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.
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.
Ian Airey - Chairman of Art from the Margins