Art at

Lake House

The beauty of the region attracts many creative types - painters, glass-blowers, sculptors, actors, musicians... At Lake House we are proud to represent some of the best local artwork from the region.

Allan Wolf-Tasker (1945 – 2022)

Lake House’s co founder and resident artist spent a lifetime studying the Australian landscape. From aerial perspectives along the Great Ocean Road to a drought ridden Victorian countryside; he has always managed to find an optimistic view of Australia’s diverse terrain. He successfully delivered more than 70 exhibitions over his artistic career and published three books, Daylesford Landscapes, Waterways of Daylesford and The Far North.

His remaining works are showcased on site at Lake House and Dairy Flat Lodge, amongst the spaces he helped to create, build and decorate.
In the coming months, a retrospective of his work will be showcased in Melbourne and a selection of his last works will be made available for sale. Alongside this, a new collection of small works on paper, previously scheduled for exhibition in 2024, will be released alongside a last book.
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Artist's from the Region

Anthony Vanderzweep - Sculptor

“I have developed a preference for sculpting animals. Their natural grace and athleticism make them an easy subject for me. Rather than just producing a study of nature, I seek to accentuate in a sculpture an animal’s strength or charm, often choosing to elongate limbs or exaggerate the body volume, for the purpose of making a work of art, of beauty, that will be valued for life.”

Anthony Vanderzweep has a current library of work on display at the Lake House reception and Argyle Library. These beautifully sculptured pieces are available for viewing and purchasing.


Bridget Bodenham - Ceramicist

Artist, Bridget Bodenham, draws inspiration from her surroundings in and around Daylesford, Australia. Her functional and beautiful ceramics often incorporate textures, colors, and finishes that reflect local geography and architecture. Her latest series, for instance, decorates matte pottery with geometric sketches and gold foil, elements akin to the town’s earthiness and metallics.


Emma Jimson - Ceramicist

In the early years, Emma Jimson trained as an apprentice ceramics conservator before running her restoration business for 15 years. But her fingers grew restless. While she repaired the creations of other makers she yearned to manipulate the raw material herself.

Now, Emma works with clay to create everyday objects to feed both body and soul. She started Pom-me-granite in 2015 with the vision to design and create objects that last the test of time both in quality and style. Emma’s creations are simple, natural and original.

Bridget Farmer - Print Maker

Bridget Farmer is a printmaker living and working in Guilford. Her main subject is birds, which for her have symbolised a sense of place. After years of drawing from life she now gathers inspiration from her own photographs taken while on local bird walks. 

Her loose linear style captures the movement and character of her subject matter and their surroundings.

Alongside Australia’s favourite birds, such as the Fairy Wren and Magpie, Bridget also likes to champion the small, lesser-known birds like the Yellow Tufted Honeyeater or the Golden Whistler. She says that “by drawing them I learn to recognise them. My art is my way of remembering.”


Lawrence Winder - Bronze Sculptures

Lawrence trained in dance, art and education and has participated in over twenty shows at various galleries. His figurative sculptures displayed at Lake House are suitable for both the garden and inside spaces and vary from 1/6 to life size. The personality of the model has much to do with the manner in which these pieces quietly hold their space. All works are made in classic bronze – nine sculptures per edition only and are on display throughout the garden.

Glenn Mack - Glass Art

Glenn’s working life has included university lecturer, A.B.C. television scriptwriter and children’s author. Throughout all of these activities he has maintained his passion for the allure of kiln-formed glass. Recently he has worked full time exploring the possibilities of glass- forming; making major contributions to the studio glass industry. In addition to commissions for water-features, architectural glass walls, lighting and bowls, he has major stained glass works in Australian cathedrals and churches in every state of Australia.

Miriam Porter - Sculptures in Wood

Miriam is a sculptor working with wood to create furniture and a variety of individual projects for a range of public and private clients. For the past 15 years Miriam has drawn inspiration from some of our favorite local personalities- cockatoos, magpies and possums. Miriam’s work is scattered throughout the country gardens at Lake House. Her studio is a short stroll from the property and she welcomes visitors by appointment.

Don Wreford - Hot Glass

Don Wreford is one of Australia’s leading glass artists. Lake House displays a variety of his pieces in private rooms. He was most recently commissioned to produce a gift for the Danish community to present to Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary.