Located in the Central Goldfields Shire, approximately 20 minutes by car from the regional centre of Maryborough, is the former Gold Rush town of Dunolly. Known as Lea Kuribur by the Dja Dja Wurrung, today Dunolly is home to a vibrant, thriving, creative community and serves as a central hub for the many artists living locally and in surrounding towns.

Bookending the main thoroughfare are Puzzle Flat Art Gallery at one end and the Ministry of Fun at the other, with a number of cafes, gift shops, second hand stores and the award winning Dunolly Bakery in between. Dotted around the town, in the public parks and gardens and on the main street, Broadway, you will find the gorgeous mosaic sculptures created by community artists in collaboration with local children and renowned Australian artist Deborah Halpern.

On the fourth Sunday of each month Broadway, is transformed into the Dunolly Community Market, where you will find all sorts of interesting curios, arts and crafts, plants and other local produce. Many of the shops and galleries are open for market days.

While some effort has been made by local historians to uncover the region’s significance to the Dja Dja Wurrung nation and capture some of their unwritten memories, sadly most of the knowledge of the first people inhabiting the region has been obscured by a brutal colonial history and the rush to strike it rich on the goldfields. Many of the old colonial and gold rush era buildings are still standing and Dunolly has some of the most well preserved historical buildings in the region.

The main street is lined with historically significant, native Kurrajong trees, which mark the town’s Avenue of Honour, and is one of only three Avenues to feature these trees in Victoria.  While we’re on the subject of significant trees, the magnificent cork tree at the old Dunolly Railway station is something straight out of a story book and is definitely worth a look if you love amazing trees.

2023 Trail Exhibitors

Studio 33 – CLOSED: Due to Artist illness Studio 33 will no longer be open for the 2023 Tiny Towns Arts Trail

Puzzleflat Art Gallery

Ministry of Fun

Wooly Goose

Alvah Art Gallery

Squirrel Gully Saffron Farm

2023 Town Map


Please be advised: Due to artist’s ill health, Studio 33 will no longer be opening for the Trail.

After a decade living as a vagabond artist exploring, painting and photographing Australia’s sublime and extraordinarily diverse National Parks, Val Wilkinson decided to put down her creative roo...

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The Woolly Goose

The Woolly Goose has been established in Dunolly since February 2022.

Proprietor, Georgie Buckingham, is a fibre artist and weaver, who is passionate about dyeing wool.

Walking into her beautifully-presented shop is entering into a world of colour and texture. Georgie creates bespoke hand...

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Ministry of Fun

The Ministry of Fun in Dunolly operates as a multi room studio space, workshop venue and gallery. Showcasing the works of four artists: ceramicist Danielle Boothroyd; feltmaker Tanja Gawin; woodworker and photographer Philip Ashton; and multimedia artist Anna Ashton. 

Works range from colourf...

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Dunolly Community Sculpture and Art Walk

Weave your way around Dunolly, along Broadway and into the surrounding parks and gardens to discover the wonderful community sculptures and rock murals by local artist Rory Stainton.

Rory’s murals, located on the side and front of the Dunolly Treasure Chest, are a welcome greeting for visito...

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Squirrel Gully Saffron Farm

For many years Rosie Pamic and her partner, Drew, shared the dream of living off-grid and developing a sustainable business that could support their family, while also minimising their environmental footprint.

In 2014 they found a run down property on the outskirts of Dunolly in Central Vic...

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