Whoever woud have predicted this? The shop is closed. The whole area is braced for floodwaters to come downstream of Echuca. We have been told that there is a possibility that the town will flood if the levy breaks. So just in case I’ve moved my stock up higher and sandbagged the doorways.
However, online orders are still being accepted and processed at the moment. We’ll keep you informed.
The front of Transformations Gallery and Gift Shop is certainly different. Local artist Rebecca Wells painted the shop. It certainly stands out due to the bright colours. To see it follow the link here. The shop is situated in the middle of Gunbower, next door to Kevin Williams’ Art Gallery. Rebecca’s art features around the town. Her murals are quite distinctive. The shop also sells some of her weavings and prints.
These days, particuarly after Covid restrictions, lots of shops are empty and towns take on that sad, depressing, feeling. Up where I live, in northern Victoria, it’s quite rural and many of the rural towns have been on the decline, since way before COVID. Occasionally, empty shops have been filled up with displays, just to look a but more upbeat. I decided, when I bought an unused shop, that I wanted to contribute something to the community. My idea was to create shop where local art and crafts people could display, and possibly sell their work. it didn’t take long and my shop was full of creative pieces.
To emphasise the nature of the shop, a local artist, Rebecca Wells painted the front with a colorful mural. We decided to illustrate the idea of Transformation. I used the name Transformations previously, when we had a Gallery on our farm. My husband and I love to take old bits and pieces and give them a new life. He works in wood and metal and I work in textiles. The dragonfly and the frog features prominently on the shop front, as both creatures transform. The rest of the mural playfully features the native wildlife of the area.
Transformations Gallery and Gift Shop 🧡🧡🧡 is ready to welcome you. Come and have a look around. We’re in Gunbower opposite The Butter Factory. You can see it reflected in the glass. The Butter Factory has beautiful accommodation and Gunbower is a unique wetland environment for you to explore.
We have 🎨 a range of local art by local for you to look at and purchase 🎁, as well as a range of unique gifts 🎁🎁🎁. We feature local artists. There are paintings, prints, machine stitchery, weavings and textile art of differing sorts.
We also stock some unique gifts, including some crazy clocks. Visit the web site to see some of the gifts, www.transformationsgallery.com.au or find us on Facebook.
The Gunbower Butter Factory
If you look carefully at the photo you can see the reflection of the other side of the highway and the Butter Factory. The Gunbower Butter Factory 🧡🧡🧡provides boutique accomodation. https://www.facebook.com/thegunbowerbutterfactory/. Gunbower is 30 minutes away from Echuca, well worth the extra time for a really relaxing environment.
I’ve been working on sorting and resorting stock to start to move into my new shop. It’s nice to be busy and excited about planning ahead. I’m looking forward to opening up after being in lockdown for so long.