MORNINGTON Peninsula Regional Gallery warms up with some fantastic new exhibitions and programs.
sea.liquid.sensation.flux.space is a large-scale solo exhibition by celebrated local artist Vera Möller. This exhibition brings together new small and large-scale works, including drawings and watercolours, collages, objects and paintings. It also features a selection of works from Möller’s studio collection.
Now in its second year, the Koorie Heritage Trust’s Blak Design Program is about supporting, promoting and celebrating First Nations cultural innovation within the Victorian design sector while providing a platform for nurturing sustainable, First Nations design practices. The exhibition Layers of Blak presents the stunning work of 11 Victorian First Nations designers. Each designer presents a collection of jewellery reflecting on their personal stories, layered with meaning – of healing, resilience, collaboration and empowerment.
For the first time, MPRG presents Michael Cook’s Invasion series, that were donated by the artist in 2021. Invasion places an imaginative eye on Australian colonial history and turns around the dominant view, taking alien creatures into iconic London-based cityscapes, with white urban residents their victims.
As part of the Mornington Winter Music Festival, MPRG is hosting a live music in the gallery evening on Friday 9 June featuring Holly Hebe, Jack Burmesiter and The Hoodoo Men. There’s also school holiday workshops with Layers of Blak artists, jewellery making with Dominic White or ochre painting on gum leaves with Sammy Trist. Check their website for more information about exhibitions and events.
MPRG is the exclusive Victorian venue for this year’s Archibald Prize regional tour from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, from 15 September to 5 November. Tickets go on sale on 1 July. This is one of the most anticipated exhibitions in the country and the Gallery precinct will be activated with a cafe, bar, live music, talks and events.
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington, 59501580