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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.



Current Exhibitions

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.

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View current and past exhibitions, as well as artwork for sale.


Dream, Believe, Achieve – Sport and Beyond

Kathy Watt (OAM) is an elite cyclist, among many other achievements, she won gold for...

Domestik Fantastik

In Domestik Fantastik artist, Tim Craker, created furniture that misbehaved, champagne bottles that became tables...

Oasis in a City and Unhinged

Oasis in a City, paintings by Geoff Harrison and Unhinged, pastel drawings by Helen Anderson...

Contact us

For all enquiries please contact Anne Lorraine on 0428 513 905 or send an email >

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