What a great time to be on the Mornington Peninsula! Sunny skies with temperatures in the high teens for most of the weekend, it's the ideal time to get out and about in the local community. Here are our top picks of what's on....
Family Fun Day - McCrae Homestead | Sunday 28th of April from 11am - 4pm
Part of the National Trust Heritage Festival. On this special family day visitors are encouraged to try their hand at old fashioned activities to discover what life was life in colonial Victoria in the 1840's.
There will be a range of activities for children to experience, including a scavenger hunt and an opportunity to explore the grounds.
Check out the website for more details: https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/ahf
Propoganda: A Selection of Posters from the Australian War Memorial
@ Civic Reserve Dunns Road, Mornington
From 20 April - 8 July 2018
MPRG and Australian War Memorial exhibition
Propaganda presents posters from major 20th century conflicts and gives a remarkable insight into the power of information graphics and the use of advertising and communication strategies in eliciting fear, loathing and calls to action.
This unique exhibition is drawn from the Australian War Memorial's amazing collection of historical propaganda posters, which is one of the largest in the world.
Three contemporary Australian poster artists, Alison Alder, Mini Graff and Jake Holmes, have been commissioned to make new work in response to the propaganda posters in the Memorial's collection. These commissions creatively explore and celebrate the Memorial's poster collection and present fresh perspectives on the unique aesthetic and history of propaganda posters.
Propaganda is co-curated by Danny Lacy, Senior Curator, MPRG and Alex Torrens, Curator of Art, Australian War Memorial. Exclusively presented at MPRG, this project is timed to commemorate the centenary of the first world war 1914-1918.
Autumn Salon + Art Parade of Aboriginal Art @ WHISTLEWOOD | Contemporary Australian Art 642 Tucks Road, Shoreham
11am-4pm Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays to April 29
A wide range of brilliant new colour, soft hues and striking black and white Aboriginal art from around Australia and featuring 'bush medicine' paintings from Ampilatwatja, NT and Kimberley ochres. Plus contemporary abstract paintings.
Left: Tjala Senior Women's Collaborative, acrylic on linen, 198 x 122cm.
Creature: An Adaptation of Dot and the kangaroo @ Frankston Arts Centre 27-37 Davey Street, Frankston
Saturday 28 April, 6pm
Sunday 29 April, 11am
This is so stunningly beautiful and touching 'children' of all ages should come away with a smile" Susan Hetherington, ABC
"A strikingly imaginative and effective adaptation" Stage Whispers
When 5-year-old Dot gets lost in the bush, she is rescued by a kangaroo who gives her magic 'berries of understanding' that allow her to follow the languages of all the animals and insects around her. With this new gift, Dot and Kangaroo set out on an action-packed adventure to return her home - an adventure that changes the way she sees the Australian bush and her place within it forever.
But how long before this unique native wildlife disappears as humans encroach on their habitat? Creature invites you to enter the magical world of the Australian bush to explore how our actions and choices affect the world around us.
The classic Australian story Dot and the Kangaroo jumps into the digital age with this stunning new stage adaptation. Featuring breathtaking aerial acrobatics, live music and spectacular 3D projections, you will discover the Australian landscape as you've never seen it before. See indigenous flora and fauna, meet creatures in their natural habitat and explore their quirky characters amidst the beauty and fragility of the Australian bush.
Adapted by John Romeril
Presented by: Frankston Arts Centre and Stalker Theatre and Out of the Box Production. This show is handpicked to be in the FAC 2018 Season.
We'd like to thank the above organisations for putting on great local events for the community, thank you to the great people at Visit Mornington Peninsula for helping to showcase the great events that happen around us. We are in no way affiliated with any of the above businesses or events we just like to help keep our local community informed of some of the great activities on in our beautiful pocket of the world. If you have an upcoming event that you would like us to feature please let us know ---- > CONTACT US