Kuranda Arts Co-operative Limited is a not-for-profit organisation showcasing a wide variety of quality local artwork in many mediums from its members.
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.
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.
January 2021 and the gallery is moving to a new location in Kuranda but will still operate the online shop and appointments can be made with the artists.
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 workshops on marketing and professional development. The Kuranda Arts Co-operative continues to operate as a support network for both fine and craft artists.