The Studio logoWhat: Join Miss Julie @ the Studio for children aged 7 and 8, booking is essential. Six per session. Miss Julie is registered for Working with Children

Contact: Mobile : 0411 149 739 or Email:

Where: 200 Marine Parade Hastings from 10am – 12pm or  1pm – 3pm.

Cost: Two hour class $40  art materials snack and juice provided.

Week 1. Tuesday June 28th

‘Robot- ready’ –  paint your own girl or boy-bott,  looking at tools, switches, knobs and levers found in the studio for inspiration

Thursday 30 June 

‘Mona Lisa Make-over’  – using a copy of the famous painting Mona Lisa or Van Gogh’s self portrait, students will redesign the composition, adding wacky hair or maybe put them in a space outfit.

Friday 1 July

‘Skattie skeleton’, Learn  about bones in the body, draw  your own life size body shape then paint in the bones of the body.

Week 2

Tuesday 5 July

‘Monkey bizz’ – Paint a Monkey, see a monkey and add something zany to your monkey portrait

Thursday 7 July

‘Portrait swapsies’  – Take a traditional portrait and do a switcharoonie with an animal head.

Friday 8 July 

‘Inside out’ – Draw your own life sized body and paint in all the squishy bits!

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What: 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 Certificate IV, Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas in Fine Art, Illustration.

Where: Chisholm Institute of TAFE Frankston Campus

When: Courses begin 25 July, 2016

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


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What:  Matthew Fagan (Guitars) and Daniel Tucceri (Piano) classical music concert featuring performances of works of the classical masters Vivaldi, Beethoven, Rodrigo, Bach, Paganini with stunning new arrangements for 10 and 6 string Spanish Classical  Guitar and piano.

Be prepared for an exciting performance of rediscovered master works such as Beethoven Symphony No. 5 and Rodrigo’s Spanish guitar masterpiece Concierto de Aranjuez with a new expression, recomposing with virtuosic improvisations while keeping faithful to the original score of the master composers

Where: St Johns Church, 23 King Street Flinders, Victoria

When: Sunday 19 June, 3:00pm – 4:30pm (Doors open 2.30pm)

Tickets: $30 Full/ $25-Concession / $15- U16 / $50 Family (2 Adults & 2 Children)



Contact: Kellie P: 0438 881 985 E:

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What: 2016 Bursary Program

Where: Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilsons Road Mornington

When: Applications by 13 June  2016  The Application Form can be downloaded from

Auditions: By Interview and Performance  in late July

Minimum Standard: AMEB Grade 5 or equivalent

Entry Fee:  $25

Contact: or Phone Antoinette 5975 8841

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MORNINGTON PLAYERS LOGOWhat:  A grown-up story about growing up!  When his parents get divorced and he’s forced to move from New York to a small town in Indiana, Evan Goldman just wants to make friends and survive the school year

Where:  Bellamy Hall, Albert street, Mornington

When:  Opening Night Friday 27 May @ 7:30pm                                                                       Saturday 28 May @ 7:30pm,  Sunday 29 May @ 1:30pm and 6:30pm, Friday 3 June @ 7:30pm, Saturday 4 June @ 7:30pm & 
Sunday 5 June @ 2pm

Tickets:  Adult $30, Conc. $25, Child $20


Enquiries & Bookings: Phone 0467 185 176







What:  ArtsHub & General Assembly presents How Creatives Really Make a Living

Being an artist or creative can be tough, especially when you’re juggling multiple jobs to make ends meet all while trying to be productive and successful in your craft.

Partnering with General Assembly, we have curated a passionate panel of speakers to give you the low-down on forging a career in the creative industries and how to turn what you love doing into a comfortable living

You’ll get ‘5 truths in 5 minutes’ from speakers spanning visual, performing and literary arts (so you can understand how they really do it!), with an opportunity to ask any nagging questions at the end.

Whether you’re a writer, artist, musician, photographer or freelancer in another field, join other creatives, career changers and multi-passionate folk for a night of inspiration.

Stick around for a beer/wine and a chat afterwards – the drinks are on us!

When: Wednesday 1st June Location: 12A, 45 William Street, Melbourne  from 6.00pm – 8.00pm



What: An invitation from the  City of Melbourne – ARTPLAY

Contact: City of Melbourne | | 90-120 Swanston Street, Melbourne | 9658 9658



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What: Frankston Theatre Group proudly presents Noises Off, written by Michael Frayn and directed by Rob Davies

“The funniest play ever written” – The New York Post

The cast of Noises Off are rehearsing and performing a play called Nothing On. The Director, Lloyd, is desperately trying to hold together a very unstable cast and drag them to Opening Night.   Will he get them there? Will it open without a hitch? And will it be a successful run, despite romantic tensions, explosive egos and alcoholic cast members?

Where:  George Jenkins Theatre Monash University Peninsula Campus McMahon’s Road, Frankston

When: Fri 29, Sat 30 July @ 8:00pm, Fri 5 August @ 8:00pm

Matinees – Sat 30 July, Sat 6 Aug @ 2:00pm

Tickets: Adults $28,   Concessions, Seniors & Groups of 10+ $26, Students 16-20  $20 Children aged 10-15 $15, Children under 10 $10


Enquiries: Frankston Theatre Group –  1300 665 377

Monash Booking Office: 9905 1111 Bookings online at

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Logo design FTCInc jpgWhat: Frankston Theatre Group proudly presents Cosi by Louis Nowra, Directed by Daragh Wills.  The venue is a theatre that smells of burnt wood and mould. The play is Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte and the cast are patients with very diverse needs and no singing or Italian-speaking ability. Louis Nowra’s Cosi follows university student Lewis as he directs this opera.  Through the process, he learns about love, fidelity and loyalty.  Set to the backdrop of 1971 Melbourne anti-Vietnam war protests.

Where:  St Paul’s Anglican Church, High Street, Frankston.

When: Fri 27, Sat 28 May @ 8:00pm, Fri 3, Sat 6 June @ 8:00pm, Matinee – Sun 5 June @ 2:00pm

Tickets: Adults (18+)   $25, Youth/conc.  $20






Oakhill Galley LOGOWhat:  Recent works of the Mornington Peninsula Painting & Drawing Group are on exhibition at Oak Hill Gallery.  The group was established over 30 years ago as an initiative of the Gallery Society, which met at the original Mornington Gallery in Vancouver Street. Since those early days, the group has thrived and now has a membership of 50 artists.

When: Sunday 5 June  2016 Official Opening 2-4pm

Where: Oak Hill Gallery, 100 Mornington Tyabb Road Mornington

Gallery Hours:  Everyday11am-4pm





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Take flight with your imagination with this beautiful production of The Little Prince adapted from the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

With its timeless message about the importance of friendship, The Little Prince is an adventure story that celebrates the richness of human feeling and imagination.

Associate Director of Spare Parts and director of the production, Michael Barlow, said that The Little Prince is an imaginative and vivid work, continually reminding us of the magic of the imagination.

“The work speaks strongly about what really matters in life. It isn’t expensive or flashy things that have the greatest value, it’s the people we form relationships with”  he said

Where:  Frankston Arts Centre, 27-37 Davey Street, Frankston

When:  Tuesday 21 June, 11am*, 5pm

Tickets:  Member $20, All Tickets $25 Family (4) $80 School $15


Enquiries & Bookings:  P: 03 9784 1060

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What: On Tuesday 17 May a fabulous intimate gathering of 12 individuals and members of three very different peninsula-based art societies / groups participated in Euan Macleod’s En Pleir Air Masterclass  @ Police Point.   

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Euan,  (represented in the MPRG’s current exhibition Country & Western: landscape re-imagined  and 1999 Archibald Prize winner) took up the invitation from the MPRG to be the artist-in-residence and has generously gifted a series of 5 peninsula-based works to the MPRG’s permanent collection.

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What:  Come dance along to a trio of live and soulful sounds, canapés and wine

Where: Cnr of Dominion Ave and Esplanade Rd Mount Martha Rm 18

When: 6pm -9pm Friday 20th May 2016

Tickets: $50

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Contact: P: 0421 856 453 E:

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What: On display will be a solo exhibition by Jane Curtis from her travels.  Permanent collection of Furniture pieces from Maurice Kerr and art works from the studio of Simone Dole 

Where : Back Paddock Studio , 177 Bungower Road, Somerville

When:  Exhibition runs May 22 – 15 July – Opening Sunday 22nd May 2016 2pm – 5pm


Contact: E: P: 0430 150 773

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Invitation FrontWhat: Arts Access Victoria invites you to Avenue of Puppets: Volatile Bodies,  a photographic exhibition of marionette works by artists from Art About, one of AAV’s inclusive art studios.

Avenue of Puppets: Volatile Bodies was born from the dreams and internal narratives of the artists to interrogate how artists with a disability see their bodies interacting with the physical and metaphysical environment. Infused with tales of travel, magic-making and dreams, these puppet objects have taken on new, barrier-free lives of their own.  This exhibition of photographs shows each marionette and the hand of their maker, capturing artist and artwork as one.

When: Exhibition April 20 – 23 June 2016 Exhibition celebration event: Saturday 4 June @ 4.15pm

Where: The Foyer Exhibition Space @ Mornington Library, Vancouver Street Mornington

RSVP:  By 1 June:  email or phone  03 9699 8299.       Please include any dietary or access requirements.

Access:  This event is held in a wheelchair accessible venue, and is accessible for people who are blind of have low vision.

This project is supported by Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Arts Access is supported by the Arts Victorian State Government, Creative Victoria, Australian Government & the Australia Council.


Peninsula Chamber Musicians LogoWhat: Peninsula Chamber Musicians invite you to a delightful afternoon of rich melodies and stunning harmonies designed to warm your spirit and soul. The beautiful and historic St Peter’s Church Mornington will host this Winter Solstice Festival performance by the PCM Chamber Strings. Artistic Director Andrew Hall (MSO- Violin) will lead the ensemble in Mozart’s much loved Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and Grieg’s Holberg Suite. Soloists Anthony Pope (OV-Trumpet) and Michael Powell (Cor Anglais) will perform Aaron Copland’s breathtaking work, Quiet City. Tickets can be purchased at Seating is limited so book now.

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 recognition and support from members of Melbourne’s professional orchestral community.

Where: St Peter’s Church, Queen St Mornington

When: Sunday 19 June @ 4:30pm

Tickets: $25, $20, Primary and Secondary students free.





KR050 Jazz Fest 2016 MP Mag Editorial_FA-page-001 (2)What: Mornington Street corners, bars and restaurants will come alive over the Queen’s Birthday Weekend, June 10 – 12, as some of the biggest names in the business hit town for the fourth annual Mornington Winter Jazz Festival.
The 2016 festival is set to take things to a whole new level with the introduction of a new Blues program which will be jam packed with some of Mornington Peninsula’s favourite artists!

The 2015 festival was a huge success, with more than 116 performances in and around Mornington, and this year festival organisers the Mornington Chamber of Commerce are aiming to raise the bar even further.
Multi-ARIA nominee Frank Bennett kicks things off at The Rocks on Friday, June 10. Bennett’s uncanny ability to recapture the magic of Sinatra in concert has made him one of the most popular and sought after entertainers in Australia today. Friday evening also plays host to a great blues line up at The Grand Hotel with local favourites Wilson & White, Diddy Reyes and Rob Papp’s Blues Head supporting the unmissable Soul Sacrifice, Melbourne’s best Santana touring band.

Off the back of an epic performance in 2015, soul singers Vika Bull and Adrew DeSilva are set to draw a crowd to their performance ‘Let’s Get It On, The Life and Music of Marvin Gaye’ at the Grand Hotel Sunday June 12. Likewise, Vince Jones returns to Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery on Saturday June 11 with a new and unique show created exclusively for the Mornington Winter Jazz Festival.

There are also a heap of great free performances in and around town all weekend including a killer blues line up at Double G Saloon, Jazz-A-Thon at Leaf and Bean, a jam packed showcase of jazz at Gods Kitchen and for the latin lovers, newly opened Casa De Playa presents La Rumba who will have you dancing till the wee hours of Saturday night!

Between Friday and Sunday there are over 50 performances available for you to experience ranging from intimate Jazz dinner shows to dance floor take over swing and blues sessions including the ever popular Mick Pealing and band at the Bay Hotel Sunday afternoon.
For something a little more unique, Brooklands of Mornington are hosting a one of a kind Chefs Choice 5 Course Dining Experience on Friday evening accompanied by an evening of Jazz in the Eighteen78 dining room. Bookings can be made directly with the venue.

For a toe tapping good time, The Royal Hotel has created their very own ‘Jazz Club’ offering a night of swing and splendour with the Gatsby Swing performing classics of the roaring 20’s and 30’s.
Of course Saturday and Sunday will offer a wide variety of free street entertainment with roving bands parading the Main Street and children’s entertainment to keep the little ones enthralled too!

Tickets are Now On Sale! The full program and event information can be found online at or by contacting Mornington Chamber of Commerce on 5975 4522 (Mon-Wed).

Where: Various venues throughout Mornington

When: Friday 10th to Sunday 12th June 2016

Ticketing: Over 100 Free & Ticketed events


Enquiries: Mornington Chamber of Commerce, 03 5975 4522


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What: CALLING All Artists, community and arts organisations! Would you like to apply for a City of Melbourne Arts Grant? Baluk Arts is hosting a FREE information session presented by City of Melbourne.

City of Melbourne Grants, including residencies, are available for arts projects or activities in any art form or practice that take place in the City of Melbourne in 2017.

When: Wednesday 11 May @ 1pm

Where: Baluk Arts – 6 Bruce St, Mornington. ALL WELCOME!

City of Melbourne Applications Open:  2 May – 14 June 2016.


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