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WASHES AWAY THE DUST OF EVERYDAY LIFE

PABLO PICASSO

Artist: Cheryl Banon

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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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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
Wine & Art Tour St Kilda

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, offering rare insights and 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.

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What's included?

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. Credit card payment available on the day with prior notification. Call Violet on 0412 705 700 for more information.

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Precinct 2: St Kilda Central

Wine & Art Tour St Kilda East

Meet: At Newmarket Hotel, 34 Inkerman St, St Kilda at 1.20pm

Catch the #67 tram from the CBD down St Kilda Rd and get off at Inkerman St,  Cross St Kilda Rd and walk 30 metres down Inkerman to the Newmarket Hotel on the right.

Arrive early at this funky, popular St Kilda bar and restaurant and either enjoy a light lunch or glass of wine before we head off.

A short walk takes us to the famous Jackman Gallery and beyond, where we’ll discover the stories behind the art and the artists in a diverse range of galleries and studios in East St Kilda.

People love meeting Ilan from Ilanel Lighting and hearing about how his team creates individual bespoke lighting pieces which are in themselves, a piece of art.  All hand-made, Ilan’s stunning unique designer lights  are shipped all over the world.

We’ll then head to Vivien Anderson Gallery, a veteran Indigenous art curator of 30 years featuring quality Aboriginal art from the Central Desert and Arnhem land areas of the Northern Territory.

Next we visit another special gallery – Brightspace with owner Kylie Greer who has been featuring artists from all over Melbourne and Australia for 20 plus years.

Around the corner is Victor and his brother Pedro from Venezuela who are the curators of  exhibitions at 4Dverse Gallery.  With regular local, national and international exhibitions, 4Dverse never ceases to amaze visitors.

Be sure to visit them for the Hola Melbourne Festival happening from 13-29 September featuring many events of Latin American Culture and Ideas.

Last but not least we finish at Space2B Social Design which is a multi-cultural hub for both Australian artists as well as newly arrived immigrants and refugee creators and makers.  With a retail shop as well as a gallery, there’s something for everyone here.

Catch the #78 tram from Space2B or walk up to Carlisle St and catch the #16 or 3a back to the CBD. Alternatively, walk around the corner to Carlisle St and catch the Sandringham line train from Balaclava Station back to the city.

St Kilda Central

Meet: At Newmarket Hotel, 34 Inkerman St, St Kilda at 1.20pm

Catch the #67 from CBD down St Kilda Rd to Inkerman St and walk up 30 metres to the Newmarket Hotel in the bar area.

Arrive early at this funky, popular St Kilda bar and restaurant and either enjoy a light lunch or glass of wine before we head off. (Not included).

A short walk takes us to the famous Jackman Gallery and beyond, where we’ll discover the stories behind the art and the artists in a diverse range of galleries and studios in East St Kilda.

Next stop is The Storehouse which boasts a variety of modern, contemporary artists as well as unique, bespoke furnishings to adorn your home. Handmade jewellery, lighting and quality clothing also awaits you.

Next stop is the warehouse type studios of 106 Arts where you will discover all kinds of art tucked away in quirky, personal artists studioes. 20 of them in fact! Not everyone will be around, but what you see will delight!

New to our tour is the fabulous LAURENT Gallery, a New York style Warehouse which maintains an industrial feel with a newly renovated Black & White ultra-contemporary design, perfectly complementing Laurent’s work.

Toot Gallery is next – an eclectic little space that supports many artists from all over Melbourne.

Art Yarramunua is our last stop where, if we’re lucky we’ll meet Stan Yarramunua – a prolific Aboriginal artist, auto-biographical author, actor and acclaimed performer.

We’ll discover the stories behind the art and gain insights whilst immersing ourselves in the artists stories. 

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.

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Multi-Ticket Special

August Special: $49 or 2 fopr $90.00 including wine and cheese

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.

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