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KURANDA ARTS CO-OPERATIVE LTD
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 sixteen 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 exhibition at Tableland Regional Gallery and numerous artist workshops on marketing and professional Development. The Kuranda Co-operative continues to operate as a support network for both fine and craft artists and respond to artist needs and market opportunities.
Kuranda Arts Cooperative is a not-for-profit organisation with a gallery space at 20 Coondoo Street, Kuranda. It showcases a wide variety of quality artwork in many mediums from its members.