Oak Hill Community Gallery
Address: 100 Mornington-Tyabb Rd, Mornington, Victoria 3931
Phone: 03 5973 4299
Oak Hill Community Arts Co-operative Ltd is a not-for-profit organization run by volunteers under the direction of a Board of Directors, and operates Oak Hill Community Gallery as a community access 'space-for-hire' showcase of affordable art. There are artists' studios (previously farm outbuildings) situated in the landscaped grounds.
They offer the public and art lovers alike the opportunity to appreciate a wide variety of styles from the traditional to contemporary, the conventional to the absurd. Oak Hill Community Gallery exhibits works by professional and up-and-coming artists with exhibitions held on a monthly basis. Their aim is to encourage and host new moves of art while continuing to embrace and respect the ancestry of art.
Built in 1892, Oak Hill Community Gallery is a beautiful Italianate-style Victorian villa. It is a significant building within the Mornington Peninsula region and is a local identity. The five exhibition spaces within the building are a series of warm contemporary rooms with high ceilings and polished floors. Original fireplaces have been retained, as has the verandah.
Oak Hill Community Gallery has ample parking with some overflow available at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery situated directly behind the grounds of Oak Hill. A charming tree-lined country path meanders through the expansive grounds, past the working artist studios from Oak Hill Community Gallery to the MPRG, and further to the Civic Reserve. A large civic rose garden is being established on the western boundary.
The Co-operative offers Oak Hill as a special event venue to the community.
The major aim of Oak Hill Community Gallery is to cultivate an environment that will inspire and enthuse artists from all walks of life, that will encourage public participation, and will encourage other galleries to offer the next career step to the talented artists showcased here.
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Oak Hill Community Gallery is located on Mornington-Tyabb Road, between Moorooduc Highway and Nepean Highway. A short distance east along Mornington-Tyabb Road from Nepean Highway and Dunns Rd roundabout, opposite the Dallas Brookes Recreation Reserve. The entrance is through the signed gateway between the Civic Reserve (and future Rose Garden) and the 'Leash-free' paddock. The Oak Hill Community Gallery is in front of the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.
New exhibition openings & celebrations are the 1st Saturday of each month. Artists Talks are scheduled for third Sunday at 3pm. Call the Gallery for current exhibition details, art competitions, membership and special events.
Tuesday to Sunday
Includes Public Holidays except Christmas Day
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JULY : ANNUAL MEMBERS EXHIBITION
Introducing the 'John Tallis Prize' donated by the Tallis Foundation (Beleura) Oak Hill in July is a special place. Log fires crackle, cheerful volunteers greet you, and the Gallery offers an exciting range of traditional and innovative sculptures, paintings, prints and photographs by members of Oak Hill Community Arts Co-operative Ltd. At Oak Hill art isn't just for the elite. Each July members have the opportunity to show their work in a dedicated space with good lighting, and Mornington Peninsula residents and visitors are welcomed by practitioners enthusiastic to talk about art. For example: Ria Wilson creates colourful fabric constructions, Ian Jensen-Schmidt exhibits evocative acrylics, and Cynthia Johnson's crayon sketch lithograph is great. Often visitors to the Annual Member's Exhibition are aspiring artists themselves but haven't been game to show their work in a solo show. Oak Hill is about encouragement and inspiration. Everybody is encouraged, and talking to others of similar mind may be an artist's next step towards an exhibition of their own. Visitors can be assured of some exciting art - large and small, two- and three-dimensional. Affordable!
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