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THE RED HILL SHOW.... THERE’S NOTHING LIKE IT! This Saturday, the Red Hill Showgrounds will come alive with the festivities of one the State’s most popular agricultural shows. “That the grounds are packed with entertainment for the whole family this year”, said Bec Davis Executive Officer. “Local community groups such as the Red Hill Tennis Cub and Main Ridge Bowls & Petanque will be running free programs for all. Baluk Arts will help us create a community canvas where everyone can participate from 11am til 2pm”. What’s a show without the animals! With a remarkable array of animals including Clydesdales, Pintos, cattle, sheep, alpacas, poultry, minature goats, ferrets, working dogs and more kids can experience a taste of country life. The McClelland Spinners & Weavers and Peninsula Woodturners Guild will be demonstrating their craft. Sample ciders from across the country as part of the inaugural Cider Show located at the Gourmet Paddock, with special guest wine reviewer Max Allen running a cider master class at 1.45pm. The MPP sponsored cooking stage will be on fire with our local celebrity food writer, Richard Cornish as MC and MasterChef semi-finalist Michael Demagistris sharing his secrets. Pavilions will be filled with flowers, fruit, vegetables, cooking, craft, photography and art. World Underhand Champion, Braydon Meyer will

join the countries best to fight it out for a Victorian Title in the woodchop arena. On the sound stage this year, Music Industry (local school kids) will perform followed by rhythmic workshops with Amadou our African

Drummer starting at 10.45am. At 12.30pm The Jackson Four will move us with their jazz grooves and we will finish with blues tones Rob Papp & The Blueshead. There will be plenty of free music, activities and

attractions for the whole family. Don’t miss the Grand Parade at 3.00pm! For show enquiries: ph:5989 2357

FELT-TIP SUPERHERO TEXTAQUEEN AND ARTISTIC CRUSADER STEPHEN MUSHIN In Between you and me TextaQueen explores gender, race and identity through the medium of fibre-tipped pens. Bringing together work created over a 15 year period, this survey exhibition reflects on how visual and popular culture inform personal identity via reinterpretations of the salon nude, re-creations of cultural and historical identities undressed in the Australian landscape and critiques of colonial histories in apocalyptic movie poster portraits. TextaQueen was an artist in residence at the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Police Point Artist in Residence Cottage in 2016. A new body of photographic works created during the residency is on display in the exhibition, where TextaQueen draped herself in seaweeds, saltbush and other flora of the landscape to evoke high fashion photography. Plan A / Plan B: The fanciful world of Stephen Mushin is an exhibition of drawings, 3D printed models and back-of-napkin calculations for unorthodox, but theoretically possible plans to save the world. Stephen Mushin is an inventor, designer and artist who has considered fantastical ways to save the planet, including an enormous model of a taxi-milkshake-café powered by farting cows and a floating polar bear habitat made of recycled refrigerators. Visitors to the exhibition can create their own fantastical designs out of 10,000 magnets featuring 1,000 of Stephen Mushin’s objects. Also on display is Matthew Clarke’s second largest painting ever, Wallabies Republic, exploring his long running themes of environmentalism and wallabies. Join TextaQueen in conversation about cultural identity with Max Delany, Artistic

Director and CEO of ACCA and Anusha Kenny, curator and writer on Thursday 30 March, 5.30pm, from $18. Stephen Mushin is hosting a creative ideas session on Sunday 23 April, 4pm, from $12. Pre-schoolers can enjoy a Young at Art session on Tuesday 14 March or Tuesday 18 April, 10am, $5. School holiday workshops for teens with TextaQueen or 8-14 year olds with artist and designer Stephen Mushin, 5 & 8 April, $12. MORNINGTON PENINSULA REGIONAL GALLERY. 24 Feb – 30 April. Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington. Hours: Tuesday– Sunday 10am–5pm. Exhibition admission fees: $4 adults / $2 concession. General information: 03 5950 1580 or mprg.mornpen.


Wednesday 5 April, 1-3pm, $12, 15-24 year olds A CONVERSATION WITH TEXTAQUEEN, MAX DELANY AND ANUSHA KENNY

Thursday 30 March, 5.30pm-6.30pm, $18


Civic Reserve, Dunns Road Mornington VIC 3931 Open Tues–Sun 10am–5pm Phone: 03 5950 1580

TextaQueen, Reunion 2014 (detail), fibre-tipped markers, coloured pencil and synthetic polymer paint on paper, MPRG Collection purchased 2014

Mornington News 7 March 2017


7 March 2017  

Mornington News 7 March 2017

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