About Us

Quality Local Artwork

Kuranda Arts Co-operative Limited is a not-for-profit organisation with a gallery space at 20 Coondoo Street, in the vibrant rainforest village of Kuranda. It showcases a wide variety of quality local artwork in many mediums from its members. We have experience packing and sending our artwork safely around the world. The gallery is staffed by the artists and the gallery is open 7 days a week from 10am until 4pm.

The Kuranda Arts Co-operative had its beginnings in 1996 when a small group of experienced artists and craftspeople joined together in the Kuranda markets to support each other in the sale of their work, realising that they could spend more time creating their work if they joined together to market it. The following year saw the opportunity to take up a large retail space in the main street, where work could be displayed in a gallery setting that more befitted the quality of the work, than a market setting. This necessitated the formation of a more formalised legal entity and so the Kuranda Arts Co-operative Ltd came into being. Over the past 20 years there have been many successes including major exhibitions at the Cairns Regional Gallery, Hobart University Visual Arts Department, facilitating displays for members work at the Sydney Gift Fair, being represented in trade displays for Tourism Qld and Tourism Australia in Singapore, a major exhibitions at the Tableland Regional Gallery and numerous artist workshops on marketing and professional development. The Kuranda Arts Co-operative continues to operate as a support network for both fine and craft artists and responds to artist needs and market opportunities.

2016 Recent Works – Tableland Regional Gallery
2013- 2014 The Sentinels – Kick Arts Contemporary Arts and Tableland Regional Art Galley
2011 Art Fest – Members exhibition Gallery 2, 20 Coondoo St, Kuranda
2010 Tablelands: Perimeters and Parameters, Tableland Regional Gallery, Atherton
2005 Growth, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns
2002 Winderkammer, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania
2001 Cooperate/Collaborate, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns

Carless, V. (2010) Kuranda Arts Cooperative:
New Perspectives on Old Country in Art Monthly April, No. 28, p.46, 4 illustrations

2018 Regional Arts Fund, funding for website
2010 RADF Regional Partners Tablelands Regional Council (Tablelands: Perimeters and Parameters)
2010 Kuranda Media Association (Tablelands: Perimeters and Parameters
2010 Kuranda (Tablelands: Perimeters and Parameters)
2002 RADF Cairns City Council – Showcase event, Raffles Hotel, Singapore
1999 Arts Queensland funding for Strategic Plan

Dover, B. (Ed) (2010) Tablelands Perimeters and Parameters, Kuranda Arts Co-Op Ltd, Kuranda.

2004 Participated in Second Sydney Trade Fair, Raffle Hotel, Singapore
2003 Participated in Sydney Trade Fair and Queensland Tourism Promotion at Raffles Hotel, Singapore
2002 Participated in Queensland Tourism Promotion at Raffles Hotel, Singapore