Buderim Craft Cottage

The Buderim Craft Cottage is a vibrant hub for the creative soul. With more than three hundred members it features a diverse range of art and craft activities spread across twelve specific groups. Skillsets range from beginner to experienced and advanced. The association aims to foster a community of artists dedicated to preserving friendships and nurturing artistic creativity.

The Buderim Craft Cottage is a renowned hub of creativity and one of the most popular creative communities on the Sunshine Coast! Its heritage is firmly planted in local regional culture and its members are committed to working with time-honoured techniques alongside newer contemporary methods.

The Spirit of the Buderim Craft Cottage Community is fostered by members reaching out, sharing skills, working together and caring for each other with the combined experience and enjoyment of artistic creativity. The inspirational, supportive and creative Buderim Craft Cottage is located in the heart of Buderim on the Sunshine Coast.

Buderim Craft Cottage is a not-for-profit organisation which was established in 1967 by a small group of keen artists and craftspeople. The first members met in private homes, then in what is now known as Pioneer Cottage before moving to a small cottage on Bart’s land in Church Street. In 1974 the first stage of the existing building at 5 Main Street Buderim (between St. Mark’s Anglican Church and the Buderim Library) was constructed.
Over time there have been many additions, which together comprise a large building with facilities suitable for the members to pursue a wide range of arts and crafts. Plans are in hand to further extend and improve these facilities.

Buderim Craft Cottage enjoys a reputation for high quality art and craft and is an important part of the Buderim community. Each year the Easter Fair, held on Easter Saturday and the Christmas Fair, held on the last weekend in November, attract hundreds of visitors looking for quality gifts and enjoying refreshments in the outdoor eating area. Many of the groups hold annual or biennial exhibitions and sales of work and these are well known and very popular.