The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery has something for everyone in June, from creative activities for pre-schoolers and school holiday workshops to a stunning exhibition titled Country & Western. Full details below:
COUNTRY & WESTERN: LANDSCAPE RE-IMAGINED
Until July 3, 2016
A Perc Tucker Regional Gallery Exhibition. Curated by Gavin Wilson
This exhibition combines an Indigenous vision of country with the work of non-Indigenous artists to re-imagine the national landscape. Country & Western features works by 39 artists working in various media and looks at the impact landscape exerts on the national psyche. The vexed issues of dispossession, identity, collaboration, mining and land degradation along with the elemental impact of fire and rain and the country’s natural splendour are all viewed from differing cultural perspectives over the past 25 years. Includes works by Paddy Bedford, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Euan Macleod, Tracey Moffatt, John Olsen, Rover Thomas, Imants Tillers, Ken Whisson and John Wolseley (artwork pictured is by John Olsen, Desert Seedling 2008–10, watercolour on paper).
SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS June 28 & 29
Cost $12, materials supplied, with artist and educator Jill Anderson.
Sessions for 5–8 year olds, 9–12 year olds and VCE Art students. Construct and decorate a diorama, learn cardboard construction techniques or bring along your VCE visual diary to develop your folio work.
YOUNG AT ART
Tuesday June 14
Cost $5, tour the exhibition, enjoy stories and music and a hands-on creative activity for pre-schoolers.
MORNINGTON PENINSULA REGIONAL GALLERY
A: Civic Reserve, Dunns Rd, Mornington
Gallery hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 10am–5pm
Exhibition admission: $4 adults / $2 concession
T: 5975 4395