2016 exhibition program 2016 exhibition program Artisan presents a program of exhibitions that showcase the best of emerging and established Australian makers. Our exhibitions focus on engaging with themes at the foref... More
Current exhibitions Current exhibitions

Strung | Sentinels and Spectres| Dust. Ashes.

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Sentinels and Spectres: journeys and jewellery with Andy Lowrie Sentinels and Spectres: journeys and jewellery with Andy Lowrie

To celebrate his wonderful Sentinels and Spectres exhibition we asked Andy to reflect on his internship in Tallinn, Estonia, and how his experiences inspired his colle... More

Q&A with Tom Emmett Q&A with Tom Emmett

Tom Emmett is a practicing designer, artist and design writer based in Brisbane.

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Opening | Objects of Desire, Ari Fuller, and Tom Emmett Opening | Objects of Desire, Ari Fuller, and Tom Emmett

Please join us for the opening of Objects of Desire, Ari Fuller, and Tom Emmett

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CALL OUT | SOS Gallery – Production Run CALL OUT | SOS Gallery – Production Run More
Social Media 101 – Workshop at artisan, presented by Homeroom, 21st July, 2016 Social Media 101 – Workshop at artisan, presented by Homeroom, 21st July, 2016 In awe of the intricate Strung exhibition pieces surrounding me, I sat down, eager to learn more about how easy social media is to use, and how to make the most of it for... More
Strung weaving circle | 20 August Strung weaving circle | 20 August

To celebrate our Strung exhibition, weavers from Queensland Basketmakers are hosting a weaving jam at artisan. Come along and watch these talented basketmakers in acti... More

Big shoes to fill: bespoke shoemaking with Rachel Ayland Big shoes to fill: bespoke shoemaking with Rachel Ayland

The Apprenticeship curators Richard Stride and Aaron Barton recently caught up with shoemaker Rachel Ayland to discuss her journey into shoemaking and the challenges s... More

Reviving the tinsmith business with Ian Morgan Reviving the tinsmith business with Ian Morgan

The Apprenticeship curators Richard Stride and Aaron Barton recently caught up with tinsmith Ian Morgan to discuss the nature of tinsmithing in Australia and how he ma... More

Silversmithing basics (necklaces) workshop with Renata Fojtikova | 3 September Silversmithing basics (necklaces) workshop with Renata Fojtikova | 3 September Learn how to handcraft your own beautiful silver necklace with Brisbane-based jeweller, Renata Fojtikova!... More
Resin jewellery making with Bianca Mavrick | 10 September Resin jewellery making with Bianca Mavrick | 10 September

Learn how to make your own funky resin jewellery with Brisbane-based jeweller, Bianca Mavrick!

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Originating actions: eco-art workshop with installation artist-in-residence Tijn Meulendijks | 15 September Originating actions: eco-art workshop with installation artist-in-residence Tijn Meulendijks | 15 September

Under the guidance of eco-artist Tijn Meulendijks, workshop participants will work with plant materials to explore variations in the conceptual idea that is Originatin... More

Opening | Strung Friday 8 July 2016 Opening | Strung Friday 8 July 2016

Please join us for the opening of Strung from 5.30-6pm on Friday 8 July 2016

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Silversmithing basics (bracelets) with Renata Fojtikova | 17 September Silversmithing basics (bracelets) with Renata Fojtikova | 17 September Learn how to handcraft your own beautiful silver bracelet with Brisbane-based jeweller, Renata Fojtikova! ... More
Introduction to loom weaving workshop with Lisa Guy | 24 September Introduction to loom weaving workshop with Lisa Guy | 24 September

Learn how to create beautiful weavings using a hand loom in this workshop with the talented Lisa Guy.

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Reinventing the apprenticeship: looking at new learning models for craftspeople with Aaron Barton Reinventing the apprenticeship: looking at new learning models for craftspeople with Aaron Barton We recently caught up with Aaron Barton of Backwoods Originals to discuss his journey as a furniture maker and how he was able to establish a successful artisanal furnit... More
Forging a new path for the bladesmithing industry in Australia Forging a new path for the bladesmithing industry in Australia

In Australia today, cutlery and knifes are almost entirely mass-produced and imported from overseas factories. As a result, no cutlery industry exists in Australia out... More

Call for applications: 2017 Ivory Street Window Gallery exhibition program Call for applications: 2017 Ivory Street Window Gallery exhibition program Artisan is inviting practitioners, groups, curators and organisations to submit exhibition proposals for our 2017 Ivory Street Window Gallery exhibition program. We are l... More
Peter Bosworth | bespoke drum kits made from stunning Australian timbers Peter Bosworth | bespoke drum kits made from stunning Australian timbers

The Apprenticeship curators Richard and Aaron recently visited drum maker Peter Bosworth to learn more about his bespoke drum making business and the hurdles he has fa... More

The Apprenticeship panel discussion and closing event | 24 June The Apprenticeship panel discussion and closing event | 24 June

Join us for this closing event for our exhibition The Apprenticeship featuring a panel of craftspeople and industry experts exploring how learning pathways can evolve ... More

Frank & Mimi | The contemporary revival of hand lettering Frank & Mimi | The contemporary revival of hand lettering

The Apprenticeship curators, Richard Stride and Aaron Barton, caught up with Emily and Rick to discuss the story behind Frank & Mimi and how the value of the handmade ... More

Top Shop Picks by Margie Fraser Top Shop Picks by Margie Fraser

We recently asked Margie Fraser to swing by the store and select her favourite pieces in store.

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Review: Bianca Mavrick Resin Jewellery Workshop by Emily Anderson Review: Bianca Mavrick Resin Jewellery Workshop by Emily Anderson I’d always wanted to try my hand at making resin jewellery. For years, I’ve ogled at the bold colours, translucent shades and unique shapes. “One day”, I told mys... More
Contemporary blacksmithing: celebrating the intricate and complex details of hand forged objects Contemporary blacksmithing: celebrating the intricate and complex details of hand forged objects

Curators of The Apprenticeship, Richard and Aaron, recently caught up with blacksmith David Bradley to find out more about his pathway to acquiring his skills and disc... More