Artists of the Valley & Gorman's Art Gallery – Casterton

Group of Artists from Casterton, country Victoria, and further afield in Australia

Enjoying the Air and Art

Carol with her mobile art studio (aka pram) and Greta enjoying the day in comfort

Carol with her mobile art studio (aka pram) and Greta enjoying the day in comfort

A fine day at the end of October found members of our group at historic Warrock Homestead, not far from Casterton.  All were armed with their art materials of choice, ready for an en plein air adventure.

With  the homestead first established in 1843, before Casterton was born, and a completely self-sufficient settlement – including bakery, blacksmith’s forge, fire station, cottages, main house, huge shearing shed, numerous other buildings and old garden- there was plenty of subjects to catch the eye.

The birthplace of the Australian Kelpie, the property is steeped in history. There are many tales of ghosts, though the spectres proved coy that day and refused to come out and play. Refurbishment on buildings at the settlement is a mammoth and ongoing process.  Presently open only by appointment, the group was privileged to enjoy the opportunity and atmosphere, and we sincerely thank our hosts, Scott and Penny and volunteer Gary for a warm welcome.

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