The arts are central to a healthy and connected community. During this time of social distancing, we aim to bring a range of resources, activities, workshops, performances and events online for our community to participate in. This site also provides opportunities for creative practitioners to promote their work to audiences, especially during this time when opportunities for artists and creative organisations are diminished.
If you are a Mornington Peninsula-based artist, musician, maker, designer, craftsperson, arts company, arts organisation or creative business that would like to share resources, activities or events through this site, please get in touch with our Arts & Cultural Development Team.
Project Information While the pandemic came as surprise to us all, how we lived through it and with it has been different for each and every one of us. The pandemic has affected us in many varied ways, and many of us have stories to tell. [...]
Mornington Peninsula Shire is developing a brand new, 11 day annual creative art and culture festival, with the inaugural festival delivered in Autumn 2022. Dates are from Thursday 21st April - Sunday 1st May. We take pride in our community because it is diverse, creative and [...]
Mini Talks from a selection of experienced Mornington Peninsula artists, followed by a group mentoring session. The Creators Network, through workshops and networking opportunities, aims to develop new creative business skills and build sustainable practises post COVID-19 while supporting the recovery and future resilience of the [...]
Deaf Children Australia's inaugural art competition Deaf Children Australia's inaugural art competition is dedicated to supporting, promoting, and nurturing deaf and hard-of-hearing youth in their pursuit of creativity and self-expression. The theme is "This Is Me" and is an amazing opportunity for 12 to 23 year-olds to showcase their [...]
Image: Dreamhouse Theatre Join us at The Creators Network, a series of free creative networking events aimed at developing greater collaboration and sustainability in our broad and diverse arts and culture community. Connect with like-minded creatives and artists. The Creators Network includes networking events from July to [...]
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.
"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.
“My artwork focuses mostly on spiritual experience. I close my eyes and ask the Universe what it wants to show me. I sketch down these images in my visual diary and choose one to be a finished work of art."
Darker is a conversation between five young women, that exposes the sometimes murky undercurrent to living on the Mornington Peninsula. Darker is presented as part of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence.
To celebrate the launch of the Mornington Peninsula Shire's Arts and Culture Plan 2024 and our community's amazing creativity during this time, we invite you to share your creations using the hashtag #thethingswecreate.
The way you clean your home is quite different to the way we clean our Heritage House at Beleura in Mornington. Here are eight tips about heritage house cleaning from specialist heritage cleaner Tony Roberts.
Drawing on the rich offerings of the region, and the bayside lifestyles of communities from Frankston to Portsea, 3RPP's volunteer presenters create an eclectic mix of shows ranging through every style of music as well as arts, culture, sport and community news.
Mornington Peninsula Shire understands that many in our community are facing hardship right now due to the impact of COVID-19. We have prepared a short survey to help us better understand our creative community's current situation.
As a writing community we have the opportunity and privilege to create, characterise, capture and share with others the stories of our history, landscape, personalities and mythology on the Mornington Peninsula and beyond.
The new Arts & Culture Plan sets a vision and guide for Council’s involvement and investment in arts and cultural activities within the community and is developed in response to over 1,000 community members' feedback.
SBS Gallery is proud to present this years finalists of the SBS Portrait Prize 2020. While you are there, take a moment to choose your favourite work and enter the online Peoples Choice Award. Catalogues are also now available for order.
Michael Leeworthy is a seasoned gallery and commission artist whose work encompasses an unusually wide range of styles. Michael operates his own gallery and studio in Red Hill and his large-scale mural work peppers the Mornington Peninsula.
Peninsula School of Dance's newly-developed online portal will provide you and your entire family with a suite of dance classes, activities, worksheets and fitness workouts that are guaranteed to keep you fit, healthy and active at home.
The Southern Peninsula Ukulele Group (SPUKES) is a community based ukulele group located in Rosebud where people of all ages come together to enjoy a few hours of ukulele strumming, singing and friendship.
DSE Music are a Mornington Peninsula-based music education organisation offering tuition in guitar, piano, singing, drums and music theory. To help educate and entertain children during lockdown, they have developed a new online platform for piano and guitar tuition.
Our friends at Mount Martha House Community Centre and a group of their enthusiastic volunteers have put together an interactive online program of events and activities to entertain, educate and foster community spirit during these challenging times.
Peninsula Chamber Musicians performed Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 2 to launch their eighth concert season in March, 2020. This special performance features acclaimed Serbian born virtuoso Svetlana Bogosavljevic.
The range of artworks and gifts created by Baluk artists include clap sticks, carvings of wood, stone and bone, painting, works on paper, natural jewellery, weaving, kelp works, handmade cards, books, scarves, t-towels and sculptures.
Each of the men in this exhibition, ‘Nine Men, Nine Lives’ has an interesting story they were willing to share with me. From a conversation that went for one or two hours and often included 10,000 words, their story emerged.
Everywhen Artspace is the exhibiting space of Susan McCulloch and Emily McCulloch Childs of Whistlewood Gallery. We feature acrylics, barks, ochres, works on paper and 3D from the 40 + leading Aboriginal-owned art centres whose works we represent.
While the Mornington Library is currently closed, MP Shire is accepting submissions for the rest of the 2020 calendar year. We welcome applications from emerging, mid-career and established individuals, collectives and groups who live or work on the Mornington Peninsula.