Phillip Island, Victoria,
Australia is a
major tourist destination for overseas and local visitors. A one and half
hour drive from the Capital City of Melbourne and its Nature Park highly
promoted with the nightly parade of Fairy Penguins, the Koala Reserve,
historic Churchill Island and many wondrous coastline walks and attractions.
The beauty and close
proximity to the city has always attracted the creative being, especially
inspired artists Russell Kent and Josephine Allen and in 1986 they created
Island Influence, to promote artists of the Phillip Island region in one off
exhibitions and continued in this form until 1989.
they registered the
name to include all their diverse Art activities and in 1996 set up a public
venue in a shared factory in Cowes, Phillip Island.
In 1998 they moved
into a factory with a showroom of their own and began showing other artists,
holding regular exhibitions, curating collections, art activities and
producing art products.
In May 2001
Island Influence moved to The Big Flower Farm, a tourist complex with Café,
flower sales, tours of the farm, gifts and a very large gallery space in
which Island Influence showed up
to 25 regional artists plus special exhibitions.
In October 2003 Island Influence
became an Art Agency
Artists page to visit our Artists) with Online Exhibitions (go to