2015 Exhibition Program

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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. We invite our audiences to explore, engage with, debate and take inspiration from our pioneering exhibitions. findoutmore

Current Exhibitions

Adrienne Shaw - Relationship #5 - 2012 - balsa wood, pins, glue and string
Image: Adrienne Shaw, Relationship #5, 2012. Balsa, thread, pins and glue.


23 January – 18 April 2015

Chain Reaction Two

Gallery 1

As a twist on the usual exhibition format, the artists, designers and craftspeople of Queensland have determined the content of this exhibition series. findoutmore

artisan on Tour


artisan’s touring exhibitions

The Antipodean Steampunk Show

Education Kit

Touring Venues


Ipswich Art Gallery
9 February – 14 April 2013

Pine Rivers Art Gallery
21 April – 29 May 2013

Tweed River Regional Art Gallery
7 June – 4 August 2013

Workshops Rail Museum
16 August – 13 October 2013

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
4 November 2013 – 5 January 2014


Dubbo Regional Gallery
18 January – 9 March 2014

Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre
21 March – 16 April 2014

Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
26 April – 16 June 2014

Tasma Terrace, East Melbourne
30 June – 10 August 2014

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
5 September – 19 October 2014

Tamworth Regional Gallery
25 October – 6 December 2014

Grafton Regional Gallery
12 December 2014 – 1 February 2015


Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville
13 February – 12 April 2015 findoutmore

Art Animates the City | Panel Discussion – Tuesday 10th February

Brisbane Development Association and artisan presents

Art Animates the City
 Tuesday 10 February 2015

5.30pm for a 6.00pm start (concluding by 7.30pm) artisan Gallery, 381 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

The Brisbane Development Association and artisan present a panel discussion on the role of public art in city-making – its creativity, aesthetics, economy and brand.


Product Launches


Supporting Craft and Design

artisan supports local and emerging designers with regular launches of new and innovative products. artisan has recently launched several fantastic products, and we have more exciting launches planned – tune into our Facebook page for more updates…

Product Launches

Holloway Eyewear

Holloway Eyewear is a pair of local artisans inspired by their home habitats, the oceans and rainforests. findoutmore

Studio Tours


Studio Tours

Stay tuned for announcements of upcoming tours!

Recent Tours

2013 MBFF Fashion Walking Tour

Our partnership with Mercedes Benz Fashion week continued with this year’s behind the scenes walking tour through James St exploring collaborations in fashion. Gail Sorronda + Michael Zavros, Paul Hunt + Alison Kubler, Chelsea de Luca + Israel Rivera, Tom Gun

2013 Boys and Their Toys’ Tour

In the Boys and Their Toys tour we heard from designers about their spaces and creative toys such as cameras, bikes, and motorcycles
Holloway eyewear, Ellaspede Motorcycles, Toby Scott, Nick Fluuter, Alex Loterztain & Eric van Genderen at Depo findoutmore

Recent Projects


Things We’ve Worked On

Styling of Scott St Apartments

Artisan was one of Three ‘Creative Ambassadors’ tasked with styling a luxury apartment in Kangaroo Point as part of a creative marketing strategy to promote apartment sales. The project featured over 25 of Queensland’s finest designers launched at an exclusive cocktail party of potential buyers. findoutmore

Past Exhibitions

Only a little bit embarrassing (2007). Courtesy of the artist and Fehily Contemporary

2014 Exhibitions

29 September – 24 November 2014

Handmade: BrisStyle Inc | Ivory St

This exhibit comprises a selection of handmade art and craft items by local artists, crafters and designers who are all members of Queensland’s largest online creative community, BrisStyle Inc. findoutmore