BECOME A FRIEND
Join Friends of MPRG and be part of the vibrant cultural life of the Mornington Peninsula. Friends memberships support the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery’s program of exhibitions and acquisitions for the Permanent Collection. Friends of MPRG also support the ongoing development of the Gallery. In return, Friends have the opportunity to take advantage of a wide range of benefits.
To join, download the Friends of MPRG membership registration form below and return with your payment by post or visit the Gallery. For further membership information phone (03) 5950 1580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the Friends of MPRG membership registration form(PDF, 330KB)
• Unlimited free entry to most exhibitions.
• Discounts when enjoying talks and excursions organised by the Friends.
• Invitations to exhibition openings featuring guest speakers, artists and curators. Meet new friends and enjoy refreshments.
• The MPRG new members annual morning tea and a behind-the-scenes tour hosted by Gallery staff and Friends’ representatives.
• Information about the Gallery’s exhibition programs, including discounts on Gallery activities such as guest speakers, workshops, excursions and masterclasses.
• Discount of 10% on current MPRG-produced exhibition catalogues, gift cards and merchandise. (Check at reception)
• Reciprocal benefits when visiting the National Gallery of Victoria and select member galleries of the Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV).
• Discounts of 10% from select Mornington Peninsula retailers:
Antipodes Bookshop and Gallery
Local resident, Jane McAuliffe brings to the business her passion for books and community. A sanctuary for booklovers, Antipodes Bookshop & Gallery's purpose is to find and champion stories - those that enrich our lives, those that surprise and those that delight. There are other treasures to discover, too: beautiful Australian art, craft, jewellery and carefully curated exhibitions. Antipodes is a place to experience wonderful encounters and a refuge from the outside world.
T: 03 5984 4217
Address: 138 Ocean Beach Road Sorrento, Victoria 3943
10am - 5pm 7 days
Extended summer hours
Closed Christmas Day
Paul’s Fine Jewellery and Gifts
Being one of the distinctive jewellers on the Mornington Peninsula, we have a piece of jewellery for every occasion, mood and persona. We offer quality diamonds and exotic jewels, gold and silver jewellery as well as unique jewellery and giftware at affordable prices. Not only do we sell fabulous jewellery and giftware we offer a highly renowned jewellery design service, as well as watch and clock repairs.
T: 03 5986 3705
Address: 1031 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud Vic 3939
Monday to Friday 9:15am - 4:45pm
Saturday 9:15am - 12:30pm
Plover is Australia’s first wellbeing general store. Yoga classes. Skin + body clinic. Healthy (delicious) cafe with eat-in and grab-and-go meals. Plus a huge, light space filled with everything ‘living well’. Vitamins, skincare, gifts, athleisure, fashion, supplements from Welleco Super Elixir to The Beauty Chef tonics.
T: 03 5977 0718
Address: shop D7, Peninsula Home, 1128 Nepean Highway, Mornington Vic 3931
Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm
Studio & Co
“Seeing something transform from grains of sand to a physical thing, just by adding heat — it’s not like anything else.”
Leisa Wharington designs her glass to be adaptable for both modern and traditional settings, without compromising the artwork for mass production or outsourcing. Because her pieces are handmade and never manufactured in a factory, mould, or jig, no two will ever look the same — making every Leisa Wharington creation a unique treasure. Studio & Co offer classes and events in addition to their beautiful retail products.
T: 0407 812 982
Address: 200 Marine Pde Hastings, VIC 3915 Australia
Mon – Sun 7am – 10pm
The Framers’ Workshop - Handcrafted picture framers
A team of experts specialising in individual framing of all original artwork, photographs, certificates, textiles, digital media and memorabilia. Providing custom framing service and high quality design suitable to all decor styles, to the Frankston – Mornington area since 1976. The Framers Workshop only uses trusted brands of high quality and conservation grade materials safeguarding the protection of your Artworks.
T: 5975 3674
Address: 68 Main Street Mornington Victoria, 3931
Monday - Saturday 9 - 5 pm
Oak Hill Gallery
Oak Hill Gallery is an artist-run gallery. This Italianate Victorian villa houses five rooms of works by emerging and established artists. Oak Hill Gallery inspires the viewing public with creative accomplishment and diversity, while providing artists with a space of belonging within the arts community. New exhibitions each month. They offer free Monday portrait drawing sessions as well as free Linocut Club on the first Saturday of each month.
Oakhill is very happy to offer MPRG Members a 10% discount on: Classes – acrylic painting, watercolour painting, printmaking, pottery/ceramics, gallery hire, printmaking access – use of facilities (after completing introduction course), pottery access and firing charges, discount on art exhibition and gift shop sales
T:(03) 5973 4299
Address: 100 Mornington-Tyabb Rd
Mornington Vic 3931
11am - 4pm 7days
Membership terms and conditions are subject to change.
History of the Friends of the MPRG
Largely due to the vision and efforts of the late Alan McCulloch, the Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre was opened in April 1971 in an old house at 4 Vancouver St Mornington, opposite the present shire offices.
At the same time, a support group “Mornington Peninsula Arts Gallery Society” was established. Its aim was to encourage and stimulate public interest in and appreciation of all aspects of the arts and to support and promote the Gallery.
The refurbished house quickly proved to be inadequate and the present Gallery was built on the Civic Reserve and opened on the 17 November 1990.
On the 18 June 1993, the society was incorporated as the “Friends of the Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre” and in 1995 following the rationalisation of Councils, updated its name to “Friends of the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery”.
The Friends of Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery Inc (FMPRG) is an incorporated association that provides support towards the MPRG’s exhibitions as well as acquisitions for its significant Permanent Collection. Through its activities the FMPRG annually donates a substantial amount of money to our Gallery.
PATRONS OF THE FRIENDS
Barry Humphries, AO CBE, Susan McCulloch, OAM
FRIENDS COMMITTEE & EXECUTIVE
President: Sandra Oluich, Vice President: Kenneth Parker, Treasurer: George Oluich, Secretary: Virginia Staggs, Membership: Val de Lange Committee Members: Jill Falla, Kerry McLaughlin, Kaye Bills, Sue Monatgue, Marylin Ransome, Lucia Keightley.
Image: Catherine Cassidy, Landscape Twice Divided 2014, vinyl and synthetic polymer paint, white charcoal and collage on paper (diptych 76.0 x 114.0 cm), Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery collection, Purchased with funds provided by the Friends of the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, 2014
Video from a recent Friends of MPRG talk with Brian Chapman