For four days only, renowned painter Allan Wolf-Tasker’s collection, Wolves, Waiters, Chefs and Parties, will be exhibited in the temporary art space opposite St ALi in South Melbourne.

If you’ve ventured northwest to Daylesford and eaten or stayed at the Lake House, you’ll probably be familiar with Wolf-Tasker’s work. His studio is located onsite overlooking the gardens and is always open for guests to visit. His large, expressive paintings fill the walls of the restaurant, lobby and hotel rooms, acting as a permanent and ever-changing exhibition of his oeuvre.

While his wife, Lake House executive chef and co-proprietor Alla Wolf-Tasker, is the one handy in the kitchen, Allan sees his fair share of the hospitality world and uses this as inspiration for his enormous, colourful canvases, which often feature behind-the-scenes impressions from the Lake House and iconic Melbourne restaurants such as The Stokehouse and Supper Club.

Opening on Thursday, this impromptu four-day show is a brief chance to glimpse the work of this wolf from the lake.

Wolves, Waiters, Chefs and Parties runs from Thursday February 23 to Sunday February 26 at Yarra Place, South Melbourne (opposite St. Ali).

Daily 10am–6pm