Friday, March 4, 2011

The Slab Hut Art and Craft at Samford

The Slab Hut is certainly worth a visit if you are planning a trip to the picturesque Samford Valley in Brisbane. It is a unique art and craft venue which is operated by the Samford Art and Craft Association, an artists co-operative with about 60 members who all practice a diverse range of arts and crafts. Lots of delightful items for children, soaps, jewelry, textile items - felt, silk and screenprinted (including PalumaPrint), photography and paintings, pottery and glass ware - and more. It's the perfect place to pick up a gift or take overseas visitors for quality souvenirs. Not many places in Brisbane like this!
(photo by Nikki Burke)
The building is situated in the John Scott Park in Samford and there is signage but it is easy to miss as it does not look at all like an ordinary shop! It was built in 2000 by the local Council following traditional plans and using local timbers and recycled corrugated iron.  While you are in Samford have lunch at the Flying Nun Cafe and take time to browse in the delightful Urban Dweller which stocks items by another Brisbane screenprinter Thea and Sami.

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