1 Falls Road, Fish Creek
Our Gallery is where you'll discover all the magic Alison Lester has created during her career as a children's author and illustrator - and you might even get to meet Alison herself!
Opened in late 2014, you'll find the gallery and book shop in the heart of Fish Creek in South Gippsland - not far from where Alison was born. Fish Creek is nestled in the middle of the landscape that inspired classics such as My Farm, Magic Beach and The Quicksand Pony. Not too far away you'll also find Waratah Bay, home to Noni the Pony.
The gallery is a dedicated 'Alison Lester Wonderland', with over 70 different Limited Edition prints on display and available to buy, along with all of Alison's books. There is also a wide range of greeting cards and wrapping paper.
We have a great reading library for both children and the young at heart to enjoy, where you can come in, grab a book off the shelf, and relax on one of the lounges or grab a cushion on the floor to share some of Alison's wonderful stories. There is also a wide selection of Alison's books in foreign languages to enjoy as well.
We have examples of preliminary working drawings, sketches and displays of how Alison develops ideas and the process of turning those ideas into a picture book. and a great folio with lots of sketches from some of the earlier books such as Imagine, My Farm, Rosie Sips Spiders and Magic Beach.
The Gallery is a great addition to the town of Fish Creek, where there are already wonderful galleries, cafes, interesting shops and a great pub.
We're open every day during Victorian School Holidays from 10am until 3pm, and at least every weekend from 10am until 3pm.
Make sure to follow us on Facebook or check our website for updated hours. You can also ring the gallery on (03) 5683 2352 to chat with us, or listen to our current opening hours on the answering machine.
If you can't visit the Gallery, we can organise for signed books by Alison to be posted to you. Please give John a call at the shop during open hours on (03) 5683 2352 to arrange.
We can't wait to see you next time you visit Fish Creek!