This project seeks to lift the profile of Christian art and craft work in Launceston as well as the profile of Gateway Church, providing a contrast to that of Dark Mofo and other secular arts displays which often feature a lot of ‘dark’ and unholy themes.
The studio allows people to not only view and purchase the work displayed but also observe artists and crafts people at work, stay for a cuppa, or for some light lunch, talk about arts, crafts or anything else which is on their hearts and, hopefully, about Jesus. We feel it has great potential to become a major ministry of the church, drawing many people into our church community network.
with light lunches provided for people to come in during their lunch breaks at work. Maybe even some light music!
Thus, the studio also functions as a Community Outreach Facility, similar to a Drop-in-Centre with the art and craft work used as a means-to-an-end rather than an end in itself, a catalyst to allow us to develop relationships and share our faith with people. As opportunities arise, we share our faith in Jesus, pray for people, minister to practical needs and ultimately, hopefully, lead them into the Kingdom.
10% of sales goes towards funding the mission activities of Gateway.
Yes we have a variety of different groups that utilise Artway. Please visit the Facility Hire Page
Artway is currently open Wednesdays and Thursdays between 11am-3pm.
Gateway is a private carpark, however we reserve 3 cars spaces for short visits.
All enquiries about displaying your own art can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
There are lunches available on Wednesday’s for the community to join in with.