. Only the individual in receipt of the award may use a bursary.
  6. Bursaries can only be spent on Museums Australasia 2016 Conference registration, related international and domestic travel, and related accommodation. Partial funding for conference costs will be considered where applicants have other funding for registration or travel (such as through their employer or institution).
  7. Members of the MA Committees are not eligible to apply.
  8. Electronic applications must reach the contact listed below by the closing date and time.
  9. The applicant must submit all details required on the application form including an explanation of their need for assistance, a plan to share their experience with others in their institution or region, and a budget for attendance at the conference.
  10. Applications for funding will be assessed by the Bursary Sub-committees, of the respective MA divisions.
  11. Your nominated bank account will be credited with the bursary funds before the conference. Bursary funds not spent need to be refunded to the Museums Australia.
  12. Per diem expenses, such as meals, incidental costs, local transport and social event registrations are not eligible to be included in proposed bursary budgets.
  13. Wage reimbursement will not be funded.
  14. Bursary applications will be entitled to early bird rates on conference registration.

Application forms are to be submitted online by the due date.  Contact Museums Australia to request the online Application Form.

Closing date and time: 5pm Monday 29 February 2016



Successful applicants will be notified by mid-March 2016.


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What: Peninsula Chamber Musicians invite you to attend their first performance for 2016. Artistic Director Andrew Hall will lead the PCM Chamber Orchestra in a beautiful program of Mozart and Bach.

A Peninsula resident and Melbourne Symphony violinist, Hall will perform as soloist in Bach’s stunning Violin Concerto in A minor.

Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 draws on the rich timbres of 2 soloist violas, cellos, bass and harpsichord to weave a wonderful tapestry of heavenly sounds. To conclude, the PCM winds will join the orchestra to perform Mozart’s final symphony, No. 41 nicknamed ‘Jupiter’.

BACH- Brandenburg Concerto No. 6

BACH- A minor Violin Concerto

MOZART- Symphony No. 41 ‘Jupiter’

Formed in 2013, Peninsula Chamber Musicians Inc have rapidly developed as an outstanding presence in the artistic landscape of the Mornington Peninsula. PCM was born from the desire to create a opportunities and a sense of place for Peninsula based classical musicians. Now, it draws together highly skilled musicians from across the Peninsula and beyond. PCM has achieved powerful recognition and support from members of Melbourne’s professional orchestral community.

Where: Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilsons Rd Mornington

When: Sunday 6th March 2016

Costs/ Ticketing: $25, $20, Primary and Secondary students free. www.trybooking.com/177218 

Visit: www.peninsulachambermusicians.com.au for special season ticket prices.

Website information: www.peninsulachambermusicians.com.au

Enquiries & Booking Contact: info@peninsulachambermusicians.com.au




What: Pastels 101 with BRIGHTLY ARTS.  Introduction to Pastel, is a 5 week course exploring dry pastels.  This is a great introduction  for beginners to acquire new drawing skills.

When: 5 weeks program will begin 16 Feb until 22 March Tuesdays from 7 to 9pm

Where: ArtSpace @ PCT, Wilsons Road Mornington (Cnr Youth Centre)

Cost: $100 (+ booking fee), enquire for casual bookings

To find out more visit www.brightlyarts.com

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What: 2016 National Works On Paper

When: Entries Close April 15 2016 Exhibition 16 July – 11 September 2016

Where: Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington

To find out more and to make an online submission visit: www.mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au



What: Study Visual Art in 2016.  There is no better time to Realise the potential of your Art Dreams!

Whether you wish to learn the basics in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Life Drawing and Illustration, or further develop your artistic career in your own on-campus studio through mentoring and industry guidance. Chisholm Institute Visual Arts Department, Frankston campus offers Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas in Fine Art, Illustration or Creative Product

fRANKSTON tafeAll students studying Visual Arts at our Frankston Campus can access facilities un-matched throughout Victoria and become part of our vibrant arts community.

Flexible Attendance: Full time & Part time study options are available in most courses. If you need to study at your own pace – you can choose the days you attend – including night-time options.

Facilities: Students have access to purpose built studios for Printmaking with multiple presses, large Drawing & Painting studios with natural light, individual studio spaces for Advanced Diplomas, MAC Labs, Sculpture studios including the only TAFE bronze foundry in Victoria, 3d printing, a wood workshop, and a metal workshop.

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Staff: Practicing and exhibiting artists and illustrators who are also experienced teachers will guide you through the program. You will also learn from visiting artists and industry professionals whom regularly contribute to the program.

Dedicated Illustration Stream: This course is highly regarded by industry.  Chisholm is an active member of the peak illustration body, Illustrators Australia.

Strong emphasis is placed on developing students’ ability to create their own designs. Through groups design activities and new approaches to handling materials, students will discover innovative ways to create arts.

Graduates: On completion of these courses, graduates will enter the arts industry with the skills needed to present their work directly to the public, or to supply to retail outlets or find employment in an Arts business.

frankston tafe 2Career fields include: Fine Artist, Studio Artist, Craft Designer, Craftsperson, Painter, Art consultant, Arts Assistant, Public Artist, Arts Administrator, Sculptor, Editorial Illustrator, Tattooist, Design, Printmaker, Jewelry Designer, Studio based Craft practitioner, Medical Illustrator, Freelance Illustrator, Children’s Book Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Botanical Illustrator, Craft artist, Educational Illustrator, Story Board Artist for Advertising and Film Artist.


Fees: There are options available and you may be eligible for Government Subsidies or VET Fee Help.

Chisholm TAFE is the largest provider of tertiary and vocational education in Melbourne’s southeast. With state of the art facilities, professional training and support, you’ll enjoy studying at Chisholm. So why wait?

When: Courses begin 22nd February.

Enquiries: http://www.chisholm.edu.au/Career_Fields/Visual_Arts



What: Join Julie Niekamp at the new studio 200 Marine parade Hastings for a first semester drawing program covering: Materials and methods; line and tone; colour pastels; ink and wash; mixed-media & student’s choice.

When: 6 weeks from 15 February to 21 March.  Monday’s 9 – 12pm  or 1 – 4pm

Cost: $125 non refundable

Enquiries: Ring Julie  direct on M: 0411149730

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What: The Vera Bradford Youth Concerto Competition

The Frankston Symphony Orchestra and 4 young soloists. Concertos are Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.3, Barber Violin Concerto, Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.3 and Mozart Flute Concerto.

Where: Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilsons Road Mornington

When: Sunday 13th March

Costs/ Ticketing: trybooking.com/176202. Tickets at door or call 0407 140 196. Adults $25, PSSU $22, 14 years and under $12

Website information: www.frankstonmusicsociety.org.au

Enquiries & Booking Contact: 0407 140 196 or trybooking.com/176202

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What: Linda Simpson –The Journey So Far.  A mini retrospective of works in various mediums executed over a period of almost three decades. Over 60 paintings covering a diverse variety of subject matter, including nudes, seascapes, horses, dogs and more.

Where: The Baker’s Art Gallery, Red Hill Bakery, 1/3000 Frankston Flinders Road, Balnarring.

When: 9th January 2016 to 21st February 2016. Open daily 9am – 6pm

Website information: www.redhillbaker.com.au or email: lindasimpsonart@hotmail.com

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Moth logoWhat: International Women’s Day @ MOTH Sally Seltman, Younis Clare, Jessie Lloyd & Tash Parker

When: Friday 4 March, doors open @ 7pm

Where: Red Hill Pavilion, Red Hill Recreation Reserve Red Hill

Tickets & bookings go to: www.musiconthehill.com.au

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What:  Singing for Wellness in Rosebud

When: Commencing Fortnightly from 9 February 11.30am until 1pm

Where: Seawinds Hub 11 A Allambi Avenue Rosebud West

Cost: Gold Coin Donation

Contact: Colleen Rees on M: 0438 896 184

Visit: www.facebook.com/singforwellnessrosebud

Yes you can sing Feb 16


Oakhill Galley LOGO

What: Exhibition opening: Brett Bancroft, Nic Robertson, Jean Sheridan, Col Gibbons.

When: Sunday 7th February 2 – 4pm. Exhibition continues through 28th February.

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

Open Daily 11 – 4pm Monday – Friday

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

Cost: $2 entry

Feb 16




Boo Designs


Join us for a 3-hour workshop and learn the addictive craft of weaving! You will learn how to warp your own loom, experiment with a variety of weaving techniques, create patterns & shapes, and hang your woven creation for display!

All participants will get their own loom to continue their newly acquired skills at home as well as the tools they will need for basic weaving.

We also supply beverages and morning tea.          * Suitable for late teens and adults 

Where: The Nook Gallery, 18 Progress Street, Mornington 3931 

When : Saturday 20th February 2016        9:30am – 12:30pm

Cost : $130         Go to http://booandbeardesigns.com.au to book

 Enquiries : Contact Lauren via email at booandbeardesigns@dcsi.net.au

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NewLogoCreativeFINALWhat: What lies within Peninsula artist Lea-Anne Banko exhibiting paintings

When: 29 January – 4 March 2016

Where: Mornington Peninsula Shire Library Foyer, Vancouver Street Mornington

Opening hours: Monday & Saturday 9am-2pm Tuesday & Thursday 9am- 8pm, Wednesday & Friday 9am-6pm

For further information and sales please contact the artist directly Lea-Anne Banko M: 0408 492 089 or E: leabanko@hotmail.com

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What: Pierce Brothers have taken their music from busking on the streets of Melbourne to the world. And now to the Mornington Peninsula. The esteemed duo, will kick of Labour Day weekend at The Grand Hotel in Mornington, with a one off show, expected to be a sell out. Their irresistible energy and world-class live show has generated a word of mouth buzz not seen for sometime. The acclaimed live act has been shaking dance floors and selling out rooms across UK, Europe, Canada, USA & their native Australia. Comprising of twin brothers Jack and Pat Pierce, the multi instrumentalists have sold over 50,000 EP’s independently.

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Where: The Grand Hotel, 124 Main Street, Mornington

When: Friday 11th March 2016, 8:00pm

Costs/Ticketing: :$25 +BF Online or $30 at the door unless sold out prior

Website Information: www.grand.net.au

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



What: Join us for the 10th Anniversary tour with three of Australia’s biggest 80’s pop icons. Promising a smash hit and high energy two hour show, Absolutely 80’s features Brian Mannix (Uncanny Xmen), Scott Carne (Kids in the Kitchen) and Dale Ryder (Boom Crash Opera) – celebrating one of the most creative eras of Australian bands and Ab-80s-low resmusic.

Where: The Grand Hotel, 124 Main Street, Mornington

When: Sunday 13th March 2016, 8:00pm

Costs/Ticketing: $30 +BF Online or $35 at the door unless sold out






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What: Riding high on the success of their fifth album, Nothing Touches Me, Australian indie rockers British India will play The Grand Hotel, Mornington on Good Friday Eve. Their fifth album, Nothing Touches Me, reached #5 on the ARIA Albums Chart and yielded the singles ‘Wrong Direction’ and ‘Suddenly’. ‘Wrong Direction’ awarded the band their seventh ever entry into Triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown this year.

Where: The Grand Hotel, 124 Main Street, Mornington

When: Thursday 24th March 2016, 8:00pm

Costs/Ticketing: $30 +BF Online or $35 at the door unless sold out


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What: Melbourne indie-soul band Saskwatch head out on a huge national tour to support their acclaimed third album, ‘Sorry I Let It Come Between Us’ (Northside Records/ Remote Control), taking in every major capital city and a plethora of regional towns along the way.

Where: The Grand Hotel, 124 Main Street, Mornington

When: Friday 15th April 2016, 8:00pm

Costs/Ticketing: $15 +BF Online or $20 at the door unless sold out prior