22 November 2016

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PENINSULA SHORT FILM FEST – ENTER NOW! Enter your short film in the Peninsula Short Film Fest and you could win a share in up to $30K of cash and prizes. Get filming and enter now! 20 short listed films will be judged live on Saturday February 4, 2017 by top industry professionals with the winner taking out $5K in cash, second place $2.5K cash and third place scoring $1250 cash. There are plenty more cool prizes with awards for Best Animation, Best Documentary, Best International and the Woodleigh School Emerging Filmmaker Award (open to any Australian student under 18 years of age). There are also awards for Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Cinematography. Entries are open until Friday December 9, 2016. Films must be 8 minutes or less in length. Festival Director Steve Bastoni said the

Festival offers an amazing opportunity for filmmakers to have their film seen by the most influential film practitioners in the business. “This is a great chance to rub shoulders and network with industry professionals. Filmmakers receive feedback from the best in the business. Our judging panel has included Screen Australia Board Member and Australian Director Rob Connolly, John Molloy (Mushroom Pictures), Andrew Mason (Hopscotch) and we’re very lucky to have renowned Australian Director Fred Schepisi as PSFF Patron”. Enter via www.filmfreeway.com/festival/ PeninsulaShortFilmFest or head to www. peninsulashortfilmfest.com.au for details. Save the date - Peninsula Short Film Fest: Saturday February 4, 2017, Village Green, Rosebud, NO BYO, FREE ENTRY.

BIRDS: FLIGHT PATHS IN AUSTRALIAN ART 2 December 2016 to 12 February 2017 - A Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery exhibition


Over 70 works by 50 contemporary and modern Australian artists will be brought together for this exhibition on the bird. Encompassing works from painting to sculpture, decorative arts, photography, print-making and installation, this exhibition, two years in the making, will explore the science, symbolism, beauty and curiosity of birds. Artists including Albert Tucker, Rover Thomas, Ginger Riley and contemporary artists such as Brook Andrew, Fiona Hall, John Wolseley, Ben Quilty, Christian Thompson, Kate Rohde, Petrina Hicks, Trent Parke and Louise Weaver consider birds as objects of desire, in relation to fashion, history, identity, the environment and as emblems of empire and nationhood. In a country proud of its unique birds - our kookaburras, emus, galahs and cockatoos - contemporary artists are now considering the threats to our fragile ecology. Fiona Hall’s night parrot is dressed in camouflage gear to protect it from extinction, Penny Byrne’s ceramic parrots are kept under glass with contemporary detritus and Louise Weaver uses crochet and stitching to camouflage and transform a galah within a classic taxidermy pose. Iconic works by colonial artists John Lewin and Richard Browne and early 20th century artists Sydney Long and Hans Heysen will be juxtaposed alongside these contemporary works. Birds: Flight Paths in Australian art will include a specially commissioned interactive work by Juan Ford where visitors will be invited to create a bird filled landscape using thousands of bird stickers provided by Ford.


Southern Peninsula News 22 November 2016

Melbourne artist Kenny Pittock has created an off-beat colouring-in book focusing on birds found on the Mornington Peninsula, famously home to an abundance of indigenous birds, wanderers and migratory birds. Pittock was an artist in resident at the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Police Point Artist in Residence cottage during October, researching for this special project. MORNINGTON PENINSULA REGIONAL GALLERY. Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington, Gallery Hours:Tuesday–Sunday 10am–5pm. Exhibition admission fees: $4 adults / $2 concession. General information: 03 5975 4395. www.mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au

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