Southern Peninsula News 19 January 2021

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Bedside manners: Medical interns Jarryd Ludski, Hayden Mitchell and Rebecca Webster practice CPR. Picture: Supplied

Interns welcome the experience PENINSULA Health has welcomed 39 medical interns who have wasted no time learning the ropes in preparation for their one-year placements. The doctors will immerse themselves into the day-to-day life of caring for patients and working alongside medical and healthcare staff during their rotations across Frankston and Rosebud hospitals and other Peninsula Health sites. A small number of interns will also rotate throughout the year in the emergency department at Warragul Hospital. As part of their week-long orientation, the new doctors stepped into the simulation centre to refresh their basic life-support training. Peninsula Health Medical Workforce Unit director Andrew Wilson said: “Our first-year doctors have already begun building their experience, confidence and expertise, prior to commencing clinical duties on the wards under

the direction of more experienced medical staff. “Peer support is an essential component of our internship program because it allows for this next generation of clinical leaders to be supported and learn from more experienced medical staff which is very important at this formative stage of their careers. “The intern program is important for local people as it allows for doctors to live and work in the community while they gain experience and explore career paths at our sites. This may see them continue practicing in Frankston or other parts of the Mornington Peninsula.” Dr Wilson said Peninsula Health was an ideal learning environment. “We have an interesting mix of presentations for the interns to manage, under direction from more experienced medical staff in a supported environment, which is particularly important during the early stages of their careers.”

GALLERY TALK As the largest public gallery in the South East region of Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery has a vitally important role in making art accessible to everyone in our community. Entry to the Gallery is now free and we are excited that by removing entry fees, anyone can walk into the MPRG and experience the best contemporary art from across Australia for free. There are many roles of a public gallery including delivering inspiring visual art experiences which are relevant and accessible to the whole community. We also develop and care for a large art collection of over 1800 objects and deliver engaging education and public programs for people of all ages. As we cautiously head into 2021, we are looking forward to presenting a diverse range of exhibitions that celebrate the amazing work of the artists in our program. You can view our 2021 exhibition program on our website – under Future Exhibitions. The 2021 exhibition program includes feature exhibitions by local artist Lauren Guymer, local indigenous art centre Baluk Arts, and The Overwintering Project which focuses on Westernport as an internationally significant shorebird habitat. We are also looking forward to the Spring Festival of Drawing in September where we are commissioning new wall drawings in the gallery featuring 11 leading contemporary artists and a program of workshops and special events for children and adults. Sign up to our e-newsletter through our website to receive monthly updates about our programs.

Right now, you can see the 2020 National Works on Paper exhibition featuring leading artists from across Australia working in the fields of drawing, printmaking, digital prints and paper sculpture. From over 1200 entries from around Australia, 74 works were shortlisted and are on display in the Gallery until 21 February. Check out our free online workshops with master printmaker David Frazer on the fundamentals of linocut printmaking or Hubert Pareroultja’s Mastering Watercolour Workshop. You can use your own materials or purchase an Art Box from the Gallery Shop, containing the materials required. You can watch our free online workshops any time that suits, pause and rewind, and come back and re-watch and create as many works as you like. Our popular Young at Art program for preschoolers is going weekly in 2021. Book in now for a Tuesday session, starting 2 February. Numbers will be limited at 10. Young at Art introduces under 5s to the wonder of art with a hands-on creative activity, a tour of the exhibition and an arty storytime. A take-home art materials box will be supplied with each session. We look forward to welcoming you to the Gallery in 2021. Visit

Danny Lacy Artistic Director Senior Curator Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington Ph 5950 1580


Southern Peninsula News

20 January 2021

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