Matthew Karak’s Golden Hour is a risograph publication and installation, drawn from a series of polaroid and digital photographs captured amidst dusk and nightfall over several months on the Mornington Peninsula.
The images move from recognisable Peninsula experiences: glistening sunset on the ocean, to more intimate details: a residual sun peering through cobwebbed rocky terrain; to saturated, and blurry explosions of colour and light.
The response of the lens to transformative optics during and post-sunset makes for abstracted and evocative images, rich with refracted light, shadow and movement. The imagery is infused with the construction and experience of time. Through printmaking, Matt reinterprets the images, resizing, cropping, stripping colour, amplifying abstraction and inserting ink, presented across multiple forms.
Recently making Mt. Eliza home, Matthew Karak is a café worker by day pursuing his creative work by night. Matt’s practice is formed around collaborations with artists and peers who share aesthetic sensibilities, love for experimentation and image-making, storytelling and friendship.
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!