Flinders Art Show

FLINDERS ART SHOW

1967-2017


FLINDERS ART SHOW 2017 

The annual Flinders Art Show, now celebrating 50 years, is a permanent fixture in the Peninsula’s cultural calendar. Over the past eight years we have distributed in excess of $220,000 to local charities and community groups on the Mornington Peninsula. All of the committee involved with the Flinders Art Show are volunteers and welcome your interest.

However, it could not be possible without the ongoing support of people like you. 

Funds are raised via individual donations, major sponsors, commission on the sale of paintings, entry fees and advertising which all go towards staging the annual Flinders Art Show. All profits raised are distributed to local charities and community groups on the Mornington Peninsula.

In 2017 we celebrate 50 years and we look forward to celebrating a fantastic milestone.

How can you help?

  1. By making a donation

Every donation helps us to reach our target and distribute much needed funding to local charities and community groups. Donations of $150 or more receive two complimentary tickets to the opening night. If you would like to become a donor please email info@flindersartshow.com.au

  1. By becoming a volunteer
    Each year we have a team of volunteers who assist the committee. We would welcome assistance with preparation of food for opening night and door sales over the weekend. If you would like to become a volunteer please email info@flindersartshow.com.au
  2. Attending the Art Show
    The 50th Art Show is being held on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.  Friday 9th, Saturday 10th, Sunday 11th and Monday 12th June 2017.

Everyone is welcome to the Opening Night on Friday 9th June – 7.00pm – Tickets are available at the door.

Join us to celebrate our 50th year, all welcome to attend, tickets $30.00 including local wine, beer & canapés.

The Art Show is then open all weekend from 10.00 am-4 pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10.00 am until 2.00 pm 

All Welcome. More details can be found on the website  flindersartshow.com.au

2017 AWARDS

BEST WORK – Kingston Park Award – $3,000
EQUINE ART – Flinders Hotel Award –$1,000
A TASTE OF WINE – Elgee Park Award – $750
BEST OIL OR ACRYLIC – Flinders General Store Award – $750
BEST WATERCOLOUR –The Kiefel Foundation Award – $750
BEST PASTEL – Kay & Burton Real Estate Award – $750
PENINSULA SEASCAPE – Balnarring Motors Pty Ltd Award – $300
PENINSULA LANDSCAPE – Vescape Hair & Beauty Salon Award – $300
BEST CONTEMPORARY WORK – Blackwood Family Lawyers’ Award  – $300
BEST FLORAL / FAUNA WORK – Robertson Family Award – $300
BEST PHOTOGRAPHY  – Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove Award – $300
BEST LIFE STUDY – Labb Family Award – $300
BEST STILL LIFE – Stonier Wines Award – $300
BEST SMALL WORK – Mornington Prime Cuts Award – $300
PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD – Hugh Gallery –$400
PRESIDENT’S PACKERS AWARD – $100

 

2016 RECIPIENTS

The Flinders Art Show distributed $30,000 to the following local peninsula based charities and community groups in 2016:

  • Boneo Fire Brigade
  • Flinders Cricket Club
  • Flinders District Historical Society
  • Flinders Fire Brigade
  • Flinders Preschool
  • Frankston Peninsula Carers
  • Main Ridge Fire Brigade
  • Presentation Family Centre Balnarring
  • Red Hill Fire Brigade
  • Shoreham Fire Brigade
  • Southern Peninsula Community Support & Information Centre
  • Southern Peninsula Food For All Rosebud
  • St John’s Anglican Church Children’s Group
  • Western Port Community Support

 

History of the Art Show

The Art Show was started as part of an effort to reinvigorate the ladies committee of St John’ s Church of England, Flinders, to raise funds for parish work.

From its small beginnings in 1967 the Flinders Art Show has continued to grow, dependent, as always, on the goodwill and the hard work of the local traders and community from which the Committee and volunteers are drawn.

 

Over the past seven years we have distributed in excess of $190,000 to local charities and community groups on the Mornington Peninsula

President: Christine Haydon

0412 294 625

hayhutch@bigpond.net.au

 

Secretary: Sabina Robertson

0401 590 926

sabinarobertson@gmail.com

 

FLINDERS ART SHOW HISTORY

The Art Show was started as part of an effort to reinvigorate the ladies committee of St John’ s Church of England, Flinders, to raise funds for parish work.

From its small beginnings in 1967 the Flinders Art Show has continued to grow, dependent, as always, on the goodwill and the hard work of the local traders and community from which the Committee and volunteers are drawn.

Profits from the show are distributed to local charities and groups in need on the Mornington Peninsula. In the past six years in excess of $160,000 has been distributed to these groups. All work done by our committee is entirely voluntary.

 

FLINDERS ART SHOW – MISSION

Our mission is two-fold:

  • To give opportunities to artists to market their works; and with the revenue generated,
  • To give financial assistance to sustain community needs on the Mornington Peninsula.

 

PRESIDENTS

Alison Pennicott 1967-1971

Phyllis Cole 1972-1991

Ian Docker 1992-1993

Judy Dowling 1994-1995

Betty Dewar 1996

Ed Burston 1997-2000

Patricia Mahoney 2001-2002

Sue Williams 2003

Geoff Dryden 2004-2006

Keith Hando 2007-2009

Brian Kewley 2010-2011

Janet Fitzpatrick 2012-2014

Christine Haydon 2015-