MPRG TV SPECIAL EVENTS
We are pleased to launch MPRG TV – a series of online events you can enjoy from home. Please tune into this page at the date and time listed to watch a live stream of the event.
MPRG: FIFTY EXHIBITION AND PUBLICATION LAUNCH
Thursday 23 July, 6pm–6.30pm
Join us online for the historic launch of MPRG: FIFTY, a celebration of the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery’s 50th anniversary of the collection. The Hon. Martin Foley, Victoria's Minister for Creative Industries, will launch the exhibition, along with Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor, Cr Sam Hearn, Susan McCulloch OAM, MPRG Artistic Director/Senior Curator Danny Lacy and the Peninsula Chamber Musicians.
The publication is supported by the Gordon Darling Foundation.
ARTIST STUDIO SERIES
Artistic Director/Senior Curator Danny Lacy talks to significant artists from around the globe who are represented in the MPRG Collection.
Thursday 30 July, 7.30pm–8pm
A renowned Australian printmaker, Raymond grew up on the Mornington Peninsula and now resides in Queenstown in Tasmania. His etching Elsewhere World – Expanded Field Panorama 2017 was purchased by the Friends of MPRG from the 2018 National Works on Paper and features on the cover of the collection publication. Discover more about this monumental etching and why Raymond is pleased it has found a home in the MPRG Collection.
Thursday 6 August, 7.30pm–8pm
New Zealand born Euan Macleod has been represented in numerous MPRG curated group exhibitions and he undertook a residency at the Gatekeepers Cottage, Police Point Shire Park, in 2016. Discover more about his Beach Walk series painted en plein air during his residency and how the lone, anonymous figure is a common symbol in his work. Euan will be joining us from his home-based studio in Sydney’s inner west.
Thursday 13 August, 7.30pm–8pm
Jess is a New York-based contemporary artist who works in drawing, installation, animation and virtual reality. Her drawings depict alternative realms while her collaborations with VR animators adapt these worlds into video animations and virtual reality. In 2014, Jess was the winner of major acquisitive award in MPRG’s National Works on Paper with Mysteria Mystica Maxim. Jess will be joining us from New York.
Thursday 20 August, 7.30pm–8pm
Cameron Robbins’ work Solar Loggerheads was recently on display in the MPRG foyer. In 2018 he created a site-specific wind drawing as part of a public program for the National Works on Paper that he later donated to the MRPG Collection. Discover more about Cameron’s unique practice that uses structure and rhythm to produce site-specific installations of wind drawings and sound compositions. Cameron is based in Castlemaine.