Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News 16 December 2020

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A COAST Guard vessel on the water at Carrum. Picture: Gary Sissons

Cash for Coast Guard upgrade THE Carrum Coast Guard has received over $50,000 in taxpayer funding to upgrade old equipment. The funding is expected to be used to replace and upgrade old vessel navigation systems. The state government allocated the money through its emergency services refurbishment fund. Carrum MP Sonya Kilkenny said “this vital project will improve the condition of critical infrastructure and ensure the Carrum Coast Guard will be able to continue their incredible work keeping the community safe.”

“The emergency services refurbishment fund will extend the life of existing facilities and resources, while developing job opportunities within the local community,” she said. “The investment enables volunteer emergency services agencies to carry out urgent maintenance, repairs and upgrades to extend the life and improve safety of their existing facility and asset portfolios and provide support to Victorian businesses and workers affected by the downturn in the Victorian economy caused by the pandemic.”

Works on boating accessibility A RAMP is set to be built at Mordialloc Creek to give people with disabilities easier access to boats. Kingston Council has confirmed plans to build a ramp to link the existing promenade with a proposed eight-metre long and nine-metre wide floating pontoon. The mayor Steve Staikos said council is “committed to improving accessibility across Kingston and giving everyone the opportunity to enjoy our foreshore and the beautiful Port

Phillip Bay.” “Boating and fishing is a popular past-time for many in our community and we want to make sure all residents can continue to access and enjoy our waterways well into the future despite any mobility issues,” he said. “The community has been very supportive of this proposed boating pontoon and detailed surveys have been done to ensure the construction won’t have any negative impact on our coastal and estuarine environments.”

GALLERY TALK It’s wonderful to announce that the winner of the 2020 National Works on Paper prize is ACT based artist Annika Romeyn with her large multi-paneled watercolour monotype Endurance 5. The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery’s biennial National Works on Paper (NWOP) prize is one of the most prestigious awards and exhibitions in Australia, attracting leading contemporary artists from across the country working in the fields of drawing, printmaking, collage, animation, digital prints and paper sculpture. Annika has won the $15,000 major acquisitive award. With support from the Mornington Peninsula Shire and the Friends of MPRG, the Gallery has acquired a brilliant selection of important contemporary works for the MPRG Collection for our local community to enjoy for generations to come. This year we have also acquired stunning works by Suzanne Archer, Timothy Cook, Robert Fielding, Winsome Jobling, Linda Puna and Jenna Lee. From over 1200 entries from around Australia, 74 works were shortlisted and are on display in the gallery until 21 February.

tune in for Hubert Pareroultja: Mastering Watercolour Workshop ‘A Tree Study’ where NWOP finalist Hubert Pereroultja will host from the Iltja Ntjarra Art Centre in Alice Springs. We are excited to be able to offer these free creative workshops by such esteemed, leading artists. You can use your own materials or purchase an MPRG materials Art box for these events. MPRG Kids online features a Summer 2020 Kids Program, including a Sensational Sea Creatures workshop with Jill Anderson, for ages 2-10. Discover fantastic patterns inspired by artist Vera Möller. We also have a VCE Folio Development Workshop on Monday 18 or 25 January to help give VCE art students a head start for the year. This will be held in person at the gallery and is a great way to support our up and coming creative talent. We strive to make art accessible to everyone in our community and entry to the Gallery is now free, bringing MPRG in line with all of the regional public galleries across Victoria. You can check out our online programs on our website

You can enjoy a range of free online public programs, for kids and adults. Free online workshops include David Frazer: Mastering Linocut Printmaking on Saturday 16 January, where NWOP finalist David Frazer will explore the fundamentals of linocut printmaking. On Saturday 30 January,

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