Monday 21 May
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A conversation with artist Andrew Hazewinkel, couta boat building craftsman Tim Phillips and MPRG Senior Curator Danny Lacy
Monday 21 May, 5pm for drinks and nibbles, 5.30pm–6.30pm conversation
Cost M $15 G $18
Venue MPRG, bookings essential, numbers limited
On this date 126 years ago 14 young men of the Mornington Football Club and the thirteen-year-old son of the boat’s skipper boarded the ‘Process’, a wooden couta boat in Mordialloc, bound for Mornington. They had been invited to play a game of Australian Rules football by one of their biggest rivals. After a thrilling match that resulted in a draw, they set sail for home, Mornington. It is believed they were struck by a squall on what till then had been a relatively calm Saturday evening. The half- submerged upturned hull was discovered the next day on Pelican Reef near Davey’s Bay, Mt Eliza.
Experience this fateful journey from a sailing perspective in conversation with artist, curator and master seaman and wooden boat expert as they discuss the conditions at sea, the decision taken by the skipper to test a new set of regatta sails, chilling clues such as the scratches on the upturned hull and what became of the repaired ‘Process’ in the years after Australian sport’s most mournful day.
Andrew Hazewinkel What The Sea Never Told 2018, video still
Courtesy of the artist Original newspaper illustration 1892