Fun-filled festival rocks the foreshore

With Rosebud’s long history as a great place to enjoy summer beach holidays, where better to revive the fun-filled 1950s and ‘60s?

Foreshore RockFest, from November 17-19, will feature a fabulous array of music, dance, movies, cars and vintage shopping all based in Rosebud and Dromana.

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The fun starts on the Friday evening with Rock’n’Bowls at Rosebud Bowls Club, a car cruise along the back beaches and a dance at Rosebud Primary School.  On Saturday morning the town centre will rock with hot rod and ‘chrome bumper’ cars on show, ‘50s bands and dancers along the footpath and a ‘50s and ‘60s Market at Rosebud Primary School with Who Was That Cat playing.  The market will include clothing, food, DJs, live bands and dance demonstrations (gold coin entry) while the vintage shops in town will pump with music, fashion and bargains.

On Saturday evening multiple dance venues will host bands including the Rockin’ Daddies, Itchy Fingers, I.C Rock and Fender Benders. For swing dance enthusiasts there’s the amazing Pearly Shells and Lady Fox, along with a movie and dance at the Dromana 3 Drive In.

Sunday will see a pre-1970s hot rod and classic car show on the Village Green, featuring the Jump Devils. For the fashionistas, a vintage clothing and ‘pin up’ contest will be held in the Memorial Hall next to the car show. The market will continue at the primary school from 9am, and all events will culminate at 3pm.

Tickets are essential for many events and are selling fast through foreshorerockfest.com.au, where you can also get full details of the festival, or like the Facebook page Foreshore Rockfest for all the latest news.

 

Shhh! It’s starting

It’s time for all movie buffs to get their tickets, grab a bucket of popcorn and settle back in their seats for Peninsula Cinemas’ 19th Annual Film Festival in Rosebud.

From November 17-19, the festival will feature an enticing program of pre-release foreign language, art house and mainstream films chosen especially to cater to all tastes. The festival begins on Friday, November 17, with a wine-tasting at 7.30pm before the screening of the first film.

The festival line-up features Human Traces, School Life, Westwind, One Less God, Between Land And Sea, Just To Be Sure, The Other Side, Summer 1993, The Teacher, and Growing Up Smith.  Full festival tickets are available now for $100 from peninsulacinemas.com.au, phone 5981 2555 or at the ticket box.  As well as giving you admission to every movie and the opening night wine-tasting, a full ticket entitles you to a goodie bag and lunch on Saturday.

Single-session tickets for single films cost $15 for adults and $10 for children/concession.

 

PENINSULA CINEMAS

A: Rosebud Pde, Rosebud

T: 5981 2555

W: peninsulacinemas.com.au

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Off and racing at Balnarring

It’s time to dust off the suit or hit the fashion stores for a hot new dress – they’re ready to jump at the Balnarring Picnic Racing Club.

The new season’s racing starts on Saturday, November 11 – the first of six race dates at the historic Emu Plains racecourse between now and April – and you’d be hard-pressed to find a more ideal location for a pleasant family outing. The beautiful grounds have plenty of parking and picnic spots, a variety of food vendors will satisfy all appetites, and well-priced drinks are available from the bar. There’s a modern children’s playground on site and Kelly Sports puts on plenty of activities for the youngsters while the adults turn their attention to all the action on the track. On-course bookmakers and TAB facilities are available at all meetings.

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The club’s December 9 meeting is especially popular for family and work Christmas functions, and packages can be booked through the club’s website.  Marquees are available for hire or you can bring your own, and there are picnic tables with umbrellas for groups of any size. Entry tickets, marquee sites and picnic tables can also be booked online.

The club also aims to assist local community groups and charities regularly with its community support raffle, and at its annual meeting in September it presented five charities with $1000 each. The charities were:

Thin Green Line Foundation - supporting conservation of wildlife by supporting rangers and providing aid, equipment and training in conflict zones;

Ties for Lives - early detection of youth mental health to reduce depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicide;

Riding for the Disabled – a non-profit organisation that provides opportunites for anyone with a disability to enjoy therapeutic horse-related activities;

Surfing for the Disabled - to put “smiles on dials” of people with any disability and provide them with an enjoyable surfing experience; and,

The Bays Hospital - to assist with the purchase of scalp-cooling caps for women undergoing cancer treatment.

 

Membership of the Balnarring Picnic Racing Club is $55 for the season plus a $15 joining fee for new members. This entitles you to a Member’s plus Guest pass that gives you entry to every race meeting for the season and a Member’s carpark pass. Enjoy the members’ clubhouse facilities and new grandstand right in front of the finishing post.

Race days at Balnarring have something for everyone, whether you want to relax in the natural beauty of the grounds or enjoy a day out with friends.

 

BALNARRING PICNIC RACING CLUB

A: 58 Coolart Rd, Balnarring

T: 5983 9430 (race day)

W: balnarringraces.com

 

Queenscliff’s the king of festivals

Set against a backdrop of sun, surf and sea, this month’s Queenscliff Music Festival will feature a staggering and incredibly varied array of exciting and eclectic local and international talent.

Its reputation as one of Australia’s great music festivals will no doubt be enhanced by headliners Xavier Rudd (Friday), Bernard Fanning (Saturday) and The Temper Trap (Sunday) as well as a host of indie, blues, rock’n’roll, country and soul performers, making sure everyone’s music tastes are well and truly satisfied.

Hiatus Kaiyote frontwoman Nai Palm will perform a solo set that promises to be as soulful, progressive and individual as all of her former releases.  Yothu Yindi & The Treaty Project features Gavin Campbell (Filthy Lucre) in a reinvigorated formation that will mix the band's classics and new material with an electronic twist.

Aussie roots outfit The Beautiful Girls are playing their only Victorian show this year at Queenscliff and will perform their first two albums, Morning Sun and Learn Yourself, in their entirety.  New Orleans-based funk master Jon Cleary and his Absolute Monster Gentlemen will include songs from Go Go Juice, which won last year’s Grammy for Best Regional Roots Music Album.

The festival will also feature The Teskey Brothers’ dynamic Melbourne-via-Motown sound, the powerhouse pipes, wind and strings of mega soul ensemble The Bamboos, and singer-songwriter and Jebediah frontman Bob Evans. Country songstress and nine-time Golden Guitar winner Beccy Cole, bluesy rocker and guitarist Mia Dyson, and country/blues husband and wife duo Hat Fitz and Cara join the line-up along with Perth rock’n’rollers The Southern River Band, indie artist Stella Donnelly, Allysha Joy, Jazz Party, Little Georgia and The Wilson Pickers.

Overseas acts include Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Garzon-Montano, NYC trio Too Many Zooz, Canada-based Irish singer-songwriter Irish Mythen, Nashville-based Canadian country singer Lindi Ortega and countrymen The East Pointers. Hawaii’s Ron Artis II brings one of his three bands, The Truth, to Queenscliff for a set of blues, jazz and soul, and smoky-voiced Travis Bowlin brings his roots vibe Down Under from the US.

If roots and world beats are your thing, look no further than Lamine Sonko & The African Intelligence – one of two 10-piece ensembles playing the festival.  The other is Melbourne’s Sex on Toast - dripping in ‘80s pizazz and described as Saturday Night Fever meets Boys II Men.

Aussie icon Russell Morris, blues/soul/gospel queen Caiti Baker, Melbourne folksters The Mae Trio, Cherry Bar soul DJ Vince Peach, Melbourne’s Didirri, North-East Arnhem Land’s Yirrmal and Geelong girl band the Sweethearts will also perform over the three days with Apollo Bay teen rockers The Refuge, 15-year-old musician Heath Robertson, and his singer-songwriter mother Andrea Robertson.

Award-winning comedian, writer and musician Sammy J will make sure there are laughs aplenty at Queenscliff, while the QMF Comedy Show will feature side-splitting stand-up routines from four of Australia's funniest: Ivan Aristeguieta, Harley Breen, young talent Demi Lardner, and Nath Valvo.  As in previous years there will also be an arts component to this year’s line-up, as well as plenty of colourful entertainment options for the kids and locally grown gourmet food and wine for the adults.  It all adds up to making the Queenscliff Music Festival a must for families as well as lovers of all types of music.

The Queenscliff Music Festival is at Princess Park, Queenscliff, from November 24-26.  For tickets, go to trybooking.com/book/event?eid=265096; for line-up details and further information, go to qmf.net.au

Gorgeous gardens go on show

Garden lovers will be inspired by two stunning gardens opening with Open Gardens Victoria in Mount Eliza on the weekend of November 25 and 26.

SummersLease, at 40-42 Rosserdale Cres, is an elegant and timeless garden designed by Andrew Stark, who will be on hand to chat with visitors all weekend. It has a ‘relaxed formal’ style with garden rooms that make maximum use of space and are defined by layered hedging with variation in colour and leaf form.

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Beautifully maintained plantings of buxus, laurel, magnolias and jasmine are combined with ornamental pears and banks of hydrangeas. Stunning pots and urns with topiary buxus, statues and water features highlight key vistas in the garden.

A French potager-style vegetable garden sits at the bottom of the garden watched over by two large cast-iron roosters. The garden is a delight for the senses with beautiful fragrance from flowering magnolia, murraya, gardenia, star jasmine and Japanese jasmine.

Nithsdale, at 34 Rannoch Ave, is an enchanting English-style garden bordered by an 80-year-old hedge. It has free-flowing garden beds with expanses of green lawn, wide garden beds, pergolas and a fishpond.

The planting is informal with established trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals for colour and contrast. Over the past 30 years the owners have extended and rejuvenated the garden to create a haven for their own pleasure and to share with others – including the abundant birdlife.

Nithsdale is opening for Global Gardens of Peace, an Australian charity founded by Moira Kelly AO in 2013 and whose aim is to design and deliver living landscapes as a foundation to support vulnerable communities around the world. 

Both gardens are open from 10am-4.30pm each day, and entry to each is $8 for adults, $5 for students and free for children under 18.  Details: opengardensvictoria.org.au

Artist delights in the happiness of others

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Dromana artist Noel Hill’s landscapes were once described by an enthusiastic viewer as “happy paintings”, something the artist says still delights him enormously.
“For myself, I do enjoy those ‘euphoric highs’ I so often experience when painting out in the brilliant sunlit Queensland countryside and waterways - a landscape, it seems to me, to be so alight with colourful vibrancies and energy.  There is also a palpable ‘aura’ of imagined past generations of those families who have all devoted both their time and lives cohabitating in its vastness, with all its mysteries and complexities to contend with.

“My own way is to try and offer an oasis for the viewer, a similar voyage of discovery to that which I also embarked upon during the process of creating the painting. I’m hoping this will also appeal to their imagination, and continue to provide infinite pleasure and enrichment of the spirit.

“Always drawing, and writing childish poems as a child, my first artistic influence was the then editorial cartoonist on the Courier Mail newspaper in Brisbane where I was born. I had contracted diphtheria when eight years old, which meant spending many months away from school, reading and dreaming. I decided I wanted to also become a political cartoonist, studying the daily news then sending cartoons to the editor of the Courier Mail when 11, which I’m sure must have been rather an amusing interlude for him in retrospect.  I did join the Courier Mail as an artist many years later.

“I moved to Sydney as a young adult to work and study art at the National Art School and the Ashton Art School at The Rocks.  I exhibited locally as time permitted while working as a graphic designer for ABC television, before moving back to Brisbane, gaining experience as an artist on newspapers, the Queensland Education Department, as a staff artist at the university before freelancing and teaching art part-time at TAFE colleges and private art groups, pursuing a full-time fine art career and exhibiting regularly.

“I would like to see paintings on the walls of every home in Australia - so much daily pleasure waiting to be enjoyed.

“I continue to explore new ways of seeing the world around me, and try to translate my discoveries on to the canvas or paper. The old masters’ drawings and paintings offer such a valuable source of technical information, for which I have a continuing passion for researching and trying to inculcate into my own work.

“That my paintings have been called ‘happy’ is a great source of inspiration, as the great French painter Henri Matisse observed of his own work.  He felt they were successful if the viewer also received as much pleasure from them as he did when creating them, a credo I have happily adopted for myself.”

Noel has been a professional artist in a variety of media for more than 30 years and a part-time teacher for more than 20 years. He has worked as a graphic designer with ABC television and staff artist with the University of Queensland. The diverse spectrum of his compositions includes figurative work, abstraction and beautiful rural properties captured in vividly coloured pastel. Noel’s work is represented in both Australian and overseas collections, and an exhibition of his work is on at Mornington’s Oak Hill Gallery from November 4-29.

 

OAK HILL GALLERY

A: 100 Mornington-Tyabb Rd, Mornington

T: 5973 4299

W: oakhillgallery.com.au

Feline forms with a seductive edge By Liz Rogers

Manyung Gallery Group supports its artists and the work they create. The impressive long list of Peninsula and Australian painters and sculptors whose work is exhibited across the group’s five galleries in Malvern, Mount Eliza, Mornington, Sorrento and Flinders represents a magnificently eclectic cross-section of first-rate reflective and reinvigorating expression.

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Rosebud artist Monica Adams shows at the five galleries and her work transcends the invisible boundaries of the differing regions. Her feline forms are drawn with charcoal and painted with oils and ooze a silent seduction that speaks volumes.

Monica is well-known for her strong drawing skills. Her ‘girls’ are based on women from the 1940s and ‘50s and appear to glide from the canvas through the use of traditional techniques and pops of colour. They are carefully crafted and meticulously layered with pattern, drizzled and slashed paint, and a masterly technique that creates contemporary art that is both beautiful and accessible. Touches of French painter Toulouse-Lautrec and Liza Minnelli’s Cabaret character Sally Bowles filter through her work, which hangs equally as well in contemporary city dwellings, chic seaside homes, or professional suites and public spaces.

Watch out for Manyung Gallery Group’s Pucker Up Show in February at which Monica’s work will take centre stage.

 

MANYUNG GALLERY GROUP
A: 60 Mount Eliza Way, Mount Eliza

A: Unit 7, 35 Progress St, Mornington (warehouse)
A: 6-10 Claremont Ave, Malvern

A: 113A  and 119 Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento

A: 1/37 Cook St, Flinders

T: 9787 2953 all sites

W: manyunggallery.com.au

 

Start your Christmas celebrations in Frankston

With the start of an impressive event season well underway in Frankston, now is the perfect time to step outdoors with family and friends to enjoy and take advantage of great Christmas shopping while getting ready for all the magic of the festive season.

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Frankston’s annual Christmas Festival of Lights is your chance to bring the family together for a night of excitement and impressive entertainment.  This year the festival celebrates 20 years of bringing festive cheer to Frankston City on Saturday, November 25, from 5-10pm in Davey St, and it’s guaranteed to leave you with lasting magical memories.

Organisers have a whole host of fantastic activities planned for children of all ages.  Santa’s Grand Arrival and the chance to meet the jolly fellow at Santa’s House will be hard to top, but a meet and greet with Peppa Pig is sure to come close.  Youngsters will also be able to create a Christmas masterpiece within the North Pole Children’s Activity Centre  at Frankston Arts Centre and the Frankston Library, and indulge in all manner of fun in Rudolph’s Children’s Zone.
The whole family will enjoy the smorgasbord of gastronomic delights on offer in Gingerbread Lane Festival Dining, the delightful and uplifting sounds of Christmas at the Entertainment Stage, and the Trolls Live at the Frankston Arts Centre.  Plus the event is a great opportunity to get a head start on your Christmas shopping at Little Beauty Christmas Market, brought to you by the organisers of the popular, Emu Plains Market, featuring over 100 stalls.

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The festival’s highlight will undoubtedly be the Tree Lighting Ceremony and Fireworks Display at 9.30pm, which everyone will be able to join in by purchasing a $3 candle from the Andrews Funeral Care marquee.

Other upcoming events in Frankston City over the next few months include the Sea N Sound Festival on Saturday, November 18, at Frankston Park from 2-10pm, and Sand Sculpting Australia’s annual exhibition, which runs from Saturday, December 16, to Wednesday, April 25. Discounted early bird tickets for the Sand Sculpting exhibition are available all this month at visitfrankston.com, making a perfect Christmas present or a wonderful family day out for the holidays.

 

FRANKSTON EVENTS

W:  visitfrankston.com

INSTA: @frankstonevents

FB:  @frankstonevents

 

Let’s rise to the Challenge

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Fitness fanatics and Sunday strollers are stepping up their training in preparation for this month’s Arthurs Seat Challenge.

An estimated 2000 people are expected to take part in the 6.7km fun run/walk on Sunday, November 12, which for the first time this year gives participants the option of taking a relaxing gondola ride down from the summit on The Arthurs Seat Eagle.  While the fastest runners usually reach the summit in less than 26 minutes, The Eagle’s descent takes just 14 minutes and gives those on board some breathtaking views of Port Phillip Bay.

As well as providing runners and walkers with a wonderful, family-oriented day out, the Arthurs Seat Challenge promotes the profile of best practice road safety education for young people, with proceeds from the event supporting the implementation of the Fit2Drive program at secondary schools across the Peninsula, Westernport and Frankston areas. This is a great opportunity for schools, families and the community to join in raising awareness of the overrepresentation of young people in road crashes in the hope of eliminating the pain road trauma causes.

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You can register for the Arthurs Seat Challenge as well as book your return journey on The Eagle at arthursseatchallenge.com.au

Singers chosen for Voice semi-final

Thirty of the Peninsula’s most talented singers will soon have the chance to lift up their voices in a bid to be named The Voice of Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula.

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By the time auditions closed on September 29, hundreds of budding performers had entered the annual solo artist singing competition, leaving the panel of judges with an enormous task of narrowing down the field for the semi-finals.  After a series of blind auditions, the judges chose 30 entrants across the three categories – Junior, Teen and Adult – who will now proceed to the semi-finals on Sunday, October 15, at 1pm at Rosebud Secondary College Theatre (formerly Southern Peninsula Arts Centre), 245 Eastbourne Rd, Rosebud.

The expert panel of judges will be joined by Adam Ladell (pictured), a runner-up on The Voice Australia, and Cail Baroni, the winner of The Voice of Frankston 2013 who has also appeared on X Factor and The Voice Australia. Adam will also perform at the grand final, which will be held at the same venue on Sunday, October 22, at 1pm.

Proudly hosted by The Music Industry, this promises to be one of the most exciting events held on the Peninsula this year as the singers battle it out for cash prizes, a CD recording and the opportunity to perform at many of our live venues.  As a member of the audience, your vote will help decide the winners, so get your ticket from themusicindustry.com.au or by phoning 5986 6888 and help send your favourite singer on the next stage of their new life.

 

Meet our fabulous artists

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Two exciting art events in October and November will give Mornington Peninsula residents and visitors the chance to see some wonderful art and meet the creative talents behind it.

Artist members of the Peninsula Studio Trail will exhibit their recent paintings and ceramics on October 28 and 29 at the Sorrento Community Centre in Melbourne Rd and will be available to answer questions about their works for sale.  Visitors will have the chance to meet the artists who will then also open their studios and demonstrate their work in November. 

PST artists meet regularly at different studios and enjoy sharing their ideas and techniques. They also support and promote each other’s work as well as organise joint exhibitions and Open Studio Weekends.

PST Open Studio Weekends are happening across the third and fourth weekends of November (18-19 and 25-26) when members open their art studios at the same time. To plan your studio visits across one or two weekends, go to peninsulastudiotrail.org to download a map showing all the studios that are open.

There is something special about seeing an artist’s studio. This is a fascinating opportunity to discuss creative processes and gain an insight into art practices.

So come to the October exhibition and November Open Studio Weekends for a taste of some of the best art being produced on the Peninsula and meet the artists who make it happen.  What an invitation!

Inquiries: Bryan on 0417 120 323.

For the love of landscape By Liz Rogers

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Artist Philip Adams creates from the inside out. Reflections of his beloved Australian landscape spread out before the viewer in search of the never-ending. The endlessness of exploration. The expansiveness of connection - with the earth and the unknown.

Considered indications of colour leap from this artist’s work where layer and texture tango. Although Philip paints what he sees, his oil and acrylic (or collage) on canvas and paper creations are worlds within worlds and surge from his interior memories. His expert brush strokes result in pure visual pleasure.

“I love the possibilities of space and the Australian wildlife that inhabits it,” Philip says. “I fell in love with nature as a child holidaying in Balnarring. We’d run to Point Leo. (He now lives in Bung Bong, in central Victoria.) New landscapes excite and invite me.” His wife Pat continues: “He’s always looking out the window. Searching.”

Philip’s work has been in shows since 1970 and hangs in private collections in England, France, Germany, Japan, the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Explore this world- renowned artist’s work across two distinct presentations with works on paper from September 23 and large canvases during mid-December at the sublime Manyung Gallery Sorrento, where the light is just right for showcasing these serendipitously sizeable contemporary Australian landscapes – and fall in love.

 

MANYUNG GALLERY GROUP
A: 60 Mount Eliza Way, Mount Eliza

A: Unit 7, 35 Progress St, Mornington (warehouse)
A: 6-10 Claremont Ave, Malvern

A: 113A Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento

T: 9787 2953 all sites

 

Magic, circus play and more

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Families from across Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula are invited to join in the magic and fun at the Community Kinders Plus Family Fun Day.

Proudly presented by Telstra Business Centre, Frankston, it will be held on Sunday, October 29, from 11am-2pm at Overport Park in Somerset Rd and promises to be a fun day out for families with young children.

Children will be able to enjoy interactive and educational activities such as magic shows, circus play, a giant bubble workshop, kids’ soccer, giant block building and more. Local heroes from the CFA and SES will also be there, along with an animal farm, live music, singing, dancing and face painting.

Parents will be able to enjoy a cup of coffee as they meander around the event and meet staff from local CKP-managed kindergartens who will be hosting interactive craft and activity stations throughout the day.

“We continue to grow this event every year,” said CKP chief executive Jane Spencer. “It’s all about getting local families together and showcasing our kindergartens and the importance of early childhood education.”

 

Evocative seashore art

She Shell Art By Miffy is taking the Peninsula by storm.  Four of Miffy’s gallery ready-made decor creations have been taken on consignment and she has entered an exciting new business collaboration with Veraison Restaurant in Tootgarook.

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Miffy is a Mount Martha artist whose uniquely Australian decor creations are encrusted in decades-old shells and tide-line and coastal finds that enhance both seaside and city abodes.

She Shell Art evokes memories and the love of the sea and times spent there.  Miffy’s creations will have you reminiscing on the beauty and power of the ocean and the effect it has on all of us. 

SHE SHELL ART BY MIFFY
M: 0400 178 635
E: [email protected]
W: sheshellartbymiffy.godaddysites.com
FB: facebook.com/Miffyshells
INSTA: sheshellartbymiffy

 

Set sail for fun and friendship

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Located just a short stroll from the end of Daveys Bay Rd in Mount Eliza is Davey’s Bay Yacht Club. Standing proud for over a century, this iconic venue has hosted many events and entertained many great sailors both on and off the water.

Focusing on sailing, friendship, socialising and fun, the club hosts an active sailing program for juniors, youths and adults every Sunday from October to April, with juniors sailing in the mornings and the senior fleet in the afternoons. The club has a fleet of Pacers and 420s, which are used for training and racing.

Peninsula schools are well represented at training sessions during the week, and each year the club conducts many regattas for various classes. This season its Pacers will be used with Girlsail, school and teams racing as well as learn to sail classes for adults. Youths can enjoy the two-handed 420s, Lasers and Moths.

Davey’s Bay YC has a large International Optimist fleet that will enjoy coaching on the protected waters off the club, and its growing Flying Fifteen fleet, which is the largest on the east coast, will be enhancing its skills with the Ossie McCutcheon Trophy on the weekend of October 21-22 in preparation for the national championships later in the year at Mornington Yacht Club.

Davey’s Bay Yacht Club is a great environment for family and friends and offers BYO catering with the most stunning views over a northerly aspect of the bay. If you are interested in venue hire, learning more about the club or would like to join the club, phone or email the Vice Commodore, Matt Barry, on 0412 136 486 or [email protected] 

DAVEY’S BAY YACHT CLUB
A: Daveys Bay Rd, Mount Eliza
W: dbyc.com.au

 

Archibald winner showing in Red Hill

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Tim Storrier’s powerful lithographs have literally set the art world on fire, depicting the unyielding vastness and limitless horizons of the Australian landscape with stars, burning logs, ropes, and other three-dimensional constructions.

At 19, Storrier became the youngest artist to win the Sulman Prize, and in 2012 he won the seminal Archibald Prize for his faceless self-portrait “The histrionic wayfarer (after Bosch)”.  Storrier’s work hangs in the Louvre Museum in Paris, the National and Tate galleries in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York, and in Australian state and regional galleries. Now Storrier is showing at the Peninsula’s exciting new art gallery, Jon Cecil Fine Art.

Jon Cecil’s gallery recently moved from Melbourne and Sydney to the former Poffs Restaurant site in Red Hill. Alongside Storrier you can also see works by Brett Whiteley, Charles Blackman, John Olsen, Lloyd Rees, Bruno Leti, Max Miller, Alexander Stitt, John Firth-Smith (Australia) as well as such legendary international artists as David Hockney, Joe Tilson, Richard Hamilton and Allen Jones (UK), Jasper Johns, Jim Dine, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist (US), and Joichi Hoshi, Toko Shinoda, Mitsuhiro Unno, Clifton Karhu and Yoshitoshi Mori (Japan).

The Storrier exhibition runs from October 8-November 5 and can also be viewed online at artnet.net.au

 

JON CECIL FINE ART

A: 164 Arthurs Seat Rd, Red Hill

M: 0419 966 333

W: joncecilart.com.au