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The Slabhut Art and Craft Gallery

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Published June 29th 2012
Ever wondered what an early settler's house really looked and felt like?

Burke's Slab Hut opened in 2000 in memory of Councillor Brian Burke.

Step back in time as you sit on the old verandah at The Slabhut Art and Craft Gallery, Samford. Opened in 2000, this replica Yellow Gum hut sits under some shady gum trees in the corner of John Scott Park. An initiative of the late Councillor Brian Burke, the replica slab hut has become a village icon and 'home' for Samford Arts and Crafts Association Inc.

Replica Slab hut built from local timbers and iron

Part historical building, part art and craft gallery, The Slabhut Art and Craft Gallery also plays an important role as Samford's Visitor Information Centre. It is the place to find out about local hotspots and to pick up free brochures about the Moreton Bay Region.

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The Slabhut Art and Craft Gallery/ Visitor Information Centre, Samford

Shelves inside the replica slabhut are filled with handmade treasures. The artists within the co-operative contribute a wide range of one-off pieces - knitted hats, jumpers, inspiring canvases, detailed wood carvings, hand painted silks, tiny dolls clothes and even furniture. Samford Arts and Crafts Association Inc, maintain the slab hut and offer a valuable community service. Actually, they have donated over 100 quilts to charity - what a busy, kind hearted team and well worth supporting.

Unique art from the artist co-operative -

Located in the centre of Samford Village, The Slabhut Art and Craft Gallery is a key cultural centre and resource for the area with a regular program of classes, workshops and events. It is a highly recommended place to visit if you're looking to buy an extra special handmade gift. Take the kids for a play on the playground train next door, follow the Samford Heritage Trail and finish off with lunch at one of Samford's excellent cafes.

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Outside the Replica Slabhut today

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Why? Support handmade art and craft
When: 7 days a week, 10am - 4pm
Where: John Scott Park, Samford
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