Please be advised: Due to artist’s ill health, Studio 33 will no longer be opening for the Trail.

After a decade living as a vagabond artist exploring, painting and photographing Australia’s sublime and extraordinarily diverse National Parks, Val Wilkinson decided to put down her creative roots in the Victorian Central Goldfields town of Dunolly.

After remodeling two outbuildings on her property into a painting and sculpture studio, Val set about turning her experiences on the road into extraordinary, dynamic works of art that evoke the shifting light and colour of the Australian landscape.

Primarily working in watercolour, ink and acrylic, Val’s images traverse the distance between light and dark, intimacy and expansiveness, humour and depth, drawing the eye into the painting through her use of broad brushstrokes and dynamic lines.

This year Val completed a series of new works for her exhibition, Glimpses of Australian Parks, held at Puzzleflat Art Gallery in February. Her studio display for the 2023 Tiny Towns Arts Trail will primarily feature the unsold works from this exhibition along with the many paintings that didn’t make it into the show.

This will be Val’s third year on the Tiny Towns Arts Trail and she never disappoints. Her fabulous studios and colourful sculpture garden are always a huge hit with visitors.

Please be advised: Due to artist’s ill health, Studio 33 will not be opening for the Trail.

While you’re in Dunolly stop in at Puzzleflat Art Gallery to see the Tiny Towns Arts Trail Art Prize and vote for your favourite work in the People’s Choice Award. Roll down the road to Ministry of Fun to see Anna Ashton’s amazing feltwork, alongside the brilliantly colourful and equally amazing work by fellow felt artist Tanja Gawin before strolling across the road to see the beautiful art yarns and gorgeous hand-knitted pieces in The Woolly Goose. Book a picnic box through Squirrel Gully Saffron to nibble on as you adventure around the Trail.