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Our members create a diverse range of original artwork, hand made gifts and home wares.
The Creativity Centre, trading as Scattered Arts is now based at The Brisbane Visual Arts Community Hub, 140 Weller Rd, Tarragindi QLD 4121. In the short term we do not have a gallery space however this gives our members a larger space to hold community days, workshops and classes, market days, exhibitions and competitions.
Scattered Arts continues to provide a place for artists and crafters to come together and exhibit and sell their work, as well as teach and above all to encourage and support others.
A great place to express your own creativity….by exhibiting your work, joining one of our groups, or booking a class/workshop as an individual or with a group of friends to create your own unique piece.
Workshops – many of the talented members offer workshops for those who wish to make their own items. Visit the workshop/classes page for a list of what is on offer.
Classes – art classes for children and adults are also available by our talented and award-winning artists
Groups – get a few friends together for a craft time, or simply come and relax at the regular Friday night Wrap – details here
Parties – art or craft-themed birthday parties for children aged 8 -14.
Girls Time Out – instead of going out to a restaurant or bar gather a few girlfriends for art or craft-themed catch-up. Make a bouquet of flowers for the bride to be, a necklace, and matching earrings for the birthday girl – check out the workshop options and contact the Gallery for options
Scattered Arts members represent a wide range of arts and crafts, we welcome enquires from makers of high-quality arts and crafts interested in joining the group. The organisation is a not for profit incorporated entity and operates as a cooperative. Scattered Arts members take an active role in all aspects of running the organisation with community gatherings, workshops, market days, and social activities. Members can also take an active role in the management of Scattered Arts. Email your details and we will contact you to make a time to meet with you and view your portfolio.
The inaugural meeting of the South Side Cultural Centre Committee was held in November 1966 with some 30 interested parties present. Their aim was to establish a Cultural Centre to serve the artistic needs of the people of the south side of Brisbane. Supported by the signatures of over 1000 people the initiative had both Local and State Government support. The first art show was held at Parliament House in November 1967 and subsequent events were held at shopping centres and other venues under the name of ‘The Queensland Cultural Centre’. In in early 1970’s with the South Bank Cultural Centre Precinct being developed the Group was asked by the Government of the day to change their name – The Creativity Centre was the chosen alternative. In the 2000’s The Creativity Centre remains the legal name while trading under the name Scattered Arts. The name scattered arts can be seen reflected in the inaugural meeting minutes ‘……people came from many organisations of varying interests and objectives, and from widely scattered suburbs…..’ indicating the vision remains true to the founders.
In 1982 The Creativity Centre had its first home in an old service station at Bennetts Road Coorparoo and after selling the property and having several temporary homes has been operating as Scattered Arts at Camp Hill for over 10 years.
At the end of 2021 we closed our gallery in Camp Hill. The decision to close the gallery was difficult but necessary as the current premises could no longer support our needs so in the short term will not have a gallery space. Scattered Arts will be based at The Brisbane Visual Arts Community Hub, 140 Weller Rd, Tarragindi, QLD 4121 to give our members a larger space to hold community days, workshops and classes, market days, exhibitions and competitions. The Scattered Arts community is excited to be moving into this new phase of growth.”
The Creativity Centre, trading as Scattered Arts, continues to provide a place for artists and crafters to come together and exhibit and sell their work, as well as teach and encourage others.