Add a pop of colour to your life by exploring the wonderfully artistic world of Hahndorf, South Australia.
With galleries and stores situated throughout the town, you’ll no doubt discover a vibrant piece you adore at one of the many locations we’ve listed below.
Dating back to the 19th century, the Hahndorf Academy building planted its roots as a boarding school, before becoming a hospital, council offices and military headquarters during World War II. Today, it stands as a home of magical and inspiring creative pieces with exhibitions and a store full of products created by South Australian artists. You can also take a step back in time and discover a collection of Sir Hans Heysen’s drawings and learn the local history in the Migration Museum. Keep an eye out for their regular art classes, too.
68 Main Street, Hahndorf SA 5245 // hahndorfacademy.org.au
This beautiful estate was home to renowned Australian artist, Sir Hans Heysen. Today, it is known as one of the nation’s most well preserved historic homes, which includes the famous chalet-style studio built in 1912. Visitors have the opportunity to tour the home, visit Sir Heysen’s studio, peruse an extensive collection of his original works, as well as view his daughter Nora’s artwork. Ticket sales support the maintenance of the property.
Heysen Road, Hahndorf SA 5245 // hansheysen.com.au
Featuring contemporary palette knife oil paintings, Décor Dreams Art Gallery is filled with vibrant, textured paintings of vivid landscapes and seascapes, florals, abstracts and more, with artists renowned worldwide. Check out names such as Grant Young, Alex Wood and Rachel Ling while you explore the Décor Dreams shopfront on Main Street.
49 Main Street, Hahndorf SA 5245 // decordreams.com.au
This superb collection of original works by Adelaide Hills artist, John McCartin, is well worth the visit when you’re in town. John’s works are internationally acclaimed and over 50 major international art awards have been received, leaving him with acknowledgments as a master artist in his field.
82 Main Street, Hahndorf SA 5245 // johnmccartin-artist.com
Specialising in high quality, authentic Aboriginal Art from the Central and Western Deserts, The Aboriginal Art House is the largest Aboriginal art gallery in the region. With four showrooms filled with hundreds of exquisite pieces bought directly from the artists – all of which can be shipped worldwide, fully insured – you’ll be sure to find a piece you love and you have the chance to take it home with you even if you’re travelling!
48 Main Street, Hahndorf SA 5245 // aboriginalarthouse.org
This exquisite gallery is home to an iconic display of tribal art from across Australia, the Pacific, Africa and North America, plus a mix of fine and contemporary art. With two levels, you’ll have the opportunity to explore their wide range of artefacts, as well as the major and smaller exhibition programs that run throughout the year.
77 Main Street, Hahndorf SA 5245 // burkatilla.com.au
This fine crafts store and gallery is located in one of the town’s original buildings known as “The Mortuary” which was established in 1856. Hosting and selling an impressive variety of Australian artworks by over 60 artists who specialise in ceramics, glass, wood, leather, textiles and jewellery, Bamfurlong is truly an art collector’s delight.
36 Main Street, Hahndorf SA 5245 // bamfurlong.com.au
Head on up the stairs from Hahndorf Hill Winery’s cellar door and be amazed by the textured paintings of fresh produce by local artist Stephen Trebilcock. Not only can you enjoy the artwork, but you can hop back downstairs and try a beautiful glass of their locally made wine and globally-sourced chocolates. It’s like dream come true!
38 Pain Road, Hahndorf SA 5245 // hahndorfhillwinery.com.au
With a specialisation in traditional Serbian art, religious icons, and unique jewellery and giftware, you simply must visit Luis of the Byzantine Art Studio when you’re in Hahndorf next. Aside from exploring the intricate pieces on display, you can also discuss personalised pieces of art and heraldic crests to apply to a range of items. This store is truly unlike any other: don’t miss out on discovering this gem.
3/87 Main Street, Hahndorf SA 5245 // Byzantine Art Studio Facebook Page
It may not be the biggest art store you’ll ever walk into, but we can guarantee it’s one of the most beautiful! Housed in a settler’s cottage at the top end of the street, this independent shop and studio features a colourful range of materials that’ll get any canvas or stock looking fabulous in no time. Remember, as the PaintBox says: “Do more of what you love!”