As the Autmun school holidays come to an end for most of the local students, there's a lot to do on the Mornington Peninsula this weekend to make the most of the time before they're back in the classroom!
Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels exhibition | Ends 15 April 2018
@ Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery Dunns Rd, Mornington
Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels is the eighth iteration of Australian Design Centre Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft series - a biennial recognition and national tour of an iconic artist whose body of work epitomises the best of various Australian craft fields.
Lola Greeno is Australian Design Centre's first Indigenous Living Treasure and is a shell worker and artist from Tasmania, whose career spans 30 years. Greeno's award-winning talent in shell- working is magnificently displayed in the exhibition. 50 highly visual and textural works uniquely champion the traditions and culture of the Indigenous women of Tasmanias Cape Barren and Flinders Islands.
Botanica - A Village in the Australian Garden | 11 April 2018, 11:00 AM to 14 April 2018, 3:00 PM @ Royal Botanic Gardens - Cranbourne Garden Corner Ballarto Road and Botanic Drive, Cranbourne
Create your own organic shelter in the Gardens. After the success of Botanica at Melbourne Gardens this hands-on event is coming to Cranbourne. Become a villager and construct cubbies and creatures using materials collected from the Gardens. Curated by artist Darryl Cordell, and inspired by his childhood in the bush, Botanica offers families the opportunity to work together to help the village grow. Come along for an hour or bring a picnic and spend the day.
FREEZE! | 11am and 3pm, Saturday 14 April to Sunday 15 April14 April 2018, 11:00 AM to 15 April 2018, 4:20 PM @ Royal Botanic Gardens - Cranbourne Garden Corner Ballarto Road and Botanic Drive, Cranbourne
Once in a while something raises the hair on the back of your neck. Something incredibly minimal, beautiful & breakable. This is that show. Small in approach, big in ideas. When he was a child Nick Steur balanced rocks on top of each other. At a crucial time in his artistic career, he rediscovered this skill and created a performance with mindboggling stone sculpturing. No glue, cement or any other trick is involved. Seeing is almost believing - it's all about concentration and "finding the balance between your own force of will, and that of the stone". Share some of his focus and we might experience that true happiness lies in the luxury of being occupied with one thing only.
Yabby Lake Art and Winery Tour | Saturday 14th April 2018 10.30 - 12pm
@ Yabby Lake Vineyard 86-112 Tuerong Road, Tuerong
Explore the contemporary art collection at Yabby Lake Vineyard, on a special behind-the-scenes Art and Winery Tour led by Paul Barfoot, curator of the collection.
Drawing on a range of mediums, from large-scale sculpture to photographic works, ceramics, paintings and new media, the tour will conclude with a convivial wine tasting and discussion with Paul and the Yabby Lake team. Places are strictly limited and prior bookings essential.
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