Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News 21 July 2021

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Artworks in the running for awards SHORTLISTED works for awards will be exhibited at McClelland Gallery in Langwarrin from next month. The pieces on display are in the running for awards totalling more than $50,000. Drawings, watercolours, and ceramics will be in contention. The top prize, the Rick Amor Drawing Award, is worth $20,000. Three winners of the Splash Contemporary Watercolour Award will be chosen, receiving $10,000 each. A tertiary arts student will receive $3000 for a ceramic artwork. Funding for the awards were from the Fornari Bequest, artist Rick Amor, and Mary and Lou Senini.

McClelland director Lisa Byrne said the exhibition is “an important snapshot of contemporary practice, and a wonderful opportunity to support artists who we know have been doing it hard during lockdown.” “The 2020 lockdown appears to have stimulated regular artistic practice, with many artists portraying intensely internalised subject matter reflective of this period of restricted lifestyle,” she said. Curator Simon Lawrie said “drawing and watercolour have traditionally been used for preparatory sketches and studies ahead of finished paintings or sculptures. These Awards demon-

strate the vibrancy of drawing and watercolour practice as exciting media in their own right, full of invention and experimentation.” The exhibition runs from 28 August to 7 November. The winners will be announced on 5 September.

RICK Amor’s, The Dog, 1990.

Bridge beam building begins COVID restrictions and inclement weather have changed the times that Springvale Road will close for Mordialloc Freeway works. Work has begun to install bridge beams over the road. Construction work did not take place on 20 July, but will for the rest of this week. Springvale Road will be closed to all traffic between 8:30am and 5pm on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 July. The northbound lanes on Springvale Road will be closed between 8:30am and 5pm on Friday 23 July. An update from Major Road Projects Victoria read “for northbound traffic, detours will be in place via Wells Road, Governor Road and Lower Dandenong Road. Northbound traffic on the Mornington Peninsula Freeway should exit early at Frankston-Dandenong Road and detour via Greens and Hutton roads. For southbound traffic, detours will be in place via Wells Road and Governor Road, and Mornington Peninsula Freeway. “You’ll still be able to access the Mornington Peninsula Freeway when travelling southbound on Springvale Road, or via Wells Road and Thames Promenade. There will be bus stop closures and detours in place for Route 902 bus services. “There will be traffic delays while we complete the work so please allow an additional 30 minutes for your journey.”

Cars promote kidney health

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Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News

21 July 2021

THREE Frankston locals will set off from Mudgee in rally cars next month to raise money for children with kidney disease. Kevin McDonald from Carrum, Brett Davidson from Langwarrin, and Anthony Coulson from Frankston South will team up to tackle the Kidney Kar Rally. The six-day rally will begin in Mudgee and span Meadow Flat, Lithgow, Oberon, Cowra, Adavale Lane, West Wyalong, Hay, Finley Narrandera, and Young. Kidney Health Australia Chief Executive Officer, Chris Forbes, said “with the pandemic halting much of our community fundraising activity last year, it’s great to have the Kidney Kar Rally back raising vital funds to help children and young people deal with the physical,emotional and psychological impacts of this life changing disease.” “About 63 people die with kidney related diseases every day, and currently 1.5 million Australians are unaware they have early signs of the disease, so, the rally is also a great platform to connect with and educate local communities about kidney disease and the importance of prevention, early detection and support,” Mr Forbes said. The rally drivers are aiming to raise $500,000. The cars leave on 14 August. 52 rally cars will take part.