This site contains some of the work that Dennis Spiteri has produced over the past fifty years, and which can be seen at his Victorian country studio in 'Highlands', about two hours north-east of Melbourne, where he creates his large scale paintings inspired by classical music

The building also doubles as a gallery in which he is able to exhibit his work, which requires a dedicated space in order to accommodate the large size of the individual paintings and the fact that each painting exists as part of a series.

Built in 2004, the creation of the Hillcrest Studio & Gallery has been the fulfilment of a 30-year dream.

The building was designed by Melbourne architect Richard Ekberg. The larger area is the actual studio and exhibiting space, used solely for painting. This section is further divided at the end by sliding doors that enclose a large storage space for the artist's work.

Works on paper are created in the attached smaller room at the front "the workshop", on benches that run around two walls of the room, and look out onto the rolling landscape and distant mountains.

Unless otherwise indicated, visiting the studio is by appointment only.

Gallery News and Forthcoming Events

You are invited to view


a new series of paintings by Dennis Spiteri.

Exhibition runs from Saturday 5th August to Sunday 27th August 2023
Gallery only open on weekends during these dates.

Opening times: 10am – 4pm Saturdays and Sundays
Telephone (03)57969373
Email: dennisspiteri@activ8.net.au

Hillcrest Gallery 33 Old Highlands Road, Highlands, Victoria.

Dennis Spiteri has been able to exhibit all his past series of paintings in chronological order since the opening of the gallery in 2004.

Pictures at an Exhibition at the Hillcrest Gallery 2004-2015

(see Paintings for complete series)

The Flowers of Evil


The Seasons




A Mass of Life


The Mass

The Planets

Klingsor's Garden