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GET READY FOR THE BOOTLEG BEATLES Direct from London, THE BOOTLEG BEATLES, the world’s first and finest homage to the Fab Four will be performing at the Frankston Arts Centre on Sunday November 5. Now in their 37th year, THE BOOTLEG BEATLES have performed over 5,000 shows worldwide. Their stunning authenticity coupled with their musical credibility has seen them perform at some of the world’s best-known venues such as Wembley Stadium, the Royal Albert Hall, Knebworth, Glastonbury Festival and the Budokan Stadium in Tokyo, where The Beatles originally played. They also performed on “The Graham Norton Show” in London. The legendary English Record Producer/Arranger/Composer Sir George Martin, sometimes referred to as “the fifth Beatle”, said: “I enjoyed their act enormously”. Formed for the West End cast of the long-running Broadway musical “Beatlemania”, THE BOOTLEG BEATLES are truly the world’s No.1 tribute band have shared the Concert with the likes of Rod Stewart, Elton John, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Seal, Simple Minds, Bon Jovi and they performed at Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee celebration at Buckingham Palace. Noel and Liam Gallagher of Oasis asked them to be the support act for their record-breaking 1995 Earl’s Court Concerts, culminating with both bands sharing the stage for “I Am The Walrus”. THE BOOTLEG BEATLES re-create with precision the hits and image with costumes reflecting The Beatles’ evolution, as well as from note to note using original instruments and with uncannily accurate vocals. Against

a stunning video backdrop, they will be accompanied by a 9-piece orchestra, enabling them to faithfully re-create many of the songs The Beatles never played live on stage, such as “Eleanor Rigby”, “Penny Lane” and “All You Need Is Love”. THE BOOTLEG BEATLES are truly one of Britain’s most popular bands, with fans of all ages across the globe greeting their note-perfect performance with scenese of Beatle-like hysteria. The concert will feature renditions of the greatest songs from the entire Beatles catalogue. They faithfully re-create many of the hits the Beatles never performed live. Tickets available from Frankston Arts Centre. www.thefac.com.au or phone 9784 1051

A COLLECTION OF PORTRAITS The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery has over 1600 works in the collection from the 18th century through to the present day. It contains a selection of old master prints and drawings, modern works by Arthur Boyd, Russell Drysdale, Charles Blackman and a growing body of contemporary works by established and emerging artists. A strength of the collection is its focus on the cultural heritage of the Mornington Peninsula, which has been a haven and source of inspiration for artists since the 1850s, including Fred Williams and Albert Tucker. Two new exhibitions at MPRG celebrate works in the collection. Character Traits draws together over 60 portraits from the collection by artists such as Tom Roberts, Arthur Boyd, Fred Williams and Gareth Sansom. Artist Tom Polo will be researching the MPRG collection and painting a 13-metre wall painting. The public is invited to witness him working from Monday 25 September – Thursday 28 September. Tom Polo was a finalist in this year’s Sulman Prize and the winner of the 2015 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship. Also on display from 28 September – 26 November is the National Portrait Gallery’s 2017 National Photographic Portrait Prize. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this annual prize is open to both aspiring and professional photographers and reflects the distinctive vision of contemporary photographic portraiture from across the country. MPRG is hosting a panel discussion about portrait photography with the 2017 National

28 SEPTEMBER – 26 NOVEMBER At Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

Tom Roberts: Marie Wischer (1896). pastel on paper. Gift of Beverly Brown in memory of her father Dr Joseph Brown AO OBE, 2014

Photographic Portrait Prize winner Gary Grealy, Dr Sarah Engledow and other finalists in the 2017 award. There are free drop-in activities for the whole family during the exhibition and school holiday workshops for kids on 3 and 4 October. Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington. Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10am–5pm. Exhibition admission fees: $4 adults / $2 concession. General information: 5950 1580. mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au

WHAT’S ON

NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT PRIZE 2017

CHARACTER TRAITS: PORTRAITS FROM THE MPRG COLLECTION

National Portrait Gallery exhibition

An MPRG exhibition

See forty-nine of the year’s best photographic portraits in the 2017 National Photographic Portrait Prize. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this annual prize is open to both aspiring and professional photographers and reflects the distinctive vision of contemporary photographic portraiture from across the country.

Over 60 portraits from the collection, by Tom Roberts, Fred Williams, Pam Hallandal, Mike Parr and more.

TOM POLO: (THESE THINGS) TELL ME MORE ABOUT YOU An MPRG exhibition

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Tom Polo will be creating a large-scale painting inspired by the MPRG collection. Richard Morecroft & Alison Mackay, 2016 (detail) by Gary Grealy, 2017 winner

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