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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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

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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E-commerce for creatives | 28 July E-commerce for creatives | 28 July

There’s never been a better time to open an online business. In this workshop the Homeroom team take the guess work out of how to do it right!

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Contemporary paper cutting workshop with Elysha Rei | 30 July Contemporary paper cutting workshop with Elysha Rei | 30 July Learn how to design and create your own paper cut artwork with Brisbane-based artist, Elysha Rei! ... More
DIY PR for makers and designers | 4 August DIY PR for makers and designers | 4 August

For makers and designers, getting press is one of the best tools in your self-promotional arsenal. Learn the secrets and tricks of the trade to get yourself on the rad... More

Silversmithing basics (bracelets) with Renata Fojtikova | 13 August Silversmithing basics (bracelets) with Renata Fojtikova | 13 August Learn how to handcraft your own beautiful silver bracelet with Brisbane-based jeweller, Renata Fojtikova! ... More
Apomogy Pom Pom workshop with Rachel Burke | 27 August Apomogy Pom Pom workshop with Rachel Burke | 27 August

In this workshop, Rachel Burke will tell you about the fascinating stories behind some of the more shocking, hilarious, and often emotional, apologies that have come t... 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
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
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

Special Gifts for Special Mums Special Gifts for Special Mums More
Online exhibition | City and Nature Online exhibition | City and Nature Welcome to the online home of City and Nature, an exhibition by Nicola Moss showing at private BCM Crucible Gallery from 7 April to 25 May. The exhibition is curated by D... More
Tricks of the trade: reviving handmade tools Tricks of the trade: reviving handmade tools

The Apprenticeship curators, Richard Stride and Aaron Barton, recently caught up with Lachlan to discuss how he became a fine woodworker and the importance of using ha... More

The raw beauty of traditional leather craft The raw beauty of traditional leather craft

The Apprenticeship curators, Richard Stride and Aaron Barton, recently visited Eleisha Nylund's leather shop to discuss her journey into traditional leather making and... More