Front Beach, Back Beach turns Mornington Peninsula into a public outdoor art gallery
Some of the peninsula’s most iconic locations are taking part in a month-long public art project that showcases the stories and culture of the famous seaside escape.
The Mornington Peninsula might be one of Victoria's best known summer playgrounds, but the festivities are starting early this year.
Front Beach, Back Beach is a public art project showing on the Mornington Peninsula from November 4 to 27, turning the idyllic seaside locale into a huge art gallery. Think of Front Beach, Back Beach as a month-long art festival with works dotted across the region, tours, and events - including an exclusive lunch at RACV Cape Schanck Resort - locked-in as part of the celebration.
Presented by Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery and Deakin University’s Public Art Commission, Front Beach, Back Beach brings together 18 leading Australian artists and arts collectives to showcase the region’s landscape, community and culture.
Danny Lacy, the Director of Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery and one of the Artistic Directors for Front Beach, Back Beach, says the project can be thought of as a “road trip for art lovers.”
“You can come down to the peninsula, and you can spend a day or a weekend travelling around and you get to experience all the amazing landscapes.”