6 Byron Bay Art Galleries to Browse on Your Holiday
Do you enjoy looking at artwork that sends a strong message or want an addition to your personal collection? Byron Bay’s breathtaking nature and bohemian vibe inspires local artists to create unique art pieces that showcase the culture of this incredible place.
There are many interesting Byron Bay art galleries each of which has a specific story. However, we’ve singled out six of them that should rank highly on your to-do list when visiting Byron Bay!
If you prefer buying art that can be both practical and useful, we suggest visiting Hammer & Hand Byron Bay for jewellery and Cosmosis for fabric and soft furnishings.
And if you are in love with great photography like we are, don’t miss the opportunity to visit Craig Parry’s gallery, an award-winning wildlife photographer of international acclaim.
Let’s see what these galleries offer in more detail!
1. Hammer & Hand Byron Bay
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Hammer & Hand Byron Bay is a collective of passionate local artists who create spectacular bespoke jewellery and sculptures. At Arts and Industry Estate you can visit a studio and gallery, plus book your time at the metal workshop.
Every day of the week you can watch different Byron Bay artists creating hand-made jewellery and various metal sculptures and buy direct from them at studio prices.
Location: 4 Ti-Tree Place, Arts and Industry Estate, Byron Bay
2. Gallery Cosmosis
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Patti Jacobs’s innovative spirit is so refreshing! In Gallery Cosmosis you can see her paintwork on fabric, especially her famous lino block prints.
She decorates all kinds of soft furnishings, such as cushions, quilt covers and wall hangings, but also provides quite unique prints on paper that can make a great gift.
You can also learn something from her workshops she organises in the studio behind the gallery.
Besides Patti’s work, you can also view works from other local artists, as she hosts exhibitions and different art events occasionally. Maybe there will be some special occasion while you are visiting Byron Bay!
Location: 2/22 Brigantine Street, Byron Bay
3. Byron Bay Gallery
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The Byron Bay Gallery not offers a great collection of exceptional local artists, but also of the whole region.
Here you can attend the exhibits of internationally recognised sculptor Cathy Gilpin, impressionist John Turton, enigmatic mind Ken Moate, and indigenous artist Magpie.
Besides being able to choose original art pieces for your own viewing pleasure, you can also use their framing services.
Location: Suite 1/17 Lawson Street, Byron Bay
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If you want to see a superb collection of both local and international artwork, then you should definitely make time for Thomgallery.
This gallery showcases the work of European and Australian artists, such as contemporary French sculptor Christian Maas. Besides being collected worldwide, his work is appreciated by names such as Jacques Chirac, Brigitte Bardot, Princess Stephanie of Monaco, and Barack Obama.
What is special about this Byron Bay gallery, is that it cooperates with interior designers, landscape architects, and commercial developers to assist in placing magnificent artwork pieces into private houses and commercial spaces throughout Australia.
Location: 6 Fern Place, Byron Bay
5. Zakay Glass Creations
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Zakay Glass Gallery displays innovative geometric glass art sculptures and lighting designs. Designed by the Asaf Zakays who combine traditional manufacturing methods with simplicity and functionality, their glass art sculptures are unique and eye catching.
Buy one to decorate your home or office or make someone’s day with a perfect gift!
Location: 42 Byron St, Bangalow
6. Craig Parry Gallery
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Craig Parry is a creative mind who photographs extraordinary flora and fauna and stunning views of beaches and oceans around the world. His nature, marine and landscape photos also depict beautiful local scenes. Why not buy a piece of his artwork to take home and enjoy Byron Bay every day?
Location: Shop 7/8 Fletcher St, Byron Bay
Book your Byron Bay Accommodation
To see all these beautiful galleries, you need a place to stay, right? Don’t worry we have multiple Byron Bay accommodation options for couples, families and groups of friends, all you need to do is come and have a relaxing holiday!