Our Vision

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

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journey together

creating the village our hearts long for

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a magical place

in a special place we co-create

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flourishing future

to sow seeds for a flourishing future

Our Story

Founded 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, creative director, and editor-in-chief of Stellar Violets Life Library Living Museum & Gallery, an arts & cultural centre delivering wondrous experiences to help people & planet flourish.

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 her 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 key-note speaker.

Stellar Violets “2020 Vision”& beyond is to:

  • Fund “Girls Trip” – an immersive educational journey in which girls & their mentors undertake experiences in flourishing organic gardens & gorgeous, heritage train carriages;
  • Publish & support writers, poets, and artists-in-residence; restore and fit out a train carriage library & accommodation studios; and,
  • Engage community to plant 100s of trees upon our 8 acre canvas.

Lucinda and Stellar Violets volunteers are dreaming into a world fit for our time, in which the global ‘whole health’ crisis is met with sanity and soul, for the well-being of self, land, and society.

Committee of Management

Dr Felicity Haynes

Dr Felicity Haynes


Philosopher & facilitator
Tingrith Meeting House, Margaret River

Vive Oldham

Vive Oldham

Committee Member

CEO Mellen Events, Perth

Beth Blechynden

Beth Blechynden

Committee Member

Manjimup, Western Australia
Social Worker

Alana Marshall

Alana Marshall

Committee Member

Bibliophile & CEO at The Library Within, Perth

Jon Doust

Jon Doust

Vice Chair

Author & speaker, Albany 
Latest book: Return Ticket

Jen & Mark Eyers

Jen & Mark Eyers

Committee Members

Kynjarmen Farm, Waikato, New Zealand

Dale Miles

Dale Miles

Committee Member

General Manager at Dorper Lamb, Bunbury

Yvette Hooper

Yvette Hooper


Stellar Violets Nature Playgroup, Manjimup


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

 Harvey leads Newton Orchards, 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

Lori Pensini


Paula McKennay

Freelance Floristry

Gwendolyn Wenli

Breathe Easy

Pip Wilsie

Website: Pip N Pop

Jennifer Birkhead

Graphic Design & Marketing

Alastair MacGregor

Urban Journey

Andrew Suttar

CEO of Bubbly

Peter Bowdidge

Content Creator

Toni & Graham Dearle

Pmberton Discovery Tours

Zoe & Merez

Swallow Bar

Abbie Crawford

Environmental Assessment

Mr Peacock



Stellar Violets will soon be available to book as a special event venue.

Watch this space.

Media Kit

Welcome journos and bloggers, start your journey here.

More info coming soon.

Get Involved

There's a legacy train leaving the station. Is yours going to include a contribution to Stellar Violets?

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We appreciate every single donation we receive, and ensure that every dollar goes where it is needed most.

More info coming soon.

By appointment

Wednesdays & Fridays
8am - 3pm


0402 119 154
21 Middlesex Road
Manjimup WA 6258