Wild Man comes to McClelland

Ron Mueck's hyperreal sculptures replicate the human figure in minute detail, with a haunting accuracy designed to challenges the viewer’s perception of reality. Despite their apparent truthfulness to life, Mueck’s figures are not life-size, rather their gargantuan or miniature dimensions accentuate an ambiguous relationship between expectations, visual perception and accepted truths. Theyare imbued with psychological traits, such as vulnerability or physical exhaustion, to elicit empathy between the viewer and the subject. Their poses are not classical or 'frozen in time’ but reflect a condition of stasis or inertia – an emotional state of introspection, melancholy, and sometime a paralysing anxiety.

International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend at Cape Schanck

Join us at the Cape Schanck Lighthouse for the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend! Be sure to book in a tour of the Lighthouse, where you will climb the steps to the lamp room, discover the history of the lighthouse, see how it still operates to this day and experience spectacular views across from the Lighthouse Balcony.

Barmah Park Vineyard

Barmah Park is a stone's throw from Mornington, just off the Moorooduc Hwy. Come here to warm up beside their log fire and unwind with the help of stunning rural vineyard views, fine food, wine and friendly service. What was a working cattle farm is now an acclaimed restaurant with a spacious dining room - graced with natural light and a rustic cellar door. There is something for everyone with their modern Australian menu that reflects seasonal moods. 

Trofeo Estate

Trofeo Estate encompasses a vineyard, cellar door, winery, & a thriving cafe. At the core of the estate is a philosophy that embraces the practice of biodynamics, sustainability & old world winemaking techniques & this is expressed through fresh, home grown produce from the kitchen and café, delicious take home condiments and stunning array of wines from the cellar door.

Volpino

With a strong emphasis on fresh and local produce, Volpino offers an array of Mediterranean inspired seasonal dishes to compliment the classic wood fired pizzas that are a mainstay of this vibrant, beachside venue. The deck is super sized and a perfect place to soak up the winters sun, unwind and dine alfresco with friends, family or as a couple. Add a unique, hand selected wine list and you have the perfect ingredients for a memorable day or night out. To borrow a famous Australian phrase, it’s all about the vibe and it’s this attitude that inspires us to follow the boys from Volpino.