Aces high for museum play
Oct11

Aces high for museum play

SHORT plays about some of Australia’s aviation heroes are set to take off at Moorabbin’s National Australian Aviation Museum. Not-for-profit community group LOTS Inc Theatre will stage two matinee performances of the Legends of the Skies play focusing on the story of aviation pioneers including Sir Lawrence Wacket, the “father of the Australian aircraft industry”, and Robin Miller, an aviator and nurse known as “The Sugar Bird Lady”....

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A collection of portraits
Oct02

A collection of portraits

The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery has over 1600 works in the collection from the 18th century through to the present day. It contains a selection of old master prints and drawings, modern works by Arthur Boyd, Russell Drysdale, Charles Blackman and a growing body of contemporary works by established and emerging artists. A strength of the collection is its focus on the cultural heritage of the Mornington Peninsula, which has...

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Bakersfield Mist
May22

Bakersfield Mist

“Miracles happen. Don’t they?” Starring Gold Logie Award winner John Wood and Julie Nihill, Bakersfield Mist is a provocative and hilarious look at what makes art – and people – authentic. Based on a true story, Bakersfield Mist is a comedy set in the present day. Maude (Julie Nihill), an unemployed bartender, has bought a painting for a few bucks from an opp shop. Despite almost trashing it, she now thinks it’s a Jackson Pollock...

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Photography, architecture and the human form
May15

Photography, architecture and the human form

The exhibition Max & Olive focuses on the work of two photographers who shared their lives and studio for much of the 1930s and 1940s before going their separate ways. Max Dupain and Olive Cotton contributed enormously to 20th century Australian photography with Dupain ultimately being regarded as ‘Australia’s most respected and influential black and white photographer’ of this period. His famous 1937 work Sunbaker features in...

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Felt-tip superhero TextaQueen and artistic crusader Stephen Mushin
Mar06

Felt-tip superhero TextaQueen and artistic crusader Stephen Mushin

In Between you and me TextaQueen explores gender, race and identity through the medium of fibre-tipped pens. Bringing together work created over a 15 year period, this survey exhibition reflects on how visual and popular culture inform personal identity via re-interpretations of the salon nude, re-creations of cultural and historical identities undressed in the Australian landscape and critiques of colonial histories in apocalyptic...

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Carole Foster and her designer birds
Nov28

Carole Foster and her designer birds

Manyung Gallery Sorrento will be holding an exhibition this December for a much loved peninsula artist, Carole Foster. On display will be about 24 works of art, ranging from her well known landscapes to a new series of designer birds. “The exhibition is basically half landscape and half designer birds, which is a new series I have been working on,” said Foster. “I have been painting birds since I was a child but have wanted to do a...

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