The Macedon Ranges has more professional artists per capita than any other region in Victoria and many of them call Kyneton home. You don’t have to wander far in the township before you come across local artworks and crafts. Whether it be in dedicated gallery spaces, cafes or shops; local artworks are abounded and the community is clearly proud of its creative residents. The town’s history of ancient crafts and makers persists, promising the perfect place for artists to pursue their passion.
Kyneton’s Piper Street has plenty to offer. The Stockroom is a split level retail and gallery space with unique, contemporary wares by makers, fashion designers and potters. Come for a browse or to find the perfect, distinctive gift. Further along the street are the Lauriston Press Prints and Drawing Gallery which exhibits the artworks, sculptures and furniture pieces of established and local artists. Stunning prints and three-dimensional pieces are displayed beautifully throughout the space, interspersed with arrangements of native bouquets.
High Street also houses the work of a local artist, Larissa Grey. The Golden Dog Gallery showcases her quirky small bronze sculptures, the creation of which has been inspired by native flora and fauna. From Thursday to Saturday, visitors have a chance to meet the artist and see her at work in the historic building.
The Old Auction House, is another famous building, on Mollison Street, that also houses working artists. The precinct boasts a variety of areas, including: a retail shop, working artists studios, teaching spaces as well as galleries. Whether you are an admirer or creator of artworks yourself, Kyneton’s palette of artists offer many opportunities to immerse yourself in the artistic world.
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