52-56 Mollison Street Kyneton Victoria 3444
The Old Auction House is an independently owned and operated arts space in the regional town of Kyneton, an hour from Melbourne. We stock the best of Australian Handmade, visiting our store is like going to the best handmade market in Australia, only we are open 7 days a week!
We aim to bring the small makers who often struggle to compete in a retail setting directly to our customers so they can get on with their passion! With over 100 small makers from all over Australia, and still growing, you will always be able to find that perfect gift for yourself or someone special. What sets our shop apart for customers is the exceptionally high quality of makers, we are able to maintain this as we do not rent space in our store, we work on a wholesale or consignment model, so it only costs artists when they sell, not for sitting on the shelf.
Surrounding these spaces are four working artist studios that are rented to local artisans that want to have a dedicated working space to create and teach as well as to have a sense of community rather than working isolated at home.
Finally we have a Teaching Studio where a range of incredibly talented artists, including many of our makers, share their crafts with our students, we try to take the stress out of teaching by making it so all you have to do is show up on the day and we take care of all the bookings and admin!
We try to put our artists first in everything we do and give them the respect and support they need to help them thrive in a retail setting and help with the transition in going from markets to shops.
As part of our retail space we also stock a range of artisan grade craft supplies so after being inspired by our makers, a workshop, or the gallery they can start making quality creations at home as well!
We also have two gallery spaces; our Studio Gallery is dedicated to ensuring emerging artists and community groups have a venue to show their works either as solo shows or as part of our curated group exhibitions and our Main Gallery is a rotating commercial/retail gallery, where emerging and mid career artists can create their own groups or present solo shows in a larger space.
— If you are a Maker who would like more information about joining our giftshop check out our Maker Information Page as well as Tips page and then fill out our form! https://www.theoldauctionhouse.com.au/makers
If you are an Artist interested in joining our group shows or perhaps in renting the gallery check out our Exhibit page! https://www.theoldauctionhouse.com.au/exhibit
If you are looking to become one of our Visiting Teachers send us an email and we will send you a teaching pack with all the information you need to start teaching with us! firstname.lastname@example.org —
If you are just looking for somewhere to go for a day trip, we’ll see you soon!
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm; Weekends 10am – 4pm