Welcome to Bluestone: a unique, boutique, online magazine that celebrates beautiful South-West Victoria. People. Art. Food. Places...and opinion.

Great Stories

We visit a Dunkeld treasure in Roz Greenwood Old & Rare Books; details of a new art prize for women; get the most from your chooks and eggs in Kylie Treble's Food for Thought; the deteriorating condition of Granny's Grave in Opinion; mixing it with the best in our Ozone Bazaar Treasure; and much, much more...

Unearthing literary treasures in a tiny town

Bookshop a literary gem in Dunkeld.

New women’s art prize unveiled for IWD

New art prize for women in the south-west unveiled.

Putting your free-range chooks to work

  Welcome to Food for Thought #11, by Kylie...

This treasure mixes it with the best

As part of our Treasures section, we will make a...

Granny’s Grave buried in bureaucracy

OPINION There are not a lot of memorials to...

Melbourne artist donates work for Bluestone 500

Would you like to own this painting?

Rising to the challenge of breast cancer

Susie Alexander shares her breast cancer story…

Indie Warrnambool market is off and racing…

The Warrnambool Racecourse will soon be home to a classy market.

Struggling with the question of why

Panmure artist Lisa Firestone asks some tough questions.

Bluestone climbs toward 500...



We’re thrilled to say that this wonderful painting, Blue Elephant, by Melbourne artist Graeme Altmann has been sold, with the full proceeds to go toward supporting Bluestone and The Artery. Thankyou so much for your generous gift, Graeme, which will help to keep Bluestone going.

We have an ongoing campaign to reach 500 paying subscribers by Sept 2015 so that we can remain viable as an independent, online, magazine for the south-west. It’s not going to be easy, but we are hoping to motivate our many readers, supporters and Facebook followers to take the leap and become a paying subscriber for just $85 a year.

Catching up

Historic trader levy vote: it’s not easy to say no

OPINION After months of often acrimonious debate, Warrnambool traders will have an historic vote from next...

Bringing a big boat back home

When Yambuk couple Brenda Huggins and Brett Anderson set out to buy and restore a boat, they didn’t expect...

Bool Belle Review: Reality

Bool Belles review ‘Reality’ by Ray Glickman.

The miracle of replacing body parts

Welcome to Food for Thought #10, by Kylie Treble. Kylie is creating a sustainable living environment on her 7...

Making her own kind of music: Judith Sharrock

Judith Sharrock is a woman with many strings to her bow, as a maker – and player – of musical instruments, an artist and a crafter of fine wood…

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