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

Shanna Muston, Rearranged 1, 2014. Found wood, acrylic paint, non-toxic glue, recycled sterling silver and silk cord. Photo: Jaala Alex.

5 July – 27 September 2014

Greensmith

Gallery One

Greensmith is a collaborative Queensland/San Francisco exhibition showcasing leading green design from both cities. Jewellers are increasingly addressing environmental issues such as ethically sourced gems and materials, environmentally friendly studio practices and working with recycled metals and reclaimed materials. findoutmore

artisan on Tour

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artisan’s touring exhibitions

The Antipodean Steampunk Show

Education Kit

Touring Venues

2013

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

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

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

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

Product Launches

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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

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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

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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