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.

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.

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.

Lilly-Lee Gallery & Art Studio, Brisbane Art Classes and Workshops

We offer weekly social painting classes for all, from beginners to advanced. Classes are offered by the term. Our teaching methods are simple and effective; achieve good results quickly, even if you have never painted before. Learn to paint and draw confidently and create art you are proud of. Just give it a go!

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.

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.

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.