Arts & Culture

Artist In Residence Program

The Falls Creek Artist-In-Residence program povides an opportunity for artists, designers, academics and creative individuals or groups to take time away from their usual obligations and draw from the unique features of Victoria's pristine alpine environment.

Kelly Gardiner

Kelly is a writer, editor and educator. Her latest book is 1917: Australia’s Great War, set on the Western Front and in Melbourne during the First World War.

While in Residence at Falls Creek, Kelly is working on a new book ‘The Adventures of the Bushranger Captain Lighting And That Other Girl’, a series of short stories paying tribute to the nineteenth century traditions of the amateur detective serial.

The stories will be set on the Goldfields and in the High Country of the colony of Victoria in the late 1850’s.

You can follow Kelly’s blog here

David Rosendale

David is a sought after commercial and exhibiting photographer based in Melbourne who since 2015 has been working on a project focusing on beautifully graphic and minimal compositions found in the snow covered landscape of Falls Creek, titled "The Fall".  Whilst in Falls Creek, David will document seasonal change and capture the graphic and harmonious relationship of both natural and man made elements in the alpine landscape.

You can follow David's residency via his online blog here, also via Instagram @david_rosendale

Rebecca Jones

Melbourne-based, Rebecca Jones has been a full-time practicing artist since 2005. Her work reflects on the Australian landscape, light and colour.

Rebecca has studied in Australia and New York, and has held numerous residencies around Victoria. Rebecca also exhibits regularly and often conducts workshops about the use of new media in drawing practice.

You can follow Rebecca's residency via Instagram @rebeccajonesart


Dore is an abstract painter and jewellery maker who draws influence and inspiration from the natural and manmade environment. Whilst in residence Dore will be working on a series of paintings that focus on low light, long shadows, the dryness of the land and the intensity of the colours. 

You can follow Dore's residency via Instagram @dorestockhausen 


Mary creates artwork with a focus  on art/science technology and whilst in Resort, worked on an ongoing series of prints, artist books, installations, video and audio works called Re-imaging Nature. Mary's project is based on the observation and experience of vegetation in extreme environments and the work of ecologists that are researching them. 


Vic is exploring the histories and stories of the Bogong Moth and its relevance to the Falls Creek region.  Whilst in residence Vic developed landscape video projections and explored further project possibilities in digital storytelling.  Vic's work is titled Specimen and is an ongoing project in partnership with the National Museum of Australia.

You can follow Vic's residency via his online blog here.  


Hiroyasu is a contemporary artist also known as TWOONE. Hiroyasu gained his interest in art and foundation of his creativity through the skateboarding and graffiti culture. Hiroyasu works with a wide range of materials and forms including painting, sculpture, installation and sound. Whilst in residence, Hiroyasu created a large scale public mural on Falls Creek's iconic 'brown settling tank' titled "Big Fella". 

More information can be found by downloading the Artist-In-Residence Expression of Interest form here.

The Making of Big Fella

Falls Creek Collection

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May 10, 2021

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Pictures are available from the gallery opening of exhibition “Fresh Off the Mountain” showing the work of local artists who in February attended a 2 week residency at Falls Creek as part of the Falls Creek Artist Residency Programme. Over 40 attended including Cr Natalie O’Connell who opened the evening, Mayor Joe Rettino and Crystal…

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Falls Creek Museum

A Rich and Diverse History

Falls Creek was built on passion. It is from love that this little village nestled among the snow gums has grown. For some this love has been fleeting for others enduring. Falls Creek Museum was established by those who share this passion for Falls Creek. Through displays and audio visual presentations we aim to celebrate and share the rich history of Falls Creek and convey a sense of our vibrant community to all who visit.


Visit and  immerse yourself in the  the diverse history of Falls Creek from its origins in the 1940's to today.  Displays for the 2017 season will include 'A Celebration of 21 years of The CFA in Falls Creek', 'The history of safety with Ski Patrol" and our brand new 'Olympic Wall of Fame". Check out the new display on the 1980's Summit Masters Competitions.

Digital Heritage Guide

In 2017 Falls Creek announces the launch of the Falls Creek Arts and Heritage Trail on the Falls User Guide. We are proudly celebrating 70 years of village life at Falls Creek this year. The Arts and Heritage Walk is your digital guide to exploring Falls Creek. There are 6 stepping stones along the trail where you can look around and take in the stories of the village landscape. The guides for the trail are the students of our very own Falls Creek Primary School.

Cultural Events

There are a number of exciting arts and cultural events happening at Falls Creek in both winter and summer, including live music, artist camps, photography workshops, film festivals and fireworks displays.

Check out Falls Creek's events homepage for more information.