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artisan is Queensland's home of craft and design

artisan is a Meanjin (Brisbane) based not-for-profit organisation that has provided leadership and advocacy for Queensland’s craft and design sector for over 50 years. We deliver creative and commercial opportunities for our artists, and progressive creative programs for our audience. artisan is committed to broadening access, discourse and understanding, while driving economic development in the craft and design eco-system. 

artisan presents an annual program of exhibitions, workshops, masterclasses, retail initiatives and engagement activities. We showcase the excellence and diversity of Queensland, Australian, and international craft and design. The purpose-built premise in King Street, Bowen Hills houses our main gallery, retail showcase and a dedicated workshop space.

As a small organisation in a large state, artisan collaborates with makers and craft and design centres across Queensland to ensure regional representation. Our online workshops, digital exhibition tours and e-commerce platform invite a global audience. 

When you buy with, support or participate with artisan, you are making an investment in our cultural future by allowing designers and craftspeople to carry forward traditions, supporting the continuation of artisanal creativity for generations to come.



To grow a vibrant, thriving, craft and design sector valued and supported by a diverse community.



Making is an indelible marker of our humanity and cultural life. artisan exists to elevate craft and design careers, and to create meaningful cultural experiences, connecting audiences and practitioners nationally.




artisan acknowledges the value, diversity and integrity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander craft and design as an integral expression of Australian culture, and we respect and support the richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural aspirations and expressions.

We acknowledge the Turrbal and Yuggera peoples, both past, present and emerging, as the Traditional Owners of the land upon which artisan gallery and workshops operate. We also acknowledge the diverse unceded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lands across Australia on which we work.

We are grateful for the opportunity to share these Countries and are committed to working together and appropriately consulting with relevant Traditional Owners.