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Arts & Events Guide
15 Minutes of Fame - Pete Murray
2 (Coast) People - Maria & Warren Reed
Feature Area - Phillip Island (100) Mornington Peninsula
Around Town (68 & 130)
Getaway - Italy
Where to Eat A quick handy guide on where to wine, dine and snack
Dine Out - Silverwater (143) The Esplanade Hotel
My Favourite Recipe - Gilded Lily
features Dave Fincher 24 A surfing legend Machine Translations We chat with J Walker
Artist Profile Wildlife Artist Nicolas Day
70 Years at Sea Fisherman Frank Roberts
FEATURE AREA Idyllic Phillip Island
SUMMER ATTRACTIONS 80 Have fun this summer FEATURE AREA 100 Mornington Peninsula Sharkman 120 Researcher Kent Stannard BUILDING & RENO FEATURE 165 All you need for your coastal dream house
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from the publisher Am I just getting older, or has this year flown for you too? It’s summer again - the most gorgeous time to hang out on the coast and enjoy all the great things on offer. It has been a wild year of talking to fascinating people, meeting gifted artists and being inspired by truly incredible locals who are making a difference in their own communities – and out in the world. In our biggest issue to date, we have jam-packed the summer edition of Coast with all the things you love. We uncover some more incredible Coast artists including wildlife guru, Nicolas Day (Page 34) and jeweller, Elayne Vears (Page 104) . For those seeking a great holiday destination these summer holidays, we’ve explored two vibrant coastal areas: the evergorgeous Phillip Island (Page 48), home of the penguins (and Coast Magazine!), and with a quick dart across the bay, the picturesque Mornington Peninsula (Page 100). Looking for something to do with the family? Our summer attractions feature (Page 80) has got you covered. From racing go-karts to amazing mazes, musical events, penguin-spotting or even swimming with the dolphins – there’s surely something to please everyone. In this edition we meet an old man of the sea: Frank Roberts from Port Welshpool. What Frank doesn’t know about fishing . . . well, it’s just not worth knowing. Turn to page 40 and cast an eye over this deep-sea gem. Then we dive in with the CSIRO’s great white sharkman (page 120), marine biologist Kent Stannard, to de-bunk some myths surrounding this great BIG fish! Floating above (with our toes dangling) we talk to legendary surfer and family man Dave Fincher about his surfing addiction (page 24). Finally, we catch some surf action with the cutest bunch of pros on the lifesaving circuit, the Woolamai nippers. (Page 92) It’s a beautiful time of year, and whether your passion is surfing, shopping or just lazing on the beach – get out there and make the most of it! Happy coasting! Maria
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star quality Local musician Olivia Hally has been busy this year. Performing at Port Fairy and Tamworth and winning awards along with attending performing arts school in Melbourne. In February 2009, she’s heading to study in Manchester and is “looking forward to seeing how she fits into the big picture”.
a job you can do in your PJ’s
Check out the fab new book by Wonthaggi’s very own ‘janeyx’ called “Selling Stuff on eBay by janeyx – a real job you can do in you pyjamas”. This groovy little read gives you all the info you need to successfully sell stuff on eBay. It’s definitely not a ‘how to’ book, but a great read jam-packed full of janeyx’s invaluable tips from her years of experience. From Mambo loud shirts to Tretchikoff prints, janeyx sells just about anything that is interesting or collectable and shows how you can sell just about anything too! She even spells out a few of the items forbidden by eBay – like human body parts. www.janeyx.com
‘Hurry up I’m on holiday’ probably is an oxymoron, yet we by the coast hear it often over summer. Proposition: Relax now and after your holiday you will start the new year inspired, relax by the end of your holiday and you will return home just relaxed. (You may notice this poignant, artistic reminder as you head into Cowes over the holidays)
art & soul festival
Stunning Churchill Island will come alive with art and soul on Sunday 11 January. The 2009 Summer Art & Soul Festival is a groovy day of fun, stalls, art, food and wine. Relax on the lawn and listen to the tunes of Julia Mendelawitz, Cellar Door and the incredibly talented Geoff Achison. Heaps of magical fun for kids too! www.artyfarty.com.au
Calling all kids! Local photographer, Lucas Piera, is looking for children to be a part of a new ‘Kids of the Coast’ book. This high quality, limited edition will raise funds for the important ‘Relay for Life’ charity. Sitting fees and partial sales of the book will go towards helping the fight against cancer. For more information call 5952 1240 or www.lenstolife.com.au
‘Life is not about finding yourself, but creating yourself...’ What starts as a blank canvas transforms into a portrait of the heart and soul told through the masterstrokes of a revolutionary filmmaker. Local film maker, Chase Burns’ new film will take you on a journey through the tide and into the heavens. In memory of Ray. Check it out at Chill Island Cinemas on Sunday 18 January.
Spectacular Sculptures Here’s your chance to see an incredible array of sculptors in one great garden. Fifteen artists have been invited to show their work in ‘Sculpture in the Garden’. Showing from 7 February – 29 March 2009. 46 Berry’s Creek Road, Berry’s Creek. Open Weekends 11am-5pm or by appointment, call 5668 8213. John Abery - Robert Barron - Zak Chalmers - Pat Dale - Sian Adnam - Grant Flather -Paul Jesse - Helen McInnis - Margaret McPherson - John Mutsaers - Angela Newberry - Leonie Ryan - Anthea Williams - Trevor Wheeler - Meg Viney
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Stretching the Canvas
help the salvos
Summer is a busy time for the Salvation Army with many relying on their support to assist with Christmas and back-to-school expenses. Leongatha Captains Martyn and Heather Scrimshaw are grateful for the donations that enable them to provide these services. “Last year we gave over 100 food hampers to families, just in this area,” Captain Martyn Scrimshaw says. “Christmas is that time when families get together and often people on low or fixed incomes just can’t afford all the trimmings.” The Leongatha Salvation Army prepares Christmas hampers, joins with local musicians to play carols and staffs the Leongatha and Korumburra opportunity shops. It is also sending member Alan Kent to Mumbai, where he will assist a Christmas project for women forced to live in the streets. In December, this branch will also launch a no-interest loans program to assist people on low incomes to purchase essential household items and services. Donations to the annual Christmas Appeal can be made via the website http://salvos. org.au/ and canned goods and enquiries via the Leongatha Salvation Army, ph. 5662 4670
desal - we dont want it “These are the things that will touch the souls of the future,” said John Gemmill at the launch of ‘The Gift’ exhibition at Dalyston Hall. This incredible community effort combined the works of thirteen renowned artists who collaborated to express a mutual love of, and concern for, the future of the rugged Bass Coast. Showing in Dalyston and Melbourne, all works in ‘The Gift’ were auctioned to raise funds in support of public protest against the proposed desalination project. www.thegiftexhibition.org - The work pictured above is by talented artist Denis Leversha from Powlett Gallery
Teenage artist, Sam Fisher, didn’t blink when he was given the unusual canvas of a 15-seater mini bus. He covered the bus with scenes of Phillip Island and San Remo. Look out for it on a road near you!
These amazing and sustainable toys are made right here on our Coast. The well-balanced, Australian-made and sustainable bikes are great for kids and the planet! Get peddling.
Music for the Community Listen out for the ‘Parkville Ensemble’, who’ll be giving another of their popular classical concerts at the Cape Patterson Hall on 8 March at 2pm. Now in their third year, these professional musicians not only play beautiful music, they also support the local community, with proceeds going to the CFA and two lifesaving clubs at the Cape. For details contact Andy Schrape on 5674 4527.
Variety Splash! Fasten your lifejackets, the Variety Splash is on again! This unique fundraiser sees power and sail boats rallying to raise funds for children with special needs. Last year, local skipper Kon Cill and his “likeminded yachties” sailed the yacht ‘Laafin’ from Newhaven to the Docklands, then to Geelong and back to the Docklands, raising almost $8000, which contributed to the purchase of minibuses, Liberty Wheelchair Swings and communication devices for kids. In 2009, Kon and his crew are braving the elements again. Check out www.varietysplash.org. au and to sponsor Kon, phone 0412 640 465.
let’s make-up Get gorgeous and get the look at a makeup workshop with Ally De La Rosa. Ally shares all her knowledge and tricks of the trade at these fun events. Call Ally on 0402 117 280.