Encounter art itinerary highlights

  • Heide Museum of Modern Art
  • Stonehouse Gallery
  • Warrandyte Historical Society
  • Federation Playspace
  • Manningham Art Gallery

Heide Museum of Modern Art is a great place to start your artistic encounter in Manningham and is one of Australia’s most important cultural institutions.

Inside Heide you are spoiled with travelling exhbitions and the gardens are dotted with sculptures and art as well as a working kitchen garden. 

Leaving suburbia behind you, your next stop is the Stonehouse Gallery in Warrandyte - on Yarra Street opposite Whipstick Gully Road.

One of the longest established art and craft co-operatives in Australia, Stonehouse was founded in 1972 by 8 like-minded potters wanting to promote ceramics. Today it continues with 18 diverse members and invited artists showcasing and selling beautiful ceramics, textiles, woodwork, glass, jewellery and furniture.

Next door to the Stonehouse Gallery is the Warrandyte Historical Society, home to some of the early white settlement memorabilia. Pop in on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Further along Yarra Street is the Federation Playspace and the ruins of some early buildings that were damaged in previous floods.

Finish your dive in to the artistic diversity of Manningham by heading west to Doncaster where you'll discover the eclectic program of contemporary art exhibitions at the Manningham Art Gallery.