What: 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.
What: View works of art and photography developed by students from Rosebud Secondary College under the guidance of local artist mentors Miodrag Jankovic and Matthew MacKay. The art exhibition the culmination of a 10 week mentor led immersive workshop at Point Nepean. Artwork developed by partner staff will also be on display. Artwork is not for sale. iConnect – Young Artists in the Park is a project being delivered in partnership with Parks Victoria, The People & Parks Foundation and the Mornington Peninsula Shire aimed at inspiring creative expression and well-being through connection with nature. When: July 1-28 2013 Where: Point Nepean National Park Hospital No. 3 Quarantine Station, End of the Point Nepean Road, Portsea. For further information phone: 5984 6014
What: A new program of holiday workshops and term 2 classes. There is an excellent variety of classes for students or adults, hopefully something to suit you. There’s holiday workshops for primary and secondary school level and a range of classes for adults in Term 2 – Here’s a few that may catch your eye.
* Digital Duos – New 3 week program in Term 2 – Monday evenings 6.30pm – 8.30pm, commencing Mon 15th April, 2013
* Level 2 for adults – intermediate camera craft – 4 week course commencing Fri 19th April, 2013
* Level 1 for adults – get the most from your camera – 6 week course commencing Fri May 3rd.
Contact: Nicole Jackson Photography on 0414 737990 TO REQUEST A REGISTRATION FORM
What: Pick up the latest edition of Pearl Magazine. Libraries, cafes, hotels, clubs, surf, skate and fashion outlets. If it’s not there, then ask why not!
Pearl is our own dedicated mag promoting an incredible diversity of cultural activities and events across the Peninsula & Bayside – Surf, Skate scene, Music, Arts, Culture & Festivals here and elsewhere. It’s been an absolute bonus to the arts and cultural scene as a dynamic ‘joining of the dots. No longer do you hear about something after the fact, now we hear about it before its happened and that’s a bonus for finding out what’s on.