Our historic cellar door, with its rustic charm, high ceilings and whitewashed brick walls, operates as both a tasting room and an art gallery. We exhibit the works of both established and emerging Australian artists in all art forms. Exhibitions are located in the Main Gallery on the ground floor, as well as in the Winery Viewing Gallery and the intimate First Floor Gallery, with exhibitions rotating every four to six weeks. A selection of outdoor sculptures are also on display on the Sculpture Terrace by the restaurant, which overlooks the Yarra Ranges.
Each year, we also celebrate and host the Yarra Valley Arts / Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards, which runs from late October through to early December. This event has a long history of showcasing an outstanding cross section of contemporary Australian sculptural practice. During this period, an array of sculptures are beautifully curated across our grounds, both indoors and outdoors. All commissions from sales associated with Yering Station’s Arts Program are donated to LARCH: The Leukemia Auxiliary of the Royal Children’s Hospital. This years’ Sculpture Exhibition is regrettably cancelled due to COVID-19. We are, however, delighted to announce that the 20th anniversary of the sculpture exhibition at Yering Station has been rescheduled for the spring of 2021, exactly twenty years on from the launch of the first show in 2001.
As is entirely fitting for an annual event that has showcased new works by so many outstanding Australian sculptors since its inception, we are planning a truly memorable 20th anniversary celebration at Yering Station. We are also introducing some new opportunities for sculptors. At this stage we can reveal that the Sculpture Exhibition Event Launch, formerly hosted with generosity by long term sponsor Arnold Bloch Leibler, will for the first time be celebrated at YAVA Gallery & Arts Hub, Yarra Valley Arts’ exhibition space in Healesville.
We can also reveal that, alongside the 20th anniversary exhibition at Yering Station and the concurrent exhibition at Arnold Bloch Leibler, we will be launching an inaugural small-sculpture exhibition at YAVA to coincide with the broader event launch. More details about this can be found here.
Additionally, since the pandemic has transformed the most stubborn Luddites into tech savvy pioneers, we’ll be projecting all three exhibitions into the public domain with a full gamut of technological tools.