Kuranda Art & Craft Galleries
There are many talented people living in and around Kuranda who have escaped the frenetic demands of city life in order to follow their muse. Perhaps it is something in the air, the lush beauty of the countryside and the encircling mountains that have a strong pull. Whatever it is, Kuranda is home to an extraordinary number of potters, painters, photographers, glass and craft workers, Masters in wood, jewellery and fabrics. Their work is on display in many of the shops, galleries and markets in the village, and it is possible to see work in progress.
Aboriginal culture has survived in Australia for over 40,000 years. The Djabugay tribe who live here have strong ties to this land and there was fear and trepidation when a steady stream of European settlers from the South moved up to Kuranda in the 1970s. Art and music became a unifying force and mutual respect and understanding grew over the years.
The pace of life is slower in Kuranda and there is the time and the will to learn and grow in a chosen artistic endeavour. Garden design and unusual houses suited to a tropical, leisurely lifestyle contribute to the amazing outpouring of art, poetry, music and goodwill. Take the time to soak up the ambiance during your visit.
Kuranda Village has a range of fabulous shopping / retail opportunities, including specialist arts and crafts shops and galleries. With a number of artists living and working locally, you can purchase a unique piece of art and craft from the markets or at one of the stores. Open daily.
Kuranda: Arts and Crafts Galleries
- Australis Art Gallery
- Bob’s Woodart
- Claire Souter Gallery
- Doongal Aboriginal Art and Artefacts
- Ian Stephens Fine Art Gallery
- Kuranda Arts Co-op
- Peter Jarver Gallery
- Terra Nova Gallery
For more information on Kuranda’s arts and crafts stores, please contact the Visitor Information Centre on (07) 4093 9311 or firstname.lastname@example.org