Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG) is one of Australia's leading regional galleries, renowned for its exhibition program of Australian and international art. The Gallery embraces traditional and contemporary art in all its forms, ensuring there’s something for everyone. National touring exhibitions and MPRG-curated exhibitions offer a rich cultural experience for the local community as well as visitors to the region – many travelling the easy distance from Melbourne to enjoy the Mornington Peninsula’s beautiful coastal scenery and hinterland.
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.
Themes: Shaping cultural and creative life