The Ideas Place

The Ideas Place is here to help you go from being someone with a good idea to being the founder of your very own start-up business.  

Events, workshops and masterclasses

Over the course of 2019, we'll be teaming up with business start-up experts Runway to deliver a series of workshops and masterclasses.

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The Go to Guy

Come along and meet other clever cookies like yourself, as well as our dedicated Ideas Place Go-To Guy Gareth Colliton. 


Gareth, the Runway go to guy, is interested in developing the culture of innovation within the South West. We have a long history of creative entrepreneurial thinking in this region; from the eel traps of the Kirrae Whurrong and Gunditjmara people, to the off-the-rack trousers of Fletcher Jones. The South West is an ideas place!

Through his vocation as an artist, Gareth has worked with many of the businesses, schools and businesses throughout South West Victoria. Currently the Director of the Wishart Gallery in Port Fairy, he also continues to volunteer with many of the wonderful not-for-profit groups locally, including  the South West Community Foundation, the Winter Weekends Festival and The F Project.