With an abundance of wineries, cafes and fresh produce farms in the West Gippsland region, the Open Studios tour map reads like a treasure hunt for the senses; a brilliant excuse for a country drive, to venture off the beaten track, switch off to the modern world, see some inspiring artwork, eat, drink and navigate the spectacular scenery.

Has there ever been a more blissful way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon? I’m honoured to be the Open Studios West Gippsland ambassador and encourage you to experience the Open Studios journey. With such a diversity of great local artists living the country dream in the region, you are bound to be inspired by all the creativity and beauty West Gippsland has to offer!

Rachael Lucas
ABC Open Gippsland