UNLEASHED Showcases Queensland’s Emerging Craft and Design

Unleashed is a longstanding biennial exhibition project, drawing together a select cohort of early-career Queensland craft and design practitioners and launching their careers.

Exploring the convergence between craft and design, Unleashed has been instrumental in launching some of our state’s best talent.⁠

This iteration—UNLEASHED: Fresh Meet—will, for the first time, deliver a co-curated overview from across regional Queensland. An invited curatorial panel of arts educators, curators and practitioners from 5 different regional communities will each nominate one exemplary early career practitioner from their region.


2022 Unleashed artists

  • Chris Miller and Lisa Kajewski STUDIOFLEK – Gold Coast – nominated by Ruth Della, Curator, HOTA (Home of The Arts)
  • Dan Watson – Sunshine Coast – nominated by Megan Williams manager, University of Southern Queensland Art Gallery
  • Ellie Coleman – Toowoomba – nominated by Dr Beata Batorowicz, Associate Professor, School of Creative Arts, University of Southern Queensland
  • Hailey Atkins – Brisbane – nominated by Cassandra Lehman, curator, artisan
  • Kim Nolan – Cairns – nominated by Ashleigh Campbell, Director, NorthSite Contemporary Arts
  • Kate Harding – Mackay – nominated by Tracey Heathwood, Director, Artspace Mackay


Key details

DATE: 17 June – 20 August 2022

WHERE: Main Gallery and Small Object Space at artisan, 45 King Street, Bowen Hills.

OFFICIAL OPENING NIGHT: Friday 17 June 2022 ⁠| 6:00PM – 8:00PM⁠ — RSVP here


Learn more over at artisan’s website.

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