Artists and crafts people live and gravitate to Kuranda where they work from home studios and market stalls creating unique pieces often inspired by the lush beauty of the country side or the encircling mountains surrounded by the World Heritage tropical rainforest. Kuranda is home extraordinary number of potters, painters, photographers, glass and craft workers, masters in wood, jewellery designers and fabrics.
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.
Kuranda Village has a range of shops and galleries in Kuranda that feature Aboriginal art and artefacts, fine art, photographs, jewellery and pottery. Meet artists in their galleries and watch craft demonstrations and take the time to soak up the ambiance during your visit. For more information on arts and crafts galleries in Kuranda, contact the Kuranda Visitor Information Centre or download our Kuranda Map or Kuranda Visitor’s Guide.
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