Wood Artisan Exhibition opens in Maleny, Qld today

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Above: Business owner Joanne Howard, pictured above in front of Maleny Art Direct.

‘We’re called Maleny Art Direct because I believe original artworks and handmade items are affordable and can be accessible to all’, explains business owner Joanne Howard, whose passion for representing local artists is clearly heartfelt. Joanne started Maleny Art Direct in Maple Street, Maleny, Qld some seven years ago. ‘In that time we’ve managed to outgrow a smaller space and survive Covid!’, she exclaimed.

For years now it’s been the custom for the Maleny Wood Expo to extend the display period of its Wootha Prize exhibition at Maleny Art Direct. Despite cancellation of this year’s Expo, today marks the opening of Maleny Wood Expo’s Wood Artisan Exhibition at Maleny Art Direct. The exhibition will feature works by local and Brisbane artists in a nod to carrying on the Wootha Prize tradition.

Exhibitions such as the Wootha Prize are important not just in terms of sales, but also for allowing the wider community to develop an appreciation for the unique properties of wood and support the artisans who create with it, explained Joanne. The Wood Artisan Exhibition will run for around a month and is a rare opportunity to buy a beautiful handcrafted piece.

For more information see malenyartdirect.com.au

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