Welcome to
Art from the Margins

Since 2008, Art from the Margins (AFTM) has been instrumental in bringing artists together and bridging the gap between artists living in isolation, the public 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. AFTM is a creative initiative of Wesley Mission Brisbane.







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What's On


2015 Emerging Artists Exhibition

 The Art from the Margins Emerging Artist Award supports talented local artists to further develop their creative vision. Please join us in celebrating the creative  achievements of our featured artists



Richard Uil - Inspector Rex - lino - 2010 

Hand in Hand: Works on Paper by the artists of Cascade Place

AFTM  is delighted to present a collection of works on paper from over 30 different Cascade Place artists made over the previous decade.  March  - June 2015,  St Andrew's War Memorial  Hospital.




AFTM Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

We are always on the look out for motivated volunteers and interns to assist with our annual program of events and exhibitions. If you have the skills we're looking for, please contact us.



Photograph Your own artwork image 

Photography WORKSHOPS

Every artist needs good digital images of their artwork – but how do you get them? The next Art from the Margins workshop will teach you how to photograph your own artwork.




greeting Card Workshop 

Greeting Card WORKSHOP

Ever wanted to make your own artist greeting cards? AFTM is offering a one day card making workshop. Learn the basic skils needed to produce stylish, original  cards, using your own artwork and ideas.


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Painting & DRAWING workshop

Check back for upcoming workshops