Artists in Residence
The Guesthouse has its own artists in residence program as it is situated in one of the most beautiful places in the Yarra Valley.
Deanne is a painter and actor and Toby is a story teller, writer and singer. They know what it takes to be practicing artists in this day and age. Its hard work. And governments are not helping by pulling funding from the arts either in education or in the sphere of artists trying to contribute to society. We are happier as a society when we are involved creatively as a participant or as an onlooker.
6 week minimum residency for solo artists
5 day minimum for Groups
Currently The Guesthouse is open to :
We will be providing studios for 2 Painters in the future and a space for a sculptor. So watch this space for when we make it available.
We provide beautiful ensuite rooms fully furnished with linen.
A space to work as a group or as an individual.
We do encourage you to be part of our meal roster. It is a great way to share recipes and what you love to cook, as well as coming together at the end of the day to share a story or two. We do sometimes provide yummy Yarra Valley wine.
There is a cost. We are currently looking into funding of grants and philanthropic donations.
PHILANTHROPISTS we welcome your phone call if you are interested in supporting our wonderful program.
We have had people from Taiwan, Italy, Spain, Scotland, France, Ireland, Sweden and Estonia as volunteers. Deanne and Toby have travelled extensively but now they have settled they are encouraging the world to come to them to experience the beauty of the Yarra Valley, the Great Mountain Ash forest, the wildlife of wombats, wallabies and birds, their beautiful Guesthouse and its extensive 100 yr old gardens.
Call Deanne on ph 5962 4109/ 0417829670