Feathers and Earth is a three-year investigation into the geographic features and bird life of three diverse sites. The sites are connected by an abundance of significant birdlife and unique geographic terrain.
Concerned with degradation of our natural world, this project explores cycles of decay, destruction and rebirth (birds) while looking at what lasts beyond the annihilation of climate-change (earth).
Using photography and video to document the process, artists Penelope Bartlau and Jason Lehane are developing locative installations at/for/with various sites.
In 2022, artists have attended international residencies at Cill Rialaig Arts Centre in Ballinskelligs, Ireland, The Museum of Loss and Renewal, Collemacchia, Italy, and at La Macina di San Cresci, Chianti, Italy. In June 2023 the project continues at Château d’Orquevaux, in Orquevaux, France.
This project was inspired by Gulidjan Country, Colac Otway Shire, where the artists work and live. We recognise the Gulidjan peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land. We pay respect to, acknowledge and thank Gulidjan people for allowing this project to take place across their beautiful country.
This event is open daily from 10.30am - 4.30pm, it is free and is part of the Strata Exhibition at Point Nepean
Evenings in secret locations across the beautiful Mornington Peninsula curated by artists for artists.
CREATION : Praise Bee
Join renowned contemporary artist Deborah Kelly for an evening of unique ceremonial music and culinary pleasures at Beleura House and Garden.
A site-specific, immersive and multidisciplinary art installation, artist talk and drawing demonstration by award winning artist Marynes Avila
We celebrate the launch of the 2023 DRIFT Arts Festival featuring the voices, stories and songlines of the oldest living culture, our First Peoples.
Strata Exhibition - Point Nepean Visual Arts Precinct
"Strata Exhibition" reflects the complex multilayers of the Quarantine Station and how we fit into that picture.
Make a comic book with cartoonist Sabina Wills!
Pick up a pencil and start your own adventure. Sabina will help you unfurl your creativity in this session - no drawing or writing skills required.
The Last Lighthouse Keeper
THE LAST LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER is a unique production with music and puppetry that invites children to become storytellers and theatre makers.
Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers
DRIFT Arts Festival and Guts Touring are immensely proud to present the Mornington Peninsula debut show for Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers!