Art & Culture

Arts and Culture is a very important component of LTP as it provides a platform to preserve heritage and a medium for artistic expression that liberates us from our daily lives. The Mornington Peninsula has a distinguished cultural history and flourishing artistic scene and it’s this creative DNA that leads the economy and acts as an investment in the Mornington Peninsula’s future. LTP recognises how much our cultural life contributes to the health of the Mornington Peninsula including the financial and emotional contribution and that is why Arts and culture is at the heart of what we do as an editorial team. The stories we cover here form the fabric and soul of the Pen and this only inspirits us to go further. We hope it does the same for you.

PAWDinkum

A successful freelance food stylist, Fiona Rigg loves all things organic, natural and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Based in Red Hill, with a shed converted into a state of the art commercial kitchen that oozes style, charm and warmth, Fiona has used her business acumen, design skills, understanding of food and love of dogs to turn a passion into a business. PAWDinkum is now available online via pawdinkum.com.au, and ask for it by name at your local vet and favourite gourmet grocer. Now in her third year, her connection with the local community is taking the business to new heights. With all her products produced in Red Hill, and with her employment of local staff, Fiona is now taking her range overseas with an export market in Japan and new ventures taking her products further afield. From little things big things grow. PAWDinkum is now available online via pawdinkum.com.au, and ask for it by name at your local vet and favourite gourmet grocer.

Manyung Gallery

Art is a way of life for gallery directors Sharyn and David Wemyss-Smith. It’s their day long joy, obsession & torment. They pride themselves on showcasing contemporary art by artists from across Australia (& the Pen) from three gallery spaces in Sorrento, Mornington and Mt Eliza.