Gallery Open 11:30am to 4:30pm

Weekends, Australia Day, Labour Day, Good Friday and the Monday after Easter
Proudly supported by Parks Victoria

Thursday 31 October 2019

Herring Island Summer Arts Festival 2020 launches 18 January

Organising for the 2020 Festival is well in hand. There are three groups presenting three distinct exhibitions on the island plus there will be the usual open day on January 27 when the artists will combine forces to offer a demonstration day in the courtyard to show off the variety of skills and inspiration.

As you can see from the invitation each exhibition will be open on one Friday. This gives an opportunity for groups or individuals needing staff attendance to visit the island and the exhibitions. The island is wheelchair accessible only with assistance. Contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963.

If you wish to be informed of upcoming exhibitions we recommend subscribing to our invitation list.

Sunday 10 March 2019

A4 Art Australia


Download a printable invitation here

A National Exhibition of 451 distinctive A4 sized artworks, created by 152 contemporary artists from across Australia 

You are invited to join us at the opening: 
Saturday 23 March, 
12 noon - 2 pm
Exhibition on show:
23, 24, 30, 31 March, & 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, April 2019
Also open Easter Monday 22 April

Herring Island Gallery
as part of the
Herring Island Summer Arts Festival
Gallery hours: 11.30 am to 4.30 pm
How to get there? Go to

All Artworks exhibited will also be displayed on the CAS website at the end of the exhibition.

Catch the FREE Parks Victoria punt service from Como landing (Melway Ref 2MC2)

Supported by
Parks Victoria
For park info call
13 19 63 or visit

by the
City of Stonnington

Tuesday 5 February 2019

'Contemporary by Nature' & 'Vitreous' Exhibitions 2019 at the Herring Island Gallery

Your invitation to...
'Contemporary by Nature' &
'Vitreous' Exhibitions 2019
at the Herring Island Gallery
An initiative of the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Inc.

  • Vitreous: ceramic, glass & mosaic contemporary art pieces in an astounding range of styles and subjects - a delight to the eye and the imagination!
  • Contemporary by Nature: paintings, drawings and sculptures by Members of the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria...
We are thrilled to be able to invite you to our Vitreous and Contemporary by Nature exhibitions opening next Saturday 9 FEBRUARY at 12 noon at the Herring Island Gallery (South Yarra, Melbourne). See links below for info on how to get there. If you can't make it to the opening, don't worry, the exhibition will be on every weekend for 6 weeks until 17 March (Sunday).

It's wonderful to see what skill, originality and beauty have been conjured by our artists working in so many different mediums to create works in a stunning range of styles, sizes to suite every wall-space, and subjects to fire the imagination - all for sale!

Refreshments will be provided at the opening, and it'll be a nice opportunity to get together with friends and fellow art-lovers to meet some of the artists who will be present at this auspicious occasion.

Our Vitreous and Contemporary By Nature Exhibitions run for 6 whole weeks on the weekends of 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 February & 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 March. Gallery Hours 11:30am to 4:30pm, and access to Herring Island is by the FREE Parks Victoria Punt which leaves regularly during Gallery open-hours from the Como Landing, South Yarra (near the intersection of Alexandra Avenue & Williams Road and the Kanteen Café). See HERE for more information on how to get there, and also HERE on the CAS website.

The exhibition is proudly supported by The City of Stonnington and Parks Victoria.

more information:

Sunday 20 January 2019

Launch of the 2019 Summer Arts Festival

People fitting in amongst the sculpture at the launch of the 2019 Summer Arts Festival
Herring Island was looking good for the launch of the 2019 Summer Arts Festival. Parks Victoria have put in the work to upgrade the paths. Against this backdrop visitors were welcomed to the gallery by the exhibition "Meander" an offering of 49 sculptures from members of the Association of Sculptors of Victoria.

The Festival was launched and the first exhibition opened by Robert Lee, Coordinator of the Festival and President of the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria and Gillian Govan President of the Association of Sculptors of Victoria.

Sculptures in the Herring Island gallery

Sculptures in the Herring Island gallery
Images of the sculptures can be found on the ASV website:

Sculptors will be running demonstrations of sculpture techniques in the gallery courtyard throughout the "Meander" exhibition. On Monday 28th January there will be demonstrations not only from the sculptors but also artists from the other groups participating in the 2019 Festival. This exhibition runs until Sunday 3rd February.