Welcome to
Art from the Margins

Since 2008, Art from the Margins (AFTM) has been and still is a creative initiative of Wesley Mission Queensland. AFTM has been instrumental in bringing artists together, and bridging the gap between artists living in isolation and the wider public community. AFTM supports and promotes the work of artists living with adversity, disadvantage and social isolation, including artists living with mental health issues, physical or intellectual disabilities and homelessness. AFTM currently provides exhibition and professional development opportunities for over 400 artists living in and around the Brisbane area.

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ANNOUNCEMENT:

On 10 August 2017, Tony Anderton resigned as Manager of Art from the Margins.

Tony was AFTM Manager for seven years. During that time, Tony led its development from a small program of two or three exhibitions per year to a multifaceted program of exhibitions, workshops and professional development. He managed the transition of the program from temporary premises at Chermside to its new location at Brunswick Street.

Throughout his tenure, Tony hosted over 1,000 artists who participated in various aspects of the opportunities on offer. Tony’s legacy will remain with AFTM for many years. The AFTM Board wishes Tony all the best in his new endeavours.

The AFTM Board is committed to ensuring the program continues to enrich the lives of people living with adversity through art for years to come.

 Ian Airey - Chairman of Art from the Margins

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BRISBANE FESTIVAL EXHIBITION 

Come celebrate with us! From 14-17 September, 10am-5pm at the Brisbane City Hall, artworks will be on display that will take your breath away

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AFTM Artist's award & celebration day 

Celebrate the achievements of each artist on 17 September, Sunday from 12.30pm at Albert St Uniting Church

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Two Deadly Artists Exhibition 

Dawn Daylight & Sheriden Casey - Winners of the SAWMH Indigenous Art Award

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Workshop calendAr

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FOTO GROUP - MONDAYS

Every Monday Morning, AFTM will host a weekly get-together for anyone interested in photography and photo media.

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STUDIO GROUP MEET-UP - WEDS

This studio group will meet each Wednesday between 10am - 1pm for 8 weeks.

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ARTIST MEET-UP: THURSDAYS

AFTM will host an informal weekly get-together for artists who want to share ideas, experiences and knowledge. Please register!

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