Reflections by Laurie Collins

West Gippsland has a very supportive and vibrant arts community. The galleries are only part and open studio days, individual studios and the wide range of artists represented at  show just some of the talent that abounds in this area of the country

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Local Artists & Galleries and other Junk Sculptors

 Talent, talent and more talent.... and did I mention TALENT.  The art emerging from local Gippsland Artists is astounding.  Their works are varied and unique.  Some of these Artists and Galleries include:


Kerrie Warren

Kerrie Warren - Bushfire Series

Kerrie is a real dynamo and produces paintings, ceramic pieces and design items.She has work in exhibitions all around the world and Australia and she is a great force in the community as well as being a very positive dynamic artist.

"My aim as an Abstract Expressionist is to bypass self-censoring thought; this allows me to be influenced by layers deeper than the surface. I enter the studio without a preconceived idea and over time have learnt to trust in the process itself and be guided by instinct." Kerrie Warren

Miles Art Studio

Gary miles paintingGary Miles is one of Australia`s most respected new breed of artist. An extremely prolific artist, he has produces an astounding 1200 paintings over the past thirty years.If you drop in Gary will not only bend your ear in the most friendly manner but also offer you a tea, coffee or wine! He is represented in collections worldwide and he has been a mentor to much of our flourishing art community.

Old Telegraph Road West, Drouin West
0407 443 606

Jeff and Jeanette Hyde( Furbish and Knott)

an image of a lampshade made by furbish and knottThese are my neighbors and really lovely people.( cnr of Quarry rd and Main Jindivick Rd)

They have been in the design and interior decoration business for years and have access and knowledge of a range of wonderful fabrics. At present their focus is to create a range of Lampshades( yes Lampshades) with artistry and passion. Each piece is handmade to bring individuality to your lighting.( and if you want to talk polo cross then these guys are into that too!)Jeff has also developed big boulder forms out of horseshoes and jeanette has started making panels for decks and gates using the plasma cutter.. fantastic stuff.

Jeff and Jeanette ( website) also on Facebook

Jeff   Mobile: 0402 705 792      Jeanette     Mobile: 0427 416 727

Jeffand Jeanette Hyde


Furbish and knott

Sue Acheson

Sue acheson work 1143 Old Telegraph Rd west Rokeby


Sue acheson 2 Sue makes sculptural ceramics and tableware at her studio She has l lovely wood fired kiln and is a potter and does wonderful pots! Sue is a very positive force in the art scene of the area.


 Val Connelly

Val connelly pastel

515 Old Sale Rd Drouin West


Val has won several awards for her bold and vibrant pastels shaping her vision of Nature. Inspiration has been drawn from the local landscape, the coast line and her travels in Africa


Jessie McLennan

jessie Mclennan

64 Platts Rd Buln Buln

Jessie is a figurative sculptor and creates wonderful figures in clay. We have a few of her pieces and she not only is talented but also one of the positive dynamic women of the area, involved in all sorts of things such as the Baw Baw arts alliance and the Warragul art market. 


Angela Betheras

angela Betheras photo

Nickleby at Darnum

308 Darnum/Shady Creek Rd Darnum


Not only an Alpaca farmer and country woman of the year but also a felter, weaver and photographer......and her place has a cafe too!


Judy Mackintosh

Judy mackintosh  painting

1526 Neerim East Rd Neerim


Judy does pet portraits ,and she has a gallery/studio covered with landscapes,portraits and such like. 

Judy Mackintosh

Helen Timbury

Helen Timbury and print37 Albert Rd Drouin

Helen is another vibrant positive force in the area. She mainly does great linocuts based around natural forms but also does gouche, etchings, cards, fabric things and graphic design.


Janine Riches

Janine Riches painting11 Pepperell Drive Drouin


Janine is  a very dynamic artist developing a very impressive collection of work and a big reputation. She is currently working in oils in a multi layer style producing semi abstract works which reference  childhood. She is using squares a lot at present as one of the forms in her work


Travis Hendrick

Trav hendrick art

Trav makes fantastic individual cartoon creations inspired by nature. Not only does he produce meticulous pencil scenes but he has a range of very desirable product from mouse mats to Calendars.

Trav hendrick art

Lucy Chapman

Lucy Chapman painting
10 Hakea Crt Drouin


Lucy gains her inspiration for her paintings from classical music( her hubby is a musician of note) and her travels to Western Australia.She works in Oils and Acrylics and produces strong colourful work


 Graham Duell

Graham Duell photo

180 Rokeby Jindivick Rd

Graham just lives around the corner on the Rokeby Jindivick Rd. He makes fantastic clay sculptures and has been part of the artistic development of Nangara Reserve.He is building his own sculpture garden and like anything he does it will be fantastic.

 Janine Good

Janine Good pintingPO Box 126 Drouin 3818

Phone (03)5625 3107

Janine is a local artist building an Australia wide reputation.A Finalist in the Waterhouse prize her paintings are based in nature but abstract also. A lovely person and a great creative imagination

Janine Goods Website

Arlene Bonser

arlene Bonser painting

Tanjadale Art Studio

2024 Willow Grove Rd Willow Grove

56354272, 0427402117

Arlene produces wonderful work across a range of mediums inspired by her wonderful garden. I have bought a few of Arlenes works and she is another wonderful local talent.


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Town and Country Gallery

Town and Country Gallery

Jo and John are the nicest people who have ever run a gallery. They have a fantastic range of work to suit almost every pocket and their Gallery is just a delight!  Experience this award-winning gallery showcasing paintings, hand-blown glass, ceramics, sculpture, Australian hardwood furniture and handmade jewellery.

111 Princes Highway, Yarragon

The Serigraph Gallery

The Serigraph Gallery

The Serigraph Gallery was established in 1996. Located in picturesque Neerim South, it is a local centre point for the visual arts.Chris and Keith are both practicing artists and Chris's paintings shine with gold and Keiths woodcraft using Australian timbers is exquisite. They also have great coffee there. Well worth a look.

157-161 Main Neerim Rd, Neerim South VIC 3831
03 5628 1519

Baw Baw arts Alliance Art Hub( and Gallery)

Baw Baw arts alliance

The Hub is a meeting place for artists, a space for clases and a gallery as well.

 The station Gallery( yarragon Railway station) Yarragon 3823.

Phone:  0447 569 806

Baw Baw Arts Alliance

Other Junk Sculptors

Russ Brebners KangarooRuss Brebner 

I have run into Russ at Derinya Art show and his work is always interesting and he is definitely doing lots of interesting things

ph 0419432454

Rusty Sculptures recycled metal art

Lawrence Marshalls BootscooterLawrence Marshall

Lawrence had some lovely work in the Jindi Sculpture show and also at Derinya and Redhill

lawrence Marshall sculptor

Darren GilbertDarren Gilbert

Darren makes wonderful sculptures using a variety of material but some great use of rusty sheet metal and pop rivets

Darren Gilbert&39;s website

David DoyleDavid Doyle

David has been winning lots of shows and prizes with his quirky oxycut sculptures

David Doyle sculpture

Mark Olsen ( of Poowong)

Mark Olsen Metal creations

0419 899 605  Find on Facebook

Grant and Michelle Johnson

Grantelle cr8ve Scrap metal creations      Grantelle Cr8ve Scrap metal creations

po box 10 Nyora 3987    0431671721

Olde World Blacksmith

Olde Worlde Blacksmith and weird sculptures       Craig Norrish  0409517930

View more on Gippsland Galleries at: then click Victorias Regions and then art and galleries.