Thursday, November 16, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Wood Chook Gallery is a business operated by volunteers with a commitment to establishing a customer-focused space, showcasing a rotating range of products crafted by local artisans.
The storefront is located in the city centre of Mackay, however over the past thirty years it has done the rounds, residing in various locations before settling on Victoria Street.
The business is unique as it is a one-of-a-kind establishment in Mackay, purchasing selected handmade products on consignment from the local community, with proceeds funding rent and electricity.
Over a dozen creators currently have stock residing on the shelves at the Wood Chook Gallery, with the business constantly rotating their merchandise to create variety and diversity of their product range.
Head of Wood Chook Gallery, Therese Townley keeps the stock fresh and the storefront inviting, with a strong support of local makers.
With Christmas just around the corner, you can stock up on essential home and giftware items from tea towels, washers and soap sets to baby gifts, scarves, rugs, hankies, tea cozies as well as various artworks and crocheted items.
You can also purchase Mackay-themed souvenirs to send to loved ones overseas, and personalised giftware with name embroidery.
Wood Chook Gallery are competitive with these items, as they are open six days a week, compared to market stalls that usually only operate weekends.
Take a gander at Wood Chook Gallery on 106 Victoria Street, open 9am to 2:30pm weekdays, and Saturdays 9am to 1pm or find them on Facebook for more information.
Volunteer Francis Camilleri with a beautiful array of stylish tea towels
Giftware as far as the eye can see!
A handcrafted selection of crocheted items
Photo Credit: Sinead Porter