Galleries and Artists in the Macedon Ranges
Did you know the Macedon Ranges has more professional artists working in the arts than anywhere else in Victoria?
Quite literally, the Macedon Ranges is the artist mecca of Victoria.
You will find them beavering away in niche shops, galleries, artists’ studios and bungalows of our region, giving shape to creative projects that fill the senses and feed the souls of all who decide to step in and have a browse.
Art Galleries in the Macedon Ranges
A day in the Macedon Ranges can easily be spent travelling between art galleries. In particular, Kyneton is home to an abundance of art spaces including Lauriston Press, John Lloyd Gallery, The Old Auction House, Colours of White, Art on Piper, and the fantastic Stockroom.
Art lovers can also check out The Gallery Mount Macedon for a mountain and art fix all in one.
See below for a directory of art galleries in the Macedon Ranges.
ARTings Tours in the Macedon Ranges
Local art enthusiast Nadine Hartnett hosts private day tours of art galleries and studios in the Macedon Ranges. The tours visit four art destinations, with Nadine’s knowledge offering insightful and enriching creative connections for art lovers. Get in touch with Nadine via the Macedon Ranges Art Trail Facebook page for more information.
Sculpture in the Vines
Keep an eye on Hanging Rock Winery’s Facebook page for future Art in the Vines event announcements.
This annual event first kicked off in 2019 and was the first of its type ever to be hosted in the Macedon Ranges. Leading local, national and international sculpture artists are engaged for the exhibition, with many of the sculptures created in artist studios throughout Central Victoria. Some are evenhand-crafted onsite by artists-in-residence.
The Macedon Ranges Art Trail
A year round experience, the Macedon Ranges Art Trail (MRAT) is an independent project set up to promote the local artistic community. Catch an exhibition, browse galleries and discover hidden artistic treasures. Some MRAT artists will open their studios to the public by appointment. To access the map and artist contact details you can either:
- Download a Macedon Ranges Art Trail Map
- Collect a hard copy of the map from either the Woodend or Kyneton Visitor Information Centres.
- Call the Visitor Information Centres on 1800 244 711 and they will mail you a copy.
Daylesford Macedon Ranges Open Studios
The Daylesford Macedon Ranges Open Studios program is an annual event where you can mix, mingle and share time with artists who inspire your own creativity.
Macedon Ranges Art & Craft Workshops
The Macedon Ranges is home to fantastic art and craft workshops including jewellery making, painting and printmaking, wooden spoon carving, and leadlighting and mosaic courses. Keep an eye on the What’s On section of our website for dates and information.