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2020 AFTM Queensland Outsider Art Awards

Showcasing hundreds of entries from Queensland artists and community art groups, keep an eye on our website, social media and upcoming newsletters for updates on this exciting exhibition. 

AFTM, a creative initiative of Wesley Mission Queensland (WMQ), supports, exhibits and promotes the work of artists living with adversity, mental health issues, physical or intellectual disabilities, or experiencing homelessness and social isolation.

In 2020, the theme of the AFTM Queensland Outsider Art Awards is “belonging”.  A simple word for a huge concept - whether it be the need to belong or finally having found a place where they do. This compelling exhibition provides the platform for these artists to bring valuable life experience and showcase what ‘belonging’ means to them.

Due to COVID-19, we'll be hosting this thought-provoking exhibition online in September 2020. An exhibition for the Finalists will be hosted onsite at AFTM Gallery & Studios from 28 September 2020. All art will also be available for sale online.

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Artist entry details & prizes 

Entries for the 2020 AFTM Queensland Outsider Art awards are now open. There's up to $4000 in
prizes available including 5 x Emerging Artists Award, People’s Choice and Children’s Choice Awards.

Entry is open to artists of all ages and disciplines who are achieving creativity despite living with adversity and disadvantage, either
from experiences with social isolation, mental health issues, physical or intellectual disabilities, or homelessness. Please read our
terms and conditions document to confirm eligibility requirements. 

Please note that the winners of the Emerging Artist Awards will be mentored to create new works resulting in an exhibition.
This will be a professional development opportunity and a commitment of time from all winners.

Our online entry form is now available, however if you would like a printed copy, you can collect one from AFTM or email us for a
copy of the entry form. 




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AFTM Sponsors, Partners and Donors

Art from the Margins gratefully acknowledges the generous support of organisations that are making this year's Awards possible.

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