On top of the beautiful beaches, vineyards and amazing sceneries, the Mornington Peninsula also offers something for the creative souls and art enthusiasts. There are plenty of art galleries around the peninsula and each of them has a unique story to tell. If you’re looking for some art inspiration or simply want to marvel at one-of-a-kind art pieces, be sure to check out these art galleries and museums.
Frankston Arts Centre
Located in the suburb of Frankston Victoria, the Frankston Arts Centre is a popular art gallery and performing arts theatre offering a variety of live theatre performances such as dramatic operas, plays, circus, live music, exhibitions, workshops and more. It is also recognised as Australia’s largest metropolitan and regional arts venues, having 3 gallery spaces, an 800-seat theatre and a purpose-built digital media space.
The FAC is an inclusive venue that offers equal opportunities for all abilities and provides performances with disability access, Auslan interpretation, ticket subsidy scheme, educational pathways and specialised workshops.
Established in 1968, Manyung Gallery Group is known as Melbourne’s largest and longest running contemporary art space. They have five galleries across Australia including Mount Eliza, Sorrento, Malvern, Flinders and Mornington. Each gallery regularly showcases new artwork through their monthly exhibitions. These exhibitions are supported by artist talks, workshops, and other events that engage the wide community.
The gallery in Mornington serves as an art warehouse featuring over 700 art pieces including very large artworks and sculptures, while the Sorrento gallery features 250 original and quality Australian artworks by a diverse range of contemporary artists and sculptors.
Michael Leeworthy Gallery
Michael Leeworthy is a known gallery and commission artist. His works are spontaneous, inspired, and he has the ability to draw anything that is requested from him. His work encompasses an unusually wide range of styles and he continues to paint whatever his heart dictates.
He has exhibited in numerous art galleries across Australia and overseas including England, Spain France, Ireland, Singapore, Nigeria, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Belgium where some of his artwork now resides.
You can find Michael’s own gallery studio in Red Hill Victoria, where he teaches painting and drawing to aspiring artists.