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.
Come and check out our latest exhibition, AFTM goes POP! from Saturday, 23 November 2019 – Friday, 17 January 2020.
Coinciding with Social Inclusion Week 2019, AFTM goes POP! exhibition showcases Pop Art themed visual art, presenting works with attitude that promote this artistic movement and its lasting legacy.
The Pop Art movement exploded onto the cultural scene in the 1950s, and is widely regarded as one of the most significant and recognised styles of postmodern art, made famous by artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. With its distinct colour, clear figuration, neat outlines, bold text and popular subject matter, the Pop Art movement generated some of the most recognisable images of modern culture and continues to shape our society's cultural understanding to this day.
Image Credit: Sue Yule, Where is the spoon: My Ekka Sundae. Courtesy of Dr Ian Airey.