Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG) is the largest public gallery in the South East region of Melbourne. MPR strives to make art accessible to everyone in the community.
Founded by leading art critic and historian Alan McCulloch, the Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre, as it was known, acquired its first artwork in 1970 and presented its first exhibitions in 1971. The seasonal exhibition program combines a mix of self-generated curatorial projects, local artist focus projects, collection-based and touring exhibitions. They develop a range of ambitious curatorial projects commissioning artists to make new work drawing on contemporary issues and the distinctive natural environment of the Mornington Peninsula. The biennial National Works on Paper prize is one of the most prestigious awards and exhibitions in the country.
MPR strives to inspire a curiosity about art from very young creatives to the most mature and astute art lovers. MPR delivers a range of education and public programs for all ages, starting with the Young at Art program (0-5 year olds), through to primary and secondary school students, adults and the Art & Imagination program (for aged care residents). As well as Artist talks, creative workshops and exhibition tours both in person and online.
Entry to the Gallery is free.
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
Civic Reserve, Dunns Road Mornington VIC 3931
03 5950 1580
Tues to Sun
11am - 4pm
Closed Mondays and some Public Holidays