Mornington Peninsula Regional Art Gallery

On the Beach

On the Beach considers the place of the beach within Australian life. A public space of recreation and leisure the beach epitomises the liberties of Australia’s democratic society. While in the lead up to Federation many 19th century artists looked to the bush to galvanise a fledging nationalism, by the mid-20th century this had shifted and increasingly the beach became the site of Australian identity.… Continued

Storm in a Teacup

Storm in a Teacup curated by Wendy Garden explores the disjunctures that arose through the imposition of one culture upon another on the colonial frontier, tea drinking ceremonies in Asia within a western Orientalist paradigm, the ceramics industry and the environmental ramifications the appetite for porcelain tea sets created, gender stereotypes and the socialization of children, familial cohesiveness and social disconnect.… Continued