Merricks House brings art from nearby and from across the country to the Mornington Peninsula for regular exhibitions. It is an intimate space for artists and visitors.
Merricks House was built in 1926 by John Joyner and his sons as a home for John’s daughter Tilly and her new husband Alf Weston. This fine old home had become run-down, but major renovations in 2013 turned it into an award-winning heritage site.
Today it provides an open, light space for exhibitions of prominent Australian artists and sculptors. The Art Gallery is open 7 days a week between 8:30am to 5:00pm and there is no charge for entry.
‘Out on a Limb’ is a body of work that revisits a pre-lockdown trip to the Murray River on the New South Wales / Victorian border. A continuation of Croft’s recent work, this series of expressive oil paintings examine an aesthetic link between the organic human form & gnarled, ancient red gums of the southern New South Wales region...
What has happened in this world, and particularly in this part of the world, has made obvious to me the unnaturalness of being alone. The association of association of like minded people is intrinsic to our mental and spiritual health. Love, compassion and empathy are best fostered in and with the company of friends and family. To this end I make an offering of this exhibition to remind us to come together and relish our connection with others.
The work of 54 acclaimed contemporary artists comes together in this exciting exhibition to increase awareness of the campaign to stop AGL’s proposed gas import terminal from being approved at Crib Point and to raise urgently needed funds.
The WINSOME Collection curated by Camilla d’Antoine, is a treasury of rare and other-worldly 19th Century hand-coloured photographic glass slides, restored and transformed into large scale artworks.