Arts & Antiques
Talent and tradition on display...
Gather people together in a place as inspirational as Kiama, and the results are always going to be worth seeing.
For such a geographically small region, our rich and diverse arts scene punches well above its weight – due in no small part to the sheer numbers of talented artists who have taken up residence in this part of the world. This bubbles to the surface in many ways throughout the year – via street art, live music, weekly and monthly gallery exhibitions and a handful of popular annual festivals that continue to grow every year.
Underpinning this is a stunning heritage of Indigenous art and culture – brought to life at various discovery points across the region.
Terrace Collectables is located in the original Kiama Terrace Houses in Collins Street, Kiama. These buildings were originally constructed in 1885 to serve as residences for the quarry workers and their families. In the 1970’s they were restored, and turned into small boutique shops. The buildings are heritage listed, and are fronted by Jacaranda trees that provide a vivid purple colour over the summer months when they are in flower. A striking entry to Kiama. Terrace Collectables is the first terrace on the left as visitors enter from the north (Sydney). It has been operating for over 20 years with the same owners, as a successful retail outlet for small collectables and antiques. Vinyl records, antique books, militaria, stamps, comics, ceramics, vintage pottery, clocks, sport memorabilia, coins, ephemera, silver ware, etc., can all be found there. The shop is open 7 days a week, usually between 10.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. Graeme provides valuations for probate, estate, and insurance purposes. He also offers celebrant and document certification services within the Kiama area.Learn More
The Wildflower Studio creates stunning fresh floral arrangements for all occasions including weddings. In store you will find organic teas, vegan chocolate, organic body & baby products, books, french vintage tableware & gift hampers. Check out our range of potted plants, succulents, orchids & terrariums. The Wildflower Studio also stocks Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ and hosts regular monthly Chalk painting & floral workshops. Opening Times Monday - Friday 9am - 5pmSaturday 9am - 3pmLearn More
Just as the ocean can be crystal clear and calm one day and grey and tumultuous the next, Zeynep's ceramic practice is also a little unpredictable as she prefers to approach her making with a 'go with the flow' attitude and a philosophy of the 'pot decides what it wants to be.' She believes that each piece will eventually 'find a home', even if sometimes that ‘home’ is back in the recycled clay bucket. Zeynep prefers to make in small batches with each vessel taking on a character of its own. The eclectic and diverse nature of her work means that each piece is truly unique. Zeynep's studio is open to visitors by appointment. She conducts regular pottery classes, and one-off 'Pottery Day Out' wheel throwing experiences.Learn More