Arts Trail in bloom

The Creek Gallery and Garden manager Sheree Fedke is excited to be featured on the Surf Coast Arts Trail. (Supplied)

The 1860 Freshwater Creek post office will deliver a memorable stop on the Surf Coast Arts Trail with an outdoor garden display and art gallery.

A new art gallery will occupy the renovated cottage with contemporary artworks by Gayle Seach and Andrew Strang and an outdoor garden display during the arts trail event on August 5 and 6.

Surf Coast Shire councillor Libby Stapleton said she encouraged people to plan their Arts Trail weekend with many venues available throughout Torquay, Aireys Inlet, Winchelsea and Anglesea.

“We’re also fortunate to have more than a dozen workshops and demonstrations,” she said.

“This year’s program is overflowing with local creative talent and diverse mediums from painting and ceramics to textiles, glassware and jewellery.

“It’s such a rare treat to see inside an artist’s process and studio, so I encourage locals and visitors to make the most of the opportunity.”

The Surf Coast Arts Trail will feature more than 200 artists across 58 venues, including The Creek Gallery and Garden at 665 Anglesea Road, Freshwater Creek.

Manager Sheree Fedke said she looked forward to participating in the Arts Trail’s “creative community”.

“Sometimes arts can be quite exclusive, so I love that the trail is an invitation to come in and talk to the artists, find out about the work and about the story,” she said.

“It’s an experience when you come here, with such a diverse range of work and skillsets, so it will be a nice opportunity for the community and creatives to come together.”

The Surf Coast Arts Trail is open Saturday, August 5, and Sunday, August 6, from 10am to 4pm with a full list of participating artists and locations available at