ARTWORKER | Queensland Artworkers Alliance Newsletter | Winter 1995
The Queensland Artworkers Alliance [QAA] was an essential artist and co-creatives advocacy, legal and moral rights lobby alliance formed in Brisbane in 1986. Unique to Brisbane Meeanjin/Queensland this membership driven professional alliance built out from important foundational work led by the Artworkers Union [Qld] and artist-run spaces in the 1982-1986 timeframe. QAA continued an important pluralising, democratising and solidarity effort in the Queensland/Australian arts and culture sector until 2011 when the organisation dissolved. Arguably, the vital contribution of QAA to the sector remains largely undervalued and underexamined.