artisan is Queensland’s home of craft and design.
artisan is a Meanjin (Brisbane) based not-for-profit organisation that has provided leadership and advocacy for Queensland’s craft and design sector for over 50 years. We deliver creative and commercial opportunities for our artists, and progressive creative programs for our audience. artisan is committed to broadening access, discourse and understanding, while driving economic development in the craft and design eco-system.
artisan presents an annual program of exhibitions, workshops, masterclasses, retail initiatives and engagement activities. We showcase the excellence and diversity of Queensland, Australian, and international craft and design. The purpose-built premise in King Street, Bowen Hills houses our main gallery, retail showcase and a dedicated workshop space.

As a small organisation in a large state, artisan collaborates with makers and craft and design centres across Queensland to ensure regional representation. Our online workshops, digital exhibition tours and e-commerce platform invite a global audience.
When you buy with, support or participate with artisan, you are making an investment in our cultural future by allowing designers and craftspeople to carry forward traditions, supporting the continuation of artisanal creativity for generations to come.

To grow a vibrant, thriving, craft and design sector valued and supported by a diverse community.
Making is an indelible marker of our humanity and cultural life. artisan exists to elevate craft and design careers, and to create meaningful cultural experiences, connecting audiences and practitioners nationally.