A community update from The Paint Factory

During 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 during 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 in, 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.
  • Received on average about 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 USC: University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia.
  • Hosted 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 social enterprise Ewaste Connection Ltd.
  • Hosted a number of film shoots with Griffith University Film School, including their crowdfunded short film ‘Vessels’.
  • Provided a backdrop for local musicians to shoot music videos – Jesswar, NERVE.MP3, clovo, Empire Within and Hope D. ABC Rage played the music video of Hope D, which was shot at The Paint Factory.
  • Provided a location for Elektrolab as they prepared an exhibit, ‘The Magic of Mycelium’, for CuriocityBrisbane. This installation was at Brisbane’s QPAC.
  • Hosted 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.
  • Provided a location for Hysteria Studios for a community event in late 2020 which helped raise money and awareness around the issues of mental health in the indigenous community.
  • Hosted Neighbourhood Watch Yeronga’s end-of-year party.
  • Foot Locker, City Beach, Culture Kings and Magpie Goose 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.
  • Hosted the Common People Dance Project’s Celebration – viewing of videos from the 2021 Brisbane Festival Dance Eisteddfod.
  • Hosted the Buttery Music School 2021 Music Concert.
  • Provided a space for Polytoxic to rehearse their performance, ‘Demolition’, for the Brisbane Festival, held in the main theatre at the Brisbane Powerhouse (approx. 20 actors and support).
  • Provided a rehearsal space for Carpentaria for ‘Angels Palace’, performed at the 2019 Brisbane Writers Festival (approx. 12 actors).
  • Hosted the performance of the 2021 Anywhere Festival play ‘Pathos’ by The Crash Collective.
  • ABC 2 ARTSWORKS profiled The Paint Factory, showcasing the artist studios and Polytoxic ‘Demolition’ short video.

As always, we appreciate your support and your feedback. 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.