The Lyrebird Gallery is located inside the Beaudesert Community Arts and Information
The Gallery showcases a range of arts and crafts made by Scenic Rim artists.
The Centre also has a small selection of books by talented local writers.
Come and browse the paintings, pottery, textile arts, jewellery, leatherwork, books and various craft items on display and available for purchase. Admittance is free.
If you are a local artist, maker or writer and would like to participate in this community Gallery, please Contact Us.
Pottery has been a long standing love for Hilary, who was instrumental in starting the Beaudesert Potters group in 1976. Very experienced and highly qualified, Hilary’s work demonstrates her skill with a variety of glazing techniques on thrown and hand built pieces.
Margaret is a prolific and versatile artist who paints in oils, acrylics and pastels. Margaret taught these techniques to both adults and children for many years from her Beaudesert studios and gallery. Her works hang on many walls both in Australia and overseas.
Trevor is a leatherworker who does very fine plaiting and whipmaking. As well as belts and hatbands, Trevor makes whips which can have plaited or cane handles: these are unbreakable if used properly. The Lyrebird Gallery is the only outlet for Trevor’s fine work and he will accept commissions.
Fleur’s journey as a glass artist has taken her from leadlighting, kiln fired works and dichroic glass to glassblowing and torch work. A professional glassblower, Fleur is always pushing herself to discover new different and exciting ways with glass.
Nola is a master weaver whose beautiful work is featured in the Lyrebird Gallery. Nola totally creates her textile pieces - she spins and dyes the yarn, weaves the fabric and often sews the fabric into garments. Alpaca, wool and silk are her preferred yarns to work with.
Joan is a textile artist who creates a range of beautiful items including patchwork quilts and wall hangings, cushions, bags, place mats, table runners and other useful items. Choice of colour in textile work is important and one of Joan’s strengths is the vibrant colour of her pieces.
Donna’s skill is felting, her specialty being the creation of the stylish hats which are on display in the Lyrebird Gallery. Donna uses fleece from her own alpacas as well as dyed sheep wool. Donna uses wet, Nuno and needle processes in her felted creations and says seeing the finished product is always rewarding.
An award winning potter, Daphne has had experience with various techniques and styles but prefers hand building. Her pieces are fun and quirky and sure to get your attention. Multi-talented, Daphne also makes funky knitted and crocheted items.