Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington, Victoria 3931
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
Civic Reserve, Dunns Road
Mornington VIC 3931 (Mel Ref 145 G4)
Phone: 03 5950 1580
Entry Adults $4 Concession $2
MPRG is open 10am-5pm Tues-Sun,
closed most Mondays and some public holidays. (Check website for details) Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day.
Public Transport: Buses departing from Frankston Train Station. Route 784 and 785.
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery posted in Visual Arts
STEEL: art design architecture is a major exhibition exploring innovative ways that steel is being used by artists, designers and architects in Australia in the 21st century.
The exhibitors represent a broad range of approaches to working with steel - from fine, hand-crafted jewellery to high-tech research facilities. The exhibition reveals many of the concerns that drive innovative uses of steel, engaging themes of identity, locality, materiality and sustainability. A material of such great potential, steel influences nearly all aspects of our lives, rendering the ingenuity, craftsmanship and skill of those working with it practically invisible.
Exhibitors include: the multiple award winning architectural firm BVN, contemporary art and design duo Korban Flaubert, leading Aboriginal artists Lorraine Connelly Northey and Gunybi Ganam barr, founding member of the acclaimed Gray street workshop, jeweller Sue Lorraine, as well as work by the late jeweller Mari Funaki.
STEEL: art design architecture is supported by Visions of Australia funding through Australian Government Department of Communications and Arts and the South Australia Government through Arts South Australia.
A JamFactory touring exhibition
Mari Funaki, Object 2009, heat coloured mild steel, Collection of Geoffrey Smith and Gary Singer, Melbourne,
Photo: Jeremy Dillon, courtesy of the National Gallery of Victoria and the Estate of Mari Funaki