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 stop 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. Start in the north with Tin Shed Arts and Woodbine Art galleries in Malmsbury and then move onto Kyneton – home to 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 Lancefield’s Mad Gallery or The Gallery Mount Macedon. Download a list of Art Galleries in the Macedon Ranges – 2018
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. Run in conjunction with local tour operator ‘Trips All Round’, you can choose from three different ‘ARTings’ tour packages including morning tea, winery and country pub lunches. The trips operate from Sunday to Thursday 10am – 4pm, with free pickup from Gisborne, Woodend & Kyneton railway stations and negotiated locations.
Lost Trades Fair
Kyneton is host to the immensely popular Lost Trades Fair held on 9 – 10 March 2019. The event showcases over 100 traditional artisans who share their knowledge and skills, while openly demonstrating their trades. A must see event!
Sculpture in the Vines
Make sure to check out Art in the Vines hosted by Hanging Rock Winery between 10th November 2018 to 31st March 2019.
The event will be the first of its type ever to be hosted in the Macedon Ranges. Twenty-five leading local, national and international sculpture artists have been engaged for the exhibition to be held at the winery. Many of the sculptures have either been, or are being created in artist studios throughout Central Victoria while some will be hand-crafted onsite by three renowned artists-in-residence.
Visitors will also have an opportunity to attend a workshop with these sculptors or perhaps a painting workshop with renowned local painter Helen Cottle or Arthur Ted Powell.
The Macedon Ranges Art Trail
A year round experience, the Macedon Ranges Art Trail is an open artist studio experience scattered across picturesque villages just an hour north west of Melbourne.
There are currently 26 artists that 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
Don’t miss the Daylesford Macedon Ranges Open Studios program held on selected dates in April 2019, 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.