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Visual Arts

Through experienced programming that is tailored to your needs and abilities in a friendly social environment, you’ll meet people, learn skills that you can transfer to all areas of your life, and most of all, have fun!

We offer programs for beginners to advanced, including workshops and exhibitions. There is so much to gain from learning together in a supportive group environment – develop your teamwork skills, concentration or ability to communicate with others. 

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Workshops

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Group, one-on-one and customised workshops are available across Brisbane and online. Join one of our regular group sessions, or ask about how we can tailor a workshop to suit you.

Makers Collective

  • Entrepreneurial skills including marketing, branding and planning
  • Work in a group and make social connections, as well as engage with the public
  • Develop a sense of arts industry standards
  • Storage and organising skills and tips

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. Also developing work for The Little Tiny Shop, grant writing and other professional development topics.

Term 3 runs from 11 July to 26 September 2022.

Location
136 Brunswick Street Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

 

New NDIS participants $35 per hour. 

Non-NDIS discounted bursaries available.

Art teacher at Wesley Arts

Facilitator for this workshop

Nathan Stoneham is a community and cultural development artist creating contemporary, socially engaged arts processes with communities across Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

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Mark Making workshop

  • Exploring sensory experiences and sensory integration
  • Creating new ways to look at things and growth mindset
  • Increases in self-awareness and confidence
  • Fun with experimentation 

Come and explore mark making with artist Christine Butler exploring a range of media. This is a weekly process of experimentation, getting to know different visual arts techniques to find what really works for you. Then creating some significant works.

Term 3 runs from 11 July to 26 September 2022.

Location
136 Brunswick Street Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

 

New NDIS participants $35 per hour. 

Non-NDIS discounted bursaries available.

 

Christine Butler, Wesley Arts teacher

Facilitator for this workshop

Christine Butler runs “The Little Art Cottage” with art classes in many different mediums. Known for her bold and lively scribble dog portraits scratching and scribbling many layers.

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Visual arts workshop 

An enjoyable and social creative workshop series, filled with various art experiences suitable for beginners through to more advanced. Develop diverse skills using various mediums to create both 2D and 3D objects. From mixed media paintings on canvas to clay creations, the facilitators are there to guide and support you as you delve into diverse practical projects while gaining and expanding your knowledge of various art techniques.

Runs all year from 10 January 2022 to 5 December 2022.

Location
6 Pegg Road Rocklea QLD 4106

 

New NDIS participants $35 per hour. 

Non-NDIS discounted bursaries available.

Visual arts teacher at Wesley Arts

Facilitator for this workshop

Emma Bannerman is a passionate creative producer offering diverse industry experience across the performing and visual arts. Emma advocates for improving access, inclusion and the quality of life of diverse populations.

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Makers and Creators craft workshop

This workshop provides the opportunity to get creative and hand-make fun and practical creations. While we mostly focus on modern crafting, we also dabble in visual art activities as well as some interesting traditional crafts. These sessions suit a range of skill levels, from people who wish to be guided step-by-step while building their confidence, to those looking for inspiration to generate their own ideas.

Runs with the 2022 school term: 

  • 24 January - 1 April
  • 19 April - 24 June
  • 11 July - 6 September
  • 4 October - 9 December
Location
652 Albany Creek Road Albany Creek Qld 4035

 

New NDIS participants $35 per hour. 

Non-NDIS discounted bursaries available.

Visual art and craft teacher at Wesley Arts

Facilitator for this workshop

Terri Horner runs numerous visual art and crafting workshops for Wesley Arts as well as assisting in office administration. Terri had spent over 25 years working in a variety of not-for-profit community groups, BCC programs, education and support roles in schools. 

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Online Art Group

This online group meets through Zoom every week. This is an opportunity to engage in professional development topics relevant to being an artist and also a network for artists who are working from their homes. This group will have opportunities to share their work with each other and develop skills in group critiques. Occasionally visiting artists drop in to share their experiences too.

Term 3 runs from 12 July to 27 September 2022.

Online

 

New NDIS participants $35 per hour. 

Non-NDIS discounted bursaries available.

 

Art teacher at Wesley Arts

Facilitator for this workshop

Sue Loveday makes artworks about creativity and the positive effects it can have on individuals and communities. She loves to draw, paint and build with timber from skip bins. Her installations capture ideas and stories of our diverse community.

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Studio Group

Choose your own adventure!

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. This could include painting, craft, printmaking, sculpture, clay or whatever your creativity needs to flourish. Our facilitator will plan the program from these contributions. Some excursions may take place.

Term 3 runs runs from 12 July to 27 September 2022. 

Location
136 Brunswick Street Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

 

New NDIS participants $35 per hour. 

Non-NDIS discounted bursaries available.

 

Wesley Arts

Facilitator for this workshop

Rozalind Virisheff has been with Wesley Arts as an Art teacher and studio facilitator almost 14 years now, teaching drawing, painting, mixed media, and printmaking. 

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Visual arts workshop

An enjoyable and social creative workshop series filled with various art experiences. Develop diverse skills using various mediums. Our facilitators are there to guide and support you as you delve into diverse practical projects while gaining and expanding your knowledge of various art techniques.

Runs with the 2022 school term: 

24 January - 1 April

19 April - 24  June

11 July - 6 September

4 October - 9 December

Location
652 Albany Creek Road Albany Creek Qld 4035

 

Visual art and craft teacher at Wesley Arts

Facilitators for this workshop

Terri Horner runs numerous visual art and crafting workshops for Wesley Arts as well as assisting in office administration.

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Studio Group

  • Confidence building
  • Exploring fine motor skills in new art techniques
  • Socialising and relationship building
  • Understanding new techniques and moving into new comfort zones

Workshops will assist artists in developing their artistic practice towards exhibitions through participation in the exploration of materials and techniques and the development of concepts. The workshop includes practical workshops providing instruction in technique and process, excursions, writing artistic intents, writing grant proposals, developing bodies of work and following processes that will result in exhibition standards. 

Term 3 runs from 14 July to 29 September, 2022.

Location
136 Brunswick Street Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

 

New NDIS participants $35 per hour. 

Non-NDIS discounted bursaries available.

 

Duana Doyle - Wesley Arts

Facilitators for this workshop

Duane Doyle is a Jiman (Yimen) man from Carnarvon Gorge country. Duane 's artwork implements the power of Dadirri (deep listening) meditation. He is a notable part of the West End community, working as a cultural educator and public artist.

Art teacher at Wesley Arts

Facilitators for this workshop

Sue Loveday makes artworks about creativity and the positive effects it can have on individuals and communities. She loves to draw, paint and build with timber from skip bins. Her installations capture ideas and stories of our diverse community.

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Studio Group

  • Socialising and connecting with friends
  • Exploring communication around art-making and artists styles
  • Planning for the creation of new work

Through this introduction to hand-building ceramics program, participants will develop skills and knowledge in working successfully with clay to design and make their own functional, creative ceramic pieces.  With expert technical support and guidance to explore individual self-expression throughout the creative process, participants will work at their own pace to learn hand-building construction (eg slab building, coil building, pinch pot methods) and decoration techniques (eg painting with underglazes, imprinting and carving textures etc) while making a project of their own unique design

Throughout each session participants will participate in a positive community activity with opportunity to develop their social and communication skills, as well as having the experience of successfully turning an idea into a finished project, increase individual confidence and independence while having fun and being creative.  Term 3 runs from 14 July to 29 September, 2022.
Location
136 Brunswick Street Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

 

New NDIS participants $35 per hour. 
Non-NDIS discounted bursaries available.

Facilitator for this workshop

Rhianon Vichta is an artist, art therapist, social program evaluator and homelessness researcher, but mostly she just loves to make stuff that makes people happy.

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Studio Group

  • Socialising and connecting with friends
  • Exploring communication around art-making and artists styles
  • Planning for the creation of new work

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. This group will also have the opportunity to dive into conceptual and experimental practices to consider new ways their artwork can tell the world what is important to them.

Term 3 runs from 15 July to 30 September 2022.

Location
136 Brunswick Street Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

 

New NDIS participants $35 per hour. 
Non-NDIS discounted bursaries available.

 

Art facilitator at Wesley Arts

Facilitator for this workshop

Jodie Gorman has a background in Arts and Early Childhood Teaching. For 9 years she exhibited, sold and donated works for various personal and community projects.

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Studio Group

  • Socialising and connecting with friends
  • Exploring communication around art-making and artists styles
  • Planning for the creation of new work

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. This group will also have the opportunity to dive into conceptual and experimental practices to consider new ways their artwork can tell the world what is important to them. Some participants stay the entire day.

Term 3 runs from 15 July to 30 September, 2022.
Location
136 Brunswick Street Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

 

New NDIS participants $35 per hour. 
Non-NDIS discounted bursaries available.
Art facilitator at Wesley Arts

Facilitator for this workshop

Jodie Gorman has a background in Arts and Early Childhood Teaching. For 9 years she exhibited, sold and donated works for various personal and community projects.

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Studio Group

This visual Art workshop will be for senior high school students developing their skills in visual arts and also building social connections with other young people. This workshop will facilitate an exploration into various painting (water colour, acrylic, techniques, composition) and drawing techniques (including pencil, charcoal and pastels), culminating in the certain of two completed works for exhibition each term. For those participates very interested we will also explore some print making skills and small- and large-scale works.

Term 3 runs from 11 July to 26 September, 2022.

 

New NDIS participants $35 per hour. 
Non-NDIS discounted bursaries available.

Facilitator for this workshop

Rhianon Vichta is an artist, art therapist, social program evaluator and homelessness researcher, but mostly she just loves to make stuff that makes people happy.

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Mentorships

With our mentorship programs, you can work alongside one of our professional staff to build skills in a real gallery. Mentorship options include: 

  • Instilling an exhibition

A one-week mentorship looking at the ways an exhibition is instilled, including framing, curating the spaces and techniques for hanging and presentation. We offer six of these mentorships per year.

  • Managing a collection

Learn how to manage an art collection. Work alongside us to ensure the successful transportation and installation of art works in various places around Brisbane, and learn documentation, contracting and lease agreement processes. This mentorship involves attending Art From The Margins Gallery and Studios for a half-day each week for 12 weeks.

  • Managing events

Events management mentorships align with the specific events that take place at Art From The Margins Gallery and Studios throughout the year. Whether you are working on an opening event or a public program of activities, you'll learn transferable skills in stage management, producing and programming. 

Each mentorship is costed differently.

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Residencies and Studio hire

Are you an artist looking for a studio space? We offer full-time, part-time, or single-day residencies where we provide you with a small studio space and resources in Fortitude Valley in Brisbane. Costs vary depending on your needs.

Projects

Art from the Margins Gallery & Studios

Registered NDIS provider

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.

  • Our exhibition program hosts a number of artists per year with opportunities for artwork sales and mentoring. 
  • Our workshops focus on skills development, professional development and artist support.
Exterior building of Art from the Margins in Fortitude Valley

Past exhibitions

When Two Worlds Meet

An abstract painting from the Two Worlds Meet exhibition, from Arts from the Margins gallery

‘When Two Worlds Meet’ is an insight into the creative worlds of two local Queensland artists, Annika Strand and Tom Doyle, who both live with cerebral palsy.

This exhibition is open until 3 June 2022 at the Art From The Margins Gallery. 

  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10 am – 4 pm
  • Admission: Free

Location

Art from the Margins Gallery & Studios

Brunswick Street
Fortitude Valley
QLD 4006

FKG National Reconciliation Week Art Showcase 2022

Indigenous artwork from Arts from The Margins gallery

This project seeks to foster education and understanding of First Nations communities by representing artists who experience barriers to exhibiting their art commercially. 

This exhibition is open until 6 June 2022.

  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8 am – 5 pm.
  • Admission: Free

Location

106 Newmarket Rd
Windsor
QLD 4030

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