The Caloundra Regional Gallery Store offers unique pieces hand-crafted on the Sunshine Coast, and beyond.
From ceramics and textiles, to jewellery, children’s toys and artist books, The Gallery Store celebrates the local, the handmade and the environmentally aware.
The seasonal Pop Up Artisan Program connects studio to storefront for a featured artisan each exhibition period.
Open Tuesday to Fridays, 10am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 2pm.
Pop Up Feature Artisan
Margi Parry is an artist and art group leader who has volunteered with the Caloundra Regional Gallery since its start in 2000.
She finds inspiration in the natural world around her and her attention to detail is unmissable in her beautiful ceramics and detailed paper works like cards and bookmarks.
Beyond her artisanal pieces, Margi leads two art groups in the community at the Caloundra Arts Centre Association and at a nearby retirement village.
“I bring them down on the bus and walk them and we talk about the art,” Margi says. “I’m very shy about doing that, because my knowledge about art really is quite limited.
“It’s based on personal experience and my own personal thoughts. I’m a self-taught artist, and I was so busy raising a family and working in business.
“I never thought about getting art degrees and things like that. But I love to share the art with people.”
Margi Barry’s passion and dedication to the arts of the region is evident, and we are honoured to platform her beautiful creations in line with the current exhibition, Celebrating 20 Years of Caloundra Regional Gallery.
Margi’s creations are on show and available in the Gallery Store until October 7, 2020.
Applications are open year-round for artisans and designers to join the Gallery Store as suppliers.