The Sunshine Store brings art to the Adelaide hills

Posted on 21/07/2015 by Karen


Last Friday, I was taking a water-bag trip from the beach up into ‘them thar’ hills on the invitation of Gordon Kay to visit his Adelaide Hills Business Hub at Woodside. On the way, I spotted a cute little church with a sign out the front saying Art and Treasures. How could I resist?

The Sunshine Store at Verdun

The Sunshine Store is only a few weeks old. It’s an artists collective and according to René, there are 35 artists involved. The little church at Verdun is chockers with beautiful things everywhere you look. Fabulous pieces of art to put on your walls or in your garden, plus gifts, cards, clothes, jewellery and so much more. I only intended to go in for a look but of course, I couldn’t resist buying a few little things for myself and my friends. Quite a few things as a matter of fact.


What I really liked was their advertising

Art and Treasures. Great words to use. Because who can resist a treasure hunt? Yellow and black are the colour combination that stands out the most — which is why hazard road signs are in those colours. René’s business card says she’s Lucky Owner of the Sunshine Van & Ambassador for Creativity. Clearly, René doesn’t need a copywriter, that’s just fabulous!!!


The Sunshine Van is really cute

They take it to markets (or they will when it gets a bit warmer) and René told me they are currently looking for a pop-up shop. Check them out at the link below.