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 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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Come and check out our latest exhibition, Black Dog, Blue Butterflies, showing 13 April - 18 May 2019.

In Australia over 45% of the population will experience mental health issues at some stage of their lives. Add in all of the people who are affected when a loved one experiences mental health issues and there would be very few people unaffected.

This exhibition, developed by Moreton Bay Regional Council, draws its title from the well-known euphemism ‘the black dog’ for one of the most common mental health issues, depression. While butterflies refers to another very common affliction, that of anxiety.

Black Dogs, Blue Butterflies brings artists living with adversity together to break down the stigma associated with living with mental health conditions, physical or intellectual disabilities.

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AFTM EXHIBITION PROPOSAL
CALL OUT: 2019 - 2020

AFTM is currently accepting exhibition proposals from artists and groups. 

PROPOSAL FORM HERE  

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COSTUMED LIFE DRAWING WITH  A NATURE SPIRIT

Saturday 4 May @ 12.30pm

$35

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Exploring your inner artist    (new ndis workshop series)

10 weeks of art skills development and exploration in drawing, painting and sculpture. Starts from 26 April 2019.

  


Workshop calendAr

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FOTO GROUP Meet Up: MONDAYS

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

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Creative Spirits MEET UP: WEDnesdays

An informal group of creatives who get together each week and work on their own projects together! 

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Makers Group 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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