Arts and The Greens

Kirsten Lovejoy and Karen Anderson, Greens candidates for the seats of Brisbane and Griffith, in conjunction with Jugglers Art Space, presents a community forum on the Arts.

An opportunity for all local artists, visual, music, theatre, literature, poetry, and their organisations, to engage with the Greens in an informal setting to discuss the Arts and the impact of government policy on livelihoods in the sector. A free ranging discussion including:

The state of Arts policies in Queensland
Impact on livelihoods of funding uncertainty
Lack of infrastructure
Pathways from studies to a career in the arts

Come and have your voice heard!

Date & Time: June 2nd – 7pm-10pm

Jugglers 26/05/16

2016 Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing - Entries Open!

Image Credit
Winner of the 2015 Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing, Jeremy Eden, “Self Portrait in Plastic” 2015

Entries Open Monday March 7th!

The 7th annual Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing opens for submissions on March 7th 2016. Submissions close at midnight on Monday June 13th, 2016.

Major Prize Winner is awarded $4000 (acquisitive)
Honourable Mention is awarded to the value of $500
People’s Choice Award is awarded to the value of $500

The Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing aims to encourage excellence in drawing as an important foundation for any arts practice. 25 Finalists will be chosen by a specially-selected judging panel and their works exhibited at Jugglers Art Space during August 2016.
For more information and online entry, see

Stay up to date with current Marie Ellis Drawing Prize news and read about our featured artists by following Jugglers Art Space on Instagram & Facebook.

Jugglers is grateful for the ongoing sponsorship of the Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing by the Hopkins-Weise Family.
Jugglers Art Space Inc. is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Contact MEPD Coordinator Aaron Micallef:

Jugglers 24/05/16

Untitled II: Group Exhibition

Three years after graduating from CATC Design School, the Creative Collective return with a new photographic exhibition, Untitled II.

Individual bodies of work document travel into the rural villages of Southeast Asia, Nepal, India and Canada in addition to a Swedish series shot entirely on 35mm film; visit what it means to have bad day and escape reality; explore contemporary fashion and portraiture; and the simplification of visual overstimulation confronting a person in the city that never sleeps.

Angela Elliott will join original Creative Collective photographers Rachel Dray, Roxy from Boyd Images, Ineka Morosini, Sarah Paddon and Jeremy Whish.

Opening night on Friday 27th of May from 6pm.
Exhibition continues until the 1st of June.

Jugglers 24/05/16

James Mulholland: Decoy

James Mulholland’s practice investigates the ‘nocturnal self’ that exists inside the young Brisbane male. Examining its formative relationship with crime scenes and ‘hooliganism’ that are culturally inseparable from the nightlife in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, Mulholland produces large, graphic, drawn, re-interpretations of this imagery on paper. The authenticity of the young male “Deviant” that frequents in news worthy ‘crime narratives’ is placed under scrutiny and separated from his contemporary media driven myth.

Opening Night Friday 27 May 6-9pm.

Jugglers 24/05/16

Pop Goes The Weirdo

Four dynamic artists: Simon Lovelace (SYD), SKEL (SYD), Clay Smith (BRIS) and Tiffany Atkin (BRIS), have come together to bring you a selection of enigmatic, low brow works that subvert and reconstruct a multitude of concepts, through a range of mediums and disciplines.

Exhibition runs May 12 – May 24 (Gallery open 10am-4pm daily)

Jugglers 19/05/16

Curatorial Workshop with Matt Dabrowski

Join artist and GOMA curator Matt Dabrowski for a hands on and osmotic evening covering everything you need to know about installing, handling, curating and archiving your work.

Date: 14th of July, 6-9pm at Jugglers Art Space.

Workshop cost is $50.00+gst, and includes basic installation materials and light refreshments. Places are limited, so please book ASAP by emailing Jugglers at

Jugglers 19/05/16

Point Cartwright Mural

*The Point Cartwright public art project was a collaboration between Jugglers, local and Jugglers artists, the Sunshine Coast community and Unitywater. As public agencies and the corporate sector catch up with our passion for public art we are delighted to have been contracted for this and the Peregian Water Tower. Joel Fergie’s [The Zookeeper] design was the standout winner in the community competition with him, Travis Vinson [lead artist] and Jordan Bruce as the painters and Peter Breen [curator/project manager].

Jugglers 28/04/16


Dates: 1st April to 12th of April
Opening Night: Friday 1st of April, 6pm
Downstairs Gallery Exhibition

Dis-order brings together the works of six artists: Vanghoua Anthony Vue, Carol Mac, Caitlin Halsall, Kevin Foo, Mark Feiler and Chris Kunko. This exhibition will explore the themes of order and disorder from different perspectives, and the exhibition will feature a variety of mediums and artistic strategies, such as video art, painting, drawing, ‘painting booths’ and installation.

Vue explores the theme of disorder as displacement, and he draws his themes and images from disparate sources, ranging from traditional Hmong images to popular culture.

Mac is interested in chance and randomness: her drawings and paintings often originate from objects of her upbringing, random images culled from magazines, and exploring mark-making.

Halsall’s quirky and colourful ‘painting booths’ are cobbled from a variety of disassembled and dismantled materials. Her works are chaotic, whimsical and playful.

Foo’s conceptual practice concerns the quest for the meaning of art. On the other hand, he is also interested in the spirituality of mathematics, the order of nature and mindfulness.

Feiler’s paintings depict human subjects going about their daily business, unmindfully absorbed in their thoughts and activities. Feiler’s works speak about the need for quietude and self-awareness in the turbulent and inauthentic contemporary life.

Kunko paints self-portraits in order to explore disorder in his mind: the experience of confusing and chaotic voices constantly chattering in his head.

Image: Carol Mac, Intersect Series No. II, 2016, mixed media.

Jugglers 23/03/16

....In the End.

Featuring: Clare Cowley, Emily Devine, Bennett Gordon, Sara-Jane Griffiths, Ree Hegh, Briony Law, Olivia Lacey, Corinne Sylvie and Corpse Veronese

Artists will interpret and respond in their chosen medium to the statement: In life there are many beginnings, in the end…

Exhibition runs from the 18th – 29th of March.
Opening night Friday the 18th of March, 6-9pm.

Jugglers 18/03/16

The Brighter Side - Raising Money For Women's Legal Service

The Brighter Side – A Solo Exhibition by Sarah Sculley
EXHIBITION Launch – Friday 19th February

The Brighter Side is a colourful, emotional and intimate exhibition. It is honest in its exploration of both the light and dark inside all of us, depicting the contrast between internal self-talk and the external self that is shown to the world. The series embodies both empowering and destructive thoughts and pairs those thoughts with dramatic figures, colour and stroke.

As part of her exhibition Sarah Sculley held a SILENT AUCTION. With one of her artworks (see image above) she generated significant awareness & fundraising for an organisation she is passionate about supporting. See details below-:

Women’s Legal Service is a specialist community legal centre providing free legal and social work services to Queensland women. They assist women in the areas of family law, child support, domestic violence and child protection, as well as providing community legal education. Women’s Legal Service is a feminist organisation that has been developed and operated by women for women since 1984. Their mission is to advocate to achieve justice for women.

Women’s Legal Service is committed to the creation of a society in which every woman:
• Is safe from violence
• Is able to tell her story, have it heard and respected
• Receives a fair and just outcome from legal and social welfare systems.

Women’s Legal Service experiences a high level of demand. In the last year, they provided over 3,000 advices to Queensland women. The work of Women’s Legal Service is made possible by over 100 volunteer lawyers, support workers and pro bono counsel, as well as our administration, marketing, events and HR volunteers.

For more about Women’s Legal Service visit their website – or to
contact Sarah Sculley visit her website –

Jugglers 23/02/16