The Story of the Cottage
Finding Inspiration in Every Turn
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.
Our story continues...
Since our humble beginnings, we have grown to over 300 members, both men and women, where 12 individual groups can practice their various arts and crafts on most days.
The Patchwork Group, Silversmith & Art Jewellery Group and Mixed Media Art Group all have sub-groups which meet in the evening to accommodate members who are still in the workforce.
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.
Meet The Executives
Vice President- Property
Vice President - Events