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AFTM's bringing in 2020 with a bang!

Published Thursday 16 January 2020
  • Disability and Mental Health
General Manager's update

Welcome back for an engaging program of Art from the Margins (AFTM) exhibitions, creative workshops, mentorships and events in 2020!

2019 was a big year for AFTM.  We adopted a new vision statement with a mission to “be a leading provider of visual art programs and opportunities for people living with adversity and disabilities in Queensland”. In the last financial year, we supported 332 disadvantaged artists, exhibited 531 works in 9 exhibitions and had a further 1322 workshop attendances. Huge - and we couldn’t have done it without your support!

Our Studio program recommences from 13 January with a new offering of structured workshops and a drop in Open Studio day.  We also start the year with another exciting mural project as part of the Queensland Rail positive pARTnerships initiative and our first exhibition for the year, Serenity: the art of John Fu Chong, officially opens on
1 February, coinciding with BrisAsia 2020.

This year also sees a return of our local, AFTM Queensland Outsider Art Award with all entrants exhibited.  Watch out for the call out for entries, dates and venue in coming months!

Stephanie Lindquist, General Manager at Art from the Margins

Weekly Workshops Resuming!

Mondays | 10.00am - 12.00pm
Begins Monday 13 January 2020

Wednesdays | 10.00am - 1.00pm
Begins Wednesday 29 January 2020

Thursdays | 10.00am - 12.00pm
Begins Thursday 30 January 2020

Fridays | 10.00am - 1.00pm
Begins Friday 31 January 2020

Art from the Margins workshop terms mirror the school calendar, running for 10 week terms. New and existing artists welcome to register. NDIS welcome.

Contact to secure your place in our workshops for 2020. For more information on AFTM workshops visit our website 

Upcoming NEW Exhibition
Art From the Margins: Serenity Exhibition
QRail and AFTM Partnership Project - Brunswick Street Mural  
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Artist Simon Degroot will be teaming up again with AFTM artists to create a mural artwork on Brunswick Street from 28 - 31 January. The Brunswick Street wall has been a rotating canvas for public


projects since 2008 and located directly across from the entrance to Fortitude Valley Metro. AFTM artists Kay Armstrong, David Jones and Crystal Parry with be assisting with the mural.

Simon's proposed mural artwork ‘Cadence’ is designed to compliment the rhythmic flow of people and events that characterise this area of Fortitude Valley.            

Image:Simon Degroot, ‘Cadence’ 2019 (installation view)


Artist of the Month - Alexandra Jack
AFTM Alexandra Jack

"I am an experimental artist and creativity is part of who I am. I love to play with different media, making combinations which other people may not usually put together e.g. using spray paint with paint or collage.

My works are non-representational and through shapes and colours I convey my feelings and ideas. My inspiration for the shapes and colours comes from nature and the built or my personal experience. I also enjoy creating digital art."

- Alexandra Jack

Alex's artworks are in the current exhibition AFTM Goes POP! at AFTM Gallery and Studios, until 17 Jan 2020.

Image: Alex Jack. Photograph by Caydon Sanders


AFTM Merchandise
AFTM Merchandise

AFTM has a new range of mechandise available including bookmarks, magnets and notepads featuring artworks by 15 different artists.

Merchandise can be purchased from the Gallery or please complete an order form and email the gallery.

Please contact the gallery on (07) 31516655 or alternately email 





2020 AFTM Calendar
Art From the Margins Calendar

AFTM's 2020 AFTM Artist Calendar profiles works by a selection of artist’s from AFTM's Inspired AIR (Artist in residency) Project.

By purchasing one of these colourful and original calendars you will be supporting the development of AFTM’s art and exhibition program in coming years.

AFTM acknowledges the generous support of our calendar sponsor, Andrews Light Up. 

Calendars are available now for $10.
Download and order form here CALENDAR ORDER FORM
For more information visit the AFTM SHOP.



Art From the Margins Sponsors List