Fish Creek is a small town in the Prom Country on the road to Wilsons Promontory. While it only has about 800 residents it is known as the artistic hub of Gippsland as it boasts an unusually large number of galleries and arts and craft outlets, mainly catering for tourists who pass through Fish Creek on their way to Wilson’s Prom.
One of the most famous residents of Fish Creek is Alison Lester, beloved children’s author and former Australian Children’s Laureate.
At Fish Creek you can visit the Alison Lester Gallery, where you can find all of her books (and even get them signed), limited edition prints, cards and stationery, and toys.
You can also get a glimpse of Alison’s working process with preliminary working drawings, sketches and displays.
You can’t miss it as the verandah is a throng of excited kids waiting their turn to ride Noni the Pony!
Lady AB loves the cosy reading nook, where you can even read Alison Lester books in foreign languages (though not to buy) by the sunny window or cosy up on a couch.
Unfortunately we don’t have enough time to explore the rest of Fish Creek as we were enroute to lunch at Waratah Hills. However readers recommend visiting Fish Creek Hotel, Flying Cow cafe, Berry’s Creek cheese and the Celia Rosser gallery.
The Alison Lester Gallery can also organise signed books to be posted to you if you cant make it down, just call John at the shop and he can arrange that for you.
Alison Lester Gallery, 1 Falls Rd, Fish Creek (03) 56832352
Thursday – Monday 10-4pm
Everyday in the Victorian School Holidays, or by appointment.