Peninsula Visitors Guide, Summer 2015, Page 056 (transcription)

56 mornington peninsula visitors guide summer 2015 ARTS, GALLERIES ANTIQUES Artists of all shapes and sizes call the Peninsula home and hand blown glass, ceramics, jewellery and clothing are just some of the handmade quality goods to be found in small local galleries and craft markets across the region.
Fine art and sculpture are in abundance at the McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, as well as the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery and Seawinds Garden located at Arthurs Seat is not just a wonderful place to visit with sweeping views across the Bay and coastline, but is also home to several works by Australian Sculptor William Ricketts noted for his work which explores themes based on his long friendship and residence with indigenous Australians.
OUTSTANDING ABORIGINAL ART AT WHISTLEWOOD Visitors to the Peninsula have the opportunity to view and acquire works from a wide range of Aboriginal art at the art consultancy and private home gallery, Whistlewood at Shoreham.
Selected by Whistlewood s co owners, the art authors, publishers and curators Susan McCulloch OAM and Emily McCulloch Childs, the display reflects the great variety the McCullochs feature in their leading reference books especially McCulloch s Contemporary Aboriginal Art the complete guide.
Their Summer Collector s show in January features 60 works from 30 art centres and includes those by both famous artists and upcoming talents from leading arts centres of the APY Lands, the Western, Central Eastern Deserts, the Kimberley, the Canning Stock Route, the Pilbara, Queensland and the Mornington Peninsula.
Well known artists include Barbara Weir, Minnie Pwerle, Malaluba Gumana, Keith Stevens, Ngupulya Pumani, Barbara Moore, Tjunkiya Tapaya, Freddie Timms, Shirley Purdie and Makinti Napanangka.
Work from one of the newest art centres Spinifex Hill at Port Hedland is also featured along with a selection of brilliantly- hued works from Martumili Artists, WA whose recent exhibition We don t need a map at McClelland Gallery attracted thousands of visitors.
Whistlewood has doubled as the home, art consultancy and exhibiting space of the McCulloch family since 1951 when founding director of the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, critic and author the late Alan McCulloch AO and his family moved to the 1870s hilltop cottage.
It is open for private viewings, special exhibitions and events.
The Tyabb Packing House on the Mornington Tyabb Road showcases Australia s largest collection of antiques and collectables.
You can spend the day browsing and talking to the many dealers all specialist in their own right.
Housed in what was once an historic apple packing house it is now home to the largest collection of antiques in the Southern Hemisphere.
It is very easy to move around the covered area to view all of the antiques and wares on display.
The Tyabb Craft Village is located next to the main building with 20 specialist shops set in a village atmosphere.
Crafts, many of which can be seen being made are set in individual cottages around a Village Green with a children s play area.
There is lots to see and do and the Guild Gallery is also on site.
This Gallery is the Peninsula s premiere realist artist run co-operative and its membership consists of award winning artists in their respective genres all of whom are members of the McClelland Guild and as such have risen in the ranks in the Society via an exhaustive peer review assessment.
This small, vibrant, friendly and enthusiastic group exclusively exhibits members pictures across the subjects of sea and landscape, floral studies and figurative themes.
As one of the region s best kept secrets the Gallery enjoys a reputation for its reasonable prices, and for the informative assistance the on-duty artists provide about the creative process and information about an artist or art work.
Photo Susan McCulloch Emily McCulloch Childs with their book McCulloch s Aboriginal Art the complete guide The Summer Collector s Show 2015Outstanding Aboriginal art from around Australia 30 arts centres 60 artists Presented by McCulloch McCulloch Sat Sun.
January 17 18Sat-Mon January 24-26 11am-5 pm At Home with Art Labour Day Weekend Sun Mon March 9 10, 11am-4pm The Easter Art Parade Autumn Salon Unique viewing of 100 works with informative commentary Art Parade Sat.
April 4, 2.30 pm Free event.
Bookings essential Exhibition open April 5 6, 11am-4 pm.
642 Tucks Rd, Shoreham T 03 59 898282E whistlewood CONSULTANCY PRIVATE GALLERY

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