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State of the Art Exhibition
As if anyone needed another reason to visit Red Hill! There are a multitude of things to do. Take a walk along the Red Hill Rail Trail, visit the Red Hill Cheesery, buy a pie from the Red Hill Baker, and drop into a winery or two. It's about 90kms from Melbourne's CBD to Red Hill, and the opening of Peninsula Link means it's an easy drive of an hour or so, making it an ideal destination for a day trip or weekend getaway.
Just make sure you schedule these activities for the weekend of 2nd - 4th May 2014, so you can also visit Art Red Hill. Art Red Hill is the Mornington Peninsula's premier art show, featuring quality paintings, sculpture, photography, 'wearable art' (in the form of jewellery), textiles, glass and ceramics. Art Red Hill showcases the best from the Peninsula's thriving art community as well as works from selected artists around Australia.
Beautiful Glass Art will form part of the exhibition
Exhibiting artists are selected on an 'invitation only' basis, which helps to ensure a high standard.
Art Red Hill is a fundraiser for the Red Hill Consolidated School. The art show has been running for 34 years, from relatively humble beginnings, with the first show held in the School Hall. This year, the exhibition will be held in the School's modern gymnasium, located at 341 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill, and there will be over 1000 exhibits.
A montage of some of the sculptures in the exhibition
A highlight of Art Red Hill is Opening Night, from 7.30pm - 10.30pm on Friday 2nd May, which offers the chance for those attending to be among the first to view and purchase. It also features live music, canapés (which are included as part of the $25 entry price) and local beer and wine at bar prices. (Note: 18 event only.)
The exhibition continues across the weekend, from 10am - 5pm on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th May. Admission is $5.00 (children under 16 are free). Tickets are available online or at the door.
All artworks in the exhibition are for sale across a wide price range. With Mother's Day not too far away, this is a great opportunity to find a unique gift for Mum.
There will also be the "Principal's Lounge", a showcase of high profile Australian artists that have a connection to the Peninsula. The selection will also feature barks, paintings, ceramics and carvings from leading arts centres in Arnhem Land, the Central, Eastern and Western deserts, the APY Lands, the Tiwi Islands, Western Australia and the Kimberley. Additionally, there will be a selection of works by the Mornington Peninsula's own Indigenous arts centre, Baluk Arts.
A gift shop will be operating during the exhibition, offering a range of affordable items that will particularly appeal to children, and will provide the opportunity for everyone to take home a hand-made keepsake.
Refreshments such as coffee, cakes, tarts and soup are available throughout the weekend, from the cafe.
The show is run entirely by volunteers and proceeds go to Red Hill Consolidated School.
Why not make a weekend of it? Lindenderry at Red Hill is a delightful place to stay, offering a taste of luxury, fine dining and tranquillity.