Published: 28 August 2017

Frazer named Artist of the Month

This months Artist of the Month is St James College student Frazer Campbell.

Diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome before his third birthday, Frazer has always gone about things in his own way and in his own time. Like many children, he liked drawing from an early age. But Frazer’s pictures weren’t ever quite like the other kids’.

At school, teachers wanted Frazer to draw between the lines, and he tried, but he didn’t really want to. He didn’t think that way or live that way… why should he paint that way? Finding his way to an art school helped Frazer to develop his style.

While still only fifteen years old, Frazer's work shares his singular and intimately personal understanding of fear, torment, and rage, as well as his hope of heroes and redemption. He is developing a truly unique body of work that bears the signature of a maturing artist.

Since 2008, Art from the Margins (AFTM) has been and still is a creative initiative of Wesley Mission Queensland. AFTM has been instrumental in bringing artists together, and bridging the gap between artists living in isolation and the wider public community. AFTM supports and promotes the work of artists living with adversity, disadvantage and social isolation, including artists living with mental health issues, physical or intellectual disabilities and homelessness. AFTM currently provides exhibition and professional development opportunities for over 400 artists living in and around the Brisbane area.

Image above: 'The Playground' by Frazer Campbell