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 Lyndel Wischer - Manager  Kinross House

Lyndel Wischer
Manager - Kinross Arts & Spirituality Centre
(MA Arts & Cultural Management
University of Melbourne)

Kinross Arts and Spirituality Centre
603 Toorak Road, Toorak

Our new Web site is: http://kinrossarts.org.au

Open: 8.30am – 3.30pm Monday to Friday; Weekends by appointment.
Tel: 03 9829 0340 or 0404 078 105
Located in the grounds of Toorak Uniting Church
Our Purpose:
To provide outreach programs using diverse art forms that foster spiritual understanding for the enrichment, education and enjoyment of Toorak Uniting Church and the wider community.


Sun, 15 Nov
Tue, 15 Dec

Corner of our Eden – Solo exhibition by Tea Ercoles

 Sunset in the Rose Garden by Tea Ercoles
Artist Statement
The works on show are paintings and a large outdoor mosaic inspired by my garden.

My late husband and I loved our garden and we lovingly nurtured it together and took pride in watching it grow into what it is today. It is full of roses, lavender, lisianthus, agapanthus, cherry blossoms, Irises, magnolias and fruit trees.

All year round it continues to influence my work with its array of colour and beautiful fragrances.

The paintings are developed by firstly letting the colour flow and take its own characteristic, then using different mediums to push or pull color and form to the foreground, middle ground and background. Some of the works also feature a three dimensional textural effect created by thick impastos.

I feel they have a beautiful softness about them with a semi abstract composition. All that is missing is the fragrance!

At the opening of my exhibition on Sunday the 15th of November between 2 pm and 4 pm, I will be raffling off one of the paintings in memory of my late husband, Richard Braim, with all proceeds going to Peter Mac cancer research. This will be a great opportunity for someone to purchase a special painting which will benefit a very important cause.

This exhibition is mounted as a fundraiser for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

Kinross Gallery is open from 8.30 am until 3.30 pm Monday to Friday. Weekend viewing is by appointment only.
For any other information please contact Kinross Gallery on 98290340

Thu, 3 Dec
10:30am - 12noon

Friends Celebration Morning Tea

With refreshments provided by UAT and entertainment by Colin MacLeod playing Scottish Fiddle.
End of Year Raffle: Raffle Prizes include original art work by visual artist Barbara Bateman and jewellery donated by Filitsa Giannopoulos.


 Manse Gallery Café The Manse Gallery Café is situated with in the beautiful indoor/outdoor Kinross House environs at the rear of
Toorak Uniting Church, 603 Toorak Road, Toorak.

Come in for delicious food, state of the art coffee and warm hospitality.

Proprietor:  Raz Psonis
Café Hours:  Monday – Friday8:30am – 3:30pm
Telephone:  (03) 9829 0341
Bookings appreciated for large numbers.
Email:   meetatmanse@gmail.com EFTPOS & WiFi

Raz Psonis has been our Café Proprietor for two years now! With the support of her family, she has done a wonderful job making the Manse Gallery Café welcoming to all visitors, customers, community groups and Church members. The Manse Gallery Café offers good Italian coffee, T2 teas, cakes and light lunches every day. In addition to this Raz stocks a gourmet range of biscuits, fruit pastes such as fig and walnut, yoghurt and delicious macarons. The kitchen is always buzzing with food preparation and great aromas.

The Café seats 30 people inside and 14 in the lovely outdoor courtyard. With a beautiful east facing bay window the Café catches morning sun and stays warm all day. The outdoor courtyard has sunny seating options and market umbrellas plus a view to flowering shrubs and bulbs.
This truly is a great place to meet with friends and family in a stunning heritage venue.

The Manse Gallery Café takes bookings for all styles of events and catering requirements. Coffee Mornings; Lunch Gatherings; Birthdays; Business Lunches; Committee Meetings; Weddings; Wakes; Community Groups are all welcome.
Please call Raz on 03 9829 0341 or email meetatmanse@gmail.com for bookings, catering quotes and enquiries.


Marilyn Williams painter Studio 1
Amanda Dowd www.amandadowd.com.au gold & silver smith/jeweller Studio 2
Fran Haarsma www.franhaarsma.com.au video production Studio 3
Lilia and Valentin Varetsa www.varetsa.com painting & illustration Studio 4
Henry Dobson   writing Studio 5
Jan Prislin-Planinc www.janprislin-planinc.com painting, drawing & printmaking Studio 6
Katsuya www.katsuya-art.com painting Studio 7
Studio Artists can be visited by appointment. Please call 03 9829 0340 for Studio enquiries.

About Kinross Arts & Spirituality Centre

 Click to view/print the Floor Plan Kinross Arts & Spirituality Centre aims to enrich the lives of the Church and wider community.

Established in 2004, the Arts Centre is a not-for-profit community arts organisation. It provides an artistic program, which explores spiritual themes along with contemporary and traditional arts practice.

The Arts Centre occupies the former Manse for Toorak Uniting Church - the traditional home of the church minister. Built in 1892, this beautiful Victorian building has been home to six Presbyterian and Uniting Church Ministers and their families.

Now managed by the Uniting Arts Toorak Committee, Kinross Arts & Spirituality Centre features public gallery, seven individual studios, Manse Gallery Café and garden courtyard. It has become a celebrated cultural and social hub and welcomes visitors and artists from all cultures and faiths.

Exhibition Proposals Now Open For 2016

Kinross House is an arts and spirituality centre featuring a gallery, temporary exhibitions, fabulous cafe, beautiful garden and artist studios. Artists are now invited to make exhibition proposals for 2016 with a one page proposal and three jpeg images of their recent work. The centre's program includes visual art, Australian Indigenous art, craft, special events, artist talks and music. For more information on the exhibition program, gallery hire fees, how to apply or to view the gallery space, please contact Lyndel Wischer (Manager, Kinross Arts & Spirituality Centre) email: uat@toorak.unitingchurch.org.au. All enquiries welcome.

Friends of Kinross

Become a Friend and enjoy:
Annual Membership FeesSingle:$60     Single Concession:$40

     Family/Joint membership:$90
Family Concession:$60
Please see Lyndel for an application form.

How to get Involved

Kinross Arts & Spirituality Centre is managed by the Uniting Arts Toorak Committee of Management in conjunction with one part-time paid Manager and a volunteer corps. You can become involved as a Friend, volunteer, student intern, Committee Member or practicing artist by writing to Lyndel Wischer (Manager) at uat@toorak.unitingchurch.org.au with an Expression of Interest and summary of your skills and interest areas.

Uniting Arts Toorak Committee of Management (2015)

Chairperson:Nina Mumford(Law; Strategic Planning)
Committee:Rev. Dr Christopher Page(Toorak Uniting Church Minister)

Pamela Wilson(Heritage Management; Strategic Planning)

Sarah Jane Watson(Education; Marketing)

Filitsa Giannopoulos(Public Programs; Education)

Barbara Bateman(Visual Arts; Museum Management)

Colin MacLeod(Chartered Accountant; Performing Arts)

Lyndel Wischer(Curatorial and Arts Management)
Uniting Arts Toorak meets six times per year to support and guide the outreach work of Kinross Arts & Spirituality Centre.

Sponsors and Supporters

We wish to thank and acknowledge our past and present sponsors, donors & supporters

Kinross House Gallery

Normal Gallery Hours:  The Gallery is open Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 3:30pm
Manager:  Lyndel Wischer
Address:  Kinross House,
603 Toorak Road
Toorak, Victoria, 3142
Telephone:  (03) 9829 0340
Expressions of Interest to Exhibit at Kinross House can be emailed to Lyndel Wischer
email:   uat@toorak.unitingchurch.org.au
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