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

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Q + A with WARHOF designers Ruth Birtwell and Domm Watson

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Since discovering their mutual interest in unique, wearable and sustainable clothing after graduating from Fashion School in Brisbane, designers Ruth Birtwell and Domm Watson have been working tirelessly to develop their first collection, The Withington Collection. Bright, graphic prints and a mix of 90s streetwear and 50s silhouettes dominate in this debut collection, with the designers aiming to bring a new element to the classic.


Burst In workshop: Saturday 8 November

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artisan, along with curators Christian Duell and John de Manincor, invite you to Burst in to Burst Open through this workshop held as part of the Burst Open exhibition now showing at Gallery artisan.

Curator John de Manincor (UQ) will give a tour of the exhibition. findoutmore

meet the makers: saturday 18 october

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Our next Meet the Makers session features BrisStyle makers Samantha Gilkes and Bronwen Jones.

Samantha Gilkes is a self-taught creative who dabbles in all things from watercolour illustration through to woodwork, crochet and doll making. She primarily works with salvaged and recycled wood, enjoying the process of taking the large pieces of discarded scrap wood and turning it into little keepsakes, pieces of wearable art, wall pieces and accessories for mixed media art dolls. findoutmore

Q + A with GREENSMITH artist – Alicia Lane

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During the course of the Greensmith exhibition you might have spotted jeweller Alicia Lane, working away at our in store studio. Alicia Lane is one of four exhibiting Greensmith artists in residence, along with Clare Poppi, Luke Maninov and Shanna Muston, who have spent time at our pop up studio creating work. findoutmore

Q + A with Bianca Mavrick: contemporary jewellery & designer

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Brisbane based contemporary jeweller and object maker Bianca Mavrick works across a diverse palette of precious and everyday materials. Bianca combines handcrafting with industrial fabrication processes to create bold, unique and playful pieces. Her latest collection of jewellery and lighting objects, Brick Block, is on display in our Ivory Street window from the 18th August to 28th September. findoutmore


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The Fashion Archives in conversation with Maison Briz Vegas


Thursday 28 August 2014, 6-7pm

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 Join Maison Briz Vegas designers Carla Binotto and Carla Van Lunn and curators Nadia Buick and Madeleine King in a discussion of collaboration, sustainable design, and Queensland aesthetics. findoutmore

meet the makers: Saturday 23 August

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Our next Meet the Makers session features local jewellers Elizabeth Shaw and Bianca Mavrick.

Elizabeth Shaw is a contemporary jeweller and metalsmith based in Brisbane. Ethical and environmental concerns are central to Shaw’s practice. Her artwork investigates aspects of societal and cultural values and the meanings associated with objects of material culture. findoutmore

The Window project



The Window Project is an ongoing partnership conceived by the QUT School of Design and artisan, to provide opportunities for design students to work collaboratively on small scale retail and exhibition design projects.       QUT Design students team up with artisan staff over a six week period to develop a concept aligned to artisan’s exhibition and retail program, with supervisory assistance provided by QUT lecturers. findoutmore

Q + A with Marisa Molin; Contemporary jeweller

We recently caught up with Marisa Molin, a contemporary jeweller and artist currently residing in Tasmania, as part of our Maker in Focus series.

Marisa Molin is a contemporary jeweller, artist and designer. Originally from Brisbane, Marisa now resides in Tasmania where she currently has a solo exhibition of her contemporary jewellery works entitled “Fragments of Flinders” at 146 Artspace, Hobart. findoutmore

meet the makers: saturday 14 june

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Our second Meet the Makers for 2014 will feature Julie-Anne Milinski and Maryann Talia Pau.

Julie-Anne Milinski’s work explores the blurring between built and natural environments in contemporary consumer society. For Milinski, domesticated plants inspire drawings, sculpture and installations that use traditional craft techniques with unconventional materials associated with construction and consumer packaging. findoutmore