Green Tank Gallery
Not far south of McLaren Vale, and a few minutes over Willunga Hill you’ll find the Green Tank Gallery. It’s situated on Woodcone Road just south of Mt Compass and four hundred metres west of the Victor Harbor road.
Taking its name from the large, defunct water tank that sits on top of the hill in the adjacent property, Green Tank Gallery and Studio are part of the home of John and his wife Lydia.
It's here that John paints, teaches and sells his work and is a member of the Fleurieu Art Trail, which is signified by the purple flag you’ll see at numerous locations within the area.
There is a constant display of high quality work, ranging from impressionistic to contemporary landscapes from the region or farther afield, such as Victoria, NSW or WA's Kimberley or Pilbara. You will even find paintings from England, France and Italy.
New works from the studio continually find their way into the gallery and visitors are encouraged into the studio to see what’s in progress or in storage. Here you come across en plein air paintings and studies that John uses for more detailed studio work. You might even ask to see some of his life drawings or paintings that look fabulous when framed.
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Yallingup Galleries, Yallingup
When you come down to the Green Tank Gallery, there is plenty to see and do on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Mt Compass is a delightful little town with a number of worthy attractions for the tourist that wants to savour country fare.
It is a great get away, less than an hour south of Adelaide for those wanting to take a little time out and relax. There are several B&B’s and cabin style accommodation within the area along with a very good caravan park a short distance south of the town. The community has its own Produce and Tourism Trail which has over twenty venues that are well worth a visit. Some of these are seasonal due to fresh produce but there are others with all year appeal.