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Discover cultural riches and artistic hubs of Maryborough and Surrounds. With each art gallery in the region providing a mix of creative offerings, there is much to explore and appreciate.
Begin your journey in Maryborough, at the historic Central Goldfields Art Gallery. Built in 1861 as a fire station, the gallery now enjoys a diverse program of regularly changing exhibitions showcasing regional artists as well as presenting community and travelling displays. Also appreciate selected works from the gallery, including paintings and sculptures by well-known artists such as Arthur Boyd, Ray Crooke and Dean Bowen.
A few blocks away, at the northern end of the Maryborough Railway Station is the Museum of Australian History and Art Gallery. This is a unique cultural experience with both modern pieces and artistic historical finds.
Head out of town to the picturesque bushland surrounding Maryborough and enjoy Possum Gully Fine Arts, a gallery featuring notable local, national and international artists. Specialising in works on paper including drawing, painting and printmaking, this interesting mud brick gallery is set in an inspiring garden and also showcases glass and ceramic art, textiles and garden sculpture.
Felix Art studio located in Talbot, offers a variety of decorative and functional ceramics. Corridor Gallery in Talbot, has excellent displays of paintings, drawings and prints by local artists.
Down the road in Dunolly, local artist, John Moir, shares his Alvah Art Gallery with the public. In addition to John’s work including oil painting, water colour, pastels, pen and pencil you can also check out his restored vintage and veteran cars.
Dunolly is also home of the Ministry of Fun - get involved with creative workshops facilitated by the fantastic Anna Ashton! Dunolly Nik Naks & Gallery features a variety of artwork and crystals. Nearby Puzzleflat Artworks offers a fabulous collection of artworks.
While you're visiting Dunolly, make sure you explore the Mosaic Dunolly Sculpture Trail. These colorful cleverly created mosaics are all individually designed, each with their own significance. The four mosaic sculptures are now part of a permanent art collection. The sculptures titled Big Boy, Kangaroo, Flying Dog and Dingo were created by the Ministry of Fun in Dunolly, together with the Dunolly community as part of the Creative Victoria and the Strong Communities Programme 'A sense of place' project.
The mosaic sculptures are significant public artworks that represent the diverse and vibrant community of Dunolly. With the artistic process having been led by Deborah Halpern, who is of Australia's leading public artists, they enhance the local pride of place and attract visitors.