Feed your creativity with an easy walk around the shops and galleries on a Paddington Art Trail and discover original art and prints, must-have homewares and eclectic Brisbane boutiques. You’ll see an amazing collection of local art and artisans, boutiques with original and highly sought-after designs, and find an ample assortment of spots to stop and refresh with a coffee or more along the way in Paddington, Brisbane.
Discovering the Paddington Art Trail in Brisbane
Paddington and its neighbour, Red Hill in Brisbane, have long been home to a diverse community of creatives. Friday and Saturday are the best days to roam the streets here as all the galleries will be open. Surprisingly, several don’t open on Sundays. During the rest of the week, you will find many, but not all will have their doors open to welcome you.
Start your shopping on Paddington Art Trail at Green Tangerine
Paddington art trail
You can park at the top end of Paddington’s Latrobe Terrace and begin your Paddington art trail with a wander down the street then double back on the other side. Allow a couple of hours to enjoy the stroll, with more if you plan a coffee or food stop along the way.
Look out for street art and Paddington shopping along the way, like the Paddington tram on the side of Bizzel’s Garage.
This gorgeous little shop has been a Paddington icon since 2005. Owner Di Lopes stocks beautiful and functional ceramics, books, prints and clothing with a penchant for local. There’s a whole wall full of interesting finds including the finest pottery and pieces that would make excellent presents for yourself or others. Check out Di’s clothing rack too for some must have pieces.
Also have a look next door at Java Lounge where there are cheerful works by local artists hanging in on the walls above the tables.
Green Tangerine is open Tuesday to Sunday at 157 Latrobe Tce, Paddington.
Lethbridge Gallery, Latrobe Terrace, Paddington Brisbane.
Thousand Island Dressing
Another long-standing Paddington shopping jewel, Thousand Island Dressing has been delighting shoppers with their quirky earrings and dazzling costume jewellery for many years. The walls also feature a collection of art including paintings by local artist Debra Hood who captures the essence of Brisbane is her colourful works. I have one of her scarfs bought from the Museum of Brisbane MoB shop which also showcases her works.
Thousand Island Dressing is open daily at 128 Latrobe Terrace
Lethbridge Gallery/ Latrobe Art Space
Expect high-quality art and serious prices at this well-established gallery that represents both established and emerging artists. If you are looking for investment art, start here.
Lethbridge Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday at 136 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington.
Robyn Bauer Studio, Latrobe Terrace
Robyn Bauer Studio
Original paintings, prints and drawings by artist Robyn Bauer overfill the space here. Robyn is a Brisbane artist who is known for her paintings and drawings of the city’s houses and street scenes. She has captured many of the inner-city areas of Red Hill, Paddington, and Mt Coot-tha, particularly the old fig trees that line the streets. She sells both prints and paintings.
Robyn Bauer Studio is open on Saturdays at 54 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington.
Find some interesting Paddington shopping at Blake & Taylor
Blake & Taylor
Although mainly a homewares store, do take a look at the art prints on display for sale. You might also find something else you can’t live without.
Blake & Taylor is open Wednesday to Saturday at 11 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington
Spend a day in Red Hill shopping starting at Bowerbird Collections
If you are feeling energetic, stroll up Enoggera Terrace from Latrobe Terrace and take in two more art spots. You could also continue down Arthur Terrace to find more Red Hill shopping.
A stunning collection of lampshades, ceramic lamps, homewares and slow fashion fill the bower here along with cushions, fabric, wallpaper, and art.
Bowerbird Collections is open Monday to Saturday at 1/117 Enoggera Terrace, Paddington.
Shopping in Red Hill will reveal plenty of must-have finds. Start your search at Scrumptious Reads.
Well known as a haven for cookbook lovers, Scrumptious Reads also has a large exhibition space downstairs. Here you’ll find rotating displays by local artists and also workshops. Upstairs you’ll find more art, books from independent publishers and local food products.
Scrumptious Reads is open daily at 92A Arthur Terrace, Red Hill.
Red Hill Gallery
I always try to go slow when I pass this gallery to check out what’s in the window showcasing their latest exhibition. Since 1986 the gallery has presented a selection of fine artworks from mid and senior career artists and emerging artists. Their monthly exhibitions include realist, impressionist and contemporary paintings, bronze sculptures, works on paper, ceramics, glass, and other treasures over two levels.
Red Hill Gallery is open daily at 62 Musgrave Road, Red Hill.
This Paddington Art Trail will so you some great spots for shopping in Paddington and Red Hill. Wear comfy shoes and take a hat and bottle of water.
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Browsing at Scrumptious Reads.