At this atmospheric house gallery in the Peninsula’s beautiful hinterland, you can find a wide range of fine quality Aboriginal and abstract art selected by two of Australia’s most respected experts. Home of the McCulloch family of art writers for 65+ years Whistlewood has a rich artistic legacy. Here you can explore Australia’s Indigenous art  – to find that special piece, attend exhibitions, talks and the McCullochs’ unique Art Parades

An 1870s weatherboard cottage Whistlewood has been the home of the McCulloch family since 1951 when founding director of the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery director, critic and author the late Alan McCulloch AO and his wife actress Ella Bromley McCulloch ought the house on their return to Australia following an extensive overseas sojourn. Over the last six decades Whistlewood has been host to many arts luminaries and features art, books, memorabilia and the studio of the late Alan McCulloch which he and Arthur Boyd designed and built in 1951. 

Today, Whistlewood is both a family home and gallery featuring Australian Indigenous art from more than 25 of Australia's leading Aboriginal-owned art centres as well as select abstract Australian art  - selected by its current owners - art writers and curators Susan McCulloch OAM and Emily McCulloch Childs. 



Open Saturdays & Sundays 11-4 
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Entrance to Whistlewood is free, other than for special events as notified.