A community update from The Paint Factory

A community update from The Paint Factory

Over the past year, The Paint Factory has fostered a community of artists, local businesses, enterprises and not-for-profits, offering our facilities and resources to support creative projects.

This aligns with our broader commitment to supporting the local arts community, allowing creatives to thrive within our precinct as a hub for community-based activity.

We are so proud of the community we have cultivated and want to take this opportunity to reflect on some key events we have supported and participated in over the past year.

Since mid last year, we have:

  • been actively involved with the local and national arts community
  • held regular community tours (COVID safe)
  • sponsored the Yeronga Christmas event in the park
  • sponsored a number of artistic endeavours, festivals and events
  • hosted a number of politicians who are interested and excited about our concept – all tiers of government have been on site
  • provided space for local events to ensure they could remain COVID safe – with space to socially distance
  • receive on average around 2-3 calls from the community per week.

Some of the key highlights:

  • Sponsored the Royal Queensland Arts Society’s QLD Figurative Awards opening night
  • Joined Brisbane City Council‘s ‘Hyperlocal’ exhibition, curated by Blaklash Creative – a number of our resident artists Vernon Ah Kee, Richard Bell, Dale Harding, Gordon Hookey, Ryan Presley and Judy Watson took part.
  • Sponsored the program launch and hosted the official opening night for this year’s Anywhere Festival.
  • Facilitated the live and online performance of Alt-Ar, a collaborative project created by Folly Games and the USC: University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia.
  • Hosted the members of the Queensland Art Teachers Association (QATA) – AGM and studio tours.
  • Welcomed Adam Norman Jenkins, a Brisbane crystal sculptor featured at the 2021 and 2019 Bulgarian International Biennale of Glass.
  • Provided a temporary home for Yeronga’s social enterprise, Ewaste Connection Ltd
  • Hosted a number of film shoots – with Griffith University Film School.
  • Provided a backdrop for three local musicians to shoot their music video – Jesswar, NERVE.MP3, Hope D. ABC Rage played the music video of Hope D, which was shot at The Paint Factory.
  • We provided a location for Elektrolab as they prepared an exhibit ‘The Magic of Mycelium’ for CuriocityBrisbane. This installation was at Brisbane’s QPAC.
  • Hosted the Access Arts members for a tour. This wonderful organisation creates new opportunities for people with disability or disadvantage to work towards a career in the arts.
  • We provided a location for Hysteria Studios for their community event late 2020 – which helped raise money and awareness around the issues of mental health in the indigenous community.
  • Hosted the Neighbourhood Watch Yeronga’s end of year party.
  • Foot Locker chose The Paint Factory as the site for their marketing shoot/film for social media.
  • Hosted the Yeronga District Residents Association’s (YDRA) members meeting and guided studio tours.

As always, we appreciate your support and your feedback, and should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Should you wish to view or know more about the project we encourage you to watch our site video here.