Eumundi Street Art
Our town is known as the Creative Heart of the Sunshine Coast for its colourful, quirky ways and bountiful artistic flair. From galleries to gift shops, and of course our markets, there is creativity everywhere. But did you know this arty passion oozes into the streets, adding vibrance to countless nooks and crannies throughout the town? Look around Eumundi and you’ll find art in many forms, from street art, to murals, sculptures, and installations. You’ll uncover works of art in the most unusual places; in alleyways, on shop walls, inside cafes and bars, and even on the bins! Next time you visit Eumundi, take a journey through town with our Eumundi Street Art Trail Map, exploring key pieces of street art and being inspired by how creativity contributes so much to our little town!
The Eumundi Street Art Trail is yours to explore, seven days a week!
Eumundi Street Art Trail
The Eumundi Street Art Trail will take you through the main areas of town, so it’s a great opportunity to explore the village as well as check out the artwork.
Check out the map for locations. A good place to start is on Dick Caplick Way (no.1 on map), the main street into town from Noosa, but it’s fine to start wherever you like. Our town is pretty small, so an hour will probably suffice but you never know, you might want to stop off as you go. Just see what takes your fancy on your art discovery tour in the Creative Heart of the Sunshine Coast!
1. Subway Art – Check out the extensive art that lights up the Caplick Way underpass. Don’t forget to walk through and check out both ends! Artists: Silly Sullys, Fuzeillear, David Houghton, Joel Birch & Murphy Campbell.
2. Bin Art – In the park. Keep your eyes peeled and you’ll see bin art throughout town. This was created during the 2017 Horizon Festival. Bins feature the following artists: Murphy Campbell (Eumundi), David Houghton (Sunshine Coast), SkullCap (Brisbane), Fuzeillear (Sunshine Coast), Greg Beasley (Sunshine Coast), Silly Sully (Melbourne), Joel Birch (Sunshine Coast), Liz Robins (Eumundi), Tomsen Art (Brisbane), BK DIECI (Sydney), Mr Mupz (Sunshine Coast), and RAAAN (Sunshine Coast)
3. Giraffe – Our giant giraffe was made in Kenya and shipped to Australia in a 6m container to take pride of place outside Eumundi Square Markets (left corner). Don’t forget to pop into the square if you’re visiting on Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday for great stalls, live music, food, and drinks.
4. LisaSista Mural – A short wander will take you to the Eumundi RV Stopover (and main market’s carpark). Here you will find a large mural of the incredible Australian Body Art Festival.
5. ‘For You’ Sculpture – Work of local artist Meg Geer, who installed this beautiful creation in 2018. This thoughtful piece is dedicated to those who have lived through the horrors of war. It is with the innocence of children, Meg says, that those of us who have lived peaceful lives offer up our gratitude.
6. The Orb – Installed by Meg Geer and Richard Thompson in 2015 to commemorate ‘The Anzac Spirit – yesterday, today, tomorrow’.
7. Tree Spirit – Behind the pretty Eumundi Museum and home to a hive of native stingless bees! Pop into the museum to learn about Eumundi’s fascinating past.
8. Bin Art – see no.2 above.
9a-e. Original Eumundi Markets – this market area just oozes creativity so take a short stroll around the vicinity of the pink shed and you’ll find all sorts of treasures including a water bubbler by Jeff McCann (so you can refill and reduce plastic waste). Ash Taylor created the Australian native themed murals and the lovely ladies at Cooroy Yarn Bombing are responsible for the gorgeous yarn wraps that adorn the food court area.
10a-b. Mort Murray Murals – On the sides of Berkelouw Cafe and The Bake House you will find two impressive large murals on the walls by Mort (John) Murray and Vicki Murray. The image for 9a. was taken when the Channel 7 crew were filming the trail. If you’re in need of a delicious snack or refreshing drink, pop into the bakery before you move on or call in to the coast’s best bookshop, Berkelouw Books.
11. Pipe Wall – A couple of steps away, the Pipe Wall at the side of Pearls for Girls brings yet another artistic delight to our main street. Pop into the shop to find some unique gifts, many created by local artisans.
12. Agave Blue Wings – This is a great spot for a cool Eumundi photo. Designed by local creatives Red Peg Laser, whose work you’ll find for sale at the markets and all over town. Agave Blue is famed for its western style boots, so take a look inside, the designs are works of art themselves. They also have a fine selection of interesting artifacts for sale.
13a. ‘Betsy’ Piano – Our famous ivories are located at the front of The Imperial Hotel and all yours to tinkle with. Created by awesome local artist Rene McGovern for your visual and acoustic delight. Go on, have a play!
13b-h – Various impressive artwork throughout The Imperial Hotel.
14. Jack’s Dogs – Painted by Mort Murray for The Thirsty Camel bottle shop owner Jack, who simply loves dogs! You’ll find it on the shop wall – behind The Imperial Hotel.
Why not finish up with a soda, cold beer, or Eumundi-distilled gin and a delicious feed at the iconic Imperial Hotel. The whole place is a canvas of art, much of which carries a thought-provoking message.
We hope you enjoy the Eumundi Street Art Trail!
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