There’s no shortage of opportunities to see and buy art on the Mornington Peninsula, especially this week.
On Day 10 of the Twelve Days of Summer series, we’re at the Sorrento Art Show, which opened on 5th January and runs until 12th January. Staged by the Rotary Club, the annual exhibition is held at the Sorrento Community Centre in Morce Street from 10am to 4pm daily.
Melbourne artist, Julie Crosthwaite is exhibiting the beautiful painting above at the show, called Summer Drift.
She says: “This painting was inspired by the sea but I also love working on commission to create artworks from my customer’s source of inspiration in a size that fits the space they have available”.
When the Sorrento Art Show is over, there are also a wide range of art galleries and artist’s studios to visit across the Mornington Peninsula, giving you the possibility to see significant collections of art, meet artists in their studios and buy artworks for your home.
We discovered a gem in the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery in Mornington this week, currently hosting an exhibition called Devil in the Detail, which includes startlingly real sculptures and photorealistic paintings.
The gallery also runs a comprehensive program of school holiday activities, curator talks and even a VCE folio development workshop.