Burnt Store Art Space
About our space
The Burnt Store Art Space is a collective of local Gippsland artisans, showcasing their art through a variety of mediums to guests and visitors at Lardner Park. The exhibiting visual artists were brought together by renowned local artist Kerrie Warren, with the concept being ‘the landscape and our place within it’. Kerrie approached local artists who she felt naturally explored this subject through their own diverse styles of work. The theme resonates with the location as the Burnt Store Art Space is situated amongst the rolling hills of West Gippsland – at Lardner Park.
The story behind the name
The name “Burnt Store Art Space” evolved via an historical journey to explore the origin of the Burnt Store Road address, of which Lardner Park is located. It was found that a Henri Rintel operated a general store to serve the needs of early settlers, which sadly burnt down in 1879. After rebuilding his store, it was again destroyed in the bushfires in 1882. In 1890 after clearing and development, the name Burnt Store Road was born.
Lardner Park is one of the largest conference and event venues in Gippsland, boasting 6,000sqm of flexible undercover settings on 300 acres with world class, stunning panoramic views. This unique destination caters for small gatherings through to large conferences, meetings, gala events, trade shows, weddings, exhibitions, festivals, events, agribusiness and drone flying activities.
Lardner Park is home to major events such as Farm World, Beyond the Valley, Anything Goes, State Youth Games and the Victorian 4WD Show. You can follow Lardner Park on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube, or sign up to their e-newsletters on www.lardnerpark.com.au
Collaboratively, the artists look forward to coming together in the Burnt Store Art Space to showcase their work, resulting in a meaningful and emotive experience for both local communities and visitors to the region.
Lardner Park is proud to provide this space and support the artists who have generously pledged 20% commission from the sale of art to be donated to the West Gippsland Hospital and the Neerim District Soldiers Memorial Hospital.
155 Burnt Store Road
Lardner, Victoria 3821
Open by appointment only
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Pictured above: Artworks by Graeme Myrteza and Lynne Bickoff and Gippsland artists attending the opening event.