Operating as a creative refuge, Jacky Winter Waters is a site to behold the magic of Walkerville's magnificent beaches.
Nestled within the towering bushland that overlooks South Gippsland’s spectacular coastline, it offers expansive views spanning as far as Wilsons Promontory. The house stands in stark contrast to the rugged cliffs in which it was built to admire, offering calm and quiet from the storm.
The spirit of Jacky Winter Waters is encapsulated by its exterior mural entitled 'Deep Drift', created by April Phillips, Beci Orpin, Carla McRae and David Booth. The artwork asks visitors to engage their curiosity at the door, and attempt to discover a still space to rest — something we have endeavoured to provide.→Learn about external mural→Dive into the history of Walkerville→Take a peek inside
Carefully designed with minimalism in mind, the house was built as a vessel for visitors to experience the beauty of its epic surrounds. With an overall footprint of just 30sqm, Jacky Winter Waters provides shelter in its purest form — somewhere to cook, somewhere to bathe and somewhere to rest. The large corten steel deck that wraps the property is a platform for living outside — well equipped with a dining setting, couch, outdoor shower and fire pit.
The view from the bedroom to Waratah Bay and Wilsons Prom
Built at what feels like the very end of the earth, the house is secluded from the public yet openly exposed to the sea. Scramble across rocks to protect your toes from the tide, or comb the sand as water gently ripples in the distance. Whether you’re seeking solace or adventure, a stay at Jacky Winter Waters offers an intimate seaside experience. We’ve created the opportunity for guests, and those embarking our contemplative residency program, to connect deeply with South Gippsland’s captivativing coast.
Walkerville is one of Victoria's best kept secrets.
There is something truly special about these shores — the clear blue water is often likened to the beaches of the Mediterranean, and, as Alison Lester’s children’s classic convincingly recounts, Walkerville beach really is magic. Visit Jacky Winter Waters, and experience for yourself.→Request to book
The Jacky Winter Group has been instrumental in defining the contemporary commercial art landscape since 2007. With a distinct presence in the US and the UK, we’re grounded in Melbourne by a commitment to support and distribute the work of our esteemed artists. Jacky Winter Places span across Victoria, from the streets of Collingwood — Lamington Drive —, to the hills of the Dandenongs — Jacky Winter Gardens —, and now the shores of Walkerville — Jacky Winter Waters. With over 100 artists on our books, we’re committed to carving out new ways for the world to engage with their work.
Jacky Winter Waters is owned and run by Jacky Winter founder, Jeremy Wortsman, and his partner, writer and editor Lorelei Vashti. Nestled within the towering bushland that directly overlooks South Gippsland's expansive coastline, the house is a place for leisurely contemplation. Built upon a landscape that is secluded yet exposed, we aim to provide a structure of sanctum. We encourage all guests to explore — either the rocky caves scattered across Walkerville’s shores, or perhaps the lingering ideas they haven’t yet engaged with. As an extension of the successful Jacky Winter Gardens artist residency, we’ve created a new contemplative residency at Jacky Winter Waters to mirror the unique characteristics of its location.
The residency program is informed by the contemplative practices of its founder, Jeremy Wortsman. It offers space and support to any applicants actively committed to, or working in Contemplative Arts and/or Sciences. As the co-founder of The Contemplary, and current Practice Leader for Tergar Melbourne, it is Jeremy’s in-depth knowledge and passion for meditation that fuels the foundation of this retreat.
Jacky Winter HQ in Collingwood
Jacky Winter HQ in Collingwood