Celebrating Craft and Design


Excellence in Craft and Design

Artisan presents, promotes and celebrates excellence in craftsmanship and design. Our commitment and passion comes to life in our vibrant, high quality exhibitions.

We thrive on our collaboration with artisans and designers from across Australia and the world. findoutmore

Opening Hours and Location

Address and Opening Hours

Address: 381 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley.


Opening hours:

Tuesday – Friday: 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday: CLOSED


Venue hire


If you’re looking for a unique space for your next function, artisan can help. Impress your clients by hosting them in our contemporary gallery located in the heart of Fortitude Valley. Artisan’s gallery space can accommodate up to 100 people for cocktail nights, private parties, corporate dinners and product launches. findoutmore

Craft + Design Network

Australian Craft and Design Centres

The network of Australian Craft and Design Centres (ACDC) is a group of peak organisations from all states and territories in Australia that represent the professional craft and design sector. The organisations engage with the sector at a local, national and international level and offer services and programs that support sustainable practice. findoutmore

CEO Welcome


Dear Friends

Welcome to artisan, Queensland’s home of the best in leading and emerging design and craftsmanship. This website will help you plan your next visit to artisan, whether to see an exhibition, attend an event or visit our retail store. findoutmore

Our Vision


The artisan vision

Artisan supports design creatives from emerging talent to living legends. We develop and launch local talent in the global marketplace and bring the finest international craft and design to Australians.

Vision: Representing excellent and desirable contemporary Australian craft and design. findoutmore

Our History


History of artisan

Artisan is the trading name for Craft Queensland which began as the Crafts Council of Queensland. It was an off-shoot of a cluster of organisations commenced by the Craft Council of NSW.

The organisation has, for more than thirty years, been the primary organisation representing and advancing Queensland’s contemporary craft and design practitioners to achieve prominence and sustainability in their practice. findoutmore

Our Board


Board of Directors

Gavan Ranger – Chair

Chair and Director of Ranger Design P/L

Gavan is a widely experienced architect who has worked on major projects in both the public and private sectors; as a development manager and then design manager for a major redevelopment project; and as the principal of major architectural/design practices in Adelaide, Canberra and Brisbane. findoutmore