In the Valley and Cameron Robbins

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Rosie Weiss – In My Garden X 2007 (detail), ink and pencil on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

‘IN the valley’ is an exhibition that highlights the beauty and fragility of our natural environment. Observing and documenting the changing landscape of significant areas of the Mornington Peninsula, artists Rosie Weiss, Jean Langley, Merryn Lloyd, Christine Lloyd, Michael Favaloro and Siri Hayes reveal their personal connections to the landscape and the strong links to place that exists across generations. 

The ‘In the valley’ exhibition coincides with the Mornington Peninsula Shire moving towards zero net carbon emissions across all its operations by 2021 and supporting long-term climate change resilience across the community. The exhibition is presented as part of ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019, a socially-engaged festival of climate change-related arts and ideas featuring curated exhibitions and theatre works alongside a series of keynote lectures, events and public forums featuring local and international guests.

For more information: www.artclimatechange.org

Siri Hayes – Geomorphic Listening 201, chromogenic print. Courtesy of the artist

Artist Cameron Robbins’ work ‘Solar Loggerheads’ is a large-scale drawing instrument that brings together conflicting forces of creation and destruction. Locked in a continuous spin cycle, two opposing kinetic armatures draw and erase across the same flat surface. Powered by solar energy, the drawing mechanism creates animated marks in a circular motion while the rotation of the eraser is activated by mains electricity. 

On Thursday 21 March MPRG is hosting a panel conversation with artist Siri Hayes and environmental advocates Rob Hayes and Rohan Cuming about the convservation issues surrounding Western Port. 

An open studio day is being held at the Police Point artist in residence cottage on Saturday 4 May. See Cameron Robbins’ iconic wind drawing machines, attend a sea sculpture workshop with Amy Yang, the Shire’s Waste & Litter Education Officer, and find out more about edible weeds and plants native to the Mornington Peninsula from a local expert.

Visit mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au to find out more about exhibitions and events.

First published in the Frankston Times – 4 March 2019

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