Home' South Gippsland Sentinel-Times : December 30th 2015 Contents The South Gippsland Sentinel-Times Tourism Feature, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2015 - PAGE 17
Visit the gallery of award winning
Australian children’s book
author/illustrator Alison Lester
Open Thursday - Monday 10am-4pm
7 days a week during school holidays
or by appointment.
Shop online at www.alisonlester.com
1 Falls Road, FISH CREEK, 3959
P. 5683 2352
Prints Books Cards Gifts
Magical gallery for award-winning books
THERE are magical beaches
all around South Gippsland, but
‘The’ magic beach, featured in Ali-
son Lester’s award-winning book,
is near Walkerville.
The beach has small waves,
steady gradient and fantastic
views to Wilsons Promontory.
The beach was turned into ‘The
Magic Beach’ and a large print
from that book is the very first
impression and image you see in
her shop in Fish Creek.
Alison is often in store, when
she’s not at her studio nearby.
During the New Year school hol-
idays, Alison will be holding vari-
ous book-signing events (check
the website and Facebook page to
have your visit coincide at www.
A visit to the Alison Lester gal-
lery is an opportunity to be in-
spired, to revisit your childhood
or introduce a new generation to
her world famous books.
She has just published her
newest book ‘My Dog Bigsy’.
It is available from her Fish
Creek shop, along with original
prints, drawings, bookmarks,
wrapping paper and bunting.
The very popular card range
has also been expanded to in-
clude prints from ‘Are We There
‘One Small Island’ and
‘Running with the Horses’.
Fish Creek is South Gippsland’s art hub
EVER since some ‘Fishy’ artists
installed seats around the town,
Fish Creek has been known as
the art capital of Prom Country.
It has a high number of art and
craft outlets, open studios and
Below is just a selection of the
art galleries – all within the town
Fish Creek Hotel
The iconic Fish Creek Hotel
(1939) is a magnificently impos-
ing Art Deco building located in
the heart of Fish Creek.
Look for the giant fish sculp-
ture by Colin Suggett (from Ve -
nus Bay) mounted on the roof,
a favourite of locals and visitors
The hotel has thrown open its
doors to artists, hosting different
exhibitions at its ‘ArtSpaceOne’
and ‘ArtSpace Two – the Oberon
You can sit and enjoy dinner,
top quality drinks and friendly
hospitality while enjoying the art.
Exhibitions by Benjamine Bail-
lie and Anne Roussac-Hoyne will
be on display over summer.
Award winning author Alison
Lester opened her shop and gal-
lery in late 2014. Hundreds of
people have fallen in love again
with her books and illustrations,
and in turn introduced the next
generation of readers to South
Gippsland’s own award winning
The bookshop/concept store
has Alison’s prints for sale along
with original artworks.
Gecko Studio Gallery is the
artists’ gallery. On one side is
the gallery, an open space given
over to ever-changing exhibitions
by local artists, or those who
catch the eye of owners/framers/
artists Michael Lester and Kerry
The other side of Gecko has all
the papers, pencils, pens, paint
and more that any established or
budding artist would need.
The current exhibition at
Gecko Studio Gallery features
Inverloch’s Mary Sullivan and
Jan Learmonth -
Documenting serendipity’. This
sculpture (Jan Learmonth) and
drawing (Mary Sullivan) exhibi-
tion is open until January 16.
Celia Elizabeth Rosser is a
renowned Australian botanical
artist, best known for having
published The Banksias, a three-
volume series of monographs
containing watercolour paintings
of every Banksia species.
Some of those prints, along
with other artists’ work, are on
display (in beautiful Banksia
wood frames) at her own gallery,
just out on the road to Wilson
The ‘first lady’ of Fish Creek’s
art scene, Bianca Biesuz-Ste -
fani opens her studio gallery
‘Stefani Hilltop Gallery’ to the
She specialises in local land-
scapes/seascapes in various me-
9 Acres café
Artist Michael Chang can often
be found behind the coffee ma-
chine at 9 Acres Café.
The walls of the café/second-
hand book shop/provedore fea-
ture his artwork.
A draftsman/computer graph-
ics illustrator, his works promi-
nently feature architecture.
Ride the Wild Goat
Ride the Wild Goat is the stu-
dio, gallery and workshop for
the art work and furniture of An-
You will find furniture, objects,
sculptures and paintings.
Andrew is often onsite, trans-
forming some found piece of
metal or wood into a newfound
piece of art.
RIGHT: You can get your Ali-
son Lester books signed by the
award-winning author and illus-
trator when you visit the Alison
Lester gallery and shop in Fish
Creek these school holidays.
Discover. . .
Discover. . .
LOCATED on the doorstep of the world famous Wil-
sons Promontory National Park, Waratah Hills Vineyard
has become a must visit cellar door for locals and visi-
Waratah Hills was planted 20 years ago with the clas-
sic cool climate varieties of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Over the past four years, Waratah Hills wines have
featured prominently at the Gippsland Wine Show re-
ceiving gold medals for their signature Pinot Noir range.
This small family owned vineyard on the road to the
Prom is getting all the attention it deserves.
Owners’ Judy and Neil Travers with the help of their
Melbourne-based daughter Megan have created a cellar
door that has become known for its great hospitality and
first class produce as well as its award winning wines.
It’s not only the Waratah Hills wines that have people
talking - the cellar door food ranging from tapas platters,
cheese boards and daily specials has cemented Wara-
tah Hills’ reputation as one of South Gippsland’s best
Tastings, wine by the glass, wine sales and a shop
featuring produce as well as an exciting new range of
design and lifestyle products are all part of the Waratah
Hills cellar door experience.
The vineyard is set on 30 acres with the cellar door
positioned to make the most of the far-reaching views.
The outdoor picnic area is an ideal haven for visitors
who love to sit back on the signature Adirondack chairs
with a glass of wine to admire the view.
This summer the cellar door is hosting an art exhibi-
tion of works by artist Linda Gibbs with a collection of
large scale oil paintings that reflect the essence of Wil-
The cellar door is open daily to the end of January
between 11am and 4pm.
Judy, Neil and Megan Travers look forward to wel-
coming you when you visit Waratah Hills this summer.
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