Young at Art at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

yaa-1-24Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery’s Young at Art is back next Tuesday and it’s so popular they’ve had to create another session! The visual arts experience for pre-schoolers helps children develop skills such as critical thinking, self-expression, problem-solving, communication and collaboration. Children have a tour of the works on display, enjoy a story and do a hands-on creative feathered friends activity inspired by their current exhibition.

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shortfilmfestNow in its seventh year, the Peninsula Short Film Fest is the Peninsula`s iconic film event. What started out as 500 people packed into a theatre has become an annual pilgrimage of thousands heading to the Peninsula to enjoy quality short films FREE outdoors.

12 shortlisted films will be screened and judged live by a panel of celebrity judges, for a pool of $30K in cash and prizes.

The Mornington Peninsula Shire has provided $35K towards this fantastic program through an annual priority project.

At The Village Green, Rosebud, Saturday 4 February, 4.00pm – 10.30pm. General Admission is FREE. Bring a rug and some friends!

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Community Arts Facilitator, Permanent Full Time, $66,553 to $76,884 pa depending on experience

pay-it-forward-may-2016The Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Arts and Culture team is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and experienced Community Arts Facilitator.

You will have some experience in arts and/or cultural development, ideally in a local government or community cultural development context.  You will demonstrate an outstanding capacity to work closely with the community on innovative core programs and services across diverse creative disciplines.

An outstanding team player, you will have excellent written and oral communication skills and positively contribute to the continuous improvement of the Shire’s arts and culture services, strategies and plans.

A degree relevant to arts, community cultural development or a related field and a current Victorian Driver’s licence is essential for this role.


Image from the Pay it Forward project, 2016

Hastings Laneway Mural

Simon White mural Hastings
Simon White mural Hasting

As part of the Hastings Laneways strategy, Mornington Peninsula Shire engaged local artist Simon White Art to create a mural on Terry White Chemist wall, High Street, Hastings.

The mural depicts the maritime history of Western Port and was inspired by a selection of images from the collection of the Hastings-Western Port Historical Society Inc. The design was developed in collaboration with students from Western Port Secondary College.

Photo by Ryan Eckersley


short-storySomers community paper, the Nautilus, invites you enter a short story writing competition. Submit a fiction or non-fiction story on the theme Summertime and Ocean.

Entry is free and open to all. For details visit the website: or Facebook page: @Papernautiluswrite

Competition entries close on 28 February 2017. Winners are announced on 10 April 2017.

Free entry