Enjoy the serenity and tranquillity of fully self-contained accommodation in this reproduction Federation homestead, situated on 10 private acres overlooking the historic Hopkins River. Located at the end of the Great Ocean Road, the homestead is within minutes of Warrnambool, the beaches and whale viewing, and 30 minutes from the 12 Apostles coastal park. With its four bedrooms (2 queen size), two toilets and bathrooms, lounge (with open fire), dining room, family room (with wood burner) and large fully equipped country kitchen, Hopkins River Homestead is a perfect family retreat, offering superior accommodation for up to 10 guests.
The Robert Ulmann Studio features work by the noted wildlife artist and his daughter Justine, a botanical artist.
On open farmland overlooking the famous whale nursery, the studio is situated four kilometres directly east of the Hopkins River Bridge at Warrnambool. Please close the gate behind you. Open most days or by appointment.
A fine selection of original watercolours, ink, linocuts, acrylics and oils are available, as well as prints, cards and whale charts. Most works are matted but unframed, and easily packed for safe travel.
Robert Ulmann studied sculpture and painting in Zurich before emigrating to Canada where he initiated handicraft programs for Inuit in isolated settlements across the central Arctic, later working in a similar capacity with Pitjanjatjara people west of Uluru. He made extensive field trips here and overseas, exhibited widely and was the subject of the ABC documentary "A Brush with Nature."
In 2001 his work was included in Olsen's book "Feather and Brush: Three centuries of Australian Bird Art" (the book was dedicated to Robert) and more recently in "Inspiration Wild" produced in conjunction with fundraising for the Wildlife Art Museum of Australia. The invitation to the 2014 launch featured Rob's painting of an echidna....