Cooroy Butter Factory Art Centre

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The Heriatage Listed Cooroy Butter Factory
The Cooroy Butter Factory Art Centre

Tucked away in the Noosa Hinterland, the Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre is a testament to heritage and artistic community spirit. This gem, set within a 1930 heritage building, once churned butter but now pulses with creative energy, deeply cherished by locals. Lovingly looked after by the non-profit Cooroy Future Group, the Butter Factory brings exciting work to the public.

This place is special for exhibitors and viewers, bringing people passionate about the same thing together. The historical site is important to the local culture and breeds a sense of community. The centre embodies a unique blend of past and present, where every corner tells a story of transformation and shared artistic passion.


The Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre is a dynamic hub for artistic expression, showcasing a rich tapestry of exhibitions catering to various artistic tastes and mediums. The Centre ensures that art lovers are constantly treated to fresh and intriguing works by changing the lineup every 4 or 5 weeks.

Themes range from environmental awareness to personal introspection, making every visit a new adventure. The exhibitions rotate frequently, ensuring that visitors can immerse themselves in a new world of art from one month to the next, making the Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre a vibrant and ever-evolving cornerstone of the local arts scene.

The Art Centre welcomes exhibition proposals from artists, group or solo, to fill their light and airy gallery spaces. Giving new artists a great launch pad to display their work or existing artists to reach their community following.

Pottery Studio

Twirl into the creative whirlwind of the Pottery Studio, where clay becomes your canvas and imagination takes physical form.

Whether you’re a beginner eager to get your hands muddy for the first time or an experienced potter looking to refine your wheel throwing and hand-building skills, the studio’s courses, like the comprehensive 10-week Wheel Throwing 101 & 102 and the exploratory Intro to Hand Building, promise a journey through the tactile and transformative world of pottery.

The studio offers special classes like Glaze Making, where you can create your own glazes. It helps you grow as an artist and be part of a community of creators.


Get your creative juices flowing with vibrant workshops and masterclasses at the Cooroy Butter Factory.

The Centre offers garden tiles, porcelain jewellery, portrait painting, and glaze-making workshops. These workshops are important to the Centre’s calendar, exhibitions, and events. Participants can explore art forms, learn new skills, and connect with other creatives at the Centre’s exhibitions.

Artisan Store

The Artisan Store stands out as the perfect spot to find that one-of-a-kind gift. This store offers special handmade jewellery from Silverbeat and eco-friendly accessories from Deccoangel made with sustainable kangaroo leather. There are many unique items for you to choose from.

Hand crafted jewellrey in the artisan store made by Silverbeat

Each item on the shelves reflects the talent and passion of Sunshine Coast artisans. Each item also has a story behind it. This makes your gift unique and meaningful. The Artisan Store offers unique gifts that showcase local art and craftsmanship, making it a great place to find special presents.

Doccoangel sustainable jewellrey using kangaroo leather

Opening Hours:

 Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am – 3 pm


Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre, 11 Maple Street, COOROY 4563



To explore the arts culture in Noosa, read our article, Noosa Art Galleries Guide.