Why Stellar Violets?


Stellar Violets is a restorative place of beauty and learning on 8 acres of land near Manjimup. It exists to reconnect people and nature, and respond creatively to the global “whole health” crisis we are living into now.

To the land  beneath our feet, generously holding us, we could ask: What might be possible if we allow ourselves the breathing space to fall in love with wrens’ song?



Stories + multi-media productions



Glorious gardens + train carriages repurposed for gatherings & stays



Youth drama days + Recovery support + Therapeutic gardening + seasonal events

Our Vision

Create an intergenerational place of beauty & lifelong learning, offering wondrous experiences to help people & planet flourish.


The luminous story of a long farewell to a father, told in original poems, and diary notes.

Inside Out Heart by SJP Dooley


SJP Dooley, writer and co-founder of Stellar Violets, offers Inside Out Heart, his first book, to the world. 

By appointment


0402 119 154
21 Middlesex Road
Manjimup WA 6258




About Us

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Stellar Violets Life Library, Living Museum & Gallery is vastly fortunate to be located and operate on Pibelmun Noongar Boodja, the area commonly known today as the south west of Western Australia.

We wish to acknowledge the traditional, and ongoing custodians of this land, and pay our respects to elders across time. Together we seek to listen deeply for what’s needed, voice truth, foster understanding, and steward this land well.

Stellar Violets supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart. First Nations people should be making decisions about laws that affect their people, and have this written into the Australian Constitution. The present circumstances are unconscionable. Please learn more and enact support at ulurustatement.org