Get Crafty In Noosa’s Creative Spaces
Not every artisan is lucky enough to have a studio space, so where do messy creatives go when they want to create? We find the best local spaces available to those who want to immerse themselves in their art.
When it’s time to throw down some pottery, get messy with paint or let the creative juices flow, it can be hard to turn the living room into the inspiring space you need. Artists need not worry with local galleries and artistic havens opening their doors to those who need space to create.
The Butter Factory Arts Centre in Cooroy offers annual memberships to their Pottery Studio with everything you need to do wheel work, hand-building or self-directed projects, as coordinator Alicia Sharples explains.
“The new pottery studio membership opens the studio to the local community and has created a community hub in the pottery space,” she says.
“With 10 wheels, hand-building facilities and three kilns, the fantastic facility is now open for the whole community to enjoy.”
Many of the ceramicists also stock their wares in the Artisan Store, a co-op staffed and stocked by local artisans. There are more than 30 artists who sell their wares in the shop, offering a permanent artisan market to the community (perfect for those unique gifts!).
If your creative pursuit extends beyond ceramics, Noosa Arts & Craft Association (NACA) in Noosaville is the place for you. They offer regular groups and activities in a wide range of mediums from scrapbooking to crochet and smocking.
Everyone from beginners to experts can sign up for a membership and enjoy access to the workshops and groups, as president and artist Gabi Dick explains.
“Structural creative spaces such as those provided at Wallace House through Noosa Arts & Crafts are a catalyst for
belonging, wellbeing and community strength,” she says.
“The personal enjoyment of participation, creative expression and connecting with others combine into a key arts eco-system. It helps Noosa thrive with artistic vitality while feeding the soul and nourishing the wellbeing of it’s many and varied residents.”