Dayboro Art Gallery is the home of over thirty member artists from many areas of Moreton Region, many of them from the township of Dayboro itself or the surrounding mountains and valleys. Originally a plumbers shop the austere exterior is the home to an extensive, vibrant and changing collection of works.
Inside, we have three large viewing rooms, long bench tables for the various art workshops that are run inside the gallery, and a gas-fired kiln for our potters. The original plumber’s workshop was made on two levels, one section slightly higher than the rest, to keep sheets of corrugated iron above the rising water level from the nearby creek. (Lawrence Thorpe got tired of tossing out rusting sheets of iron!) When you step up and walk inside room three, you’ll notice that it slopes down the hill a little, a sign that this end of the building has sunk over time.
The stairs out the back are unique to Dayboro, they are from the old train station that used to connect Dayboro to the city. The line closed in 1955.
The gallery is operated by member artists and open for viewing seven days a week 10am till 3pm. From time to time artists may be found working on pieces during the day creating or finishing new pieces.