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Peninsula Studio Trail & Open Studio Weekend 2013

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by Marina K (subscribe)
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The seaside suburb of Mornington has long been a popular holiday destination for Melburnians. And really, that's no surprise. At only an hour's drive from the city, the beautiful rugged, Mediterranean-esque coast is a delight to drive along and once there, there's much to see, much to do. Wineries, golf courses, national parks, hot springs and delightful restaurants - this is certainly a recipe for the perfect city escape.

Mornington - in all it's natural rugged beauty

For some, Mornington is just that a weekend getaway, but for others, it's home. The natural beauty of the coastline and rich history has attracted a community of artists over the years. With various galleries open to the public, the opportunity to completely immerse oneself in the culture and heritage of the region is on offer.

Beginning 2nd of May 2013, an opportunity for a wonderful and unique experience presents itself - particularly if you are a lover of art. The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery hosts the Peninsula Studio Trail (PST) exhibition up until the 2nd of June. View a selection of artwork as chosen by the curators of the gallery and witness first hand the PST artists' mastery of their talent. With 22 diverse artists involved in PST, expect to see various types of art being exhibited including original paintings, pottery, textiles, sculptures and more.

The Peninsula Studio Trail exhibition will take place at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery from the 2nd May - 2nd June

A stunning piece of artwork created by Bryan Baldwin, one of the 22 Peninsula Studio Trail artists

While there, pick up a brochure and a map because on the 4th and 5th of May, PST artists are opening their studios and workshops to the public. So make note of the artwork that made your senses sing and visit the creators directly in their natural environment. This is a rare opportunity to meet the person behind the art, discover their inspirations and see their work in progress.

Pick up a map, go for a drive and meet the artists in their own studios on the 4th and 5th of May

The PST artists are a supportive group, respectful of one another's differing tastes and talents. Feel free to openly discuss and describe your tastes or a specific piece you are searching for. If required, they can point you in the direction of another artist. Navigate your way from studio to studio in your own time and take in the surrounding scenery. Experience first hand the natural rugged beauty that attracted these talented PST artists to the Mornington Peninsula.
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Why? Because this is a rare opportunity to view art, meet the artist who created it and appreciate beautiful seaside scenery all at the same time
When: Exhibition: May 2nd - June 2nd, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery open Tuesday - Sunday 10am-5pm. Open Studio Weekend: 4th & 5th May from 10am-5pm.
Phone: Peninsula Studio Trail: Judy Reekie 0417 553 537 and Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery: 03 5975 4395
Where: Civic Reserve, Dunns Rd Mornington, Victoria, Australia 3930
Cost: Entry to Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery: $4 adult, $2 student/commission/senior, free for children under 5. Visiting artists during the Open Studio Weekend is free.
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