Information about Art Galleries And 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 sitemap page.
Community Art Shows
South Gippsland is a popular area for artists to reside and regular community displays are held annually at Mount Best, Meeniyan, Mirboo North, Venus Bay, Sandy Point and Welshpool at various times throughout the year.
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 cafe with an open fire, Public Access Gallery. This gallery also runs workshops, classes, education days and a handy art library too.
Celia Rosser Art Gallery
About The Gallery & Cafe – This newly 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 Cafe, an outdoor pizza oven, hand sawn carvings, mass native plantings and a display of rare jewelry pieces among many other things, this brand new gallery is bound to be one of the most popular attractions in the area.
How To Find The Art Gallery – When traveling 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, turn right and on your left hand side some 20 meters from the corner is the entrance to the gallery.
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.
Stockyard Gallery at Foster is open 7 days a week all year round with regular exhibitions 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.
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.
Check out the local Information centers or the useful resources below or to your left for more details.
Emily Koenders Art Gallery
Address – 230 Ruby-Fairbank Rd, Fairbank, Victoria.
How To Find The Art Gallery – From Melbourne, take the South Gippsland Highway past Cranbourne and Tooradin. Veer left towards Korumburra and Leongatha. Continue approx 8 klms.
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.
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 – Past Exhibitions:
Below you will find some delightful examples of Emily’s artistry. The full size versions must be simply stunning. I am very grateful for the permission from the artists to display these unique pictures here. For more information on Emily Koenders next major exhibition, and how to get there, see Art Gallery Details above.
Copyright 2007 Emily Koenders
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