Public Art Commission Announces New Project Front Beach, Back Beach

View over Mornington Peninsula

An ambitious collaboration between PAC and Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.


Front Beach, Back Beach (FBBB) is an ambitious public art project that will take place in November 2022, bringing together the diverse communities, cultures and landscapes of the Mornington Peninsula. Eighteen leading Australian artists have been commissioned to make new work in response to the extraordinary sites, histories and communities of this spectacular region south of Melbourne. Co-conceived by Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery and Deakin University’s Public Art Commission, FBBB will be a unique road trip for art lovers and local communities taking place across fifteen sites from Coolart Wetlands to Point Nepean.

FBBB has identified fifteen locations/contexts across 723 square kilometres that create a unique set of conditions for artistic response. The scattered-site event will feature the work of eighteen local and national artists/collectives responding to hidden and overlooked histories of national significance that channel our collective past and future. With a strong focus on creating new opportunities for community engagement, artists will work with targeted community groups and demographics in multiple ways, including research, co-production, participation and performance.

The fifteen site-specific events will unfold across the Peninsula in November 2022 and will be documented for an exhibition at the MPRG over summer.

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