I want to advise you that the artisan Board and Staff have made the difficult decision to temporarily close our bricks and mortar operations from the close of business, Friday 20 March 2020. With over 200 artists, craftspeople and designers working with us across exhibitions, retail and public programming, this has not been an easy decision to make - we know firsthand how hard it already is for practitioners. With that said, COVID-19 presents an unprecedented challenge and the health and safety of our community is of utmost importance.
With this announcement, and to keep our community connected, we are also inviting you to join our new Facebook Group, artisan at home, which is a supportive space to share the projects you are working on right now. With every great societal challenge comes a deep and rich creative response. While we’re all navigating this new climate, we need to support each other more than ever.
Likewise, in April, we will be launching our new online store, so, if you are in the position to do so, please drop by online and support our makers but purchasing some quality, locally designed and produced items.
Our online operations will be firmly focussing on sharing practices, celebrating the value of craft and design and articulating how our lives are enriched by it. You won't stop hearing from us. Do stay in touch with us via our enewsletters, Facebook and Instagram.
Please stay safe and be kind to each other.
CEO | artisan - Queensland's home of craft and design