A conceptual layer in storytelling

The hotel’s creative narrative, alchemy, is brought to life throughout the guest journey with individual spaces attributed to each stage.

The creative expression of the hotel is given further life through a series of creative commissions by world-renowned artists and designers – the specific alchemic stages evident in each installation and the hotel’s collection as a whole.

Jackalope Art Collection’s curatorial concept presents rebellious pieces as a conceptual layer in storytelling for our guests to explore and consider. Often immersive, these pieces are used to create transformative experiences in a hospitality landscape, taking guests on a journey through an ever-evolving world of emotions and expressions during their stay.

The privately owned collection currently on display comprises international works by Rick Owens, Rolf Sachs and Tracey Emin, Emily Floyd, Nick van Woert, Tatsuo Miyajima, and Random International (situation at Jackalope Pavilion St Kilda).

Emily Floyd

7m Jackalope Sculpture

Emily Floyd’s works are immediately inviting. Be it sculpture, print or public artwork, Floyd’s bright palette, expertly rendered geometric forms and the incorporation of text invite interaction. But while the works are accessible, they are never simple.

Rolf Sachs

5 Flasks “light chemistry” lamp

Located at the entrance to Flaggerdoot, this largescale light installation was created from familiar chemistry equipment by conceptual artist and designer, Rolf Sachs. The flowing cables give the piece a sense of movement and flow akin to the human body, transcending its natural functionality, creating something unique, yet familiar.

Sachs challenges the way materials are used and handled, through constant experimentation and invention; he thrives on pushing materials to their limits to create something new and surprising.

Andrew Hazewinkel

Three sculptural works comprising 11 agate faced busts

Andrew Hazewinkel, who grew up on the Mornington Peninsula, is an artist that works with sculpture, video and photography. In his work we see an abiding interest in ancient objects and how they might be woven into the everyday realm.

Drawing from art history, geology, surrealism and natural history, these works explore the slippery interactions between our memories and history, between our bodies and the materials they rub up against and the role that this plays in shaping the very human act of remembering. Andrew’s work can be found in Flaggerdoot and within the guest hallway.

Rick Owens

Stag Bench

American fashion designer Rick Owens began his first furniture collection in Paris in 2007. His furniture designs can be seen as a direct extension of his fashion lines and overall multi-dimensional aesthetic, creating sculptural pieces that verge on art yet function as furniture.

A commanding presence in Flaggerdoot, the combination of materials he employs, from antlers to alabaster, wood to smooth stone, convey a melding between high design and functionality, like his clothing. Oftentimes oversized, his large, brutalist pieces of furniture vary in colour and texture, combining a stark modernist look with contemporary luxury.

Kate Robertson


Pride of place, Kate Robertson’s inimitable photography resides in both of the Lairs, Jackalope’s signature suites, evoking alchemic moods through the transformation of material and psychical states. By expertly combining multiple photographic techniques, Robertson aims to highlight the sensory modes through which a certain healing may be felt.

In her sublime series for Jackalope, Robertson conveys four stages of alchemy (Nigredo, Albedo, Citrinitas, and Rubedo) that represent the process of connecting the self, through the meeting and aligning of the unconscious and the conscious. The resulting photographs are more than just a memory of an artefact or experience, they breathtakingly communicate the life of the image through its transformative state.

Reimagination of luxury

Jackalope Hotel’s debut property was conceived by Founder and Creative Director Louis Li. To bring his vision to life he invited Australia’s preeminent creatives to collaborate on this ambitious project. The result is a reimagination of luxury and a distinctive voice in high-end Australian accommodation, making a name on the global stage.

This commitment to working with the very best creatives, to custom-making, curating and commissioning every detail, has delivered a uniquely immersive hotel experience brimming with art, design, and stories told at every turn.


Architect & Interior Design

Carr, as one of Australia’s most influential architecture and interior design firms, was instrumental in the creation of the hotel’s bold, contemporary architectural form and transformative, modern interiors. Founded by the highly-awarded Sue Carr, the practice has spent over five decades creating timeless designs that foster connection. Carr meticulously conceived Jackalope’s daring design with every detail thoughtfully considered, matched only by its spectacular rural setting.


Bespoke Indoor Furniture

Zuster is Dutch for sister, but in terms of Australian contemporary design it has become synonymous with a rich design heritage and award-winning handcrafted furniture. Furnishings throughout the hotel – each piece a statement in its own right – have been commissioned and individually crafted for Jackalope by these exceptional furniture designers and craftsmen.


Studio Ongarato

Multi-disciplinary design studio

Studio Ongarato has an international portfolio of award-winning work, built on creative collaboration, strategic thinking and a holistic approach to design.
Studio Ongarato have worked with Jackalope on multiple sectors and skillsets, including identity and art direction, wayfinding and brand environments, brand engagement and activation.


Pascale Gomes-McNabb

Restaurant and F&B Consultant

Pascale Gomes-McNabb, a distinctive Melbourne-based architect, has been internationally recognised and awarded for her work on some of Australia’s most revered restaurants. A darling of dining design, Gomes-McNabb helped shape the concept of Jackalope’s fine dining affair, hatted restaurant Doot Doot Doot, delivering her trademark craftsmanship, materiality and theatre to the space.


Landscape Design

Since 1989, TCL has undertaken an investigation into the poetic expression of the Australian landscape, in particular the land that Jackalope is built on and contemporary culture. In each case, the detailed exploration of context of the Mornington Peninsula, site and community have created outcomes that enrich the patterning and detail of existing landscapes. TCL have worked on some of the country’s most significant landscape and design projects and have brought the grounds between the hotel confines and the acres of vines to life.




RANDOM INTERNATIONAL’s Rain Room is a monumental, interactive work that merges art, technology, and nature. A visceral and emotive experience, Rain Room creates a theatrical space that invites each patron to respond to and question their relationship with the installation, and on a deeper level, their relationship with nature and the environment.

One of the world’s most famous contemporary works, Rain Room was first brought to Australia in August 2019 as part of Jackalope Hotel’s ambitious art collection. This immersive experience is a 100 square metre expanse of continuous rainfall. Visitors experience a downpour which responds to your presence and movement, an experience of being consumed by an intense rainstorm, while being completely protected from its forces. Whilst most of Jackalope’s impressive private art collection can be found at the hotel on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, a specially designed Pavilion was created in St Kilda to house this unmissable work.

Random International’s most ambitious work, Rain Room has previously exhibited at The Barbican, London (2012); the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013); the YUZ Foundation, Shanghai (2015); the LACMA, Los Angeles (2017); the Sharjah Art Foundation (2017); and at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Busan (2019).
Over 750,000 people have experienced Rain Room globally.