Peninsula Arts News

Plein air setup - easel, umbrella, painting, canvas, bagsMargot O'Neil

En Plein Air

The next sessions of the Peninsula Arts Plein Air Group will be on Monday 2nd December.
Christmas textile art floral displayPhoto: Tina Whiteley

Christmas Eye Candy

Each Christmas the Textile Group decorate the Peninsula Arts foyer in a Yuletide theme. This year it's Festive Fantasy Flowers ...

Art Show Raffle Results

A big thank you to all those who supported the raffle, and a special thank you to the donors who generously provided the prizes. All winners have been notified. The following are the winning ticket numbers:

  • 1st Paul Margocsy painting, ticket no. 0458
  • 2nd $850 travel voucher, ticket no.1638
  • 3rd Briggs and Stratton leaf blower, ticket no. 3218
  • 4th Mornington Golf Club package, ticket no. 0304
  • 5th Eco dyed silk scarf from Kurrara designs, ticket no.4414
  • 6th Handcrafted wall hanging, ticket no. 3386
  • 7th Art book, ‘Artists lunch”, ticket no. 3878
  • 8th Art Book, Treasures of Rembrandt, ticket no. 1611
  • 9TH Art Book, Treasures of Leonardo Da Vinci, ticket no. 2323

Spring Art Show a Winner

Officially opened by Peta Murphy, Federal Member for Dunkley, our opening night, par excellence, was a great start to a highly successful weekend.

Features were a high standard of work, displayed to its best, a joyous, happy atmosphere, steady numbers of visitors all weekend, top hospitality from the Red Cross and a magical textile display to showcase beautifully handcrafted work. Visit the art show photo gallery to see for yourself …

All this combined to make our art show the place to be over Cup weekend. High sales in excess of 13% were the icing on the cake.

The Judge, Paul McDonald Smith OAM commended the art society on its facilities. Paul was particularly impressed with the audiovisual display that ran throughout the weekend, showcasing our art awards and sponsors.

A big thank you to the members who volunteered to ensure that this event was such a resounding success. Thanks also to all those members who exhibited their artwork.

Peninsula Arts stands proud of its achievement.

Margot O’Neil and Maggie Bush
Art Show Coordinators

Talented artist Joan Denner (left) accepting her Best In Show Award from Peninsula Arts President Ruth Quinn. Photo: Leoni Jenkin

Art Show Judge Paul McDonald Smith OAM and Federal Member for Dunkley Peta Murphy, who kindly opened the show for us. Photo: Leoni Jenkin

Richard Campbell demonstrating his unique painting style. Photo: Tina Whiteley

Textile art

Vibrant colours, earthy colours, a medley of textures … our clever textile artists treated visitors to a stunning display of their work throughout the show.

Art demos

Several of our members, all accomplished artists, generously gave of their time to demonstrate their drawing and painting skills over the weekend. No doubt many visitors went home inspired.