Art From the Margins 2015
“Quality, eye-catching art flows without boundaries.” (Fiona Purcion, Sunday Mail)
"Homeless and disadvantaged artists are championed by exhibit." (Kath Chown, Weekend Notes)
“Original, inspiring and challenging pieces by artists living with a disadvantage or in social isolation.” (Kath Chown, Weekend Notes)
“Art from the Margins began in 2008 with the aim of giving homeless artists in Brisbane a purpose and an artistic outlet” (Arts Queensland)
This popular initiative of Wesley Mission Brisbane has been instrumental in bridging the gap between artists living in isolation and the wider community since 2008.
Last year, Art from the Margins attracted over 400 entries by 280 local artists from South East Queensland – the largest number of entrants in the exhibition’s history.
This year the Exhibition will feature a public forum on “Creativity and Wellness”.
Art from the Margins - Wesley Mission Brisbane on ABC 7:30 Report Queensland
Vanessa Bertagnole, AFTM Project Officer and Elizabeth Bates, AFTM volunteer
Anthony Anderton, AFTM Manager
Various Individual artists and community groups will feature.
Some featured artworks from community art groups include:
- Access Arts
- Cascade Place
- Centacare HAND Learning and Leisure
- Lotus Place – Micah Projects
- Milpera State High School
- Multicap - Centre for Creative Arts
- West End Community House
Opening AFTM2012 at the Inala Art Gallery
Homeless and disadvantaged artists are championed by exhibit (Weekend Notes) - View article
Exhibition period: Thurs 24 Sep – Sun 27 Sept 10am – 5pm
Public Art Forum: Sat 26 Sep 1pm - 4pm, Sister Cities Room, Brisbane City Hall
Floor Talk: Sat 26 Sep, from 10:30am
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