Information about Art Galleries and Art & Craft Shows in South Gippsland
There are an amazing array of artists studios, galleries and other art and craft exhibitions and markets spread right across South Gippsland.
Where To Find Art Galleries in South Gippsland
You’ll find quality galleries at Fish Creek, Foster, Meeniyan, Leongatha, Kongwak and Korumburra. See below for more details, or find what you want quickly by using our convenient Search Page.
Community Art Exhibitions & Shows
South Gippsland is a popular area for artists to reside and regular community displays are held annually at Inverloch, Mount Best, Meeniyan, Mirboo North, Venus Bay, Sandy Point and Welshpool at various times throughout the year.
The Mount Best Hall Art Show
Over the Easter Weekend each year and art show in held in the Mount Best Hall, displaying arts and crafts as well as paintings from many local and indigenous artists who live in the local South Gippsland area. The idea to ambitiously hold an art exhibition over an important public holiday, was first conceived by Meryl Agars along with several of the Mount Best Hall Committee members. From the very first show, it was a huge success. Further down this page you can see some old photographs from one of the first Mount Best Art shows, held in 2009.
The Meeniyan Art Gallery
The Meeniyan Art Gallery in Whitelaw Street, holds monthly exhibitions by contemporary Gippsland artists. There is a gallery shop, a terrific little café with an open fire, Public Access Gallery. This gallery also runs workshops, classes, education days and a provides the community with a handy art library too.
McClelland Gallery, Store, and Sculpture Park
This large outdoor Sculpture Park and Art Gallery can be found between Cranbourne and Frankston in Victoria, and holds regular art exhibitions, functions and events along with many high quality semi-permanent displays. You can see a plethora of beautiful photographs of the lake and the large art installations on the park’s grounds.
Celia Rosser Art Gallery & Café
This quality constructed and uniquely designed building has state of the art lighting, to highlight the most extensive range of native botanical art in Victoria. Combined onsite with The Banksia Café, an outdoor pizza oven, hand sawn carvings, mass native plantings and a display of rare jewellery pieces among many other things, this brand new gallery is one of the most popular attractions in the area, attracting many visitors from Melbourne, and around the world. The construction of the Art Gallery and office was designed and managed by Celia’s son Andrew, who is a vey talented builder and creative thinker.
Andrew hand-crafts the picture frames from locally grown Banksia wood, supplied from a friends farm. When the Gallery was being constructed, several trees needed to be felled that were close to the road, so Andrew commissioned an artist working with a chainsaw to cleverly carve them into shapes, and give them new life. These tree carving are now iconic in the local Fish Creek community. It is said that it was his vision that brought the gallery to life for his beloved mother. Over the warmer months, Andrew also hosts high quality and unique events in the gallery. Further down this page you will see some old photos of the Celia Rosser Gallery, taken just prior to its opening in 2008.
How To Find The Celia Rosser Art Gallery in Fish Creek – When travelling from Melbourne, drive along the South Eastern Freeway and follow the signs to the South Gippsland Highway. You will pass through the towns of Bena, Loch, Korumburra, Leongatha, Koonwarra and Meeniyan. Just past Meeniyan there is a turnoff to Wilsons Promontory and Fish Creek, keep following the signs and once you get through the Fish Creek township, take the first turn right, and then on your left hand side some 20 meters from the corner is the entrance to the gallery. You can’t miss it.
Inverloch Art Gallery & Show
This gallery displays some interesting and unique pieces of art and craft from very well known artists along with new local talent. The Inverloch Art Show runs over the Easter long weekend each year and is held at The Stadium at Inverloch Hub, corner A’Beckett and Reilly Streets. Find more details about Inverloch Show & Art Gallery here. Find up-to-the-minute information by using our convenient Search Page.
Marilyn Ardley Community Exhibition
Held at the Stockyard Gallery in Foster, August 2009, Marilyn encouraged members of the local Corner Inlet South Gippsland Community, to have their photo displayed along with special words or quotes from each person. See the Photo Gallery from this Community Exhibition Here.
Stockyard Gallery in Foster
Stockyard Gallery is located on the northern end of Main Street in Foster and is open 7 days a week all year round, with regular art and craft exhibitions and displays, from local and visiting artists. They also have a high quality range of handcrafted souvenirs and gifts and provide tourist information if you need it. The photographs further down this page, featuring a world renowned Mount Best Photographer was certainly no exception. Pictures are of various art work, sculptures, gallery exhibition guests, local Foster townsfolk, rustic metal work, handmade musical instruments and more … Enjoy!
Studio Gallery Exhibitions
There are an abundance of creative artists located in the South Gippsland region. I am told that the area itself provides a tremendous source of inspiration as well as being ideally situated to attract tourists within easy access of Melbourne. Studio Galleries are run directly by the artists themselves. Included on the list is the Stefani Hilltop Gallery and Celia Rosser Gallery, both at Fish Creek. Carol Linton at Toora, Angela Newberry Original Prints at Berrys Creek, Gooseneck Pottery at Kardella and Mayfield Gallery at Arawata to name a few.
Emily Koenders Art Gallery
Address – 230 Ruby-Fairbank Rd, Fairbank, Victoria.
How To Find The Emily Koenders Art Gallery – From Melbourne, take the South Gippsland Highway past Cranbourne and Tooradin. Veer left towards Korumburra and Leongatha. Continue approx. 8 kms. When you pass Korumburra turn left off the highway at Ruby where you’ll see a large brown Emily Koenders Art Gallery sign. Keep following the signs until you reach the gallery which is on an unmade road. It’s a pleasant drive. Visit the Emily Koenders Art Gallery at Fairbank and meet the Artist in person in her Studio/Gallery and talk to her about her passion for painting the Australian Wildlife. Emily’s Gallery is also located on the edge of the Strzelecki Ranges with a panorama of mountain top views to the north, the rugged beauty of the area is the inspiration for many of her works. View the Studio Gallery Exhibitions section on this page for examples of her magnificent work which showcases images of our native birds, inspired by the beautiful scenery in the Strezlecki ranges.
Other Art Galleries
The Gecko Studio Gallery at Fish Creek is open 7 days a week in summer. They have monthly exhibitions and provide a custom picture framing service, art materials and cards, decorated ceramic tiles and a variety of quality art and craft gifts.
In Leongatha you’ll find the Mushroom Art & Craft Space which is open every day except Sunday and features displays from local artists and craftspeople. The Leongatha Gallery is run by the Arts And Crafts Society and their gift shop has items of unique hand made jewellery, woodwork, silk, fine art and more.
The Kongwak Gallery on the Wonthaggi-Korrumburra Road, exhibits contemporary art and craft works in a wide range of media. You’ll find it open on Thursdays to Sundays and public holidays, but closed during July.
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For More Art Gallery Information
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Stockyard Gallery Foster Exhibition
Old Photos Of Celia Rosser Gallery Fish Creek 2008
Mount Best Hall Art & Craft Show 2009