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Ros McArthur Art Studio


Ros McArthur Art Studio is located in the large garden of "Woollahra" sheep farm in the Victoria Valley, an area known for its production of ultra-fine merino wool. The property is circled by the Grampians mountain ranges and National Park that are a never-ending source of beauty and inspiration.

The garden, a mixture of native and exotic plantings, supplies the material for still life paintings. Visitors are invited to wander and enjoy the garden. It has been designed to incorporate and blend with the natural surroundings and picturesque farming land.

Many travellers tour the Great Ocean Road and then head north to the majesty of the mountains, a round trip from Melbourne. The studio is conveniently located to the north of Dunkeld and to the south of Halls Gap. There are prominent road signs from both directions.

For Ros, painting is a passion and form of expression in which to escape and explore visually and mentally. Ros' aim is to create images that please and challenge the senses.

Oil paintings are available on canvas, stretched canvas and board, both framed and unframed. There is also a limited range of prints of popular works. Ros is happy to discuss commissions.




225 Mirranatwa Road
Mirranatwa, VIC, 3294

Located 1.4K from Mirranatwa

Manja Shelter - Hamilton


Manja (pronounced Manya) , has some of the best examples of hand stencils in Victoria. A total of 90 stencils have been recorded in these two shelters. We believe hand stencils were used to record a visit to a site, and to renew the ties a person had to a particular place.

At this site there are also animal tracks and many human stick figures. Manja is located in an impressive sandstone outcrop. Have a walk around and try to imagine what it would have been like to live here before Europeans arrived.




Goat Track,
PO Box 81
Glenisla, VIC, 3314

Located 19.9K from Mirranatwa

Billimina Rock Art Site - Wartook Valley


Billimina shelter is an impressive rock overhang where Jardwadjali camped from time to time and left many red paintings. Archaeologists who excavated this site in 1976 found stone tools and the remains of plant and animal foods. These materials demonstrated that groups camped here from late winter to early summer and caught kangaroos and small mammals such as bandicoots, possums and bettongs. They also collected emu eggs and freshwater mussels.

The most interesting aspect of the paintings at Billimina is the many bars arranged in horizontal rows. We believe these marks were used to count events in retelling stories or to record the number of days spent at a place.

While they are sometimes difficult to see, there are also emus, kangaroo and emu tracks, and 55 human stick figures painted here. Some of the human figures found in the middle panel are illustrated above, see if you can find them.




Goat Track,
PO Box 81
Glenisla, VIC, 3314

Located 19.9K from Mirranatwa

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