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Emerging Creatives


Events give Emerging Creatives the opportunity to network with practitioners


Engage with contemporary art and ideas, through Emerging Creatives events

Emerging Creatives offers a range of events that explore contemporary art and ideas, for tertiary students and emerging artists, designers, writers and curators. Keep up to date with local, national and international arts issues through exhibition previews, forums, artist talks, and other events that explore the Gallery's Collection and current exhibitions.

The Gallery also develops a range of programs and events for teenagers – QAGOMA Teens.

Emerging Creatives Enews

To register your interest in Emerging Creatives program, join the mailing list via email to start to receiving regular updates on upcoming programs, events and opportunities at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.

News | Melville Haysom Memorial Art Scholarship

The 2014 Melville Haysom Memorial Art Scholarship has been awarded to Brisbane-based artist collaboration Clark Beaumont. Read more.

Upcoming Programs

Special Event: In Conversation
2014 Melville Haysom Memorial Art Scholars
6.00pm Friday 26 September | GOMA Lounge

Join the 2014 Melville Haysom Memorial Art scholars Sarah Clark and Nicole Beaumont (Clark Beaumont), in conversation with the QAGOMA Emerging Creatives team, as they discuss their practice, its development, and their involvement with the Melville Haysom Memorial Art Scholarship.

Free, no bookings required / Register your interest / Email emergingcreatives@qagoma.qld.gov.au or call (07) 3840 7144

Sundays monthly | 2 Nov and 14 Dec 2014 & 18 Jan and 15 Feb 2015

On Sunday afternoons monthly during the exhibition, Emerging Creatives are invited to immerse themselves in contemporary fashion with workshops, talks, special events and more. Read more.


As part of Future Beauty Up Late, hear from local ground breaking designers and fashion identities at a ‘Fashion in Action’ talk. Read more.

Past Programs »

Trace Live - Emerging Creatives Networking
May 2014

Emerging arts practitioners attended an exclusive event during 'Trace Live', which offered the opportunity to meet with 'Trace Live' artists in the surrounds of the 'Trace Live' pop up cash bar.  

Discussion: The sustainable marketplace
July 2013

Emerging artists, designers, writers and curators were invited to join a panel as they revealed the tricks of the trade in building a business and career from sustainable art, craft and fashion. Guest speakers included Kylie Johnson (Paper Boat Press), Tess Curran (Deputy Editor, Peppermint magazine) and Daniele Constance (co-founder, Suitcase Rummage). Held in conjunction with 'Quilts 1700 - 1945'.
Critical session
June 2012

In conjunction with 'Contemporary Australia: Women', New Wave Emerging artists joined, artist Natalya Hughes as she shared the development of her work, The After Party 2012, and led a hands-on workshop on making artwork models.
The Fashion of drawing: Drawing session with fashion designer Paul Hunt
February 2012

Just as costume inspired Henri Matisse's work, drawing continues to be integral to contemporary fashion design. Emerging artists and designers were invited to a special after-hours event, combining a tour of 'Matisse: Drawing Life' and a drawing workshop program led by fashion designer and couturier, Paul Hunt.
GOMA Turns 5 celebrations
New Wave Emerging artist talk and presentation with Tim Woodward

December 2012

Emerging artists, writers and curators were invited to join Tim Woodward, local emerging artist and recipient of the 2011 Melville Haysom Memorial Art Scholarship, as he shared the results of his art project.