By ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS
With over 800 works on display, The Mornington Art Show is the Peninsula’s largest visual arts exhibition with landscapes, portraits, abstracts, seascapes and still life across a range of media. Impressive emerging art from talented VCE students is one of the highlights of this show. 2016 adds a silent auction and unique barrel art to the mix.
Presiding over the judging this year is painter, Lyn Mellady. Feature artists are: Eric Sheppard and Jane Henderson. The Rotary Club of Mornington has hosted this show for over 40 years, bringing recognition to the artistic talents of local students to well-established artists from the Peninsula and interstate.
In addition to offering a wide selection of affordable art, this show has raised nearly a million dollars for local and international charities as well as providing scholarships for local students and funding public works projects.
Opening night is Thursday, January 21 from 7.00pm offering Cool Jazz live, gourmet finger foods and refreshments ($25).
The exhibition runs until Tuesday, January 26 from 10 am to 5 pm ($8) at The Peninsula Community Theatre, 91 Wilsons Road, Mornington.
Bookings online at: www.morningtonartshow.com.au or through Farrells Bookshop in Mornington.