2014 Exhibition Program

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What’s On at artisan

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

Current Exhibitions

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4 October – 24 December 2014

Burst Open

Gallery One & Two

Critics often label today’s design as expensive and elitist and see the modern day designer as someone operating in a “bubble” of isolation.

Burst Open is an exhibition that examines this notion, and through the lens of the emerging global phenomena of open source design, turns it into an optimistic opportunity. 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

Rolling Stone – The Covers 1972 – 2010

The cover of Rolling Stone magazine has been graced by everyone from John Lennon to John F Kennedy. findoutmore

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

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

2013 Exhibitions

Hightide: Queensland Design Now

Dates: 29th October 2013 – 8th February 2014 | Gallery 1

The Hightide project began with a design publication that captures a snapshot of recent design and shines the light on the current crop of high-profile Queensland designers who are paving the way forward. findoutmore