Welcome to Hands On Art!

Artists reaching out to people everywhere.

We are an artist run initiative, not for profit and charity providing programs and services that inspire creativity, personal growth, connections to nature, community enrichment and cultural diversity.

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Classes, Communities
School Groups

School Groups

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Artgarden, Hands on Art, Services
Art and Nature

Art and Nature

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Registry, Services
Register As An Artist

Register As An Artist

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Exhibitions, Venue Hire
Venue Hire

Venue Hire

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Classes, Kids Do Art
Kids Do Art

Kids Do Art

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Adults Do Art, Classes
Adults Do Art

Adults Do Art

What We Do

For Communities

  • Artgardens – Outdoors creative learning spaces
  • An Artist Registry for specialist and community art projects
  • Project planning and development advice
  • Gallery/theatre and workshop space
  • Activities for Festivals and Events
  • Youth Art Mentoring programs
  • Environmental Art workshops
  • Art Sports

For Artists

  • Work opportunities through the Artist Registry
  • Support to young and emerging artists
  • Promotion of individual artist's work
  • Support for artists starting up new projects
  • Substation Gallery 
  • News on Art and Artist related events

For Individuals and groups

Calendar of Events

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Christmas Art and Craft Market 10:00 am
Christmas Art and Craft Market @ Hands On Art
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – Dec 4 @ 3:00 pm
Christmas Art and Craft Market @ Hands On Art | Paddington | Queensland | Australia
Christmas Art and Craft Market You’re invited to meet 20 local artists exhibiting and selling unique, hand-made arts and crafts. The artists include members from the Hands On Art, Art Registry and members of the[...]
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Drawing Room For Kids 4:30 pm
Drawing Room For Kids @ Hands On Art
Dec 6 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Drawing Room For Kids DRAWING ROOM For KIDS is a place where exceptional children can come and  draw  in a real artists’ studio,  and learn about  the fundamental elements  and constructive knowledge of drawing, in[...]
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Kids Do Art 9:00 am
Kids Do Art @ Hands On Art
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – Dec 17 @ 12:00 pm
Kids Do Art @ Hands On Art | Paddington | Queensland | Australia
Kids Do Art School Holiday Program This program is for children to get creative, have fun and let their imagination run free! Every week new opportunities will be presented for children to play with clay,[...]
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Drawing Room For Kids 4:30 pm
Drawing Room For Kids @ Hands On Art
Dec 13 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Drawing Room For Kids DRAWING ROOM For KIDS is a place where exceptional children can come and  draw  in a real artists’ studio,  and learn about  the fundamental elements  and constructive knowledge of drawing, in[...]
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Community artists are people who..

Work closely with others in the community to develop their project or program.

Help individuals and groups achieve their artistic goals.

Encourage active participation.

Teach and demonstrate artistic skills.

Help people unlock their imaginations and test out their ideas by doing.

Facilitate the growth of new connections to community and the natural environment.

Help people find ways to express their thoughts and feelings in new ways through art.

Encourage creative thoughts and behaviours that encourage positive personal and community growth.

Through life affirming programs and dedicated artists Hands On Art..

Promotes the growth of human creativity and fosters a love of nature.

Educates people to value of the artist in growing a humane society and fosters the growth of community culture and identity.

Opens minds to value of beauty as a means of shaping and reacting to the world around us.

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We are based in Brisbane, at the old Paddington substation