cation, services delivered by council, housing and development, transport and sustainability.” The survey will be conducted by Metropolis Research on behalf of council. It is expected to run over three weeks from July to early August.
RICK Amor’s, The Dog, 1990.
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 demonstrate 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.
FRANKSTON Council is holding a survey to help better understand its citizen’s needs. Council will choose 2,250 households at random to take part in the voluntary survey. Council says data collected from the survey “may inform service reviews, activities to improve residents’ experience of Frankston City, activities and services involving health and wellbeing, to inform advocacy to government in areas including transport, strategic priorities and plans in health, wellbeing and housing, activation of the Frankston City centre and tracking progress on priorities identified in council’s strategic plans.” The mayor Kris Bolam said “the voluntary survey will provide us with an update on the characteristics of the community since the last ABS Census was held 2016, so that our planning is up to date and responsive to changing community needs. Understanding the needs, views and aspirations of people living in Frankston City is key to the successful delivery of services and infrastructure that meet the diverse needs of our community. “The findings from the survey will help to shape the activities, programs, services and infrastructure provided in Frankston City. The survey covers a variety of topics including health and wellbeing, employment and edu-
Cars for kidney health THREE 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.
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20 July 2021
Frankston Times 20 July 2021