ART

ART

WASHES AWAY THE DUST OF EVERYDAY LIFE

PABLO PICASSO

Artist: Cheryl Banon

Studio Access

RARE

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An Artist's studio space is where all the magic happens. Some of the Artists on our tours have kindly opened up their often closely guarded spaces of privacy and solitude, so that you can see where the story begins.

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Studio at ILANEL

Studio at ILANEL

Studio at ILANEL

Discover a variety of mediums & styles

INDIGENOUS ART • SCULPTURE • REALISM • MODERN • TRADITIONAL • PAINTING • PHOTOGRAPHY

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St Kilda Art Tours - Teresa Baker

Artist: Maureen Williams • Medium: Hand-blown glass

Artist: Tamar Dolev • Medium: Photograph

Teresa Baker • Tjukurpa Kutjara 2012
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Vivien Anderson Gallery

Discover the HeART of Local Art on a Curated Art Walk
Guided Walks of Art

A Curated Art & Wine Tour that is

Eclectic, Diverse and Inspiring

Join us on a unique walking art tour and explore the heART of St Kilda over a glass or two of wine and cheese.

Meet the Artists and Experience the connection created with Artists and Gallery Owners, giving you personal insight into the people and the story behind the art.

To meet the artist behind a work is to meet its soul! Be inspired whilst listening to the artists speak of their journey and process whilst creating a deeper connection to the story of the art itself; taking the piece from a mere object to a living thing with story, history and energy.

Inspiring, Experiential and  Immersive!

We’ll discover 5 galleries tucked away in St Kilda and explore unique, quality art works in a variety of diverse art forms and mediums.

This is a unique and immersive experience and isn’t just about paintings!

You will discover fine indigenous and multi-cultural art, modern contemporary as well as abstract and unique bespoke lighting.

The Angry Penguins Movement

Learn about the famous artists of the 1940’s – 1960’s era such as Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd and Albert Tucker and his wife Joy Hester who were all famous painters from the St Kilda area and part of the Avant Garde period of their time who all made quite a name for themselves. They also teamed up with David and Sunday Rose from the Heide Gallery and became quite inseparable for a time.

Learn about the history and settlement of this area from 150 years ago and the historical Indigenous influence. It’s extensive!

Your senses will be delighted as you hear these stories and meet the artists whilst immersing yourself in the stories behind the art.

What is included?

Tickets normally are $65 pp but for July & August we can offer $49 pp or $90 for 2 people.

Visits to 5 galleries with curated exhibitions

Talks by the Artists or art curator at each venue

Glass of wine or bubbles & selection of cheeses (one venue only)

Exhibition notes

Experienced guide

Bookings essential but secure Square reader card payment available on the day with prior notification. Call Violet on 0412 705 700 for more information.

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Tour Details
Tour Details

Cost: $65 or two people for $110

Wine & Art Tour St Kilda East

Meet: Space2B Social Design, 144 Chapel St, Balaclava (opposite St Kilda Primary School) at 10:50 am.

From Space2B Social Design, a hub of multicultural art and design techniques, we’ll discover the stories behind the art and the artists of a diverse range of galleries and studios in East St Kilda.

St Kilda Central

Meet: Made in Earth, 146 Acland St, St Kilda near the last #96 Tram stop at 1:50 pm.

Starting at Made in Earth, a space curated for lovers of wearable art, we’ll discover the stories behind the art and the artists of 5 other galleries and studios, including an Artist’s hub with 20 different Artists. We finish at the iconic Dogs Bar (it’s interior an art piece in itself).

Tours include an experienced guide, narrator at each stop plus artists notes and a soft-drink at conclusion. Note: Drinks and food is available for purchase at the end of each tour.

Our tours are curated to take in the best of what is happening in the St Kilda art scene on any given day. As such, the Galleries, Studios and venues and we visit change accordingly.

Tailored Tours can be arranged for groups of 4 or more Mon-Fri. We can arrange a date and time to suit your schedule. Transport also available on request but will be extra (minimum 5 people).

Call Violet for a quote on 0412 705 700

Email us and let us know what you need. For three people or less, book a scheduled tour on Saturday. Go to Book a Tour or Email us for current scheduled tour dates.

Prefer to talk to a human instead? Call Violet.

Watch a Tour in Action
Watch a Tour in Action

Multi-Ticket Special

Two tickets for $110

Art is always more fun when you get to share it with a friend! Make a day of your artistic exploration and debrief with each other after your tour. St Kilda’s cafe and restaurant culture gives you an abundance of choices, but our expert guides are happy to make a recommendation as well.

The Art of Giving Back

St Kilda Art Tours uses

Your booking fee supports

Creativity Australia

Creativity Australia is a charity founded in 2008 by award-winning social entrepreneur and soprano Tania de Jong AM.

Tania de Jong’s TED talk ‘How Singing Together Changes The Brain’, has sparked global interest. Pilot With One Voice programs are now under development around Australia and the world.

Creativity Australia bridges the gap between people experiencing disadvantage and those more fortunate through the neuro-scientific benefits of community singing. They build supportive networks that help people connect to brighter futures.

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