FRANKCRE8 PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

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Give us your best shot! FRANKCRE8 is holding a photography competition. Open to all ages and abilities for residents of Frankston and surrounding areas.

Where: 31 Beach Street, Frankston

When: Exhibition on display 2 -15 April.

Entries close: 26th of March 2017

Entry fees: $5 student, $10 all other entries

For more information, visit www.frankcre8.org.au or phone

0403463983

 

LITERARY LUNCH WITH AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR FIONA CAPP

Fiona Capp; Author: Australian writing

Cakes and Ale Bistro in Sorrento has teamed up with Antipodes Bookshop & Gallery to bring a series of Literary Lunches to the Southern End of the Peninsula. They are delighted to kick the series off with award winning, internationally published Melbourne based author Fiona Capp, who will be in conversation with journalist Jane Sullivan from The Age newspaper. 

Fiona will be talking about her new book ‘To Know My Crime’ that is set in Portsea and tells the story of great financial loss leading to family strain and unthinkable decisions to be made, decisions that perhaps cost the life of the sister of the lead character. Join us for a wonderful lunch and intimate conversation. Fiona’s book will be for sale and she will be signing copies. 

Where: Cakes and Ale Bistro 100 Ocean Beach Road Sorrento 

When: Friday 24th March 12.30pm-3.30pm 

Cost: $85 per person 3 course lunch including wine 

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lunch-with-award-winning-melbourne-author-fiona-capp-tickets-32036731727

 

THE FULL NOISE – MUSIC WORKSHOP FOR GIRLS

domgarrardtix2‘The Full Noise’ is a workshop and performance event specially for teenage girls. Dominique Garrard, one half of the duo, nyck, will be running a workshop for aspiring musos with a focus on performance skills, song writing and improvisation. Following the workshop will be a teen music night, where participants will get to perform on stage at the Southern Peninsula Arts Centre as part of International Women’s Day celebrations.

Dom will be staying on for the evening session to perform with those who took part in the workshop, as well as perform a few of her own songs. This event is part of A Woman’s Place International Woman’s Day Arts Festival.

Where: Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, 245 Eastbourne Road, Rosebud

When: March 4th 2017

Cost: $5

For further information, vist https://awomansplace2017.squarespace.com

RIGHT HERE: STORIES OF WOMEN OF THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA

1A Woman’s Place brings you the premiere of “Right Here”, a new theatre work created by Carole Patullo and Jane Bayly, from stories shared by women who live on the Mornington Peninsula. 

Where: Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, 245 Eastbourne Road, Rosebud 

When: Sunday March 5th, 5pm 

Tickets: $20 adult, $15 concession 

For more information, visit https://awomansplace2017.squarespace.com/

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY ARTS FESTIVAL

1‘A Woman’s Place’ is an innovative mini-festival celebrating local women’s stories through theatre, music and dance, offering workshops, performances and a film screening to celebrate International Women’s Day. 

Workshops include singing with Ling Marra, contemporary dance with Dianne Reid and autobiographical writing with Andrea Louise Thomas. Making its premiere will be ‘Right Here’, a new theatre work created by Carole Patullo and Jane Bayly, based on stories shared by women living on the Mornington Peninsula. The award-winning film ‘Embrace’ will be screened on International Women’s Day, following a reading by the Peninsula Writers’ Club. 

Where: Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, 245 Eastbourne Road, Rosebud 

When: March 4th – 8th 2017 

For further information, visit https://awomansplace2017.squarespace.com/

WHISTLEWOOD EXHIBITION OPENING AND FILM SCREENING

16722386_1849457595326066_3769645913059489783_oWhistlewood Gallery looks forward to welcoming artists Japeth Rangi and Lynley Nagoordah from Mangkaja Arts, Fitzroy Crossing and film director Nicole Ma to a special evening opening, in conversation and film screening of ‘Putuparri and the Rainmakers’ this Saturday February 18 from 6pm.

Lynley and Japeth are both directors of Mangkaja Arts and strong young leaders, passionate about their art and culture. Lynley is the current chair of Mangkaja Arts and niece of Tom Lawford (Putuparri). Japeth is the grandson of the ‘Rainmaker’ Spider Snell and award winning artist Dolly Snell and features in the film.

Where: WHISTLEWOOD, 642 Tucks Road, Shoreham,Vic, 3916

When: Opening Saturday February 18, 6pm-10pm
(Exhibition runs until March 13, Fridays to Mondays, 11am-4pm)

Tickets: $35 including light refreshments 
Bookings: whistlewoodfilm.eventbrite.com.au
E: info@mccullochandmcculloch.com.au T: 03 59 898 282

VIEW exhibition here:
http://www.mccullochandmcculloch.com.au/art/current-exhibition/

READ about the film and director Nicole Ma here:
http://www.mccullochandmcculloch.com.au/upcoming-exhibition/

https://www.facebook.com/whistlewood/?fref=ts

MOTH INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY SHOW

IWD Poster A3 MASTER LThe 2017 Music on the Hill (MOTH) International Women’s Day Show show will be a celebration of female musical talent, with Ella Hooper, Gretta Ray, Leah Senior, Ladychoir, Gena Rose Bruce, Charm of Finches, Jessie Lloyd and the Mission Songs Project, Heidi Luckhurst, Ling Marra and special guests.

Proceeds will go to The Luke Batty Foundation, music scholarships for local students and the MOTH equipment fund. Rosie Batty, 2015 Australian of the Year will be speaking.

The show will launch a week of special events at the Southern Peninsula Arts Centre leading to International Women’s Day including ‘A Woman’s Place’ featuring Carole Patullo and Jane Bayly. More information about other events can be found here:
https://awomansplace2017.squarespace.com/

Where: Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, 145 Eastbourne Road, Rosebud.

When: Friday 3 March. Doors open 6.30pm, performance ends at 10.45pm.

Tickets: Adult member $45, Child member $15, Adult non-member $50, Child non-member $20. Includes complimentary supper snacks served at the interval. Local wines and beers available.

More info and tickets available from www.musiconthehill.com.au/

BRIDGIT THOMAS EXHIBITION – FOYER @ MORNINGTON LIBRARY

1Bridgit Thomas’ exhibition Ship Spotting featuring recent watercolours of maritime traffic on Port Phillip Bay is currently showing in the Foyer@Mornington Library.

Where: Mornington Library, Vancouver Street Mornington

When: Until 23rd March

Entry is FREE.  For further information, visit: www.bridgitthomas.com.au
or contact Bridgit on 0488 300 507 or at bridgit.thomas@bigpond.com

SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR ART RED HILL 2017

1Art Red Hill (ARH) is regarded as the premier art show on the Mornington Peninsula. Located at Red Hill Consolidated School, ARH showcases artists from both the local thriving art community and from around Australia.

 

Submissions are open until March 19. For further information, visit:
https://www.facebook.com/ArtRedHill/?fref=ts
http://artredhill.redhillcs.vic.edu.au/artist-submissions-…/

WEEKEND TEXTILE DYEING WORKSHOP

1“Sampler Selection with Fibre Reactive (Procion MX) Dyes” This workshop will give you hands-on experience in traditional techniques, including low-water immersion dyeing, ice-dyeing and spiral dyeing and introduces exciting stamping, stencilling and mono-printing opportunities, using thickened dyes, to design and create your own fabric art cloth.
 

 

Where:  Kurrara Design Textile Studio, 86 William Road, Red Hill, Vic

When: Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April 2017 from 9.30am to 4.00 pm

Cost: $250 for the two-day workshop

www.kurraradesigns.com.au

tina@kurraradesigns.com.au or ph. 0417 352 713

AUSTRALIAN DECORATIVE AND FINE ARTS SOCIETY TALK

16700484_1847715012166991_2060370291795602237_oRenowned international harpist Sarah Deere-Jones will visit and share the fascinating “History of the Harp from Mediterranean Antiquity to 20th Century Europe”.

ADFAS lectures are informal events designed to entertain and explain and are open to all with an interest in the arts. No prior knowledge is needed and the lectures are pitched at a very accessible level.

 

Where: Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilsons Rd, Mornington

When: Friday, February 24th from 5.30 – 7.00pm

Cost: $20 including light refreshments

For more information: contact Glad Hungerford on 9787 2092 or email vicky.davison@bigpond.com

DRAMA CAMP WITH DREAMHOUSE THEATRE

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An exciting two-day theatre event for 13 to 18 year-olds. Four professional theatre tutors will each lead a different three-hour workshop in performance and stagecraft. Come for the whole two days or to individual sessions.  Bookings essential.

Where: Southern Peninsula Arts Centre

When: 24-25 January 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm

Cost: $120/100 for 2 days or $40/30 per workshop

Enquiries: email dhtheatreco@gmail.com

Visit: facebook.com/dreamhousetheatrecompany7

CREATIVE WRITING DAY RETREAT

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Spend a day on the peninsula with Word House: award-winning author Cath Crowley and The Rosie Project editor Alison Arnold. We will help you find your way (or find your way back) to your writing project through a series of writing exercises and conversations about creativity, getting unstuck, and the writer’s life.

Where: Bentons Square Community Centre, 145 Bentons Road, Mornington

When: Sunday 12 February, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Cost: $195.00

For more information, visit: http://www.alisonarnold.com.au/word-house

For enquiries & bookings, contact: alison.c.arnold@gmail.com  or book at: https://www.trybooking.com/237734

SPRING WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP AT COOLART

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Join artist & illustrator Karen Erasmus for a day of informal tuition in watercolour technique and be inspired by the beautiful formal gardens and extensive bushland of Coolart Homestead.

Assisting the workshop will be the new Artist-in-Residence at Coolart, Timothy Growcott. Tim will take you on a guided tour of the Barracks Studio and provide afternoon tea.

Basic equipment provided but participants are encouraged to bring their own materials if they have them. BYO lunch.

When:  Sunday 27th November 2016, 10.00am to 2.00pm

Where: Coolart Wetlands and Homestead, Lord Somers Road, Somers

Bookings & Enquiries: Tickets $40.00, visit https://www.facebook.com/OakHillGallery or contact Timothy Growcott on 0409 047 232 or at  topendtextiles@gmail.com

TWO-DAY OIL PORTRAIT WORKSHOP WITH CATHY VAN EE

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Cathy van Ee’s January Oil Portrait Workshop will be focusing on the study of light, examining the work of Diego Velázquez.

Where:  Peninsula Art Society – 159 Overport Road, Frankston South

When:  10am – 3.30pm Wed 18 & 25 January 2017

Tickets: $140 PAS member or $160 non member

Contact: cathy@vaneegallery.net or 0413 337 024

SORRENTO AND AUSTRALIA IN THE 50s – A SPECIAL BOOK REPRINTED

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What:  Launch of the reprint of MISS GYMKHANA, R.G. MENZIES AND ME by Kathy Skelton.

Kathy Skelton grew up in Sorrento when it was a small town most unlike the tourist destination we know now.

Through her wryly humorous observations we see how events in Victoria in the 1950s impacted on Sorrento life and how Australia was changing.

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Sadly, author Kathy Skelton passed away in 2002 but her voice lives on in this book.  Sorrento Museum has reprinted this special book to be launched by award-winning playwright and author Hannie Rayson .

When:  Sunday November 13, 2.00-3.00pm

Where: Parkview Room, Hotel Sorrento

Tickets:  $15 including the launch, a welcome drink and canapés.  Books are $20 and are available from Sorrento Museum or at the launch.

Bookings: Please phone 5984 0255 or email: admin@nhs.asn.au

NEWS FROM THE ARTS PARTY

 

What: The Arts Party is standing 20 candidates at the 2016 Federal Election – 13 Senate candidates across all states and 7 standing for the House of Representatives in NSW, QLD, VIC and TAS. Those seats are Bennelong, Dunkley, Franklin, Longman, Petrie, Warringah and Wentworth. http://www.artsparty.org/candidates

Additionally, Margaret Pomeranz and Peter Phelps have joined and added their endorsement this week, joining Bryan Brown, John Jarratt, Ben Quilty, Lex Marinos and Geraldine Turner among others, in supporting our purpose and principles at this election and beyond. Further endorsements will be released shortly.

We are a principle-driven party, without ideology that wants to introduce an independent Senator for the Arts to our democracy, a new voice and sensibility looking to work with all sides, on win-win solutions that improve the lives of every Australian. We’ve enough lawyers, accountants and lobbyists in our parliaments.

WHY ARE WE NEWSWORTHY?

  • We are less than 2 years old, have almost 2500 paid members, and are the only party in Australia to be crowdfunded into existence. We also crowdfunded again in May 2016 to stand our current candidates. Popular support created and sustains us.
  • We are the only party in Australia dedicated to encouraging a more creative, cultural, educated and prosperous life for every Australian. We are the only Arts Party in the World.
  • We are a MAJOR REASON why the Arts is a significant issue at this election.
  • Our National Cultural Policy includes mandatory music education (instrument learning and group singing) for all primary state school students, free entry to all government funded museums and galleries below the age of 21 and over the age of 65, and the Arts placed at the centre of the Innovation Agenda. Policies available http://www.artsparty.org/policy, covering many ways to improve (and pay for) our shared future as Australians.
  • We share all our policy ideas with all other parties in the hope they will adopt some.  The Greens adopted and credited some of our ideas in their latest arts platform. Others have borrowed without acknowledgement, but that’s fine!