Artists studios and Angry Penguins
Experience the flourishing art scene in galleries and cafes dotted throughout the Great Ocean Road region, from Torquay to Port Fairy. Visit large regional galleries at Warrnambool to see works by some of Australia's finest artists or pop into small private galleries and potteries to get a glimpse of local contemporary talent.
Port Fairy has a growing reputation for its arts and crafts. And with more than a dozen galleries and studios open to the public, it's easy to see why. Browse the gallery collections or visit the artists at work in their own studios. You'll find a wide range of arts including paintings, sculpture, glass, ceramics and jewellery, and the galleries are often housed in beautiful historic buildings.
Wander through galleries in Lorne and Apollo Bay and check out the wide variety of local art, including oil and watercolour, pottery and photography. Or head further along the coast to the renowned Warrnambool Art Gallery, which houses a diverse collection of works, from elegant European salon paintings to examples of avant-garde modernism from the Angry Penguins movement.