Member Groups

Art West Community Gallery

If you are an artist in the western suburbs and you are interested in joining an art group, Art West may be the group you are looking for.  Contact us for more information on this group.

Australian Textile Artists & Surface Design Association (ATASDA Inc)

ATASDA and its members are actively involved in holding events, workshops and exhibitions designed to bring textile enthusiasts, professionals and educators together to share knowledge and creativity.

Australasian Porcelain Art Teachers Inc

APAT was established to stimulate an awareness of the art and to encourage teachers by such means as the promotion of classes, demonstrations, seminars, meetings, lectures and discussions. Qld welcomes non-teaching painters to join us.

Queensland Wildlife Artists Society

The Society was established in 1983 in Brisbane, Australia, by a small group of artists interested in fostering the study and appreciation of wildlife art specifically relating to Australia’s unique species.

QWASI became incorporated in 1995 and membership has steadily grown to include artists from all over Australia and overseas.

Ceramic Arts Qld

Ceramic Arts QLD (CAQ – formerly QPA / Fusions) are a not-for-profit volunteer run organisation that was formed in Brisbane in 1968 by a group of potters whose vision was to create a platform for Queensland ceramic artists to exchange information and ideas, exhibit work, attend workshops, and connect via newsletter containing technical data and other matters of interest for all potters in both the Brisbane and Regional areas.

Coochiemudlo Artisan Collective

The Coochiemudlo Artisan Collective is a local community group representing artists, promoting locally made and local arts and crafts from Coochiemudlo Island. Our mission is to bring together artisans who live on Coochiemudlo Island in a supportive, inspiring and dynamic environment where diversity is celebrated and opportunities are created for sharing, skill development and promotion of talent.

Creative Glass Guild of Queensland

The Creative Glass Guild of Queensland was formed in 1979 to encourage sharing of knowledge, and improvement of, skills of those who enjoy working with glass in a creative way. Being in the hands of an ageing population, traditional glass arts are at risk of dying out. In Australia, the Guild is unique in offering a range of glass art courses in one place with facilities and equipment “on loan” for members to practice & hone skills. We offer courses and workshops in Bead Making (Lampwork), Fusing and Slumping, Leadlight & Copperfoiling, Mosaics, Sand Blasting and traditional Stained Glass. 

Down The Rabbit Hole

We are a team of diverse artist facilitators drawn together through a passion for Mixed Media, Sculpture and Powertex mediums (fabric hardener and self-hardening clay). Although individually we come from a range of artistic backgrounds we aim through collaboration to develop our artistic practice through sharing skills and ideas, increasing our environmental awareness and integrating repurposed, recycled or upcycled elements, holding exhibitions, developing and running regular workshops.

Leathercrafters Association of Qld Inc

The Association was formed in 1985 and is dedicated to the development of the present and future members to encourage the highest standards and and to promote and advance leather in its many forms.

Liz & Friends Artist Collective

Collection of Artists from the Sunshine Coast areas.

Migaloo Press

Migaloo Press evolved through a group of women with common interests through their love of art and printmaking. Many of us have known each other for years, but there are some newcomers to the group too. Individually we enjoy a diverse range of artistic practises, including painting and drawing, photography, assemblage, collage, ceramics, gold and silver smithing, paper making/fibre art and artist books/book binding, to name a few. We are brought together by our love of printmaking and all things related to print and the friendships that we have developed over years of working and exhibiting together.We will be running workshops and sharing skills days on a regular basis from the Brisbane Visual Arts Community in Tarragindi from Mid-2017.

Pastel Society of Australia

The association was formed in 1985 to promote the Art of Pastel Painting as a serious art form; to have pastel paintings judged in their own right and separately from “works on paper”; to educate the public as to its beauty and permanence and its place in the History of Art

Papermakers and Artists of Qld

Papermakers of Qld (‘POQ’) connects artists who share a passion for paper as an art form in it’s own right. They meet regularly with an emphasis on the exchange of skills and encouraging experimentation.

Queensland Bookbinders Guild

The Queensland Bookbinders’ Guild was formed to foster, encourage and practice the craft of bookbinding and associated graphic and paper arts.

Queensland Enamellers Guild

A collection of artisans that enjoy the art of enamelling. Enamelling is the technique of applying glass on metal and then firing it at high temperatures.


Queensland Spinners, Weavers and Fibre Artists

The Queensland Spinners Weavers and Dyers Group was founded in 1969. In April 2006 our name was changed to the Queensland Spinners Weavers and Fibre Artists to reflect the enormous variety of crafts our members are involved in.

Scattered Arts

To serve the artistic needs of Brisbane people from all walks of life and provide networking opportunities with fellow artists, exhibition space and retail exposure for members.

Sunshine Beaders

Spreading beading across Australia, one event at a time ….  The group offers a unique place for passionate beader to meet, create and cover a wide variety of beading styles, including the opportunity to make your own elements.  Those who have experience are there to guide and support beginners on their own discovery to attain their own beading style and direction.

Tamborine Mountain Arts Collective

Tamborine Mountain Arts Collective (TMAC) is a grassroots group of working artists and artisans whose aim is to create opportunities for artists who live within the region through workshops, mentoring and artists-in-residence programs.

The Half Dozen Group of Artists Inc

Is an incorporated, not-for-profit organisation whose main objectives are to provide opportunities for self-education to artists at all stages of their development, who in turn are encouraged to share their skills and knowledge with fellow- artists and, on occasions, with the community.

Watercolour Society

The Society extends a warm invitation to all people who enjoy the art of watercolour painting, to join us and take part in our events and activities.

Western Suburbs Clayworkers

Western Suburbs Clayworkers (WSC) is a friendly group providing peer support for all levels of ceramic artists. It is based in Sherwood. Although no classes are conducted, the group caters for beginners to professional. The group conducts an annual exhibition, in-studio workshops, members firing service, and excursions. It produces a very informative monthly newsletter, and participates in the Pop-up Shops conducted by BVAC. More information about our group is available on our website.