Art from the Margins

Exhibitions and professional workshops to support and promote talented artists in Brisbane and beyond living with mental health issues, physical or intellectual disabilities or experiencing homelessness and social isolation. 

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Show and Tell

Monday 29 November - Friday 14 January 2022


Show & Tell presents artworks from AFTM's studio workshops bringing artists from the 5 workshop groups together to celebrate learnings, growth and creativity. 


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Show and Tell

Show and Tell, an exhibition showcasing the artwork from 2021 AFTM workshop participants.

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Term 1 2022 [Monday] Foto Group

This photography group will focus on 6 excursions to different live sites to document other arts activities. With the alternate weeks developing new skills in editing and preparing for an exhibition - or others ways to get your work into the public.

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Term 1 2022 [Monday] Makers Collective

This is a new group exploring artists work for markets and other small-batch sales. If you want to find new ways to replicate your existing works or create new small pieces for sale this is the new group for you.

Four different art techniques
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Term 1 2022 [Monday] Mark Making

Come and explore mark making with an artist Christine Butler across a range of media.

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Term 1 2022 [Thursday] Studio Group

This studio is for those participants who have been creating art for a longer time and want to work at a more advanced level. Exploring more complex and challenging techniques, including dimensional approaches to their work.

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Term 1 2022 [Friday] - Morning Studio Group

This studio will focus on an individualised plan for each participant. You will have an opportunity to discuss your vision or your practice with the facilitator and from there a plan for the term will be put into place.

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Term 1 2022 [Friday] - Afternoon Studio Group

Participants will engage in a living arts exploration. Working with nature and the living ecologies around us every day, to create meaningful new artworks. Secondly, the group will upcycle objects, furniture or recycled equipment to create an entirely new artwork, telling a new story about this object brings it to life a second time.

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Term 1 2022 - [Wednesday] Studio Group

In the first week of this studio program participants will each be able to identify 1 or 2 new techniques they would like to learn, from 2d and 3 d artworks.

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Term 1 2022 - [Wednesday] Developing your career as an artist

This program is three sessions in Term 1. Followed by an opportunity to have a 1:1 mentoring session with an artist relevant to your career goals.

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About us

At Art from the Margins Gallery & Studios, we provide workshops focusing on skills development, professional development and artist support, and our exhibition program hosts a number of artists per year with opportunities for artwork sales and mentoring.

We are a registered NDIS provider.

Learn more about us.

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