Images of the Mornington Peninsula

Albert Tucker, Back beach rock pool

The Mornington Peninsula has been a well-known haven for artists from the 1850s and many of Australia’s best known artists have produced memorable works based on the distinctive coastal environment of the region. Highlights of the Gallery’s regional collection include three early watercolours of Sorrento township by Roland Clark, a group of media works by Albert Tucker of Blairgowrie and one of the celebrated 1968 gouaches by Fred Williams of Mornington Bluff, and a suite of charcoal drawings of the Flinders coastline by Rick Amor produced on location in 1999–2000.

Image: Albert Tucker, Back beach rock pool c.1980s (detail), (Blairgowrie series), mixed media on cardboard, Gift of Barbara Tucker, 2003, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery