Lakes Coast Visitor Guide

LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE I PAGE 11 State Coal Mine, Wonthaggi Journey back in time and discover what life was like working in a coal mine in the 1900s. Two hours from Sale, the State Coal Mine is the only historic coal mine experience in the Southern Hemisphere, offering fun for the whole family. Follow the heritage walk or take a guided tour through the tunnels for an adventure underground. Entry to above ground facilities is free, fees for underground tours apply. To book a tour, visit parkstay.vic.gov.au/tours For more information visit parks.vic.gov.au or call 13 1963. PHILLIP ISLAND WONTHAGGI INVERLOCH LEONGATHA WILSONS PROMONTORY FOSTER TOORA Contemporary art gallery and gift shop exhibits from a range of artists Small event space andmeeting room also availlable The Centennial Centre 1 Bent St, Wonthaggi VIC 3995 | www.artspacewonthaggi.com.au p: 03 5672 5767 | e: artspacenquiries@gmail.com | C artspace wonthaggi | OPEN 7 DAYS 10am - 4pm Autumn at ArtSpace features: ‘Coast Line’ paintings by Jackie Moss 19 Feb – 1 April Official Opening Sunday 24 Feb 2-4pm Abstract Photographic Exhibition - Selected Photographers 2 April-6 May Official Opening Sunday 7 April 2-4pm Creative Gippsland - Climart Exhibition - Selection of Artworks in response to Climate change 7 May – 17 June Official Opening Sunday 12 May 2-4pm ArtSpace Artists’workshops and tutorials weekly at Archies Creek Hall Bookings: artspaceworkshops@gmail.com Showcasing Bass Coast art ArtSpace Wonthaggi is a light, bright space where local artists exhibit works that reflect the varied and dynamic nature of the Bass Coast art culture. The gallery’s diverse high quality artworks are a credit to its artists and a delight to viewers. Glass art, ceramics, contemporary and traditional paintings in oils, watercolour, acrylic and mixed media, digital and limited edition prints have been among recent exhibitions. Handmade textiles and artisan garments have been popular for art lovers simply as art pieces for display or as wearable one off designs. The unique accents include handmade bags, purses, stunning jewellery and accessories that all make perfect gifts. ArtSpace artists’ cards reflect and complement the quality of the artists’ works. The gallery space includes a meeting and function room as a unique and tasteful setting for meetings, small functions and events. ArtSpace artist-run workshops and tutorials are held at Archies Creek Hall weekly with drawing, painting, glass and textiles among the diverse mediums offered by expert artists who will guide and tutor you. Contact ArtSpace Wonthaggi for further details. From February 19 to April 1, Coast Line will feature paintings by Jackie Moss who is drawn towards interesting foliage, leaves, organic shapes and contrasts found in her surroundings. From April 2 to May 6, the Abstract Photographic Exhibition will feature selected photographers, with its official opening on Sunday, April 7. Then from May 7 to June 17, the Creative Gippsland - Climart Exhibition will return to the gallery with a selection of artworks in response to climate change. This exhibition will officially open on Sunday, May 12. ArtSpace is also host to Wonthaggi’s information centre with ample parking inclusive of campers and caravans. Be captivated by local artworks at ArtSpace Wonthaggi such as Banksia in Morning Light (above), by Jackie Moss, and Cutler’s Beac Cliffs , by Ursula Theinert (below).

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