Discover the history of art in Whitehorse through the locally produced books or our beautiful array of art cards from the Whitehorse Art Collection.

You can purchase these from Artspace or Customer Service. 

Suburban Heartland: A History of Whitehorse

Written by historian Lesley Alves, Suburban Heartland incorporates aspects of the previously published histories of Box Hill and Nunawading and updates them with local history from the 1970s to the present. 

The book contains more than 320 pages of fascinating stories and colourful images drawn from public and private collections.

Members of the Whitehorse community contributed their personal memorabilia and stories to fill the book with anecdotes, information and archival material that explores the people, places and events that shaped our community for more than 150 years.

Prelude to Heidelberg: The Artists’ Camp at Box Hill

Prelude to Heidelberg: the Artists’ Camp at Box Hill by Eleanor Finlay and Marjorie Morgan documents the work of some of our country’s most significant painters. 

McCubbin, Roberts and Streeton amongst others, set up camp in Box Hill to paint outdoors or en plein air, establishing a new Australian style of painting: Australian Impressionism.

On the Sheep’s Back (Catalogue)

On the Sheep’s Back is a collection of photographs taken by Francis Reiss in 1951 of a successful sheep station in northern NSW.  

Originally taken for Picture Post magazine, these works were exhibited for the first time in the Whitehorse Artspace in March 2014. 


A selection of art cards feature paintings and prints from the Whitehorse Art Collection are also available.