Arts and Crafts in The Maleny Area
The Arts and Crafts in the Maleny Area is of a very high standard and they say the number of artists in the Maleny area is 1 in 3 residents. Wow! That is very high. Only the best of this pool of arts and crafts is displayed in the galleries here and the standard is A++!
In the Maleny township they have the Piece of Green which is a Co-op of artists throughout the district. It features a wide range of art utilising a wide range of media. The woodwork is the best in the district, and then there is stained glass mirrors by a well-known international artist, a great range of printed works of flora and fauna, pottery, glass blown pieces, jewellery, paintings, textile pieces; an almost endless variety! Charlie Moore Gallery in Fig street has a range of Art pieces of local Artists
Next door is the craft shop which has a huge range of art and crafts spanning the spectrum of media; wood, silk, wool, material, jewellery, so much talent in one small corner of the world!
Piece of Green Gallery:
Gary Myers Gallery: 3/23 MAPLE STREET, has a collection of paintings, sculptures and prints.
Ben Messina Photo Landscapes: is the famous photographer and has Aussie landscapes…this is a feast for ones eyes in beauty and capture the right moment on a camera
David Linton Gallery: is next to the Post Office area and is the best of the wood craft workers in this district. It has the greatest range of wood and creations I have ever seen in wood..boy some talent in this district.
Art on Cairncross: has to be the best gallery in the District and has world class Artists. It again has a great range of media but the standard of Art is the best I have seen around. The Manager/owners know their stuff on all areas of Art and been in it forever. I have to visit this place to get my fix in whats happening own the Art world..do not miss this place.
- Secrets on the Lake Gallery
- Illume Creations
- Nature’s Image Photography
- Montville Art Gallery
- Main Street Gallery
Lasting Impressions Gallery:
There is an Art Trail that one can travel by car that takes you to all of these places and the brochure with maps and descriptions can be found at any of these galleries or the Holiday House.
If you are looking for something specific ask your host at the Holiday House and she will point you in the right direction. The house is full of her own art pieces.
Quilt Show Maleny:
Each year Maleny has an Arts and Crafts exhibition as well as a Woodwork Festival which bring in heaps of tourists. There is also a Christmas Craft Expo on every weekend in November.
Quilts: there is a group that works and learns quilting together in Maleny which holds an annual show held at the Maleny High School; the high standard and amazing creativity on display make this an event not to be missed! You can also find the local quilt supply shop just up the road from the Cheese Factory.
Maleny is an Art lovers paradise !!