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

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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


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Mornington Peninsula Shire Council is pleased to announce the latest recipients of the Creative Community Grants Program.  Each year a diversity of program and project ideas are received from our community groups to enrich the everyday experience for residents and visitors.  Each recipient will provide an array of opportunities for people to collaborate and build skills and abilities, foster new partnerships and build a sense of belonging.

The following groups and projects for support over the coming year are:

Australian Marine Mammal Conservation Foundation – Celebrate the Bay $5,000 – A marine themed mural celebrating Port Phillip Bay, its vibrant community and the iconic and endangered Burrunan dolphin with teaching artist Justine MacNamara with students from Rye Primary School.

Mornington Peninsula Chorale $5,000 – Inclusion of the Choir at the ‘Distinguished Concerts International New York’, Carnegie Hall, New York, USA January 2017.

Mornington Community Music Camp 2017 – Peninsula Combined Schools Band Camp $5,000 – A two day instruments & singing immersion program for peninsula students presented by professional musicians.  A final concert will be held at the PCT in July 2017.

Spark Youth Dance Company Inc RosebudContemporary dance program for children & youth $5,000 – Creation of costumes and sets for the annual concert at Frankston Art Centre

Mt Eliza Music Program  $5,000 – Mt Eliza Secondary College students will undertake training in events management, staging, production, rehearsal and public performance to build skills, confidence, connections and sense of inclusion with a community event. Support for the Rising Star initiative to support a young performer with performance and promotion skills.

Aboriginal Corporation for Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Indigenous Artists t/a Baluk Arts $5,000 – A series of workshops with peninsula Indigenous community members to create soft sculptures that will be exhibited across Victoria.

3940 Women’s Art Group $5,000 – Weekly tutored classes in life drawing with the 3940 Women’s Drawing Group that continues to strengthen social networks and sense of community in Rosebud West.

Western Port Craft Day $3620 – Local & visiting craftspeople working in unusual and heritage crafts will demonstrate and present ‘have a go’ sessions to attendees.

Community Access 2017 $4000  – To present a series of classical music and opera master classes for children as part of the Peninsula Summer Music Festival.

For further information on the Creative Community Grants Program and other Shire Funding Programs contact the Cultural Planner  on 5950 1716 or visit: 


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Bob Dylan – folk Singer, Rebel, Beat Poet and Rock Star. Let Jeff Jenkins and his electrifying 4-piece band take you on a trip through the life, times and music of the legendary Bob Dylan with stories and songs. DYLANesque pays tribute to his extraordinary life as singer Jeff Jenkins cleverly intersperses stories of key moments from Bob Dylan’s life with a spellbinding performance of more than 30 of Dylan’s finest songs, including Blowin in the Wind, Lay Lady Lay, Tangled up in Blue, Rolling Stone, Hurricane, All Along the Watchtower and many more – this is a show not to be missed!


Where: Cube 37, 25-37 Davey Street, Frankston VIC 3199
When: Saturday 4 February, 7:30pm – 9:50pm

Tickets: Member $35, Adult $40, Concession $37, U30 $30

Contact: P: 03 9784 1060 or E:




MPS Mono Logo BlackA new mural is underway as part of the Hastings Laneway improvements program. Mornington Peninsula Shire has contracted local arts Simon White to create a public artwork for the wall of Terry White Chemist on High Street depicting the maritime history of Western Port

Simon is best known on the Peninsula for his mural of the original Red Hill Railway line, at the entrance to The Epicurean restaurant. Simon’s design for the mural was created in collaboration with students from Western Port Secondary College and inspired by a selection of images from the collection of the Hastings & Western Port Historical Society. 

Interested members of the community wishing to assist the artist are encouraged to email for more information.

The mural should be completed before Christmas and a celebratory launch and sausage sizzle will be held in early 2017.



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Simone explores the nostalgia behind vintage memorabilia. One of her favourite walks is along the railway track to explore the Antique centre at Tyabb.

tea-at-nannasThe voyage takes a journey back to childhood and pondering Nanna’s life. Simultaneously there has been a movement to return to the ‘comfort’ of eras gone by.   Simone is dedicating her works to her Nanna, “she would be pleased and proud that, with my husband, we have opened The Back Paddock Studio in Bungower Road, Somerville where we sell locally made Art and Furniture”. It was always her mantra that whatever anyone did with love and passion…  “You should open a shop and sell these!”

Simone Dole in the Foyer Exhibition Space @ Mornington Library
Simone Dole in the Foyer Exhibition Space @ Mornington Library




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 or contact Timothy Growcott on 0409 047 232 or at


FAC_logo- 2012 1Blokes is a new dance work investigating the myths, truths and the stereotypes of how to be a man in our society.

Dance artists Matt Cornell and Joshua Thomson are drawing on their experiences during speed-apprenticeships with men in the extreme north and their own history growing up in outback Australia. These stories, physicality and no-nonsense approach functions in their show to make space around the notion of what it is to be a man.

Key in the artistic process is the involvement of blokes themselves – while further developing the work in Frankston, they will work with the Pine’s Men’s Shed and other community groups as they continue on their quest to capture the humour, bravado and fragility of the Aussie ‘bloke’.

When: Friday 25 November, 9.30pm
Where: Shipping container – Frankston Library Forecourt, 60 Playne Street, Frankston
Enquiries: 03 9784 1896



MPS Mono Logo BlackMornington Peninsula Shire’s “The Corner” Youth Centre is celebrating its one year anniversary and would like to invite you to join the celebrations!

The free event will showcase the variety of services and facilities the centre has to offer to the community.

Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Youth Services provides support and recreational activities to young people aged 10 to 25 years old across the peninsula.

The Mornington Men’s Shed is a place that actively supports the health and wellbeing of 80 men in our local community.

The day will include a free BBQ, live music and everyone can contribute to the mosaic project.


The celebrations will also feature a special presentation aimed at all age groups by Dr John Beaney titled Sugar addiction epidemic of the 21st century.  Dr Beaney is passionate about discussing the dangers of sugars in our diets.

When: 19 November 11am – 2pm

Where: The Corner Youth Centre – Wilsons Rd, Mornington (PCT)

To learn more about this exciting milestone visit



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: or 0413 337 024


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Where: At the SAC 823 Melbourne Road Sorrento.  Vic.  3943

When: 29 October – 1 November 2016

Entry: $2.00

Enquiries: Ruth Denton  0418 100 373





logo-design-ftcinc-jpgFrankston Theatre Group Inc. is proud to present a Cabaret Style with BYO drinks & nibbles “Allo ‘Allo” Written by Jeremy Lloyd & David Croft and Directed by Rob Lister.  It’s all here – Rene’s Café, the priceless portrait in the sausage, the British airmen, a threatened visit from the führer and the menacing Herr Flick of the Gestapo.  Rene may keep himself alive, but will Herr Flick discover the sausage? And will any of them ever understand Officer Crabtree’s terrible French?

Where:  Mt Eliza Community Centre, Canadian Bay Road, Mt Eliza

When:  Fri 18, 25 Nov & 2 Dec, Sat 19, 26 Nov & 3 Dec @ 8.00pm

Matinees on Sun 27 Nov & Sun 4 Dec @ 2.00pm

 Tickets: $28, Concessions, Seniors & Groups of 10+ $26

Students 16-20 $20, Children aged 10-15 $15, Children under 10 $10


Enquiries & Bookings: 1300 665 377


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What:             Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Talk – Adrian Boddy, former Director of the Architecture Program in the F aculty of Design, Architecture and Building at the Sydney University of Technology, will discuss the impact on Australian house design of the Modernist architectural revolution led by Frank Lloyd Wright & Le Corbusier which began in Europe & America in the 1930s.
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When: Friday, November 11 from 5.30 to 7.00pm

Cost to non-members: $20

Enquiries and Booking Contact:   9787 2092


Mount Eliza North Primary School was one of four local schools chosen to receive a grant through the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS) Mornington Peninsula Young Arts program in 2016.

The school was given $850 to purchase instruments to enhance its music program.






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Artist’s permanent sculpture competition

WIN $1500 first prize, $500 second prize. Create a traditional scarecrow or Aussie icon art installation in wood, metal, fibreglass, wire, stone – must be suitable for outdoors.

Entry Fee: $25 Register online by 5 September.

If you live outside the hinterland, we will find you a host location. You can also sell your scarecrow online and our Google maps scarecrow trail map location will link directly to you to negotiate the sale.

Be part of the fun!

Witch running into tree Build a scarecrow Be part of the fun and build a scarecrow for the Mornington Peninsula Hinterland Sca
recrow Festival and Trail which is on from 16 September to 3 October. Make a traditional or Aussie icon themed scarecrow. There’s great prizes to be won. Register online NOW and check out the website for details at


School holiday funIMG_7911 For a free day out with the kids during the school holidays why not drive around the peninsula hills and admire the many scarecrows that have popped up for the Mornington Peninsula Hinterland Scarecrow Festival and Trail.  The trail map is available online at the festival runs from 16 September to 3 October.

IMG_2068Festival Day Coming up on Saturday 1 October is the free Mornington Peninsula Hinterland Scarecrow Festival Day at the Red Hill Recreation Reserve from 9am to 3pm. There will be lots of lively country music, scarecrows and your kids can enjoy the free art activities, enter the Live Scarecrow Competition and win some great prizes. Details at


MPRG_BOXlogo_20cm.FAWhat:  An MPRG exhibition
Daryl Gordon is a photographer from Balnarring who has been working on his Peninsula People project for over a decade. This is the first time this selection of portraits he photographed from 2003-2015 has been displayed on the Peninsula. The series began when he was meeting and photographing people for the local newspaper. He works in the documentary, editorial-style of photography, capturing a moment in time with a person in their own setting. Like a portrait painter, Gordon draws out the personality of his sitter, by photographing them in a familiar environment. The exhibition includes Gus and Lou, local music legends in Balnarring, musician James Reyne with his guitar, local kindergarten teacher Karen Anderson, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch and journalist Mike Morris. These are the faces of the Mornington Peninsula.

Image: Daryl Gordon, Justin Boheme, jeweller-artist from Red Hill, taken in his studio 2015, Courtesy of the artist
Image: Daryl Gordon, Justin Boheme, jeweller-artist from Red Hill, taken in his studio 2015, Courtesy of the artist

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When: Exhibition runs from 24 September – 20 November 2016

Where: MPRG, Civic Reserve, Mornington


ADFAS logoWhat: New Zealand based consultant curator and lecturer Jane Vial will talk about Elizabeth Lissaman – New Zealand’s first Studio Potter who threw her first pot in 1920 and her last in 1990 in a career roughly spanning the first studio pottery movement in New Zealand.

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Bowl Elizabeth Lissaman 1926. Collection Marlborough Museum

Where: Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilsons Road, Mornington

When:  Friday, September 9 from 5.30 to 7.00pm.

Cost to non-members: $20.

Enquiries and Booking Contact:                9787 2092



What: An exhibition of landscape and abstract paintings by Ngaire Johansen Cooper

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Pallisaded Aquatic Landscape

When: August 18 – 14 October 2016

Where: Foyer Exhibition Space @ Mornington Library

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What:  Sticks & Stones Imprint Dance Co presents the premiere of Sticks and Stones. Raw, emotional and at times confronting we navigate through our performers’ real stories of heartache, survival and resilience in the best way we know how; through movement and creative collaboration.

Stop and take a moment to truly imagine what your action may cause in someone’s life. The repercussions of your words, actions or seemingly innocent indifference can be far greater than we ever imagined. Together we can make a difference. Together we can shift the way our future leaders think, behave and react. Be part of the movement and so NO WAY to bullying.

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Where: Cube 37

When: Saturday 17 September, 9.30pm & Sunday 18 September, 8.00pm

Tickets: Full $24, Concession $19


Bookings: Box Office 03 9784 1060

What:  Spring Clean RAWcollective are back with another wabi-sabi ‘masterpiece’ following on from last year’s much loved Brain Fog. Unexpected, hilarious and poignant, Spring Clean brings you breathtaking moments of drama amidst side-splitting laughs, occasional gems of debatable wisdom and emotive contemporary dance. Hold on tight, it’s going to be a bumpy, albeit delicious ride!
Spring CleanSpring Clean focuses on Rowena (Brigitte Jarvis), emerging from brain fog and other ensuing disasters, under the clock, desperate to spring clean her life and get her sh_t together! Nothing a good smudging and a green smoothie can’t fix! Even in her state? After everything….? With a unique mix of drama, comedy, dance, head stands and yoga, Spring Clean will dazzle and delight your senses and may well have you both laughing and crying with its twists and turns.

Where: Cube 37

When: Saturday 17 September, 8.00pm & Sunday 18 September, 6.30pm

Tickets: Full $25, Concession $20



McClelland-demoWhat: Cathy VanEe will present a Still Life Pastel Demonstration

When: Saturday 3 September from 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Where: 390 McClelland Drive Langwarrin

Cost: $10 members and $12 non-members and includes a delicious afternoon team. No bookings necessary.





Cathy Van Ee WorkshopWhat: Cathy Van Ee is presenting a two day oil portrait workshop @ the Peninsula Art Society.  A study of the romantic painting ‘The Mirror’ by Frank Markham Skipworth

When:  Wednesday 21 & 28 September 10am – 3.30pm

Where: 159 Overport Road Frankston

Cost: PAS Members $130 non-members $150

Bookings contact: Phone Cathy on 0413337024 or Email



FAC_logo- 2012 1What: Be taken on an extraordinary journey  as Gary Lang NT Dance Company’s presents excerpts from two contemporary classical works, commencing with Inspired that explores Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake music – Territory style.

Followed by Journey of the Soul from Mokuy, an intensely indigenous spiritual and cultural piece that explores traditional oral lore and storytelling blended through an intricate series of song and dance progressions.

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Larrakia man Gary Lang, will present a narration in between the two works providing insight into these intriguing and beautiful dance works.

Leave your preconceived ideas at the door, and be Inspired by some of the Top End’s finest dancers.

Where: Cube 37

When: Saturday 3 September, 7.30pm

Ticketing: Member $25, Full $30, Concession $27, U16 $16


Enquiries & Booking Contact: Box Office 03 9784 1060

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Inspired Dance Workshop

Dance workshop with Artistic Director, Gary Lang and company dancers.

The workshop begins with a physical stretch and strengthen warm-up as structured for each Company class.

Those attending this workshop will be treated to learning two different choreographed sections, one from each of the Company’s production repertoires being performed.

The first production repertoire segment ‘Inspired’ has been choreographed to an arrangement of one of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent compositions incorporating movements reflective of NT birdlife influenced by the Indigenous elements inherent in Gary’s works.

The second production repertoire segment ‘Journey of the Soul’ reflects a more earthy cultural content within the choreography.

Suits ages 14+, with some dance experience.

Where: Cube 37

When: Friday 2 September, 6.30pm – 8pm

Cost: All tickets $10


Enquiries:  Cube 37 03 9784 1896

Bookings: Box Office 03 9784 1060