The industrial precinct of Mornington has undergone a dramatic facelift. Now a thriving hub of creatives, the area has evolved into a destination for artists, creative businesses and studios. To celebrate this unique community, On the Map was formed to invite the community into the spaces where innovation and creativity come to life. On April 28, Priority One presents On The Map 2018 – a festival to gather the Peninsula’s makers, thinkers and doers.
Offering visitors a unique program of experiences, participation, education and exhibitions, a collaboration of creative entities on display will share work within their own spaces and perform at venues across the industrial estate.
One of the founders of the event, Luke Carson of Design by Bird, said: “The idea behind the event was not only to give local creatives an effective showcase for their work, but to foster a collective identity in the precinct. As a local designer, I believe it is positive to feel part of a growing art community. Recognising the progressive and inspiring work emerging helps build awareness of what makes this such a great place to develop creative businesses.”
Open studios will feature a plethora of painting, drawing, sculpting, Indigenous art, jewellery making, furniture design and photography. Performing arts will bring music, dance and street theatre into participating spaces within the precinct. Local schools and colleges will also contribute. Festivalgoers will be able to walk between venues or utilise the branded shuttle buses roaming the precinct program circuit.
Presented by Priority One, the event is supported by Mornington Peninsula Shire, Mornington Peninsula Brewery, Mornington Peninsula Magazine, Design by Bird, Commonfolk, Oak Hill Gallery and Manyung Gallery Warehouse with more to come.
Interested participants are welcome. Email [email protected], visit onthemapevents.com.au or follow the festival on Instagram @onthemapevents or Facebook @onthemapevents2018