The exhibition Sublime Sea: Rapture and Reality has been years in the making, building on the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery’s rich history of developing and presenting exhibitions that focus on the sea. An immersive exhibition about the power of the sea in human imagination, Sublime Sea has iconic Australian paintings, sculpture, photography, film and the decorative arts.
The stars of the sea are also celebrated, including video footage of the underwater ballet of Australian swimmer and vaudeville/film performer Annette Kellerman, the first woman to defy conservatism and get arrested for sporting a one-piece bathing suit in 1907. Her famous mermaid costume also features in Sublime Sea.
Sublime Sea: Rapture and Reality, from December 14-February 23, creates a ‘cabinet of curiosities’, combining art and the natural sciences, with examples of marine creatures from Museum Victoria and a polar bear. Children can enjoy free creative activities. Entry is $4 for adults, $2 concession, with children under five admitted free. Visit www.mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au for more information about the exhibition and associated events and activities.
MORNINGTON PENINSULA REGIONAL GALLERY
A: Civic Reserve, Dunns Rd, Mornington
T: 5950 1580