Overview

Art & culture

Take an artistic quest to Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, where Australia's rich creative history is upheld by exciting modern artists.

Journey from cultural heritage to the cutting-edge future

Pay homage to the famous Heidelberg School, which took much of its inspiration from the Yarra Valley. See where artists including Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton and Frederick McCubbin lived and painted along the Heidelberg School Artists Trail and visit Montsalvat, Australia's oldest artists' colony.

Jump forward to the mid-twentieth century and see iconic Australian works by Albert Tucker, Brett Whiteley and many others in TarraWarra Museum of Art's sleek galleries.

Peek into the studios of working wood carvers, painters, digital artists, sculptors, jewellery designers and other artists, when they throw open their doors during the annual Open Studios program. Meet the artists, learn about their inspirations and take their works home with you.

Art everywhere

Lie back on sweeping winery lawns beneath summer stars and drink in the local drops to the sounds of the region's outdoor musical presentations. Soak up tunes from pop superstars, jazz maestros, and classical divas in the vein of regional legend Dame Nellie Melba. You're in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, where creativity is contagious.

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