Sharing her local area – and the plethora of artists within – is an act of joy for Violet. She is also an expert in the elements that ensure a more than memorable experience: a natural for hunting down the unusual and interesting, honed over 27 years in tourism; an affinity with the local area she is working in; a knack for developing relationships both with participants and the people they visit and a savvy business acumen that always ensures value for money.
After moving from Yarraville to St Kilda, Violet quickly became ensconced in her new community. In 2018, her love of art was re-ignited through working with a local Indigenous artist as his Business Manager in his St Kilda gallery in Acland Street. It was after this stint and getting involved with the St Kilda Arts Community Association (of which she is now the Vice President), that Violet decided she wanted to make a contribution in supporting local artists.
Violet has a bubbly and vivacious personality and her drive, enthusiasm and passion is palpable to everyone she meets. She is totally committed to whatever she decides to take on, is very community-conscious and possesses a genuine desire to help others.
Violet has a surfie teenage son and a dog, Cody, who both love their home in St Kilda and its constant humming and vibrant environment. Violet loves living across from the Botanical Gardens and rides her bike and walks everywhere in St Kilda’s easy to navigate bike paths.
Violet can’t wait to share this passion with you and is looking forward to the journey in promoting art and artists in St Kilda.