What: Exhibition of works from the Mind the Gap Art Exhibition by artist Lindy Yeates to be opened by Councillor Tim Rodgers, Chair of the Friends of Lospalos (East Timor)

When: Saturday 6 August @ 4pm Afternoon tea will be provided

Where: Mornington Council Chambers, 2 Queen Street, Mornington




What:  Catch Mornington Peninsula Artist Michael Leeworthy who features in the Top Property Television Documentary Series.
Link: https://topproperty.thevirtual.network/topproperty-television-documentary-series  Go to Episode 6 and scroll through to the 8 mins mark. 

Michael Leeworthy 2016

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What: Community Support & Creative Community Grants 2016/17

Guidelines: http://www.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Activities/Arts-Culture/Arts/Creative-Community-Grants

Community Grants Information Session: Wednesday 17 August 6,.30-8pm Rosebud Shire Offices

Effective Grant Writing: Tues 9 Aug 5.30-8.30pm & Wed 10 Aug 12.30 – 3.30pm RSVP 4 August 5950 1099

For further information contact: arts&culture@mornpen.vic.gov.au

Grant round 2016



Who:  Jakubi with Bloom & Big Creature (Free Show)

Jakubi is a Melbourne-based band composed of two brothers, two cousins and one friend whose love for producing music brought them together and whose pure talent propelled them forward.

Jakubi’s unique flavor stems from an irresistible combination of jangly guitars, hip-hop beats and sailing synth rhythms. Flawlessly melding the sounds of a talk box one minute and reggae-inspired guitar the next, the band’s infectious experimental songs are guaranteed to get everyone dancing.


The band’s latest single, “Couch Potato,” earned the praise of the king of pop culture commentary himself, Perez Hilton, who says, “It’s so dope! They’ve got a real laid-back, positive vibe that’s infectious.” The playful video for the track features a couch coasting down the street and was filmed by dragging the couch behind a car, a stunt that accidentally got the band featured on “Highway Patrol,” a national television show in Australia.

May and June will see the Australian band heading off on its second North American tour in under a year. Including a series of headlining shows and festival performances, this is definitely one tour not to miss.

Where: Grand Hotel, 124 Main Street Mornington

When: Friday 5 August @ 8:00pm

Tickets: FREE Show, Reserve Tickets online

Visit: http://grand.net.au/index.php/jakubi/

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

Who:  1927 with Pseudo Echo

Iconic Australian rock band 1927 are known for enduring hits such as ‘That’s When I Think of You’, ‘Compulsory Hero’, ‘To Love Me’, ‘Scars’, ‘Don’t Forget Me’, and of course, ‘If I Could’, 1927 made a devastating entry into the ears of its listeners with the Quintuple Platinum selling album ‘…ish’ in 1988, which earned the band a number of ARIA awards as well as a lot of fans along the way.

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Having followed up ‘…ish’ with the multi platinum second album ‘The Otherside’, a self-titled third album, and countless live shows at home and abroad, the last couple of decades have earned 1927 legendary status.

Now after more than ten years, 1927 have released a new studio album “Generation i”.

Joined by legendary 80’s synth supergroup Pseudo Echo playing all their hits including the worldwide smash hit “Funky Town”  This is definitely a night not to be missed!

When: Friday 12 August @ 8:00pm

Tickets: $40 BF Online | $45 at the door

Visit: http://grand.net.au/index.php/1927-with-pseudo-echo/

Who:  ‘Leave Your Hat On’ – A Tribute to Joe Cocker with 12 piece show band

The Grand Hotel Mornington is proud to present the amazing “Leave Your Hat On” Friday September 2nd at 9pm.

Saluting his iconic 50 plus year career full of extraordinary performances, ‘Leave Your Hat On’ is a red hot new 12 piece R & B show band honouring the late, great and truly unique Mr Joe Cocker.


Joe Cocker was a reggae-loving working class english rock blues and soul singer from Sheffield who rose to fame in the 1960s and sadly died in 2015 aged 72.

Cocker’s incredible cover of “With a Little Help from My Friends” was first performed live at the Woodstock Festival in 1969 and that brilliant performance together with the amazing “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” World Tour and subsequent hit movie etched his name forever in rock history.

The show will feature all those killer songs such as ‘Feelin’ Alright’,’Hitchcock Railway’,‘The Letter’, ‘Delta Lady’ ‘You Are So Beautiful’ ‘Unchain My Heart’ and of course the title of the show ‘You Can Leave Your Hat On’ to name only a few.

Band members include Andy Burns (Madder Lake, Fats Wah Wah) on piano, Bob Spencer (Skyhooks, Angels) guitar, Jeff Barnes (Rocky Horror, Cats) drums, the crazy Mad Dog Horns, and the beautiful and soulful Delta Ladies, all backing the legendary NICCO GAZZANA out front.

When: Friday 2 September @, 8:00pm

Tickets: $25 Standing BF Online | $35 Seated BF Online

Visit: http://grand.net.au/index.php/leave-your-hat-on-a-tribute-to-joe-cocker/

Who:  Paul Dempsey ‘Strange Loop’ Album Tour with special guest Olympia

“One of Australia’s most respected and intimidatingly talented songwriters of the 21st century returns with his second solo record, and it’s captivating.”

Paul Dempsey_resize‘Strange Loop’ reveals a super-charged Dempsey; his voice more potent and powerful than ever, his stories and characters magnified, his instrumentation more adventurous and playful. It’s an album that sounds like doing what you want, and actually getting it right. Most musicians would be content with being involved in a single much-loved project, especially one as constantly rewarded as Something for Kate (double figures for ARIA Awards nominations, winners of Triple J’s Album of the Year, multiple top ten albums), but ‘Strange Loop’ is confirmation that Dempsey will alternate between the beautifully rigorous noise he makes with Stephanie Ashworth and Clint Hyndman and his own diverse solo career.

‘Strange Loop’ contains compelling pocket universes, at once uniquely identifiable as one of our great artists at work, but also indicative of fresh forms. It’s a dazzlingly intimate record, alive to the very pleasure of being alive…

Main opening act for Paul on this tour will be Melbourne songstress Olympia who recently released her debut album ‘Self Talk’ to critical acclaim.

When: Friday 9 September @ 8:00pm

Tickets: $50 BF Online | $55 at the door

Visit: http://grand.net.au/index.php/paul-dempsey/

Who:  Alex Lloyd with band ‘Acoustica’

With more than 30 album releases so far, Liberation Blue makes a welcome return of the label’s ‘Acoustic’ series with our first long player for 2016: ‘Acoustica’, 12 stunning, re-worked classic tunes spanning the career of ARIA winner and multi-platinum singer/songwriter Alex Lloyd.


“It was certainly something I’d thought of doing before,” Lloyd says of the Acoustica recording, the singer’s seventh full-length release. With four ARIAs already under his belt, Lloyd was intrigued with the concept of revisiting his older material. Expect to hear radio hits ‘Amazing’, ‘Coming Home’, ‘Beautiful’, ‘Black The Sun’ and more, his extensive catalogue getting a brand new lease of life.

“This project came along at a perfect time for me,” says Lloyd.

“Doing these recordings really helped create a spark in me – it’s been great to re-address these songs, and I’m really happy how it’s turned out.”

In celebration of this special & unique release, Alex has put together an intimate version of his band and will be heading out across Australia on a National Tour in September & October, where everyone will be able to hear these wonderful new interpretations themselves.

When: Friday 30 September @ 8:00pm

Tickets: $25 BF Online | $30 at the door

Visit: http://grand.net.au/index.php/alex-lloyd/


What: Effective Grant Writing

When:  9 August 5.30 – 8.30pm  & 10 August 12.30 – 3.30pm 2016

Where:  Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Chambers, Queen Street Mornington

Contact:  Kate Stuart phone 5950 1099 or email vmp@mornpen.vic.gov.au

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What: Necklace Workshop.  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.

 Boo NecklaceWhere: The Nook Gallery, 18 Progress Street, Mornington

 When: Wednesday 17 August from 7 to 9pm

Cost: $40          

 Enquiries: Contact Lauren 0407644396 or email booandbeardesigns@dcsi.net.au

To book visit: http://booandbeardesigns.com.au/products/necklace-workshop


FAC_logo- 2012 1What: Simon’s Final Sound

Simon’s Final Sound is an adult comedy by multi-award winning Australian playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer and produced by Blue Cow Theatre.  Four people on a boat. There’s Simon, an unemployed dreamer with dodgy hearing. Michael, with his grey suit, grey sandwiches and grey life, and his wife Ginny, frustrated and craving excitement. And there’s Claude. Think of the loudest, most annoying person you know, and triple it. That’s Claude. And they’re all stuck together on a boat, looking for an island that may not exist.   Launching from a jetty of loss and melancholy, Simon’s Final Sound takes the audience on a colourful South Seas voyage with plenty of hula skirts, high-jinx and belly laughs, and makes land on an island of insight and compassion.

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

When:  Tuesday 13 September @  8pm

Tickets:  Member $46, Full $52, Conc $49, Group 10+ $49

Enquiries: Phone: 03 9784 1060

Visit:  thefac@frankston.vic.gov.au

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What: Australian Mokuhanga School – Teaching Traditional Japanese Printmaking – Mokuhanga

About: http://mokuhanga.jp/2017/about/

Where: 2 / 1167 Geelong Road, Mount Clear, Victoria, Australia, 3350

Visit: http://www.mokuhanga-school.com.au/courses/104-mt-martha-weekend-workshop

Contact: Phone 0448 089 865 Australian Mokuhanga School admin@mokuhanga-school.com.au


ADFAS logoWhat:  At the June meeting of the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS) Mornington Peninsula, Chairman, Janet Glaspole announced the four schools selected as recipients of Young Arts awards for 2016.

They are Mornington Park Primary School, Tyabb Primary school, Mount Eliza North Primary School and Dromana Secondary College each of which received a cheque for $850 to use for their music or drama programs.

This annual program gives an opportunity for ADFAS members to support the development of the Arts in the local community.

Representatives of the schools enjoyed attending the monthly lecture, this one being on Elizabeth Taylor’s jewels, and socialising with members after the presentation.



MPRG_BOXlogo_20cm.FAWhat: Develop your drawing skills by sketching in the Gallery.  MPRG’s Educator Jill Anderson will conduct a drawing workshop where you can be inspired by the works in the National Works on Paper exhibition. Explore mark making, tone, line and gesture. All welcome. Materials provided.

When:  Tuesday 26 July 10.30am – 12 noon and 1.30pm – 3pm

Cost: FREE

Where: MPRG Bookings required visit: https://www.trybooking.com/LQQG

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Forward Surge (part of a diptych)


MPS Colour Text High ResMCC lgogWhat: The Mornington Peninsula Shire in partnership with the Mornington Community Contact Inc (MMCI), residents, Victoria Police, businesses as well as key educational providers in the Tanti area have identified the Chemist & Pizza Shop Walls located at the Robertson Drive shops as a priority for murals.

The Tanti community is looking for high quality aesthetically appealing mural concept designs that capture the themes and ideas identified by the Tanti community.

Mural 1. Pizza Shop end of the Tanti Shops in Robertson Drive.  It is hoped that the projects will improve sense of place, identity and community safety.  The artist/s will be expected to work with community volunteers to ensure community has a sense of ownership whilst recognising the historical components of the Tanti area.

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To request the Project Brief and to lodge an EOI for Mural 1: contact Norelle Creaney,  Mornington Community Contact Inc. 9-11 Albert St  Mornington. Phone: 59754772 or Email:  mcci@satlink.com.au

What:  Mural 2. Attachment B Chemist wall full wall The Chemist Wall is an eyesore covered with graffiti when you enter the Tanti Estate through Robertson Drive and the project is a priority on the Community’s Local Action Plan 2013-2016 as it is frequently tagged.  Graffiti increases negative perceptions of safety in the Tanti area.

The Shire seeks to appoint an artist/contractor who has the skills and ability to engage and involve youth as well as community volunteers in the development of a mural with the understanding that the final artwork will be of high quality and able to be anti-graffiti coated.

For enquiries or to lodge an EOI Mural 2 contact Tricia Folvig on 5950 1686  or Email Tricia.Folvig@mornpen.vic.gov.au Phone M: 0437 624 793

Proposals are to be made by 4pm 29 July 2016


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Art Bar & Twilight Talk.   The Friends of the MPRG presents The Ballet Russes, The Australia Ballet & Nijinksy with David McAllister AM Artistic Director of the Australian Ballet.  The Friends of the MPRG are privileged that David McAllister will discuss the Australian Ballet’s direct link to the Ballets Russes and it’s continuing impact and legacy.

Nijinsky The Afternoon of the Faun

The Australian Ballet’s forthcoming production of Nijinsky will chart the soaring rise and tragic fall of a ballet legend, the brilliant, mercurial Russian dancer Vaslav Nijinsky and will bring the exotic glamour of the Ballets Russes, it’s sets, costumes and Nijinsky’s distinctive style to the Melbourne stage in September.

The Australian Ballet’s first collaboration with American choreographer John Neumeier, one of the greatest living choreographers of the story ballet and director of the acclaimed Hamburg Ballet.

When: Monday 15 August from 6 to 8pm

Where: Magnolia Room, Brooklands of Mornington, 99 Tanti Avenue.  Canapés and first glass of complimentary wine, beer or soft drink from 6-7pm. Lecture from 7-8pm

Cost: $30

Enquiries and cheque payments: Phone M: 0448 988 093

Credit card bookings online visit: http://www.trybooking.com/199337


Derinya logoWhat:  DACE is a popular event on the Melbourne art scene and it’s back for its 41st year, featuring over one thousand pieces for sale, including paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramic works, glass creations, clothing and jewellry.

Come along to DACE 2016 and see what’s new and exciting in the world of these innovative and talented creatives.

Where:  Derinya Primary School, Overport Road, Frankston South

When:  Opening Night Friday 15 July from 7:30 to 10.00pm,  Sat 16 July 10am – 5pm &
Sunday 17 July 10am – 4pm

Tickets: Opening Night $25 (includes complimentary drink & canapes) $5 weekend entry

Visit: http://www.derinyaartexhibition.com/

Contact:  Phone: 9787 3633 Email: enquiry@derinyaartexhibition.com


What: ‘Nature and Texture’ Through their varied mediums, this consortium of artists connects us with precious and unshakeable elements of our existence.

Where: Merricks House Art Gallery @ Merricks General Store 3460 Frankston Flinders Road Merricks

When: 23 July – 29 August Opening Drinks 3 – 5pm 23 July then exhibition open each day from  8.30am – 5pm

Contact: Phone 5989 8088 Email: mgwinestore.com.au 

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NewLogoCreativeFINALphoto (5)Peninsula artists Judi Singleton and Peter Ferguson have been collaborating with children at Rosebud Plaza to create a 7 metre painted banner that will be hung inside the centre.

The last painting session will be tomorrow from 10 – 12.