Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
Situated in Civic Reserve parkland, the gallery specialises in Australian prints and drawings, including works by Russel Drysdale, John Brack, Jan Senbergs, Noel Counihan, Charles Blackman, Diana Mogensen, Susan Stamp, Elizabeth Gower, Lynne Boyd, Fred Williams, Arthur Boyd and Brett Whitely. Programs include lectures, workshops, special events and artists' floor-talks relating to exhibitions on display.
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG) is home to an outstanding collection of more than 1,600 predominantly Australian artworks acquired over four decades. The collection features works from the eighteenth century through to the present day. It contains some remarkable treasures, including a selection of old master prints and drawings, seminal modern works by Arthur Boyd, Russell Drysdale, Charles Blackman and other acclaimed Australian artists, and a growing body of contemporary works by established and emerging artists. A strength of the collection is its focus on the cultural heritage of the Mornington Peninsula, which has been a haven and source of inspiration for artists since the 1850s, including Fred Williams, Albert Tucker and Brett Whiteley. Many of Australia?s best-known artists have captured the region?s unique scenery and lifestyle and these works now form a valuable part of the collection. The collection is also renowned for its specialist holdings of contemporary Australian works on paper. Through the Gallery?s biennial acquisitive exhibition National Works on Paper, the collection continues to grow and is well placed to document the diversity and development of this medium. Works in the collection not on display, can be viewed by appointment.