Opening | Our Kind of Playground and open day celebrations

Opening | Our Kind of Playground and open day celebrations

Please join us to celebrate our Artisan open day and the official opening of

Our Kind of Playground

11am-2pm Saturday 4 February 2016


Plus, free activities on the day for the whole family to enjoy: artist demos, food truck, cash bar and more!

– Interactive ‘play spaces’
– Drop-in workshops: flower crown making with Daisy and Co, pinch pot making with Pru Morrison, bush-jewellery with Rebecca Ward
– Artist demo by printmaker by Kay Watanabe


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About Our Kind of Playground

The connections between space, touch, play and making are celebrated in Our Kind of Playground. Through a collection of interactive works and ‘play spaces’, this exhibition encourages you to touch, reassemble and understand through the action of play. Drawing the visitor to physically engage with exploring material and design thinking, Our Kind of Playground reaffirms Artisan’s thoughts on the universality of craft and design. Our Kind of Playground launches Artisan’s 2017 program of exhibitions and public programs.

Curated by Kellee Uhr

Artists: Lincoln Austin, Simon Degroot and Anna Varendorff

Exhibition continues to 18 March 2017


Also launching:

Rebecca Ward | Bushcraft

This exhibition features a series of brooches that draw on the modern day survivalist movement and Ron Edwards’ popular book series from the 1970s and 80s from which the exhibition takes its name. Jeweller Rebecca Ward imagines a situation where the maker has nothing but sticks from the forest, a recycled length of fencing wire and some basic tools to make wearables in her basic hut amongst the forests of Maleny. The works playfully map the effects of living in isolation, the internal journey and the madness and resourcefulness of the bush dweller.

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.


Auxiliary Design School | Design Ripe of the Picking

Auxiliary Design School is an independent industrial design school based in Brisbane that educates and engages emerging designers with industry. It aims to raise the profile and appreciation of good design in their community and engage the broader public with the industry and celebrate the success of designers working in Brisbane and beyond. This exhibition presents an inside snapshot of the processes and outcomes of the school’s teachings and projects.

Our Kind of Playground logo designed by Liveworm