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Take your senses for an adventure on Eumundi's Art Trail

Take your senses for an adventure on Eumundi's Art Trail

The Original Eumundi Markets are the biggest and best arts and craft market in Australia.

Take your senses for an adventure on Eumundi's Art Trail
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The Orginial Eumundi Markets

Running for more than 40 years with the philosophy to 'make it, bake it, sew it, grow it' they set the tone for what the town of Eumundi is all about. 

Here we've gathered up some must see talented locals in action with a list of some of the best local galleries and artisan hotspots.

Wander The Original Eumundi Markets

Couple at The Original Eumundi Markets
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Couple at The Original Eumundi Markets

Dubbed the biggest and best artisan market in Australia, The Original Eumundi Markets have been filling hearts, minds, and bellies since 1979. Looking for things to do this weekend? The Eumundi Markets have got you sorted.

Located in the heart of town, under Queensland’s iconic red-blossoming poinciana trees, prepare to blow the budget and a few lazy hours soaking up the carefree, humble and eclectic mix that makes this market a mecca for all. 

Take your tastebuds on a vacation here, indulging in some locally made fare like the Donut Kitchen and Brazilian Tapioca flatbread or grab a gift for your loved ones. From Bookbands bookmarks to Bottleneck Blues cigar box guitars, you will find one-of-a-kind hand crafted treasures here.  

Take a trip back in time at Berkelouw Bookshop

Berkelouw Book Barn
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Berkelouw Book Barn

As Australia’s oldest book shop, opening in 1812,  Berkelouw Bookshop and Café is a work of art in itself. As you step through the doors, rows of eccentric, rare and old books greet you as far as the eye can see. 

Feel yourself getting transported to another era and lose time among the shelves packed with eccentricities and relics you just won’t find anywhere else.  

At Berkelouw you’ll find everything from kid’s books to collectibles, second hand gems and brand-new bestsellers, plus a range of nifty and enticing gifts (who knew magnetic bookmarks were a thing)! Get in there and prepare to come up trumps.

Explore the Eumundi Street Art Trail

Art at the Original Eumundi Markets
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Art at the Original Eumundi Markets

From galleries to gift shops, markets and murals, in Eumundi you’ll find art everywhere from the streetscape to the local cafe. Basically, the whole town just oozes creativity! 

Feel yourself pondering the history and messages the art evokes as it spills into the streets and walkways, lighting up various nooks throughout the town.

Uncover these street art treasures in alley ways, inside cafes and bars, in underground walkways and even on the bins. Visit Eumundi’s Street Art Trail Map to thoroughly explore the works and get inspired about how art can help transform a town from a plain Jane to Roaring Rhonda.

Get your mind cogs whirring at Artisans Gallery

Having first opened its doors more than 20 years ago, The Gallery Eumundi has curated a solid reputation for contemporary Australian and Indigenous Art with a strong body of ceramic artists and bronze sculptors. 

With a diverse and significant number of artist collaborations, plus regular exhibitions and art fairs, you’ll find yourself mesmerized in this modern and well-lit gallery. Looking for inspiration to get creative? Go here!

Learn ancient stories at Red Desert Gallery

Get ready to be transported to the red centre of Australia at Red Desert Gallery, one of the country’s leading traders of Aboriginal Fine Art.

Visit the gallery to check out the latest exhibition of intricate and striking art from tribal elders in Central and Western Desert region and find yourself captivated by the stories of ancient times. 

Feel the presence of nature at Timbercraftsman  

Father and son at The Orginal Eumundi Markets
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Father and son at The Orginal Eumundi Markets

Stepping through the door of David Suter’s Timbercraftsman furniture and art studio, the first thing you’ll notice is the soothing aroma of all that beautiful wood.

Working with the natural shapes and different qualities of sustainably sourced woods, you’ll find yourself surrounded by the shapes, smells, and textures of nature.  

From timber artworks with resin colours that mirror a glacial lake to bespoke, carefully crafted furniture pieces, the craftsmanship here will take your breath away.  

Discover the Real McCaul

What a cracker story this place has! Having started out making his own clothes from calico bags 47 years ago, Paul McCaul, owner of the Real McCaul started expanding his repertoire for his friends before getting into leather making, and the rest, they say, is history. 

Today the range is vast, spanning everything from whips to wallets, and bags to belts, all locally crafted from kangaroo and cowhide and sometimes other materials. 

It’s easy to lose a few hours in here learning more about the craft.  

Find magic at Apma Creations

At Apma Creations in central Eumundi, you’ll unearth the magic of ancient times from Australia’s first peoples in this Aboriginal-owned and operated art studio and gift shop. 

The store sells original artworks, fabric, and accessories predominately crafted by artist Meryn Apma of the Western Arrernte tribespeople of central Australia. 

Whether it’s a piece about women gathering at waterholes or Dreamtime stories, come and lose yourself in the profound stories and mythology that each piece of meticulously crafted artwork tells us.

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