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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Birds: Flight paths in Australian Art
Nov21

Birds: Flight paths in Australian Art

2 December 2016 to 12 February 2017 – A Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery exhibition Over 70 works by 50 contemporary and modern Australian artists will be brought together for this exhibition on the bird. Encompassing works from painting to sculpture, decorative arts, photography, print-making and installation, this exhibition, two years in the making, will explore the science, symbolism, beauty and curiosity of birds....

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Artists open doors to their works
Nov07

Artists open doors to their works

THE works and methods of artists will be on display for four days this month when studio doors are thrown open during the annual Peninsula Studio Trail. The artists have produced a map that can be used to plan a scenic tour that takes in 17 creative spaces, from Frankston South to Flinders, along the coast to Rye and then back to the Port Phillip side of the peninsula through Red Hill. Along the way, the artists will show a range of...

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Take a trip on Island Cruise with a difference
Sep06

Take a trip on Island Cruise with a difference

Hilarious comedy Simon’s Final Sound sails into Frankston Arts Centre on Tuesday 13 September. From the pen of multi-award-winning playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer, it’s an Aussie play about four ordinary people on a cruise who try, fail, try again and fail better. Simon’s a bit of a no-hoper, and he is going deaf. He goes in search of a magical – but possibly mythical – island where, he thinks, he will find some...

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HEART OF FICTION
Aug15

HEART OF FICTION

Melbourne-based author Toni Jordan has penned four critically acclaimed novels. Originally from Brisbane, she studied physiology at the University of Queensland. She worked in molecular biology as a protein chemist amongst other things before becoming interested in copy writing. She took a Professional Writing and Editing course at RMIT and it was there that her first novel, Addition (2008), was born. It became an international...

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