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Meet the Makers: Saturday 5 April

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Our first Meet the Makers for 2014 will feature Carolyn Barker and Michael Phillips.

Carolyn Barker is a Queensland maker who combines time-honoured Japanese and classical techniques to create jewellery and small objects with a distinctly Australian sensibility. Recycled gold, silver and copper are carefully alloyed to produce the stunning shades of red, brown, black and grey seen across her collections. findoutmore

Call for Entries – Jewellery exhibition

Call For Entries for Greensmith

A reciprocal exhibition of eco-jewellery from Queensland & California.

“Consider a ring. For that one ounce of gold, miners dig up and haul away 30 tons of rock and sprinkle it with diluted cyanide, which separates the gold from the rock. findoutmore

Q + A with Seven Dandelions


We recently caught up with Jenny Coleman from local design duo, Seven Dandelions, as part of our maker in focus series.


Based on the Sunshine Coast, Seven Dandelions specialises in designing and producing stylish, contemporary, hand crafted lampshades, bases, cushions and wall art. findoutmore

In Focus: Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Queensland

Luke Maninov

In this new series, every month we turn the spotlight on a Queensland craft or design organisation and a Queensland maker, to showcase the vibrant scene throughout the state and lead our audience in the discovery of makers and groups they may not be aware of. findoutmore

2014 Exhibition Program


artisan is excited to announce its 2014 exhibition program. artisan presents a program of exhibitions that showcase the best of emerging and established Australian makers. Our exhibitions focus on engaging with themes at the forefront of contemporary practice and investigate the crossovers between art, craft and design. findoutmore

Hightide video interviews

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For the Hightide exhibition we interviewed a range of the designers about their practices. You can watch these interviews when visiting the exhibition, or alternatively, check them out via the youtube links below. Happy viewing and thanks to Bjorn Rust for producing the videos! findoutmore

Q + A with Hightide Designer: Neil Davidson

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For the Hightide exhibition we quizzed a range of the designers about their practices. Here we share a few of those behind-the-scenes details. Alternatively, check out the video interview with Neil Davidson which is featured in the exhibition.

How did you come to be a designer? findoutmore

Online Exhibition: Looking Beyond

Kenji Uranishi

Welcome to the online home of Looking Beyond, an exhibition featuring Phoebe McDonald and Kenji Uranishi currently running at the private BCM Crucible Gallery until Wednesday 18 December 2013. The exhibition is curated by Miriam Carter, the current recipient of BCM and artisan’s Emerging Curator Mentorship. findoutmore

Q + A with Hightide designer KT Doyle

Making Place by KT Doyle, photo by Troy Hansen

For the Hightide exhibition we quizzed a range of the designers about their practices. Here we share a few of those behind-the-scenes details.

How did you come to be a designer?

I have always expressed myself creatively and can’t remember a time when I wasn’t making something. findoutmore

Meet the Makers: Saturday 5th October

The October Meet the Makers program will feature Liana Kabel and Everingham and Watson.

Perhaps best known for her jewellery fashioned from Tupperware and knitting needles, Liana Kabel has been experimenting with resin and vintage crystal rhinestones of late. Join us as she discusses her new work which includes vessels as well as accessories. findoutmore