The 34th Annual Rotary Club of Sorrento Art Show

Sunday January 7 – Saturday, January 13, 2018

34th Annual Rotary Club of Sorrento Art Show


Each year, in January, we stage our Annual Rotary Club Sorrento Art Show at the Sorrento Community Centre, Morce Street, David Macfarlan Reserve, Sorrento. This year, 2018, we celebrate over three significant decades of our highly respected art show. This event is an integral part in the vibrant fabric of the buoyant arts culture on the Mornington Peninsula, giving artists, new, emerging and established,  a great opportunity to showcase their works.

Oils, watercolours, acrylics and ink contribute to a dynamic exhibition, giving enjoyment to those who traditionally attend and those coming for the first time, adding to the rich cultural life that one can experience in this community. There are diverse, wide ranging and unique works by leading artists, many of whom have won awards some of whom call the peninsula home.

Considered to be the most prestigious art event on the southern peninsula, the first was held in 1984 in the small local hall in Queens Road, Sorrento, raising a magnificent $350.00. In a just a few years the exhibition developed outgrowing the space. Subsequently the show was relocated to the Sorrento Community Centre, where it remains today. In the past years over 800 entries are received each year for viewing and for sale from local and interstate artists.

In 2016 the Club gave over $95,000 to the community. Money raised is given to local community projects and was distributed to benefit the community. This is one of many fundraising projects organised by our Rotary Club of Sorrento Members.(see Projects)

Each year a distinguished artist is asked to judge the entries. This year we are honoured to have Lyn Mellady as the judge. The Feature Artists for this year are  Jayne Henderson, Ron Farnill, Gabrielle Young & Billy Nye.

Corporate and business sponsors are of immeasurable  value to our club – RT Edgar, 3MBS, 98.7RPP Searoad Ferries & Coastcom – We thank them for their ongoing support.

Sorrento Art Show


Sorrento Community Centre, David Macfarlan Reserve

Sorrento Art Show Official Opening

Champagne Opening Night – Saturday 6th of January – 5pm at Sorrento Community Centre.
Entry $20 (Kids U/12 FREE). Tickets available at “Flight Centre” in Sorrento or at the door.

Show Time

Sunday 7th to Saturday 13th January 10am to 4pm daily.
Entry $5.


Lyn Mellady

Feature Artists

  • Jayne Henderson
  • Gabrielle Young
  • Ron Farnill
  • Billy Nye

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