We are fortunate to have the rich resource of our Shire Archive Collection and are proud to be able to bring these stories to you through the Local History Team.
Meredith Connie is a classical guitar performer, teacher and composer. In early 2020, Meredith undertook a residency at the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Police Point Artist in Residence Program.
Thrive in Five is a participatory community art project designed to inspire people to create artworks inspired by their lockdown-restricted 5km radius, and share them online via the hashtag #thriveinfivego.
This is a story of Jenny's great great great grandfather William Gangell who landed in Sullivan’s bay, Sorrento in October 1803 after 6 months at sea on The Calcutta ship.
For her virtual residency, Hannah Lewis put together an online exhibition of photographs, prose and poetry documenting the development of a new work.
Jemma Cakebread’s work explores the conversation between painting, embroidery and textile work through the surface metaphor of skin.
During this residency my plan is to use a structural approach to creative work to enhance engagement across my areas of my current interests more evenly and to experiment in unfamiliar areas that are challenging for me.
Danielle initially intended to use this virtual residency to work on a forthcoming novel, before instead choosing to pursue the opportunity for the benefit of the hard-working Rye Historical Society.
"Each painting is symbolic of the daily events, moods, feelings, and emotions that surfaced. It has been a slow, steady progression of work that surfaced into lightness, optimism, and excitement as restrictions lifted and daily life."
For her virtual residency, Jennifer offers a tour of her stunning studio, an informative discussion on printmaking mediums, and the creation of work informed by re-evaluation and shift in focus of life during lockdown.