Back in the days before impersonal supermarkets and oversized shopping centres, the humble general store was a community hub, a place that served an important social, as well as supply, service. General stores were once prolific in towns across the Peninsula region, stocking everything from kerosene and toothpaste to fresh bread and milk, run by owners who knew many of the customers by name. In 1924, Merricks General Wine Store opened to serve a variety of needs of the local community.
Tuesdays to Sundays through March 6 March 2020, 10:00 AM to 31 March 2020, 5:00 PMA new year, a new decade and a new era have begun at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG) as it leaps into its 50th...
The landscape in-between is an exhibition of new paintings by local artist Sophie Perez. Inspired by the landscapes of the Mornington Peninsula, Perez is drawn to the changing seasons with their unique colour, texture and light.
The finalists are confirmed, and we're excited to announce an incredible roll call of Australia's finest sculptors and visual artists for Montalto Sculpture Prize 2020. 24 sculptures will be installed with the winner announced at Montalto on Sunday, 23rd February.
Montalto Sculpture Prize is among the most valuable private sculpture prizes in Australia - and founders John and Wendy Mitchell have, once again, confirmed a prize value of $40,000 for 2020. The winning piece becomes part of the stunning Sculpture Trail at Montalto in Red Hill, on the Mornington Peninsula.
The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery is a catchment point for much of this creative expression, and a place where people gather to celebrate works from local, national and international artists, as well as take part in some other fun activities.
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.
City people are always rushing about from this to that and connecting more with electronics than each other, but even coastal life can sweep you up in the busy-ness of modern daily business. To retreat, rejuvenate, rebalance and reconnect to the essence of being present is the fuel stop we often need.
Artist Jenny Riddle was drawn to the Mornington Peninsula by the potential for spiritual renewal and creative inspiration; a powerful combination that she found hard to ignore. That move, and her career as an artist, had been on her mind for some time, but were acted on after life-altering events that caused her to look closely at her life.
Saturday 5th October to Sunday 1st December 2019 5 October 2019, 10:00 AM to 1 December 2019, 5:00 PMDavid Hockney is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century and an impor...
12 April 2019, 10:30 AM to 6 May 2019, 4:00 PMFirst Victorian group showing of new paintings and works on paper by leading and emerging artists of Mornington Island Arts, Qld. Exhibiting artists Netta Looga...