Galleries and museums 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 and antiques in the Macedon Ranges
A day in the Macedon Ranges can easily be spent travelling between art galleries and antique stores. In particular, Kyneton is home to an abundance of art spaces where you can easily spend hours hopping from one gallery to the next.
See below for a directory of art galleries in the Macedon Ranges or download our Art Galleries brochure.
For antique lovers, download a copy of our Antiques brochure.
Sculpture in the Vines
Keep an eye on Hanging Rock Winery’s Facebook page for Art in the Vines, held each year from October to April.
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 even hand-crafted onsite by artists-in-residence.
Open Studio events
Open Studios Macedon hold popular open artist studio events throughout the year in the leafy villages of Macedon and Mount Macedon. Follow them on Instagram or check out our What’s On page for event announcements.
Macedon Ranges art and craft workshops
The Macedon Ranges is home to fantastic art and craft workshops including jewellery making, painting and printmaking, wooden spoon carving, and lead lighting courses. Keep an eye on the What’s On page of our website for dates and information.
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.
If you’re a history buff, then a visit to the Kyneton Museum on Piper Street is a must.
The Museum Collection is housed in a Heritage Victoria-listed building that was built in 1856 as a Bank of New South Wales.
There are changing exhibitions in the original banking chamber, and upstairs the bank manager’s residence is preserved in time.
Outdoor exhibits include original bluestone stables, servant’s kitchen, laundry and Theaden Cottage. The Museum is also home to a wide variety of carriages and historical agricultural equipment.