FRENCH artist Michael Husser has left his mark on Rye’s arts and culture precinct.
His two striking murals are among the works to be spawned from Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Arts and Culture precinct at Police Point Shire Park, Portsea.
The Fisherman depicts seaside themes on the wall of The Rock cafe, corner Napier St and Pt Nepean Rd, Rye. Humans is on the foreshore toilet block near the lime kilns, Rye.
Husser developed the concepts and drawings during his week as artist in residence at Police Point.
He said The Fisherman “symbolises that part in all of us looking to hook or catch something in our lives”.
Artists from a variety of disciplines use the shire’s dedicated arts facility. Also taking part in the program are Carole Patullo and Jayne Bayley, Susie Dee, Rosie Weiss, Studio 13 Ceramics, Gidja Walker and Bridgit Thomas, Liz Bodey.
Public programs at Police Point this month include: The Trees Are Falling Into The Sea and other stories by Rosie Weiss, opens 2pm, 19 September at The Gatekeeper’s Cottage. This exhibition, the result of her residency at the Police Point cottage, runs 10am-3pm, Thursdays to Sundays, until 9 October.
Raku workshop and display by Studio 13 Ceramic artists, 10am-4pm, 26 and 27 September.
Everyone is invited to join in the raku firing in the grounds of The Gatekeepers Cottage.