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Cash splash to spruce up website FRANKSTON Council has agreed to spend over $800,000 of ratepayer’s money on upgrading its websites. Councillors have ticked off a twoyear contract with OpenCities with the provision of two two year extensions and a one year extension. The total spend for the life of the contract including extensions is $838,200. A report prepared by council officers read “Frankston City Council has outdated, non-customer focussed websites in terms of design, structure and content and has adopted a

minimalist (maintenance only) approach for a number of years to the improvement of these websites.” “Procuring a new solution will utilise the latest design principles for website design which will include understanding the communities use and experience of council services through the web. Website(s) content will be rewritten to be accessible, consistent, engaging and simplified so the community can understand even the most complex of council processes and services.

“The solution will transition council website(s) from a one way information channel to a two way transactional and engagement channel.” Brodie Cowburn

FRANKSTON Council’s current website layout.

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GALLERY TALK We are looking forward to launching our winter exhibitions when we are able to reopen to the public, hopefully on Friday 18 June. Keep an eye out on our website and social media for the latest updates. Our winter exhibitions include a group exhibition titled ‘Surreal Landscapes’, Nerdudara/Djumi (Then/Now) 10+1, a retrospective exhibition of Aboriginal arts centre Baluk Arts, a collection focus on Mornington Peninsula artist Rosie Weiss and a new exhibition of women artists from the MPRG collection. MPRG was a joint winner in the Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA) Museums Australasia Multimedia and Publications Design Awards in the information brochure category for our 2020 set of program brochure covers that celebrated our 50 year anniversary. Check out our Instagram feed or website to see new works by local artists featured in MPRG Connect - promoting awareness and appreciation for the Peninsula’s artistic talent. Baden Croft, Steph Bolt, Neil Williams, Caroline Graley and Liam Waldie are the first five artists featured. MPRG will host a range of MRPG Connect events with the aim of facilitating networking, professional

development and mentoring opportunities for local artists. We are launching this project on Thursday 1 July at MPRG and all Mornington Peninsula based artists are invited. Bookings essential. Another new creative project we are excited about is with Slow Art Collective, who are working in partnership with Mornington Botanical Rose Garden and MPRG to present a series of sensory flower-based workshops exploring the artistic potential of roses and other plants as a medium for fabric wearable artworks. This is the first stage of a larger program of events and activities Slow Art Collective will deliver this year. We can’t wait to share our new winter exhibitions with you soon! Stay safe and be kind and respectful towards each other.

MPRG Gallery Director Danny Lacy Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington Ph 5950 1580


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