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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.

•  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.

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

ROCK BOTTOM - By Anne Lorraine

Opens 20 July, 2024 and runs until 14 September

Ink paintings of rocks and other heavy burdens.

Gary McPhedran in WAS Gallery


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


Rhapsody in Rust

Drypoint prints and linocuts by Amanda Thompson. "This recent work involved a renewed interest in...
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mono no aware

Janice Hunter has a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Majoring in Sculpture and Photography) and lives...
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Harold (Buzz) Hughan and Judy Lorraine Ceramics

Buzz Hughan began his adult life by serving in the First World War with his...
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Contact us

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

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