The Lorraine Family welcomes you to visit
Warragul Art Studios and the WAS Gallery
Warragul Art Studios and the WAS Gallery is the culmination of the Lorraine family’s life long involvement in the arts. Having grown up in a family of artists, Anne Lorraine held a long time dream of creating an inspiring place to house and show their decades of creative work. Prior to acquiring the property, Anne was already familiar with 37 Latrobe Street as a fabulous and well kept example of Art Deco architecture, perfect for a gallery and art studios and worthy of renovation and preservation.
Located in the heart to Gippsland, the family now welcomes visitors to view exhibitions featuring oil and watercolour paintings, ceramics, jewellery and object design, photography and illustration.
• NOTE: WAS Gallery will be closed Friday afternoon, 1st December from 1pm, re-opening on Saturday, 2nd December, at 12 noon. Apologies for any inconvenience.
• Please check exhibition dates on the website, WAS Gallery closes between shows for dismantling and setting up.
• WAS Gallery will be closed Good Friday and the Christmas - New Year week.
• In 2024 WAS Gallery will also be closed all of January. We are in need of a break but will re-open in early February with our first show and a full program for the year.
Vale Judy Lorraine
16/5/28 - 26/8/23
Judy Lorraine - artistic spirit, accomplished potter, architect, mentor, teacher and member of the WAS Gallery family.
We are sad to announce that Judy died on Saturday, 26 August. She was 95 years old and spent her last days with family, Sue, Anne, Catherine and Gary. For 7 years she had been living at Fairview Village, Warragul, and the last few months in their residential care. We thank the staff and residents for their kindness, great care and friendship of Judy over that time.
We also thank our many friends who attended the special memorial event for Judy on 19 November, 2023. It was a true celebration and honoured her life and work with great inspiration and humour. Very fitting.
Opens 18 November, 2023, and runs until 23 December
HUGHAN & LORRAINE - Great Australian Potters
Ceramics by H.R.Hughan and Judy Lorraine, celebrating long and distinguished careers of these two artist who worked together and were ground breakers in their time.
The Lorraine family have put together their collection of Hughan ceramics which they have valued and used for over 50 years. Alongside this runs a collection of Lorraine's significant pieces from the 1960s to 90s.