Since its establishment in 1969, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG) has grown to become one of Australia’s leading regional galleries, renowned for its exhibition program of Australian and international art.
The Gallery embraces traditional and contemporary art in all its forms, ensuring there’s something for everyone. National touring exhibitions and MPRG-curated exhibitions offer a rich cultural experience for the local community as well as visitors to the region – many travelling the easy distance from Melbourne to enjoy the Mornington Peninsula’s beautiful coastal scenery and hinterland.
MPRG-curated exhibitions often explore the distinctive coastal environment and feature works by Australian artists with a connection to the Mornington Peninsula. The Gallery also showcases its outstanding collection, which focuses on the cultural heritage of the Mornington Peninsula and contemporary Australian works on paper.
Through events organised by the Gallery, visitors are able to engage more fully with the art and the artists. The Gallery conducts lectures, excursions, artist talks and workshops. It also has an important education program to help cultivate an interest in art in students of all year levels.
The Gallery is the region’s major cultural facility and is supported by Mornington Peninsula Shire Council and other partners.