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The Shire is committed to nurturing and promoting arts and culture across the Peninsula. Cultural experiences enrich all of our lives, celebrate our identity and strengthen our connection to place. To stay in the loop with Arts and Culture on the Mornington Peninsula visit our Arts and Culture Website. You can also subscribe to the Arts and Culture E-news and MPRG E-news, follow us on the Arts and Culture, MPRG or Local History Facebook pages or follow us on Instagram @mornpenartsandculture.
Since its establishment in 1971, the regional gallery (MPRG) has grown to become one of Australia’s leading regional galleries, renowned for its exhibitions of Australian and international art.
There are 23 dedicated members of the Mornington Peninsula Local History Network, including eight museums and historical societies.
An Arts and Culture Plan is a document that sets a vision and guide for Council’s involvement and investment in cultural activities and arts practice in the community and develops strategic priorities to effectively plan for rich, vibrant culture in the Mornington Peninsula.
The Arts and Culture Advisory Panel is a formal mechanism for the Shire and community to consult with stakeholders and seek specialist advice on arts and cultural matters.
Creative Community Grants are made available to support the initiation, development and delivery of quality art projects that nurture a sense of place and identity by enhancing their community.
The Mornington Peninsula Shire provides community exhibition spaces where local artists can display their artworks at no cost.
Expressions of Interests are sought for an artist to create a series of photographic works to be presented in the new Yawa Aquatic Centre in March 2021 for a period of twelve months.
Emerging and established artists, writers, musicians and creatives are invited to apply for a Police Point Artist in Residency (AiR).
Mornington Peninsula Shire aspires for Public Art to be an everyday experience that expresses the community’s unique attributes, culture, heritage and people.
Let us know if you would like us to promote your arts and cultural event or activity.
If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact us through the National Relay Service.
Visit: National Relay Service
TTY/voice calls: 133 677 Speak and listen: 1300 555 727 SMS relay: 0423 677 767
Open from 8.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).
Rosebud Office90 Besgrove Street, 3939
Mornington Office2 Queen Street, 3931
Hastings Office21 Marine Parade, 3915
Somerville Office1085 Frankston-Flinders Road, within Somerville Library, 3912
Please be aware that CCTV cameras are in operation at a number of Shire buildings, including municipal offices, recreation centres and youth centres.
Mornington Peninsula Shire acknowledges and pays respect to the Bunurong / BoonWurrung people, the traditional custodians of these lands and waters