Leopold, a residential and rural suburb on the Bellarine Peninsula, is 10 km south-east of Geelong. Originally named Kensington, it was renamed Leopold in 1892 after Queen Victoria's son, the Duke of Albany.
Although Leopold is elevated, it has several waterholes and swamps around its perimeter. One has been made into the Gateway Sanctuary reserve, beside the Bellarine Highway on the Geelong side of the town. On the other side of the highway the Gateway Plaza drive-in shopping centre opened in 2007.
The Gateway Sanctuary reserve is a popular spot for artists.
Venetia (Vetta) Sertaridis
My name is Venetia known as Vetta, a self-discovered artist .I've always admired Art and creative people, but never thought I was one of them.
Phone: 0403 330 167
I love painting, it's my life, I love bright colours, flowers and nature. I am lucky to live in this wonderful area of Geelong. I started painting seriously about 8 years ago at the age of 73 years. I attend a local class Tuesdays and love the painting and the great artists
I meet there.
Phone: 0407 753 299
Hi my name is Leah I live in Curlewis and have been here now for six years. The Bellarine is certainly a place that inspires art and creativity.
My art is a blend of abstract, landscape and figurative work that invites the viewer to explore the hidden meanings and emotions in each piece.
Phone: 0438 320 082