The inaugural DRIFT Arts Festival ran from 21 April - 1 May 2022 and featured 87 shows across 41 venues attracting approximately 20,000 audience members.
Performing Arts Fund x Drop In Session
Join representatives of Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Community Activation team to learn more about the recently announced Performing Arts Fund.
LOVE GLOVE & SUPPORTS LIVE @ SOUNDBAR
Friday Night is the night for ROCK & ROLL, Headlining: LOVE GLOVE Supported by Desert Kingdom a great Stoner Rock Band.
Elusive Creative's Live Sound Workshop
We'll guide you through PA system setup, system tuning, basic microphone techniques & pulling a mix for a solo acoustic performance.
Weave and Yarn - Our Songlines workshop
Weaving is an ancient Aboriginal women’s technique that dates back thousands of years.
Cultural Artefacts & Practices
Gain deeper insight into many tools and weapons used by First Nations people over the millennia.
SUNDOWN @ the Soundshell x MP Music Network Presents LOUDR
Peninsula sensations Mutual Colour, Sunday Lemonade, Aimee Francis and DJ Ham blow up the stage at the Rosebud Soundshell
SUNDOWN@ The Soundshell x Moonah Arts Collective Presents: Running Hot & Fossil Beach
Moonah Arts Collective has dipped into it's contacts app to bring you the hottest, coolest, best and brightest musical artists for free!
SUNDOWN@ The SoundShell x Moonah Arts Collective - Velvet Bloom & Breanne Peters
On the evening of Sunday 24th of April we have the super smooth, and sultry neo soul of Velvet Bloom, along with the amazingly clever Breanne Peters.
The Wonders of Westernport
An informative and visual journey into Western Port's remarkable life and why the United Nations chose our region to be a Biosphere Reserve.
Join us on Earth Day 2022 Antipodes Bookshop and Gallery invite you to browse the bookshop by candlelight
Words After Dark - with Christian White
Antipodes Bookshop & Gallery invites you to An Evening with Christian White Tickets are $10pp includes a glass of your choice and nibbles.
MPRG - Neil Williams: How to Stretch a Canvas
NEIL WILLIAMS WORKSHOP: HOW TO STRETCH A CANVAS - $45 includes all materials and your take-home stretched canvas. Bookings are essential.
MPRG - Neil Williams: In Conversation
Girt by Sea is an exhibition of new seascape paintings by Mornington Peninsula based artist Neil Williams .
MPRG - Josh Searle Screen Printing Workshop
JOSHUA SEARLE: SCREEN PRINTING WORKSHOP - $65, includes tote bag and all materials for printing. Bookings essential and no experience necessary!
Street Art "LIVE" By TD illustrations
Street Art "LIVE" Is a demonstration of street art performed by TD illustrations using external acrylic paints and aerosol cans.
A collection of Vintage original motor racing Photos and posters from 1950-1990.
O_C_E_A_N Nickel Surfboard
A mirror like nickel surfboard designed for tow in surfing by one of the most influential designers of a generation.
A collection of ocean books experienced inside a pop up library. Curated by Janenne Willis in partnership with Mornington Peninsula Libraries.
Stephen Pleban - Thinking of a Place
Join us for a fantastic painting exhibition by Stephen Pleban.
DRIFT Opening - SUNDOWN @The Soundshell - FREE
DRIFT opening, Sundown @The Soundshell. Mama Kin Spender with Choir, Tulliah and Welcome to Country. 6pm - 8pm
SUNDOWN @The SoundShell
For Rock & Roll lovers. BYO picnic, Dress for the outdoors. FREE event at the Rosebud Soundshell.
INSECTARIUM exhibitionbrings together the work of three contemporary artists: Kyoko Imazu, Heather Shimmen and John Wolseley
Important Cemetery stories come to life! - Children's book workshop
A workshop for children to participate in creating a children's book! Suitable for children 4-16.
Unmarked Graves Named
This is a special one-off event where participants will help an award-winning artist Nina Sanadze to create a temporary art installation.
Catwalk of Colour by Catherine Lawlor
A collection of 7 paintings displayed in various boutiques across Mornington providing a natural harmony between Art and Fashion.
Sally Bourne: Cabaret at Flinders Bowls Club
If you love cabaret and musical theatre you will love Sally Bourne. Enjoy a night of wonderful songs, great stories and anecdotes.
MPRG Nights. Discover Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery by night
Create a pinhole 'cameraless' photographic tool to produce a solargraph!
In this workshop you will be introduced to the principles of early photography. Exploring the fundamental elements of photography!
Guided Tour around Monmar (Point Nepean)
Gidja's art work depicts landscape and topography and it’s associated habitats and vegetation. Meander amongst the Moonah and learn!
Paper Cutz - Collage Workshop
Come and discover the artform known as “collage” in this fun workshop run by expert teacher Kelly Sullivan.
Science inspired drawing with Marynes Avila
Observe details of Mornington Peninsula flora under the microscope and ignite your imagination through drawing and science!
Make and create a sketchbook
Make and create a sketchbook. Find out about new and interesting mediums and innovative ideas to fill the pages with your ideas.
Mark Making - Drawing workshop
Participants will be encouraged to respond to the environment with a sense of ‘feeling’ the landscape.
Produce publication quality photos with your iPhone
Photos form part of our ability to remember and with a few small tips it is very easy to dramatically improve photographic output.
Visions of Boats - Creating Clay Boats
Create your own clay boat with an expert!
A Sense of Place - Creating Artist Books
Using windfall material to make prints for handmade artist books.
Intuitive Stitching with Nobenti Oho
Get in the zone with this calm and soothing intuitive stitching workshop. Spend the morning following your flow and stitching meditatively.
Into the Wilderness
Drift Festival presents “Into the Wilderness,” a multi-arts event consisting of music, circus, craft markets, light activations and more.
Our Mornington cemetery is a fascinating resource that allows us to delve into the past and record the stories of people both famous and unknown.
O_C_E_A_N Closing Ceremony
Ocean based ceremony and story in alignment with the moon on closing night of O_C_E_A_N and Drift.
The Old Post Office Museum open day
Join the members of the Mornington and District Historical Society in exploring the history of Mornington, Mount Eliza, Mount Martha and Moorooduc.
Join Collection Manager Gill Gordon for an in-depth tour of the history of Mount Martha House including some of its museum displays
Guided tour of State Significant Fossil Beach Mornington
This State Significant Fossil Beach precinct's importance includes Victoria's first cement works as well as other scientific and cultural interest.
MPRG - A Night at the Gallery by Torchlight
"A Night at the Gallery by Torchlight" - This is a free event, suitable for ages 8+ and we ask that an adult stays too...
MPRG - Josh Searle
Josh Searle's works will be on display at MPRG (external banners and blades).
MPRG - New Wave
New Wave 22 is open to all VCE Art and Studio Arts students from Government, Catholic and Independent schools within the Mornington Peninsula Shire
MPRG - Collection+ Louise Rippert / Steve Carr
Collection+ series brings together new and existing work by Louise Rippert alongside dynamic contemporary artist Steve Carr.
MPRG - Neil Williams: Girt by sea
Girt by Sea is an exhibition of new seascape paintings by Mornington Peninsula based artist Neil Williams .
MPRG - Kate Wallace: A Place once travelled
MPRG - Mornington Exhibition Kate Wallace: "A place once travelled" A place once travelled looks at ideas of isolation and solitude in the landscape
O_C_E_A_N invites you to feel the momentousness of the ocean through a collection of progressive, contemporary art, story and spiritual practice.
MPRG Nights - Blue Tuesdays
MPRG Nights. Discover Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery by night with Blue Tuesdays
O_C_E_A_N - MPRG
The Cloud Reader, Brett Whiteley x Thinking About Things, Abdul Abdullah (NSW) Two paintings by renowned Australian artists
The exhibition will feature a wide variety of works from a diverse range of artists spanning five years ofresidencies.
O_C_E_A_N - Groundswell
A six-metre platform sits atop a sea of some 40,000 illuminated steel spheres. 'Visually and sonically exquisite.' THE GUARDIAN
O_C_E_A_N - In the Channel
Ocean inspired video art curated by Janenne Willis and presented under the stars.
O_C_E_A_N - Surfing Painting
In The Mornington Peninsula’s O_C_E_A_N__Festival Henry is inviting you to join him to make paintings while surfing.
PLAYGROUND is a 4-day youth arts event, featuring workshops & performances that engage young artists to present new works in dance, theatre and music.
STORY PEOPLE - A bit of a stretch - performed reading
Stories gathered will be edited and presented by an intergenerational cast, made up of Dreamhouse theatre company members and friends.
O_C_E_A_N - Uprise
Experience a room engulfed in digital waves, enacting a precursory warning to negligent behaviours causing climate change.
O_C_E_A_N - The Lookout
A site-responsive sculptural work set atop a grassy knoll overlooking Westernport Bay.
O_C_E_A_N - Coming Home
COMING HOME is an embodied exploration of solitude, through time spent in deep union with self, creativity and the ocean.
O_C_E_A_N - Saved
A photographic installation x walk produced by three locals during the lockdowns in 2020.
O_C_E_A_N - Floating Gallery
A floating gallery atop Westernport Bay in Point Leo featuring works by established and emerging hyper local artists.
O_C_E_A_N - A Single Chorused Note
A site-responsive autotuned opera including choreography, song, cars, and harmonic whirly instruments.
Falling into Place - "Waterlines"
A poetic text based work inspired by waterfront conversations.
Falling into Place - "Tidelines"
Fluid but striking, Leyla’s linework guides the viewer's eye throughout the piece.
Falling into Place - "Depressurisation"
Depressurisation (Deep Sea Dances Act II) Through repetition, a half-submerged choreography builds and decomposes at the Hastings Jetty.
Falling into Place - “Yidaki meditation”
Yidaki Meditation healing session
Falling Into Place - "Darker”
Darker exposes the sometimes murky undercurrent to living on the Peninsula.
Falling Into Place - “I Hear You”
A call for deep listening to the sounds of Western Port Bay.
Falling into Place - ‘Jina Jari (Caring for Country)'
Nartarsha’s facilitated workshop is designed to bring understanding, acceptance, connection to self, Indigenous culture, country and each other.
Falling into Place - Bunurong Land Council Welcome to Country
Bunurong Land Council Welcome to Country & smoking ceremony
Falling Into Place - Luigi Vescio site-responsive dance workshop
Luigi will facilitate a site-responsive dance workshop on the morning of the event for dancers, performers, dance students and dance teachers.
Vase Making & Wine Tasting at Kerri Greens
Stoker Studio and Kerri Greens have joined creative forces to create an unforgettable cellar door experience; Vase Making & Wine tasting.
Mt Eliza Sculpture Trail
Enjoy a Sculpture Trail around the shopping precinct of Mt Eliza, to see works, created in multiple mediums, by Victorian professional artists.
The Design & Drink Market
The Design & Drink is a celebration of the best creative talent on the Ninch. From ceramics to textiles, prints to craft drinks.
Falling into Place - Live Art at and about Hastings
Delving into Site, Place and Country, this art event will reflect upon and foster 'where we are at'.
Historic attraction - Cape Schanck Lighthouse Tower Climb tours
Tower climb tour of the historic 1859 21 metre high Cape Schanck Lighthouse with The Lady of History tour guides.
262 - Our stories so far
262 - Our stories so far will bring the Police Point Park alive with music and projections.
Police Point Artist in Residence - Workshop Series
Connect with the artists who have been a part of the Police Point Artist in Residence program through an interactive workshop.
Peninsula Culture Collective - LIFT
LIFT is a two day multi arts and cultural event for people of all ages immerse yourself in this arts and cultural precinct, picnics welcome.
STORY PEOPLE - A bit of a stretch Story Sharing - morning tea
'A bit of a Stretch' is a story sharing morning tea. A selection of the stories gathered will be edited and presented by an intergenerational cast.
Five Centuries of Choral Music
A programme of choral music from 17th century English madrigals, via a romantic cantata by Mendelsshon, to 21st century Australian compositions.
Western Port Craft Expo
Enjoy stalls, workshops, demonstrations and handmade craft from the best of our Craft Artisans in the Western Port Area.
Barefoot Therapists, MP Music Network & The Pig & Whistle presents "The Rock School & Choir"
A collaboration with musicians, therapists and support workers to learn a song with a professional band resulting in a live performance.
Southern Peninsula Choir - Open Rehearsal
Directed by the famous Antony Ransome, this 4 part choir will be rehearsing 5 centuries of classical songs.
DELSINKI - City to Country Album Tour Supported by Holly Hebe
Delsinki's new album 'City/Country' is out. Supported by Stacey Gray, Rob Hornbuckle, James Macaulay, Hilton Osborn & Justin Fermino and Holly Hebe.
Be inspired by our Bight! Paint, print, photograph, sew or sculpt aspects of Hastings waterfront and foreshore.
Watercolor Art Exhibition by Michael Leeworthy
Enjoy this exhibition of Watercolour and Acrylic paintings, receive artist advice and free demonstrations.