Artisan presents, promotes and celebrates excellence in craftsmanship and design. Our commitment and passion comes to life in our vibrant, high quality exhibitions.

We thrive on our collaboration with artisans and designers from across Australia and the world. Our expertise lies in exploring and showcasing design thinking, creative process, and technical brilliance.

We’re here to help

Artisan supports design creatives from emerging talent to living legends. We develop and launch local talent in the global marketplace and bring the finest international craft and design to Australians. Our commitment extends to commercial realities by providing exposure of their work through our retail space.

Who is artisan?

Artisan is the trading name for Craft Queensland, a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. Both the Queensland Government, through Arts Queensland, and the Federal Government, through the Australia Council, contribute funding.

Artisan is a long-term active member of the national network of Australian Craft and Design Centres. We engage in regular meetings and correspondence to further develop national policy and government advocacy direction.

artisan has great friends

Her Excellency, The Governor of Queensland Ms Penelope Wensley, AC, is our Patron. Artisan is also supported by the generosity of our Corporate Patrons, the Champions of Design sponsorship program, Trusts and Foundations, and the passionate commitment of our private donors through the artisan Foundation Fund.

Find your artisan

Artisan lives in the heart of Fortitude Valley, Australia’s only designated live entertainment precinct and Queensland’s progressive design hub. Over 100,000 people come to The Valley every weekend, and artisan is where they seek influence and inspiration from innovative craft and design.