Unique / Exclusive / Creative

The Melbourne Collective believes it's time for a new and exclusive Design Market.  A more creative and enjoyable way to bring together unique brands and independent designers, to showcase their wares to the community and showcase in style.
A lifestyle event that provides a feast for the eyes and imaginations of their event visitors, who will be spoilt with high end quality design, homewares, fashion and art.

The Melbourne Collective prides itself on offering the highest level of customer service for exhibitors and visitors.  With qualifications and years of experience in the interior design industry, they aim to select a diverse array of high quality handcrafted and designer brands, all available under the one roof.  

Visitors to The Melbourne Collective Design Market can also enjoy creative workshops, high quality food options, cool tunes and fun for the kids.  Their lifestyle events are not to be missed.

*The next market is at the Peninsula Community Theatre on Sunday, July 23, 10am – 3pm.

W: themelbournecollective.net

Are you the Voice of Frankston 2017?

Are you a budding young singer, an aspiring adult performer or a senior with a passion for entertaining?

If so, then you need to enter the Voice of Frankston 2017. This is your chance to be the voice of Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. The Voice of Frankston is a solo artist singing competition with three age group categories: Junior (up to age 12), Teen (13 to 20) and Adult (21 plus).

Join all the action at the official Voice of Frankston 2017 Launch at Bayside Shopping Centre (opposite Target) on Saturday, July 15, at 1pm. Hear about the competition, meet the judges and witness the amazing talent of past applicants.

Category winners will receive a cash prize and a sensational marketing package including: a song personally written for the winner; a single CD recording and video performance; an interview with RPPFM; opportunities to perform at local community venues and events; and more.

To enter, register at themusicindustry.com.au and upload your audition video. Applications open July 15 and close September 29. The Semi Final is on Sunday, October 15, at the Frankston Arts Centre and the Grand Final is on Sunday, October 22, also at the Frankston Arts Centre.

The Music Industry is a music school, the first of its kind on the Mornington Peninsula. The philosophy is to offer students music tuition with a difference. More at themusicindustry.com.au

NEWS FLASH: The Voice star and local performer Adam Ladell (pictured) will be a special guest Grand Final judge for The Voice of Frankston 2016! Adam will also perform live at the launch.

Live music with heart

Tom Millington is a bare footed, troubadour songsmith jamming a foot-stomping blend of Soul Roots Smokey Folk Pop. His music is driven by a stomp box whilst his unique finger picking and strumming styles soulfully tame the ear as his resonating voice hits you right in the heart. 


Each song is broken up by spoken scatterings of life, of love, of slam street poetry musings.

His debut single Being, released towards the end of 2016, has received wide praise within the industry as did his debut EP, also called Being. The Being music video recently won Best Editing and People’s Choice at the St Kilda Film Festival and very recently won Best Music Video at CLIPPED in Sydney – Australia’s premiere music video festival.

When listening to Millington you can't help but get caught up in his energy, his songs and lyrics. He and the music have presence. His music stems from a connection to his inner self, his love of life and the twists and turns of the reality we are all caught up in.

Millington gigs regularly at local venues, such as Gods Kitchen, The Brewery and 3 Palms and has also played at festivals such as the Mornington Main Street Festival. You can catch him at any of these shows over winter around Victoria: Friday, July 21 - The Cally, Wonthaggi;

Sunday, August 6 - Mornington Brewery, Mornington; and Sunday, August 13 – Gods Kitchen, Mornington.


More: www.facebook.com/millingtonmusic

Behind the scenes and expansion of team at Manyung by Liz Rogers

To the avid art enthusiast, Manyung Gallery, now trading for almost half a century, is full of light, form and free thought. However, the Manyung Gallery magic couldn’t, wouldn’t happen without a lot of non-stop grunt work and focus from many contributors.

David and Sharyn Wemyss-Smith have built a team around them who get the job done, and the introduction of newcomer Kim Delaney (ex Mornington’s Provincial) adds yet another creative notch with welcome new skillsets.

Delaney has been in both the business and art worlds for much of her adult life. She has painted, is a photographer, has had her own online wedding business and has worked in the corporate sector. She was in sales working with a similar client base to that of Manyung’s at Provincial for five years and she brings brilliant people skills, business nous and a real appreciation of art and decoration to the Manyung table. There were 40 applicants for her position as Arts Sales Consultant.

She explains: “I can’t wait to get to know Manyung’s clientele and work with them closely as they choose art for their interior spaces. It’s a pleasure to work with such a creative team.”

The 12 members of the Manyung team make sure monthly exhibitions take place, installations (think Telstra building in Mount Eliza) are captivating and the annual shows in Singapore and Hong Kong run as smooth as silk. There’s freight management, in-house consultations, artist liaison, continual marketing communications and the judging of art shows too.

“It’s not all about chardonnay and cappuccinos,” laughs David.

And with that they are back to work.


T: (03) 9787 2953 all sites


A: Unit 7, 35 Progress Street, Mornington


A: 6-10 Claremont Avenue, Malvern


A: 60 Mount Eliza Way, Mount Eliza


A: 113A Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento

A: U6, 119 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento

Sleep In Your Car 2017

On any night an estimated 105,237 Australians are homelessness, and 2000 of them are believed to be on the Mornington Peninsula.

You can do something about that.

Fusion Australia is asking you to give up your home for a night, in order to help someone else find theirs.

On Saturday, August 5, join Fusion Mornington Peninsula for Sleep In Your Car 2017 and join a line of local heroes who have slept out in Mornington Park. The Mornington Peninsula event, held during Homelessness Week, aims to raise $30,000 towards changing the lives of vulnerable young people in our community.

Sleep In your car or sleep rough and for those unable to sleep out, join Fusion Mornington Peninsula from 5.30pm to learn about homelessness in our community and break down some of the stereotypes around young people experiencing it.

Stuart Bell, housing co-ordinator at Fusion Mornington Peninsula, explains: "With the closure of caravan parks across the Peninsula, what has traditionally been an affordable and accessible form of accommodation is largely no longer available.  With people now competing for available rental properties, young people may find successfully accessing a tenancy, extremely difficult if not impossible.” 

Register at sleepinyourcar.com.au

Kids invited to make a connection

Cube 37 comes alive next month with the Aboriginal Connections Festival for children aged 4 to 12.  The festival will feature an interactive show where state-of-the-art technology crosses paths with the world’s oldest civilisation. 

Saltbush is an exquisite journey through the culture and landscape of Aboriginal Australia, celebrated through live dance, music, song and stories.  Saltbush centres on the journey of two friends from different Aboriginal backgrounds as they cross Australia on foot. Their journey sees them travel across diverse Australian landscapes - river country, urban landscapes, the desert and the sea - all the while discovering the land and better understanding and acknowledging our own challenges and personal journey.

Children are invited to explore, play and dance with the performers as the landscape unfolds around them, providing a unique immersive experience where the audience becomes part of this visually beautiful journey.

Before or after seeing Saltbush, attend the interactive workshops and art demonstrations associated with Aboriginal connections to the land. They are free for everyone and will be available throughout the day. No bookings are required.

Saltbush will be performed on Saturday, August 26, at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Tickets are $22 each or $80 for a family of four.


A: 27-37 Davey St, Frankston
T: 9784 1060
W: thefac.com.au

200 artists converging on Frankston South

From July 21-23, a stunning range of work from over 200 talented Australian artists, craftspeople, jewellers and sculptors will be displayed at the annual Derinya Art and Craft Exhibition. DACE is a pop-up art gallery that has been operating for 42 years, thanks to the efforts of volunteers committed to raising money for Derinya Primary School.

The three-day event begins with opening night on Friday, July 21.  It’s a social occasion not to be missed, filled with great art, fine food and wine, good vibes and a creative community spirit that continues into Saturday and Sunday. There’s art to suit every taste and budget, and it’s the perfect place to stock up on unique gifts for family and friends. Visitors can stroll at leisure through the gallery and watch resident artists create their masterpieces. After feasting your eyes, feast your stomach and enjoy a freshly prepared light lunch, a barista-made coffee, or any number of the delectable home-baked treats from Ruby Tarts Cafe.

Mark the dates on your calendar now.


JULY 21 – JULY 23

Tix: Online or at the door
W: www.derinyaartexhibition.com
A: Overport Rd and Derinya Drive, Frankston South

Glam up for a good cause by Andrea Kellett

If you like to glam up and enjoy a night out, why not team it up with an event that raises funds for a not-for-profit organisation supporting local families?

The 2017 Achieving with Autism Gala Dinner is the major annual fundraiser for the award winning Abacus Learning Centre in Hastings - Australia’s first centre-based ABA therapy, enabling children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to reach their fullest potential.

On Saturday, August 5, the Gala Dinner will be staged in The Peninsula Room at Mornington Racecourse and it’s a classy line-up of entertainment, food, drink, dancing and more.

It’s a great reason to shop for a new cocktail dress or lounge suit in support of, essentially, an organisation that’s improving lives.

Abacus Learning Centre executive director Lauren Moore says funds raised are vital for the ongoing success of the centre. This year’s target is $50,000. “The funds go towards subsidising early intervention costs for parents as well as purchasing new therapy equipment, and upgrades around the centre such as a reverse-cycle airconditioner for our gross motor and lunch room. It also allows us to put time into developing new services to assist with the diverse enquiries for services we receive from families in the autism community,” she says.

A highlight of the night, Lauren explains, is a personal account from an Abacus parent. “We have a parent whose child is currently attending Abacus or have completed an ABA program with us. It is a wonderful journey that parents generously share, and guests are always overwhelmed and overjoyed with each story that has been told.”

Organisers have secured Josh Earl as host (Josh is an award winning comedian and host of TV show Spicks and Specks) and live music by Fudge (one of Melbourne’s best-loved cover bands, playing big hits and classic anthems). There will also be an online auction by BalaBid, with auction items and raffle tickets online from July 22 – August 5.

Tickets cost $120 per person, which includes a welcome drink, canapés and two-course meal. Buy yours at www.ticketebo.com.au/abacusgala

*Organisers are also seeking auction donations, raffle prizes and event sponsorship. Find out more at abacuslearning.org.au

100 Years and Still Bowling by Andrea Kellett

June is a significant month in Mornington’s history – it’s exactly 100 years since Mornington Bowls Club formed.  To mark the milestone, Mornington Peninsula Magazine sat down with club member Steve Missen, who has spent months researching and compiling a centenary booklet that will be presented to bowls club members in September.

Steve and membership officer Susan Gullidge have meticulously researched the club’s history - Susan scouring old minutes and Steve searching club computers and old newspaper articles, interviewing long-time members, liaising with the Mornington Historical Society, gaining access to family photo albums and scrap books and more. The result is a fascinating compilation of history, images and facts that we can only scratch the surface of in our magazine pages.

For instance, chances are you have heard of Linley Point in Mornington, but do you know who it’s named after? The answer is Frederick Murray Linley who, amongst many other things, organised and convened the inaugural meeting of the Mornington Bowls Club on June 1, 1917. And that’s just one snippet from the Mornington Bowls Club’s 100-year history.

We all recognise the priceless parcel of clifftop land on the Esplanade, opposite the Royal Hotel, that the club has called home for the last 100 years. That land was most probably an Aboriginal camp site and in November 1917 it became home to a four-rink green, but the task of hand watering (by watering can!) proved too big for the bowls club members and the club closed.  A permanent water supply became available in 1921 (when Mornington tapped into a town water supply) and the green re-opened on January 30, 1922. And, here’s an interesting note from the club’s archives: “Because of the poor quality of both roads and transport of the day, bowlers living at the southern end of the Peninsula found it infinitely more convenient to travel across the bay by ferry to play at the Queenscliff Bowls Club…” (How times have changed!).

The club has had 69 presidents; the site lease was £2 per annum when it opened; the pavilion was built in 1957 at a cost of about £4500 and was extended in 1995; and 1923 saw the opening of the Mornington Croquet Club on what is now known as Green 3. Ladies, who were not allowed to bowl at that time, played croquet while the men bowled! (Again, how times have changed!). 

Steve contacted the family of the club’s best ever player (the late Jack Glasser, who ran a butcher’s shop in Wilson’s Road with his sons); the club’s oldest living member Bill Saunders, aged 96; several female life members aged in their 90s; 87-year-old Alex Davis whose membership extends back to 1960 and who, with his father, a builder, was heaving involved in the pavilion construction back in 1957.

“It’s the first time it’s ever been done that we know of,” he says of the history booklet. And, he readily admits, the research would have been much easier “had we not thrown some of our history into the ‘dumper’ a few years ago”.

A centenary gala dinner and a Centenary Cup tournament, both in September, will formally mark the 100-year anniversary. Until then and beyond, bowl on ladies and gentlemen of Mornington Bowls Club.

Top of the class by Kate Sears

If you’re looking at Tyler Wilsmore’s physique and expecting to read about a 10-year journey, you’ll be mistaken. But don’t worry, the judges thought the same and were stunned to see such abdominal definition in a novice at his first competition.

Tyler, a teacher at a local peninsula school, recalls them saying: “We can’t believe you’re a newbie – you have world class physique.”

Tyler competed at the 2017 ANB Melbourne Titles on May 13, exactly one year after beginning his training. Taking home first place in the Men’s Fitness Model category and second in the Men’s Fitness Model Novice category, he remains in disbelief but is taking it in his stride.

This part-time carer (for his mum) and PE teacher is off to the World Competition UFE World Fitness Model Championships in Canada in November 11 and 12. If he places in the top three for his categories he’ll receive a pro card that recognises him as a professional fitness model.

Mornington Peninsula Magazine asked Tyler how the win was sinking in. “There’s been a lot of attention, which is amazing.  The judges warned me that this would happen but advised me to stay humble and grounded. I’m just an average guy who likes going to the gym.”

Witnessing first-hand his parents’ health issues and losing sight of his own health after a relationship breakdown, Tyler decided to get back on track and become as healthy as he could. Despite the judges saying he must be “genetically lucky”, his diet and exercise regime is far from effortless. There’s no calorie counting or macronutrient tracking in sight; instead he focuses on consuming organic food for his six to seven meals a day, and carb cycling. That old wives’ tale that if you eat your vegetables you’ll grow up to be big and strong? Well, a kilo of organic vegetables a day is keeping Tyler at the top of his game.

Karim El Barche, director of Discovery Health and Fitness in Cheltenham, posted a request for participants to join a 12-week transformation program; Tyler signed up and started the very next day with his new trainer. Fast forward 12 months, and Karim is now his coach and friend.

On stage with a sub 5 per cent body fat, he couldn’t have been prouder of himself. Tyler appreciates the support of his friends, colleagues and family, and the congratulations he’s received from his students has also been a major highlight for the quiet achiever.

And his motto? “Hard work affords much respect.”

Waters comes to town by Liz Rogers

John Waters is heading to the Frankston Arts Centre with his one man show Lennon: Through a Glass Onion and the word on the street is it’s a ripper!

This theatrical experience that encapsulates the man and musician that was John Lennon has been touring since 1992 and is now in its third incarnation. When I spoke with Mr Waters, he was adamant that his love affair with the great (Liverpudlian) ‘Scouse’ accented Beatle was still raging as intensely as it was when the show was first conceived. His collaboration with co-writer and musician Stewart D’Arrietta all those years back has stood the test of time and audiences still can’t get enough. Sure, luck played a part – Lennon had only been dead 12 years and the world-wide grieving process was still palpable, but the combination of the masterly theatrical Waters and the musicianship of D’Arrietta was spot on. But let’s go back…

John Waters began performing as a musician in London before he headed to Australia in 1968 as a 20-year-old. Decades later and with a bevy of film, television and theatrical performances beneath his belt (think 20 years on Playschool, stints on Rush, The D-Generation, All the Rivers Run, All Saints, Offspring and the ABC’s Rake), he still sounds just as mellow as he did when I had a bit part in the mini-series Nancy Wake and I had to play dead beneath him (and yes, those eyes are as blue as the Port Phillip Bay sea that inspires you and me). This is a performer who can sing, dance and play a mean guitar. He’s in a rock opera in Melbourne in July, co-writing another opera and there’s always the possibility of directing because he’s “had his fill of playing dashing heroes”. He’s also just wrapped up a performance in the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of Jonathon Biggins’ Talk where he played a radio talk show host. This gentleman is a versatile chameleon and a showman who inhabits each character and brings them to their knees. 

“It’s just what I do. I don’t get tired of it. I’m most comfortable when I’m working and giving my all. I love the intimate setting of the Lennon show. It’s an intense performance and Lennon was a troubled man, but he spoke to me. Told me that I didn’t have to do what others told me to do.”  

“Rolls change as you grow older,” he continues, “and the Lennon show has changed too. We only had a one week booking at the Tilbury Hotel in Woolloomooloo when we began. 25 years later – who would of thought?” (The show has been performed in the UK, Canada, USA, NZ and Australia.) “I’m looking forward to these regional performances. Aussie audiences are relaxed.” I ask him if he ever gets any time to do just that? “We have a place in the Southern Highlands of NSW and I have young children - 10-year-old twins and a 14-year-old.  I spend my down time with them. I’m really enjoying having young kids again.”

And we enjoy your wonderful performances Mr Waters.


Lennon: Through a Glass Onion is on at the Frankston Arts Centre Sunday June 11.

A gripping evening of dance

Sydney Dance Company’s ‘Frame of Mind’ is a wildly powerful double bill featuring the smash hit ‘Wildebeest’ by Australia’s own Gabreielle Nankivell and the multi-award winning ‘Frame of Mind’ from Rafael Bonachela.

Having premiered as part of Sydney Dance Company’s inaugural New Breed season, choreographic prodigy Gabrielle Nankivell’s eloquent ‘Wildebeest’ showcases the power of dancers as individuals and strength en masse. Moody and animalistic, it’s backed by a stormy and industrial score by Luke Smiles.

Bonachela’s ‘Frame of Mind’ features a dramatic contemporary-classical soundtrack by Bryce Dessner (from American hit rock band The National), recorded by San Francisco’s virtuosic Kronos Quartet. It won all four categories at the 2015 Helpmann Awards including ‘Best Choreography’, ‘Best Dance Work’, ‘Best Male Dancer’, and ‘Best Female Dancer’ for its critically acclaimed premiere season.

Don’t miss this gripping evening of dance at Frankston Arts Centre on Friday July 14, 8pm. Tickets $27 - $45. Bookings 9784 1060 or thefac.com.au.

Detonators blast into Rye

The Detonators will unleash their high-octane blend of blues, rockabilly and early rock’n’roll on Rye this month.

The kings of Australian roots rock’n’roll play Baha Taco on Saturday, June 17, so you’d better be prepared for an explosive show honed from countless gigs at pubs, clubs and festivals since they formed in 1997.  The Melbourne band’s sonic muscle has graced the film Charlie and Boots as well as the Australian TV series Underbelly and the US TV series De Grassi High, and their new CD, Monster in a Box, is available from their website and for download on iTunes and most other music sites.

Check out their Facebook page @detonatorsaustralia or website detonators.com.au

•WIN 2x double passes to The Detonators!
Mornington Peninsula Magazine and The Detonators are giving away 2 x double passes to The Detonators show Saturday, June, 17 at Baha Taco in Rye. To enter, visit @MornPenMag on Facebook and follow the steps on the pinned post. Competition opens Friday, June 2, and the winner will be announced Tuesday, June, 13 atnoon.

•• LIKE @detonatorsaustralia on Facebook
•• SHARE the competition post

Winners will be drawn randomly and announced by Mornington Peninsula Magazine Tuesday June, 13, at noon.


Itchy Fingers

Itchy Fingers is a four-piece Rock’n’Roll, Rockabilly, Rhythm & Blues band from Melbourne that’s been going strong for more than 23 years. Their brand of playing has seen them win multiple awards at Wintersun; they have travelled all around Australia; and they are one of Melbourne’s busiest bands.

Itchy Fingers is a versatile band that can cater for all sorts of events ranging from Rock’n’Roll dances to hot rod runs, nostalgia festivals, biker club events, weddings, birthdays and more.

The only way to describe Itchy Fingers’ style, whether it be Rock’n’Roll, Rockabilly or Rhythm & Blues, is they play with plenty of ‘oooomph’!

The band has frequently been referred to as playing “Rock’n’Roll music with an attitude” with a repertoire and versatility that blends Rockabilly, 1950s Rock’n’Roll, Blues and popular classics from Chuck Berry, CCR, Jimmie Vaughan and Van Morrison.

They are guaranteed to please any crowd and keep them tapping their toes, while holding a full dance floor.

Itchy Fingers features Domenic Raso (lead guitar/vocals), Robert Monea (rhythm guitar/harmonica/vocals), Steve Virgona (double bass/vocals) and Emmanuel Cushieri (drum).

Domenic, Rob and Steve are founding members of Itchy Fingers and are still going strong, with the band’s newest member, Emmanuel, joining in 2012.

Go to their recently launched website for up-to-date gig info, purchase and download any of their music and subscribe to keep in touch.

For bookings and contact:

E: [email protected]
W: www.itchyfingers.com.au


World-class Blues Sessions return to Mornington

The Mornington Peninsula Blues Sessions are back. The boutique, live Blues Peninsula event, now in its third year, is attracting an enthusiastic following each summer and winter and returns on Saturday, July 8, at the Peninsula Community Theatre in Mornington.

Winter 17 will again feature some of the cream of Australian Blues - namely Phil Manning, Fiona Boyes, Mojo Webb and Claude Hay - in an intimate theatre setting. The sessions’ unique format has each artist interchanging in an acoustic first half and electric second half, which will feature a special guest house band featuring Peter Beulke on bass and Winston Galea on drums.

The theatre/nightclub vibe of the venue, where Blues fans are seated at tables, provides a rare opportunity to see these great artists in combination and represents a unique live music experience on the Peninsula.

The popular Red Hill Brewery will provide local wine and craft beer on tap, with food to be provided by Ghost Kitchen (Taiwanese street food) along with wood fired pizza that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your table.

With just 25 tables and 250 tickets (already selling fast), Sessions director Patrick Elliget suggests Blues fans secure a spot asap at www.morningtonpeninsulabluessessions.com

The Mornington Peninsula Blues Sessions – a not-to-be-missed, world-class Blues event on the Peninsula.

Connecting the dots on Progress – Manyung Gallery Group links North with South

Manyung Gallery’s latest art warehouse move in Mornington serves as a nucleus for all things art the group does on the Peninsula and beyond.

Open to the public three days a week and available for intimate private viewings on the weekend, Manyung’s ingenious light and bright space serves as a centre point and new destination for contemporary art lovers. The seven-metre-high ceilings are ideal for observing large works and upstairs there is an enclave for viewing 50 small works.

David Wemyss-Smith explains. “Our new space has what I call ‘top to tail’ capabilities. Clients can bring their families for discreet private viewings on the weekend while our doors are open to the public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am until 3pm. Being situated in between our Mount Eliza and Sorrento Galleries, plus being only 45 minutes from our Malvern Gallery enables us to connect all Manyung Gallery Group concerns with ease. It fits perfectly with our vision of expansion” – they organise their Hong Kong and Singapore showings from here as well - “while offering an eclectic range of contemporary art to our clients.”

All Manyung Gallery Group locations exhibit original works including sculpture and paintings. New art arrives daily and can also be viewed soon after on the Manyung Gallery Group website at www.manyunggallery.com.au.

Visit Manyung Gallery Group’s Progress Street warehouse to experience a new way of viewing art or to get comfy on a couch upstairs and peruse one of the art books in their resource library. This pivotal place is showcasing viewer- friendly local and internationally derived art and will become the connector for fine art and its lovers.

Make your artistic connection today.

MANYUNG GALLERY GROUP   T: 9787 2953 all sites

Unit 7, 35 Progress Street, Mornington

6-10 Claremont Avenue, Malvern

60 Mount Eliza Way, Mount Eliza

113A Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento
U6, 119 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento

Founding artists, award winners and rising stars for Whistlewood’s Winter Salon

Antara by Betty Pumani of the APY Lands - one of the award winning artists whose work features in Whistlewood’s June exhibition

Antara by Betty Pumani of the APY Lands - one of the award winning artists whose work features in Whistlewood’s June exhibition

Aboriginal art from six regions of Australia and featuring the work of some of Australia’s best known Indigenous artists are featuring in the McCulloch’s Winter Salon + Art Parade at Whistlewood this month.

“As writers and publishers as well as curators of Aboriginal art we’ve had a long working association with Australia’s leading Aboriginal-owned art centres and artists,” says Whistlewood’s co-director Susan McCulloch. “Because of this, we’re able to show works by Australia’s most well known Aboriginal artists, many of whom have been of great significance in the development of this unique art form. As well we love ‘discovering’ new young talents and supporting the work of younger generations.”

Some of the well known founding artists whose works are included in the June winter show, says Ms McCulloch, include Western Desert artists Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, Paddy Japaljarri Sims, and Shorty Jangala Robertson, Utopia artists Minnie Pwerle and Barbara Weir, the Kimberley’s Freddie Timms, and Eubena Nampitjin and the Pilbara’s Nora Wompi and Bugai Whyoulter. Award winners include Katie Morgan Petyarre, Betty Pumani, Barbara Mbitjana Moore, Freda Brady, Shirley Purdie, Sonia Kurarra, Robert Fielding and Djirrirra Wunungmurra.

Opening the exhibition on the Saturday of the Queen’s Birthday weekend is a dynamic Art Parade presentation of 70 + works with informative commentary on the art, artists and their regions.

Art Parade: Saturday, June 10, 2.30pm
Places limited and bookings essential online at mccullochart.eventbrite.com.au or as below

Exhibition open: June 10 - July 2, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, 11am-4pm (other times welcome by appointment).

A: 642 Tucks Rd, Shoreham
T: 5989 8282
E: [email protected]
W: mccullochandmcculloch.com.au