About Us

Stellar Violets’ vision



Create an inter-generational, collaborative place of beauty & lifelong learning, offering wondrous experiences to help people & planet flourish.

unfurling mission

Our mission is guided by this question: “How, in this time, shall we live?”

Stellar Violets guides creative journeys. We share knowledge, skills & wisdom on 8 acres in Manjimup, among garden and train carriages come to rest.

We’re building a place where people can “journey together” into living in reciprocity with nature. 

Join us for a seasonal event while we grow. Coming soon: library, therapeutic gardens, overnight stays in converted rail carriages, and published offerings.


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Stories and multi-media productions

December 2020 Release: Inside Out Heart by SJP Dooley

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Gardens + train carriages repurposed for gatherings & stays  

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

Our Story

Founded in 2012 by Lucinda Giblett in Manjimup, Western Australia, Stellar Violets exists to enrich life. Functioning as a collaborative place of beauty and learning, volunteer-led projects map responses to pervasive ill health in self, land and society – the global “whole health” crisis.


Stellar Violets is a Western Australian Incorporated Association and Australian Registered Charity (DGR). Our Committee of Management is made up of local, inter-state, and international volunteer members, artist collaborators, and professionals giving pro-bono assistance.

Lucinda Giblett

Lucinda Giblett

Founder / Creative Director

Lucinda Giblett is the founder – manager and creative director of Stellar Violets Life Library Living Museum & Gallery.

After completing graduate, and post graduate studies in Communications, and Creative Industries at Curtin, and then QUT and living abroad, in France, Lucinda returned to her family farm in Manjimup, out of which the Stellar Violets dream has emerged.

Lucinda has been recognised for her work by being awarded runner up West Australian Rural Woman of the Year, and is a highly regarded keynote speaker.

Committee of Management

Dr Felicity Haynes

Dr Felicity Haynes


Alana Marshall

Alana Marshall

Committee Member

Jon Doust

Jon Doust

Vice Chair

Joshua D. Thomason

Joshua D. Thomason

Committee Member

Yvette Hooper

Yvette Hooper


Anthony Marich

Anthony Marich

Committee Member

Vive Oldham

Vive Oldham

Acting Secretary

Mr Peacock

Mr Peacock



Robert Stanton

Regal Innovations

Robert gifted $100,000 in start up funding to Stellar Violets through Regal Innovations Pty Ltd; their past projects include the Sydney Olympics, Darling Harbour, &  Barangaroo. 

Harvey Giblett & family

Newton Orchards

 Newton Orchards is family owned and managed fruit growing business in Manjimup that gives  ongoing in-kind support  to develop Stellar Violets.

Pro Bono Contributors

A BIG THANK YOU to all our contributors

Jennifer Birkhead

Graphic Design & Marketing

Peter Bowdidge

Content Creator

Abbie Crawford

Environmental Assessment

Toni & Graham Dearle

Pmberton Discovery Tours

Alastair MacGregor

Urban Journey

Pip Wilsie

Pip N Pop

Annie Martyn

Blossom Business

Lori Pensini



Stellar Violets help girls flourish as they journey into the transformational time of adolescence.