Christmas at the Studio farewell
Nov19

Christmas at the Studio farewell

By ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS Christmas at the Studio is a popular two-day annual arts market hosted by glass blower Leisa Wharington held on the idyllic acreage of Tanglewood Estate Winery. It’s a celebration of handmade craft and original art. Once a year Warrington opens the barn gates to the public allowing visitors to peruse the beautifully displayed stalls and see the mud brick studio she shares with painter Julie Neikamp. She invites...

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Tiptoe Through the Tombstones
Nov19

Tiptoe Through the Tombstones

By ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS Exemplifying all the best aspects of community theatre, the ever-versatile Frankston Theatre Group never disappoints. Comedies are a particular strength, so one can be sure that there will be lots of laughs when Joyce Sedunary directs Tiptoe Through the Tombstones, a hilarious spoof from UK playwright, Norman Robbins. It all begins with a rather bad smell at Monument House, the site of some pretty ghastly...

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Beauty of simplicity
Nov12

Beauty of simplicity

By ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS Sandi Faulkner works quietly away in her idyllic Mount Martha pottery studio. Over the course of her career, she’s worked with some of the finest masters in the ceramics field from Europe, the UK, Japan and Australia pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with clay, porcelain, heat and glazing. In addition to ceramics she also teaches and practices Sumi-e; the Zen way of the brush, a Japanese technique...

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Filmmakers get your shorts on
Oct15

Filmmakers get your shorts on

Peninsula Short Film Fest is now open for entry and next year’s Festival is set to be the biggest and best yet. Filmmakers of any level are invited to submit a short film of up to eight minutes in length by Friday 18 December. We’re anticipating a crowd of 5,000 people at the Village Green next year,” festival director Steve Bastoni said. “This is a great opportunity for filmmakers to have their short film seen by a large crowd,...

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Salon success
Oct15

Salon success

By ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS Mornington Peninsula artist Christopher Pyett feels fortunate to have attended art school at a time when art education focused almost entirely on technique encompassing everything from colour theory, portrait, life and landscape painting to anatomy and drawing full-time. And it shows over the life of his long career. A consummate colourist, extraordinary draughtsman and brilliant watercolour painter, Pyett’s...

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Fun Art Fair
Oct15

Fun Art Fair

By ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS Showcasing original painting, photography, pastels, drawings, sculpture, mixed media and jewellery, Somers Arts Fair combines the best aspects of an affordable art show, auction, local market and country fair celebrating the creative diversity of Mornington Peninsula artists and artisans. One really unique feature of this fair is its original hand carved cypress totem poles generously donated for auction by the...

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