About Us

Art from the Margins offers creative support to artists living with disadvantage or experiencing social isolation - including living with a disability, mental health issues,or homelessness. Art from the Margins (AFTM) is an initiative of Wesley Mission Brisbane and has been operating since 2008. The AFTM art program includes a range of art workshops, professional development and mentoring opportunities, and regular art exhibitions and displays by artists. Each year AFTM partners with the Brisbane  Festival to hold a major public art exhibition, which is part of the official Brisbane Festival Program. Other initiatives include AFTM's annual Refugee Week exhibition which features the work of artists from a refugee background and AFTM's ongoing exhibition partnership with Saint Andrew's War Memorial Hospital. Since 2008 AFTM is proud to have exhibited and supported the work of more than 500 artists. Please feel free to contact us at any time for more information on how to partiicpate in AFTM's creative program.

Quick Facts About The Region

Art from the Margins is located in the suburb of Chermside, the ward of Marchant in the council of Brisbane, the state electorate of Stafford and the federal electorate of Lilley.