Mural Toolkit

Mural Toolkit These guidelines are designed to help you through the process of creating a mural in your neighbourhood. They provide step by step advice on planning, preparation, implementation, and the maintenance of the mural. Primarily aimed at community members, the guidelines have useful tools, tips, and sources of information. [...]

Grant Writing Workshop for Creatives 2022 + Resources

Grant Writing Workshop and Resources for Creatives 2022 Download 'The Fundamentals of Grant Writing' PDF File Click Here Download 'The Fundamentals of Grant Writing' Powerpoint Click Here

Past Event: Meet Our Artist Mentors

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 [...]

The Creators Network

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 [...]

Treasures from the Shire Archives

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.

Police Point Virtual Residency – Danielle Burns

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.

Police Point Virtual Residency – Marianne Ellis

"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."

Police Point Virtual Residency – Jennifer Buntine

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.

Police Point Virtual Residency – Shaney Hyde

Shaney’s work includes whimsical illustrations of nature, botanicals, storybook characters and adorable Australian animals, inspired by memories of a playful childhood and a desire to explore nature.

Police Point Virtual Residency – Adam Perry

“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.

Jacqueline Beddows – Acrylic Paintings

Jacqueline is a Mornington Peninsula-based visual artist working with acrylic paint. Her work is inspired by her adult children, a love of colour, nature and places she has visited.

Sorrento Studio – Online Exhibition

Studio Sorrento artists and photographers are involved in an online exhibition during isolation - with an open call out for other artists to get involved.

The Things We Create

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.

Moonah Arts Collective – Ninch Tunes

Moonah Arts Collective is a community based arts organisation dedicated to progressing, promoting, and empowering music, and other arts on the Southern Mornington Peninsula.


Celebrating the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery’s 50th anniversary MPRG: FIFTY highlights the development and growth of this significant collection.


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.

The Buckley Opera

'Buckley' is a new opera on a local historical topic written by local residents, baritone Antony Ransome (music) and historian Richard Cotter (text).

SODA Virtual Festival

Peninsula virtual pub has teamed up with MP music network to present SODA virtual festival, a Facebook live stream event.

How to Draw with Pete Pascoe

Musician, artist and children’s book illustrator Pete Pascoe has put together a fantastic series of how to draw animal cartoons, available free via his YouTube channel.

Arts & Culture COVID-19 Impact Survey

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.

MOTH – Performance Archive

Music on the Hill – or MOTH – is a monthly music event in Red Hill that brings great singer-songwriting talent to one of Victoria’s most popular regional areas.

Council adopts Arts and Culture Plan 2020-2024

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.

Southern Buoy Studios – Portrait Prize 2020 Exhibition

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.

Creative Activities: Online at MPRG

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery have curated a stack of creative activities to do at home. There's projects suitable for all ages, from 2 upwards.

Michael Leeworthy – Free Watercolour and Acrylic Lessons

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 – PSD Online

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.

SPUKES – Online Ukulele Lessons

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 – Video Music Lessons

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.

Peninsula Chamber Musicians Performance

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.

Baluk Arts – Online Shop

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. 

Amanda Stuart – Nine Men, Nine Lives Exhibition

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

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.

Exhibition Callout – Foyer Exhibition Space at Mornington Library

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.

Green Wedge Exhibition 2019

The Green Wedge Paint Out sessions and Exhibition were developed for artists to create an image of an aspect of the Mornington Peninsula’s spectacular Green Wedge.

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