NEW BUSINESS: Terry and Tracy Heaydon will open Yarraman Gallery and Gift Shop on January 19.
NEW BUSINESS: Terry and Tracy Heaydon will open Yarraman Gallery and Gift Shop on January 19. Contributed

New reason for tourists to stop in Yarraman

INDIGENOUS artist Tracy Heaydon will open the doors of her new business Yarraman Gallery and Gift Shop next week.

Mrs Heaydon, and her husband Terry, reside in Caboolture but have embraced the opportunity to open a gallery after they were approached by the shop owner.

The couple have signed a six month lease for 12 Toomey Street and are looking forward to adding to the list of reasons tourists should stop in Yarraman.

"I hope that we can bring some artists in and get some tourist trade in,” Mrs Heaydon siad.

"With some information and publicity we might have more people stopping at Yarraman and bringing business to the community.”

An Aboriginal art workshop four years ago is where it all started for Mrs Heaydon and since she has been selling her work privately.

A variety of artists will have their works displayed at the gallery which will include photographs, deer heads, jewellery and hand-made soaps.

The gallery will open on Saturday, January 19 and the couple have been busy painting the shop front and preparing for customers.

"We are a bit excited, nervous and not sure how it will go,” Mrs Heaydon said.

"The more word we get around the better off we will be.”

From Saturday, January 19 Yarraman Gallery and Gift Shop will be open Friday-Sunday 8am-5pm at 12 Toomey Street Yarraman.

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