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Noosa Art Galleries Guide

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Cooroy Butter Factory Art Centre

Open your mind to creativity!

Creativity defines the Noosa Region. Galleries, markets, and even street art spread across the bustling streets of Noosa and its surrounds. Wandering through Noosa, you’ll find many art galleries to suit every taste, from fine art to local artisans specialising in ceramics, jewellery, and prints. A place where fine art is embedded into the culture, integrating art galleries into the itinerary will become a natural pastime.

Tracey Keller Eumundi Gallery

Tracey Keller, a world-renowned animal artist known for her playful and colourful paintings, operates out of her Eumundi Gallery. Keller’s artistry, which has evolved over 15 years, embraces a quirky β€œkaleidoscope” style, employing a mix of mediums, including metals, woods, and fabrics, often leading to sellout exhibitions worldwide. Her Eumundi Gallery, open on Wednesdays from 8:00am to 1:30pm and Saturdays from 7:00am to 2:00pm, offers a unique window into her creative process, showcasing her commitment to joy and nature through her vibrant animal portraits and innovative techniques.

Tracy Keller Art Gallery

Location: 80 Memorial Dr, Eumundi QLD 4562

https://traceykeller.com/

Peace of Green

Peace of Green Gallery in Maleny, nestled within the picturesque Sunshine Coast Hinterland, stands as a beacon of local artistry, celebrating 28 years as the home of handcrafted artworks on the Sunshine Coast. This collective gallery, owned and operated by its member artists, offers various mediums, including hand-blown glass, ceramics, mosaics, paintings, printmaking, silk art, woodwork, leather, and jewellery. Open seven days a week on the main street of Maleny, visitors are greeted by a different artist each day, ready to share insights into the unique, original creations that make this gallery a vibrant hub for art enthusiasts exploring the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery Trail and the surrounding Hinterland.

Peace of Green Art Gallery – Maleny

Location: 38 Maple Street, Maleny

https://www.peaceofgreengallery.com/

The Enigmatic Drawings Fine Art Gallery

A permanent fixture of the Netanya Noosa Beachfront Hotel, The Enigmatic Drawings Fine Art Gallery is a distinguished space. Showcasing the unique talents of George Allan and his daughter Chelsea Hopkins-Allan. Their artworks blend the realms of science, nature, and mindfulness with a visually stunning mix of colour, geometry, and symmetry.

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SECOND-SERIES MATRIX

This gallery offers an immersive art experience, integrating fine art with luxury accommodation, where each apartment and the lobby are adorned with the Allan duo’s distinctive creations. Their work, celebrated for its ability to provoke thought and exploration into our perception of reality and our connection with the natural world, makes the gallery and the art hotel a must-visit for those seeking an artistic retreat by the beach.

Noosa Art Galleries
A collection of pieces by George and Chelsea

Location: Netanya Noosa Hotel, 71 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD 4567

https://www.enigmaticdrawings.com/

Perhaps the most well-known art gallery in the area is the Noosa Regional Art Gallery. Overlooking Noosa river in Tewantin since 1981, Noosa Regional Art Gallery has been the essence of Australian creativity for over 40 years. Hosting a wide range of exhibitions, talks, activities for kids and a gift shop. Adding this gallery to your bucket list is guaranteed to enrich your knowledge of the arts and history of the Noosa area.

PETER HUDSON : RIGHT PLACE / RIGHT TIME EXHIBITION
PETER HUDSON : RIGHT PLACE / RIGHT TIME Exhibition

Location: Riverside, 9 Pelican St, Tewantin, Qld, 4565

https://www.noosaregionalgallery.com.au/

Art Nuvo, Buderim

Art Nuvo in Buderim is more than just a gallery; it’s a 20-year-old family passion project by Andrew and Olivia Banks. This unique space offers a full spectrum of art services, from framing and consultation to restoration. Specialising in a diverse range of art forms, Art Nuvo supports local and interstate artists, providing a platform for both emerging and established talents.

The gallery showcases art and fosters a community through exhibitions and personalized art consultations. Their partnership with Art Money ensures art is accessible to all, allowing customers to enjoy art now and pay later. Art Nuvo is where art meets heart, making it a central figure in the local and wider art community.

Location: 25 Gloucester Rd, Buderim QLD 4556

https://artnuvobuderim.com.au/

Hearts and Minds, Noosa Heads

Head to Hearts and Minds on Hastings Street in Noosa for art, jewellery, furniture and pottery. Take part in your own art crawl with many commercial galleries that wind in and out of Hastings Street.

Location: 1 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads 4567

https://heartsandmindsart.com.au/

Eumundi, Markets

The Eumundi Markets are held every Wednesday and Saturday morning. Presenting local artisans and their crafts, as well as truly unique trinkets, gifts, and pieces that embody the area’s spirit. These markets make for a sensory explosion and a great family day out.

Location: 80 Memorial Dr, Eumundi QLD 4562

https://eumundimarkets.com.au/

Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre

Don’t miss the chance to visit the Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre. Located in the picturesque hinterland town of Cooroy, this art space offers an eclectic mix of exhibitions, workshops, and cultural events, making it a perfect spot for those looking to immerse themselves in the local art scene. Undergoing refurbishment and reopening on the 12 of April 2024. However, the Artisan Store and Pottery Studio remain open.

Location: 11 Maple Street, Cooroy, 4563

www.butterfactoryartscentre.com.au

Street art

You don’t have to go to a gallery to appreciate art. Street art is an urban art movement far from its old reputation as “graffiti”, stop, look and take it in. Noosa is home to some stunning pieces of street art. Artists favour walls and concrete as their canvas to express themselves in a big way. For a self-guided tour of Noosa Junctions street art, click here to explore an interactive street art map.

There are other small galleries across the region; pay attention to hours of operation, as many will be closed on Sundays or Mondays. Art is the lifeblood of Noosa, in its roots and at the very heart of the culture. Peruse many of the art galleries in the area for an experience that may get your creative juices going.