Frankston City has a strong heritage, coupled with rich cultural events and first class theatres and galleries showcasing every genre of artisitic expression.
World-renowned McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery on the city's eastern edge is the home of fine art and sculpture.
In the past decade, has doubled in size to to 16 hectares, more than trebled the attendance to over 150,000 visitors annually, acquired international significant works and forged public/private partnerships to consolidate its role as the cultural hub and the focus for cultural tourism in the Frankston Mornington region.
McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery has been awarded the Creative Partnerships Australia 2013 SME Award for its work with Southern Way’s Peninsula Link Freeway and works with a range of other community and private sector organisations for major public art work commissions.
McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery is committed to working with the local and regional community, partnering with other arts + community organisations and supporting art practice in a sustainable way.
The Frankston Arts Centre (FAC) is one of the largest outer metropolitan arts venues in Australia incorporating an 800 seat theatre, 2 exhibition gallery spaces, a function centre, a 192 seat black box theatre and creative arts hub. There is no need to travel to Melbourne for first-class theatre performances, when it can be enjoyed right here in Frankston.
The Centre attracts approximately 250,000 visitors through its doors each year, with over 50 per cent of visitors attending from outside the Frankston municipality.
Renowned for its variety of theatre, visual arts and new media arts, from local, national and international artists, The FAC’s mission is to provide and inspire creative experiences that strive for a positive community participation and engagement.