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Coast: The Artists’ Retreat - Cape Schanck to Point Nepean

03 5950 1580

Until 18 Feb 2018

An MPRG exhibition

For over 200 years, the Mornington Peninsula has been a muse and haven for artists. Attracting a stellar roll call of some of the most recognisable names in Australian art, the wild and rugged coast has inspired works from artists such as Eugene von Guérard, Nicholas Chevalier, Louis Buvelot, Violet Teague, John Perceval and Albert Tucker.

This ambitious exhibition brings together masterpieces from these iconic artists as the basis of an extended conversation, considering our relationship to the coast, to the Australian landscape and our environment. Newly commissioned works from GW Bot, Megan Cope, Raafat Ishak, Euan McLeod and Kerrie Poliness tackle contemporary questions of our connection to landscape. These commissions, the result of a recently established artists in residence program at Police Point in Portsea, consider the beauty and magnitude of the coastline through painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography and video.

Content: Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

Price & booking


Type Entry cost
Includes Seniors, Students, Concession card holders, members of any Victorian public galleries.
Children under five free.

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