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Partners Principal Theatre Partner

Principal Media Partner

Preferred Accommodation Partner

Supporting Media Partner

The FAC Frankston Arts Centre (FAC) is a landmark arts facility located close to public transport, shops, cafes and restaurants and is served by an underground car park. The FAC’s main building boasts an 800 seat theatre, several exhibition spaces, a flexible function centre with dining and conference facilities with water views. Cube 37 adjoins the main building on Davey Street and includes a 190 seat studio theatre, exhibition space, computer lab and the Glass Cube gallery. The FAC manages the White Street Gallery in central Frankston and produces selected outdoor events and festivals. The FAC’s annual program features performances by national and international touring companies. The free exhibition program showcases local and international artists and most artwork is available for sale. The FAC hosts events by local schools and community groups, offers a wide range of workshops and promotes accessibility through its Arts Access program. The FAC’s facilities are hired by commercial clients and community organisations, making it one of Melbourne’s busiest venues.

FAC Partnerships

Exhibition Partner

Frankston Arts Centre is dedicated to providing its Partners with unique and imaginative opportunities to support their marketing and business objectives. The FAC believes in building long-term, meaningful relationships with its Partners to deliver mutual benefits which support the arts and engage the community.

Daytime Music + Theatre Partner

“EastLink has supported the FAC since 2012 and is delighted to partner again in 2016 as Principal Theatre Partner. Bringing the arts and our communities together is rewarding for all and travelling quickly and easily to the FAC via EastLink is ‘time better spent’.”

Youth Arts Partner

Daytime Music + Theatre Partner

Stockland Retirement Living


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Become a FAC member and enjoy star treatment! As a member, you will receive exclusive benefits, including: Special member ticket prices to all FAC presented and nominated non-FAC presented performances n Deferred payment to all FAC 2016-17 presented productions n NEW Priority Bar Service – no need to wait too long for drinks or snacks, join the Members Priority Line for premium service before shows and during interval n First opportunity to view the FAC 2017 program before general release n Invitation to FAC 2017 program launch, Thursday 24 November 2016 n Pre-sale offers, preferential booking and best seat options n Periodic special offers from our partners and associates. n

FAC Memberships: Individual $35, Joint $70

Frankston Arts Centre is a Business Unit of Frankston City Council

Individual members are eligible to purchase one discounted ticket per performance and joint members are eligible to purchase two discounted tickets to performances where member prices are available.

FAC’s Giving Program FAC’s Giving Program assists us to provide a range of arts projects and services for our community, however, this is only possible through partnerships and donations. If you are able to support us, please make your donation: online from the home page icon or About Us / Become a Donor online when purchasing tickets in person at the box office

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All donations over $2 are tax deductible. Don’t need a tax deductible receipt? We welcome your donation, no matter how small, in the specialist donations box in the foyer. Find out more about our Giving Program online or request a Donation News on your next visit.

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Theatre Inspired

Gary Lang NT Dance Company & FAC Saturday 3 September, 7.30pm followed by a post-show Q&A | Cube 37 Be inspired by some of the Top End’s finest dancers as Gary Lang NT Dance Company presents excerpts from two contemporary classical works, commencing with Inspired – a Territory-style exploration of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake music – and an intensely Indigenous spiritual piece, Journey of the Soul from Mokuy. Tickets: Member $25, Full $30, Conc $27, U16 $16 Warning: Smoke / Haze effects

Bootleg Beatles Abstract Entertainment

Sunday 4 September, 8pm | Theatre Direct from London, the world’s first and finest homage to the Fab Four faithfully re-creating the music and costumes to reflect the evolution of The Beatles. Tickets: Member $55.50, Full $65.50, Conc $55.50, U16 $45, Group 10+ $55

Celtic Illusion Eureka Entertainment

Wednesday 7 September, 8pm | Theatre Cleverly fusing electrifying modern Irish Dance with mindblowing magical elements, this spectacular stage show has returned for a limited tour, bigger and better than ever. With incredible new choreography, spellbinding magic, heartracing music and a sensory experience like no other. Tickets: Full $74.90, Conc $69.90, U16 $59.90

Country Gold – The Absolute Hits Daytime Music + Theatre | Promac Productions

Friday 9 September, 10.30am & 1.30pm | Theatre

Starring Australian music star John Bowles with the talented Michelle Fitzmaurice, this show features the songs and stories of the greatest Country Stars, including Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Glen Campbell and many more... Tickets: Member $18, Full $20, Group 10+ $18 | Complimentary refreshments, Lunch $20


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Theatre COMEDy

Simon’s Final Sound

Blue Cow Theatre, toured by Tasmania Performs

Tickets: Member $46, Full $52, Conc $49, Group 10+ $49 Duration: 140 minutes, including interval

Warning: Strong language and adult themes. Recommended 15+ years Pre-show Dining: 03 9784 1074

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Tuesday 13 September, 8pm | Theatre

“Some of the most riotously comic moments you are likely to experience in the theatre... a finely produced and acted adult comedy with deliciously outrageous moments.” The Mercury Four people on a boat. There’s Simon, an unemployed dreamer with dodgy hearing. Michael, with his grey suit, grey sandwiches and grey life, and his wife Ginny, frustrated and craving excitement. And there’s Claude. Think of the loudest, most annoying person you know, and triple it. That’s Claude. Launching from a jetty of loss and melancholy, Simon’s Final Sound takes the audience on a colourful South Seas voyage with plenty of hula skirts, high-jinx and belly laughs, and makes land on an island of insight and compassion.

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Fringe Festival Frankston

Spring Clean

Fringe @ Cube 37 | RAWcollective Saturday 17 September, 8pm & Sunday 18 September, 6.30pm | Cube 37

RAWcollective are back with another wabisabi 'masterpiece' following on from last year's much loved Brain Fog. Unexpected, hilarious and poignant, Spring Clean brings you breathtaking moments of drama amidst side-splitting laughs, occasional gems of debatable wisdom and emotive dance. Tickets: Full $25, Concession $20

Warning: Coarse language and adult themes. Recommended 15+ years

Sticks and Stones

Fringe @ Cube 37 | Imprint Dance Co

Saturday 17 September, 9.30pm & Sunday 18 September, 8pm | Cube 37 Raw, emotional and at times confronting, we navigate through our performers’ real stories of heartache, survival and resilience in the best way we know how; through movement, dance and creative collaboration. Tickets: Full $24, Concession $19

Warning: Coarse language and adult themes. Recommended 15+ years


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Theatre Rockwiz Live! Renegade Films


Saturday 17 September, 7.30pm (sold out) | Theatre


Australia’s favourite television music show is hitting the road with Julia, Brian, Dugald and the RocKwiz Orkestra. Tickets: Member $69, Full $79

Shaolin Warriors

Andrew Kay & Red Live Events Monday 19 September, 7pm | Theatre Direct from China, a punching, kicking and tumbling spectacular supported by stunning scenery, atmospheric music, superb lighting & costumes. The ultimate display of theatre and deadly physical prowess. Tickets: Member $76.55, Full $86.55, U16 $51.50, Family (2 Full + 2 U16) $206

Harry Manx in Concert Bonjour Holiday

Friday 23 September, 8.15pm | Cube 37 World-renowned Canadian bluesman Harry Manx will play his unique music style, sitting between Indian Classical and Delta Blues. Tickets: Member $45, Full $49

“Fingers” Mitchell Cullen YNOT Help Foundation

Saturday 24 September, 6pm | Theatre

With over 3 million views on YouTube, don’t miss singer / songwriter “Fingers” Mitchell Cullen live in an exclusive one night only show. Tickets: Full $39, Conc $35

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Theatre Magic, Mirth and Mystery FAC and Madotti & Vegas

Tuesday 27 September, 11am | Cube 37 A visually stunning, enchanting, dramatic and comical children's show with magic, character and dance. Witness an amazing dreamlike story of a boy who enters another world with tables that levitate, glasses that float, cards that appear from nowhere and an intriguing female magician. Tickets: Full $15, Family (4) $55

Elmo’s Super Fun Hero Show Sesame Street presents

Thursday 29 September, 12.30pm & 3pm | Theatre Elmo and the Sesame Street gang are on a mission today! Super Sparkleheat takes the friends on a joyful musical journey to find their inner Super Power. Tickets: Platinum meet & greet $49.90, Gold $29.90, Group 10+ $26.90, Group 20+ $23.90 U12mths free on knee

The Carer

Baystreet Productions

Monday 3 October, 1.30pm | Theatre The play concerns George Parker, who lost his wife to Alzheimer’s after caring for her for five years. Written by Alan Hopgood, it is the heart-warming story of a man rediscovering joy after the death of his wife. Tickets: All tickets $8 | Complimentary tea/coffee

Strassman’s ‘iTedE’ RockCity Event Marketing

Tuesday 4 October, 7pm (sold out) & 9.15pm | Theatre It’s about Chucking time! Strassman returns with a brand new show of hilarious comedy and side splitting antics from Ted E. Bare, Chuck Wood and their crazy friends. Tickets: Full, $59.90, Conc $54.90, Group 10+ $54.90 Warning: U12 years not admitted, adult themed show 8

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Theatre Circus Oz TWENTYSIXTEEN Circus Oz

Tickets: Member $44, Full $49, Conc $46, U16 $17, U30 $30, Family (2 Full + 2 U16) $115, Splash $25 Duration: 120 minutes, including interval Warning: May feature smoke machines and strobe lighting


Saturday 8 October, 1.30pm & 7.30pm; Sunday 9 October, 1.30pm | Theatre

TWENTySIXTEEN is a refreshing cocktail of new and old, innovation and tradition. Two hours of high-voltage acrobatics and explosive aerial antics all accompanied by the sensational Circus Oz band. See eight acrobats soaring through the air off a custom designed flying trapeze; nine performers on a single bike; ten scaling the height of two Chinese poles; and then the entire stage filled with flying juggling clubs combined with a fast and furious knockabout.

Photograph: Rob Blackburn

Pre-show Bistro Dining: 03 9784 1074

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Educating Rita Hit Productions

Thursday 13 October, 7.30pm Theatre


“Simply a marvellous play, painfully funny and passionately serious: a hilarious social documentary; a fairy tale with a quizzical, half-happy ending.” The Sunday Times Rita is a ballsy hairdresser looking for a better life. Frank is an English professor looking for a way to support his drinking habit. When Rita enters his musty office wanting to know ‘everything’, she breathes new life into Frank and the literature he thinks he knows so well. Directed by Denny Lawrence and starring Helpmann Award winner Colin Moody and Francesca Bianchi. Tickets: Member $46, Full $52, Conc $49, Group10+ $49 Duration: 135 minutes, including interval

Warning: Contains some strong language. Recommend 15+ years Pre-show Dining: 03 9784 1074


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Theatre Rod Quantock Boredom Protection Policy

FAC & Nelly Thomas Productions

Saturday 8 October, 7.30pm | Cube 37

Boredom Protection Policy is a solo show about contemporary politics and society presented by Rod Quantock, Australia’s longest serving comedian. Tickets: Member $35, Full $40, Conc $38, U30 $30 Warning: Adult themes. Recommended 15+ years

Close to You – The Carpenters’ Story Daytime Music + Theatre | Promac Productions

Friday 14 October, 10.30am | Theatre

A line-up of talented performers celebrate The Carpenter’s timeless classics, including We’ve Only Just Begun, There’s A Kind Of Hush and yesterday Once More. Join Cheryl Darvidis, Seona Murley, David Cameron and Paul Cengia in an emotional and heartfelt trip down memory lane. Tickets: Member $18, Full $20, Group 10+ $18 | Complimentary refreshments, Lunch $20

Mendelssohn, Mozart & Haydn Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Saturday 15 October, 8pm | Theatre

Conducted by Brett Kelly and featuring MSO associate Concertmaster Sophie Rowell, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra returns to Frankston to perform works by Mendelssohn, Mozart and Haydn. Tickets: Member $46, Full $52, Conc $49, U30 $30, Group 10+ $49

Reality Check? Hip Cat Circus

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 October, 2pm | Cube 37

Enjoy, experience and share in the fun and laughter as our very own Hip Cat Circus presents their annual production – a show with its own spin on the ever popular and varied ‘Reality TV Shows’. Supported by Programmed Facility Management and the FAC. Tickets: All tickets $20, 2 & under free on adult’s knee

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Theatre The Nutcracker Russian Ballet Ltd

Wednesday 19 October, 8pm | Theatre

Following their sell-out 2015 performance of Swan Lake, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Frankston to perform The Nutcracker. Tickets: Member $77, Full $87, Conc $77, U16 $67, Group10+ $77, Family (2 Full + 2 U16) $280

Big Dogs

Pro Raw Powerlifting

Saturday 29 October, 3pm | Theatre The world’s best powerlifters go head to head for the biggest cash prize ever in Powerlifting. Tickets: All tickets $65

An Intimate Evening with David Hobson Promac Productions

Monday 31 October, 7.30pm (Cup Eve) | Theatre Enjoy a collection of arias and songs from David’s diverse career spanning Opera, Music Theatre and Contemporary repertoires. Together with talented pianist and guitarist David Cameron, an entertaining evening of fine music making. Tickets: Member $54, Full $59, Conc $54, Group 8+ $54

B# Big Band: Addictive Swing Daytime Music + Theatre | A B3C Enterprise

Friday 4 November, 10.30am & 1.30pm | Theatre B# re-creates the magic of the original swing era as they salute the Big Band greats – Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and other Big Cats of the 30s, 40s and 50s. Featuring a 10-piece band and two vocalists, discover the lush, invigorating, addictive sounds of swing! Tickets: Member $18, Full $20, Group 10+ $18 | Complimentary refreshments, Lunch $20


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PIPES & DRuMS ATA Allstar Artists

“Rousing the spirit and the heart... a musical journey with Scotland's Senior Regiment!" Douglas Doherty, Tickets: Member $85, Full $89, Pensioner $85, Group 8+ $85

Duration: 140 minutes, including interval Pre-show Dining: 03 9784 1074

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The World Famous Pipes and Drums of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Friday 11 November, 7.30pm | Theatre

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards are notably the highest profile of the British Military Concert Bands. This promises to be a spectacular concert, giving audiences a whole new experience in Scottish traditional classic tunes, superbly blended with modern music arrangements. The band’s performance will also feature some of their major hits. Every year they are featured in The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which is televised worldwide to 100 million people and they are constantly in demand for international competitions, concerts and parades.

Their most famous piece is Amazing Grace, which reached number one in the charts in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa. The concert will feature Amazing Grace, Braveheart Trilogy and themes from Titanic, Last of the Mohicans, Soldier Soldier and many more. @the_FAC | #theFAC


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Theatre Frankston’s Christmas Festival of Lights City of Frankston

Saturday 26 November, 5pm-10pm | Davey Street, Frankston Create a magical family memory at Frankston’s Christmas Festival of Lights. Enjoy live entertainment, stage shows, tree lighting ceremony, fireworks, arrival of Santa and more. FREE entry, with costs for rides, food and amusements

Navy Blue Harmony Concert Blue Ribbon Foundation

Sunday 27 November, 2pm | Theatre

Featuring the Victoria Police Pipes & Drums, along with the Royal Australian Navy Band and Andrew Wishart, grandfinalist in X-factor 2011, the afternoon will be hosted by Jane Holmes from Magic 1278. Proceeds to benefit the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation Peninsula Branch along with Frankston and Rosebud Hospitals. Tickets: All tickets $20

Christmas with Ian Stenlake

Daytime Music + Theatre | Promac Productions

Friday 9 December, 10.30am & 1.30pm | Theatre

Fresh from his stunning performance in the hit musical Georgy Girl, musical theatre star Ian Stenlake makes his first appearance at Christmas. Having starred in Sea Patrol for seven seasons, Ian brings a wonderful Christmas show packed with all the favourite Christmas songs and carols. Tickets: Member $18, Full $20, Group 10+ $18 | Complimentary refreshments, Christmas Lunch $25


PLOS Musical Productions

Saturday 31 December, 5pm, Monday 2 January, 1.30pm, Tuesday 3 January, 7.30pm, Wednesday 4 January, 1.30pm, Thursday 5 January, 7.30pm, Friday 6 January, 7.30pm, Saturday 7 January, 1.30pm | Theatre Wicked, a prequel to the much-celebrated The Wizard of Oz, tells the story of the two witches who will become Glinda the Good Witch and Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West. Tickets: Adult $52, Conc $47, U16 $37, Group 20+ $47


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FAC Information Frankston Arts Centre 27-37 Davey Street (PO Box 490) Frankston Victoria 3199 Australia Enquiries:

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Box Office: 03 9784 1060 | 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, 9am-2pm Saturday and open 1 hour before performances.

Cube 37: 03 9784 1896 | Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 9am-5pm; Saturday, 9am-2pm. Closed Public Holidays.

Concession: Unless otherwise stated, concession (Conc) includes Government Pension Card / Senior Card, full time student or a person in receipt of unemployment benefits.

Tickets: Everyone attending a performance, including babies and children, must hold a valid ticket unless otherwise stated. Car Parking: The car park is open 7am-1.30am daily; $1.50* per hour or $5.50* per day. Tickets can be purchased from the Box Office. * Charges subject to change. Note: ‘Reserved’ applies all hours. Special Needs: We provide access for all abilities. Contact the Box Office in advance.

Hearing Assistance receivers are available for loan. Live Theatre Captioning.

Auslan Interpreted Performance.

Dining available before the show. Reservations: 03 9784 1074

Complimentary refreshments served prior to the show.

Frankston Arts Centre is a Business Unit of Frankston City Council

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Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the details in this brochure, however the Management reserves the right to withdraw, substitute or vary the details of performances and to rectify any errors at a later date. Stay connected

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Exhibitions CUBE 37 ‰ Cube Gallery

Dangerous Deeds: Accessible Video Art Exhibition Dangerous Deeds

Friday 2 September to Saturday 1 October featuring Art After Dark Monday 12 September to Sunday 2 October An accessible screen based art installation, Dangerous Deeds presents unique perspectives on disability culture and the Victorian disability movement. All videos are captioned, audio described and text read. See Artist Talk and Workshop. Opening event: Friday 2 September, 1pm-3pm RSVP: 03 9784 1896

Mental Health Week Art Exhibition Peter Fanton, Mental Health Week

Jasmine Dimmock, Flinders CCC

Thursday 6 October to Saturday 22 October The Mental Health Week Art Exhibition is a showcase of work by artists who have a lived experience or those affected by mental illness, including carers and significant others, coordinated by Mentis Assist. Opening event: Thursday 6 October, 6pm-8pm RSVP: 1300 MENTIS (1300 636 847)

Flinders Christian Community College Thursday 27 October to Wednesday 2 November Flinders Christian Community College presents their Prep to Year 12 annual art show.

Southern Independent Schools Exhibition

Monday 7 November to Thursday 17 November An impressive selection of fine quality artwork selected from 16 secondary schools; Visual Communication and Design, Art, Textiles, Studio Arts, Wood Technology. (Full exhibition on show until Thursday 10.)

Southern Independent Schools

Statewide Autistic Services Inc Art Exhibition

Saturday 19 November to Thursday 24 November The SASI Art Competition for adults with a disability awards the Alfred Murfey Prize, in honour of one of the SASI founders, a People’s Choice Award and the Packer’s Prize. Entries open: Monday 17 October – Friday 28 October SASI Art Exhibition


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Open Studio 2: Centre for Interactive Media and Arts, Chisholm Institute

Thursday 1 December to Wednesday 21 December Chisholm Media, Art and Design students will showcase some of their best work from 2016 at the Open Studio 2 exhibition in conjunction with Open Studio 1 at Chisholm’s Frankston campus. Opening event: Thursday 1 December, 6pm-8pm RSVP: 03 9238 8216 Craig Whyte, Chisholm Institute

FAC ‰ Art + Gift Boxes

Emma Davies

Thursday 1 September to Saturday 14 November Emma Davies is a Melbourne-based artist and her innovative and creative installations are exhibited throughout Australia and overseas. Emma removes materials from common functionality such as packaging and transforms what is intrinsically ugly into something beautiful in a selection of small scale netted vessels.

Tinky Emma Davies

Thursday 1 September to Saturday 14 November Melbourne installation street artist Tinky works with miniature figurines and models on a Lilliputian scale. Tinky makes use of gritty street landscapes, where laneway drains morph into desert-scapes for a caravan of miniature camels; or a missing brick in a wall becomes home to an intimate scene of a miniature couple gardening. How many miniature Tinky scenes can you spot in the FAC!

Georgie Cunningham


Thursday 1 September to Saturday 14 November Georgie creates and designs hand crafted personalised sea glass earrings, rings, pendants, bangles and cufflinks. She also incorporates fine China and pearls into her work to add an extra dimension of character in each hand crafted piece.

Summer Gift Store

Thursday 19 November to Saturday 11 February Find the perfect gift for Christmas in the Art + Gift Boxes with a selection of giftware and unique designs by local artists. Georgie Cunningham

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Exhibitions FAC ‰ Atrium Gallery – Best by Appointment

Mary Raphael: The Journey II

Thursday 4 August to Saturday 15 October Mary Raphael uses a variety of techniques, adding layer after layer, stroke after stroke, to relive and represent the mystique, enormity and uniqueness of the Australian landscape. Mary Raphael

Lydia Ben-Natan

Mirjana Margetic

Marion Parker

Lydia Ben-Natan

Monday 20 October to Saturday 28 January Lydia’s landscapes are creations of her mind, her emotions and experiences. She applies multiple layers of paint onto the canvas and a variety of diluting and brush techniques that give her works a sense of depth and intrigue.

FAC ‰ Curved Wall

Mirjana Margetic: Female Ancestry – A life of the cloth, capture and recover

Thursday 11 August to Saturday 8 October Mirjana Margetic combines the use of recycled fabrics, found objects, incorporated needlework, and the experimental use of mixed media techniques, to create, cultivate, alter and discover the perished notions of past needlework traditions.

Marion Parker: Living in Two Worlds

Thursday 13 October to Saturday 10 December Marion Parker paints the physical manifested world of floral landscapes or seascapes while also depicting the unseen non-physical world, through abstract expression, channelling emotional and thought energy.

Janette Thompson: Winged Dinosaurs Thursday 15 December to Saturday 11 February Birds from the present day and those that date back to the prehistoric era are central to the artwork of Janette Thompson. Janette’s keen interest in birds as a subject matter is fuelled by a passion for conservation and the powerful lure of their fascinating colour and form.

Janette Thompson


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Exhibitions ART AFTER DARK ‰ Glass Cube, Cube 37

Lycette Bros: Marking Time

Monday 15 August to Sunday 11 September Marking Time comments on our hesitation to act on the destruction of our environment despite our knowledge and capacity to change.

Dare to Celebrate Larissa McFarlane: Dare to Celebrate

Friday 2 September to Saturday 1 October Larissa MacFarlane and Michael Buckley: Paste ups in the street front Glass Cube Gallery. View by day

Ben Taranto: Water Level and Expanding Australia

Wednesday 5 October to Sunday 16 October Water Level is a night time, large scale, moving image installation that explores our relationship with the ocean. Expanding Australia, a daytime interactive floor sculpture, explores perceptions of cultural, political and natural borders accentuated by scientific predictions of fluctuating sea levels. Ben Taranto: Water Level

Kit Webster: Enigmatica

Kit Webster: Enigmatica

Wednesday 26 October to Sunday 27 November Enigmatica is a synesthetic video sculpture consisting of concentric frames illuminated by a sequence of geometric animations. The projected imagery builds to a rapid rhythmic choreography and the animated textures and sound compositions are all developed in cohesion allowing the vision and sound to fuse, interact and blend.

WHITE STREET LIGHT BOXES ‰ White Street Mall, Wells Street, Frankston

Emma Anna: The Language of Fracture Thursday 28 July to Sunday 23 October The Language of Fracture is a piece from an ongoing series of street art paintings that reveal the hidden maps in the cracks of the urban landscape and celebrate the beauty of imperfection.

Wendy Jordan Pelz: Intangible Wendy Jordan Pelz

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Thursday 4 November to Sunday January 22 January Intangible explores the connectedness of “all things” through microcosmic images. @the_FAC | #theFAC


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Arts Access Programs Frankston Arts Centre aims to ensure that everyone in its community has the opportunity to enjoy and participate in the arts. There are a number of regular programs, including:

BAM Allstars

• Tuesday Art, for people aged 18+ with complex health issues, • Cirque sur Roues (Circus on Wheels), an all-inclusive circus catering for people of all abilities, • Artwell, a self-run community art group for mental wellness, • Art in Dialysis, individual art activities for patients during Haemodialysis at Frankston Hospital, • Get Out, performing and visual arts program for adults with a disability, and • BAM Allstars, accessible dance and movement classes. For further details about any of these programs contact the Programming and Engagement team on 03 9784 1890.

Arts Access Special Events

Art Matters: Inclusive Arts Workshop Tuesday 6 September, 10.30am-12.30pm | Cube 37

An inclusive arts workshop focusing on the importance of arts and cultural experiences in the lives of people with a disability. These workshops will feature themes and stories presented by stART Community Arts from their current Dangerous Deeds exhibition and Arts Access Victoria’s Art & Me, a self-advocacy guide to individualised planning. Free entry | Bookings essential:

Artist Floor Talk: Dangerous Deeds The Future Will Be Inclusive Wednesday 7 September, 10am-12.30pm | Cube 37

The future will be accessible. What do artists, graphic designers, computer software creators, curators and arts organisations need to consider in a future that will be designed for access and inclusion? This presentation is suitable for teacher PD and for students by linking to VCE Art and Studio Arts. Free entry | RSVP: 03 9784 1896


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Dance Workshop Inspired: Dance workshop with NT Dance Company Artistic Director Gary Lang

This performance has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for The Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Friday 2 September, 6.30pm-8pm | $10 Suitable for ages 14+ | Some dance experience required Participants will be treated to learning two different choreographed sections, one from each of the Company’s production repertoires being performed.

Inspired has been choreographed to an arrangement of one of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent compositions incorporating movements reflective of NT birdlife influenced by the Indigenous elements inherent in Gary’s works. The second production repertoire segment, Journey of the Soul, reflects a more earthy cultural content within the choreography.

School Holiday Program

Cut Paper Animation: Workshop

Friday 23 September, 10.30am-1pm or 1.30pm-4pm | $25 Suitable ages 8-12 Make your own animation while exploring colour, collage and shapes in a workshop run by digital animator and former ACMI program leader, Kate Matthews. Learn about the animation process, create your own paper designs and receive a link to your finished animation that you can later screen to your family and friends. Stay connected

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Hip Cat Circus

Hip Cat Circus teaches circus skills led by professional trainers. It’s fun, exciting, friendly and non-competitive. Come along and learn aerials, tumbling, acrobalance, manipulation, juggling, hooping, mini-tramp, clowning and so much more. Term 4: 4 October – 14 December (10 sessions) Note: No classes on 1 & 2 November

Tiny Cats (Ages: 5-7 years) – $175 per term Junior Cats (Ages: 8-12 years) – $185 per term Senior Cats (Ages: 13+ years) – $200 per term

For further details about this program contact the Programming and Engagement team on 03 9768 1369.

Black Tie Catering

Catering: Food + Drink

Indulge in a quick bite or beverage before the show. With an emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients, our modern Australian menu is designed by our onsite catering and event company, Black Tie. For those looking for a bite to eat before a show. Choose to feast from a delicious range of hot and cold items including homemade muffins, slices, sandwiches, sushi, gourmet pies, sausage rolls plus a range of specials to tempt you. Did you know FAC members now have their very own VIP service line? Did you know you can pre-order interval drinks and avoid the rush?

Introducing, the new bar – a sleek, modern, space offering a touch of lavishness. The bar is centrally located in the main theatre building and is open one hour prior to performances.

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Frankston Arts Centre What's On Sep - Dec 2016  

The FAC has a full calendar of events with many international acts and renowned Australian artists performing at the theatre. From comedy to...

Frankston Arts Centre What's On Sep - Dec 2016  

The FAC has a full calendar of events with many international acts and renowned Australian artists performing at the theatre. From comedy to...