Avoca

Nestled along the Avoca River, at the foothills of the Pyrenees mountain range, is the pretty little town of Avoca. Avoca has an active arts community and is home to the Gallery 127 at the historic railway station.

The gallery, which forms part of the Avoca Community Arts and Gardens hub, presents a program of exhibitions featuring local and regional artists throughout the year, and is responsible for coordinating the annual Avoca Art Show.

In 2021 Avoca joined the Silo Arts trail when artist Jimmi Buscombe was commissioned to paint the image of the endangered Barking Owl on the road facing side of the grain silo. There are future plans to use the other side of the silo as a projection space for digital and video art in the future and the creation of artist studios and an arts market in the disused buildings located within the Arts and Gardens hub.

Visitors to the town can also enjoy the Garden of Fire and Water, a commemorative garden celebrating the Chinese heritage within the region, as well as visiting the many cafes, curio and secondhand goods shops along the main street.

There are camping sites along the river and the Avoca township welcomes the many caravans and RVs that stop on their way through to the Pyrenees wine region.

Avoca artists, galleries and studios open for the 2023 Tiny Towns Arts Trail include:

Tiny Lola Studio

Dawn Lim Studio

Avoca Arts and Garden

2023 Town Map

Tiny Lola Studio

Life changed for Vicki-Claire the day she rescued a tiny, orphaned lamb from the side of the road. She knew nothing about sheep, but the bond she formed with this little, bleating baby Suffolk (who she named Tiny after her size) was immediate.

It wasn’t long before Tiny was joined by Lola, a...

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Dawn Lim

As an established Visual Artist of more than 30 years, Dawn Lim’s creative practice encompasses spinning, weaving and garment-making, abstract painting and drawing. After putting aside her explorations in weaving and spinning for quite a few years to complete her Bachelor of Fine Arts and focus ...

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Gunga Hub Avoca

Gunga Hub, located in the former Avoca council chambers, has become a focal point for artists living in the town.

Over the Tiny Towns Arts Trail weekend you can visit the studios and artists operating out of the hub including:

Tiny Lola Studio – VC, woolgrower, artisan

Judy McPhee – pa...

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Avoca Chinese Garden

Overlooking the Avoca river flats is the Garden of Fire and Water, a beautifully serene feature garden overlooking the Avoca river flats.

With its traditional Chinese pavilion, carefully selected plants of both Australian and Chinese origin, and large boulders designed to represent the beaut...

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