Current exhibitions

Current exhibitions

29 November – 24 December 2016

Meet the Makers

Gallery 1

Meet the Makers showcases what is unique to Artisan: Queensland makers and their stories. With a festive marketplace atmosphere and makers in residence throughout the exhibition, visitors will be able to witness makers at work and have the opportunity to hear about and buy their creations. The exhibition also launches the Meet the Makers page on the Artisan website, which profiles an ever growing number of local makers. Bringing together a selection of local makers from jewellers to textile artists and ceramists to fashion designers, all of whom are passionate about telling their story, this exhibition offers a unique opportunity to Meet the Makers.

Artists: Anita Chew, Arkie Barton, Birdy & Clementine, Dasomm, Delvene Cockatoo-Collins, Elisa Jane Carmichael, Charlie & Blair, Erin Lightfoot, J.D. Lee Furniture, JEANBAG, Kirralee & Co., KT Doyle, Lisa Guy, Liz Sofield, Phoebe Paradise, Salt Water Murris, Spun Mud and Susan Simonini.

Exhibition continues to 24 December 2016.



Kirralee Robinson of Kirralee and Co. Photo by MakerMakerCo.


29 November – 24 December 2016

Production Run

SOS (Small Object Space)

This exhibition explores the nature and potential of ‘production’ jewellery and its relationship to one-off pieces within an artist’s practice. It features the work of Queensland College of Art students, staff and alumni who create production jewellery and small objects as part of their creative practice. Purchase your favourite Production Run pieces in our retail store for the perfect hand crafted gift.

Artists: Alison Bruce, Andy Lowrie, Bianca Mavrick, Clare Poppi, Georgina Baveas, Helen Moriarty, Jemica Ostrofski, Jesika Dawnn, Jessica McMaster, Kathryn Wardill, Katie Stormonth, Lucille Atkins, Mia Wells, Milly Bell, Minna Jun, Renata Fojtikova, Robyn Pell, Sarah Beutel, Saskia Levy, Vivien Bedwell, Stephanie Rachael Corthorne, Susie Woodhouse and Vanessa Williams.
SOS is presented in partnership with Griffith University’s Queensland College of Art.

SOS is an exhibition space dedicated to showcasing the college’s best small object works from students, staff and alumni.

Claire Poppi.

Clare Poppi, Growing earrings, 2016. Photo courtesy of the artist.


29 November – 24 December 2016

Joseph Daws and Dai Li

Ivory St Window

Joseph Daws – represented by and appears courtesy of Jan Manton Art, Queensland.

Joseph Daws is an Australian born painter and potter. These stoneware ceramics have been made using local clays, ash and milled materials. Joseph is inspired by certain styles and methods of Korean, Japanese and Chinese pottery.


Dai Li – represented by and appears courtesy of Bruce Heiser Gallery, Queensland.

Dai Li is a Chinese born ceramic artist who works predominately in Stoneware. She completed her undergraduate in Ceramic Art at the Jingdezhen Ceramic University, Jiangxi, China in 2009. Dai Li has participated in several solo and group exhibitions across Australia. Her works are held in public and private collections.


A selection of ceramic works by Dai Li and Joseph Daws. Photo courtesy of the artist.