Take a creative journey around Front Beach, Back Beach
Published on 25 October 2022
There are many stories which have shaped our Peninsula from the arrival of William Buckley to the disappearance of Harold Holt, and the vast collection of stories from the Bunurong people.
Between Friday 4 – Sunday 27 November 2022 come and discover our new public arts project Front Beach, Back Beach.
Experience film, sculpture, sound, performance, and installation as leading Australian artists respond to different sites and stories which have shaped our Peninsula.
Front Beach, Back Beach will be a unique road trip for both art lovers and our local community across 15 sites from Coolart Wetlands to Point Nepean.
Call a friend, plan your visit, and enjoy some creative projects such as:
- Local paragliders taking to the skies with custom designed paragliding sails by contemporary artist Lisa Waup.
- Discovering what’s going on underneath sea level with Flinders artist Vera Möller as she brings world of our local marine animals to life.
- Taking a tour with a difference with a new audio walking experience at Point Nepean National Park created by artist Geoff Robinson.
Following this large-scale public arts project in November, our Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery will be hosting a special Front Beach, Back Beach exhibition between 10 December 2022 and 19 February 2023.
We love this project supports arts related employment through hiring designers, technicians, suppliers and installers and will provide many emerging creatives with new skills and opportunities in public art.
The project is supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.
Front Beach, Back Beach is presented in partnership with the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG) and Deakin University’s Public Art Commission (PAC).
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Quote attributable to Mayor Councillor Anthony Marsh:
“This project is such a boost to our creative industries and will establish opportunities and employment as well as driving cultural tourism to our region. By telling our significant histories using contemporary art we’re activating a great sense of togetherness.”
Quote attributable to Arts and Culture Advisory Panel delegate and Nepean Ward Councillor Sarah Race:
“To generate a sense of community pride from telling local stories and celebrating the Indigenous, environmental, cultural and social heritage of our region will be a real success and I hope everyone takes a road trip to experience this unique arts program.”