• To support creative exploration and build creative confidence for members at all career stages.

  • To provide the opportunity for members to build on creative practice, meeting established artists and being challenged by projects that are outside normal ideation processes, thereby challenging and extending their practice.

  • To enable emerging artists to exhibit and sell the work they make, with 100% of profits going direct to the artist.

  • To foster and strengthen a creative community of all practices.  


The Wunder Gym was conceived from:

  • a search for a supportive, experimental and creative environment, similar to an art school, without the HECS debt, grades and in the real world.

  • a search for affordable exhibiting opportunities in a reputable gallery, without install/deinstall, promotion and sitting responsibilities of the exhibition as well.

  • a search for a creative community to build creative confidence by participating in regular group shows.

  • a search for return on investment, developing artworks that can be sold and 100% of the profits direct to artist.

  • a search for creative mentors, from diverse backgrounds, that extend creative practice and offer insights and advice through Q&A opportunities.

  • a search to participate in a community that encouraged, supported and championed the arts and creativity in all capacities, forms and mediums to diverse ages, backgrounds and industries.

Who would want to be a member? 

  • Emerging and mid-career artists that are stuck and/or wanting a creative community to revisit and discuss their artwork, encouraging growth and expansion in their practice. 

  • Established artists who are looking for ‘stretch projects’ and exposure to different forms and methods to their own practice. Established artists who are seeking an opportunity to explore and trial new ideas with exhibiting outcomes.

  • Arts sector and creative industry professionals who wish to explore their practice for themselves, beyond the job title and sector limitations or client.

  • Artists who are struggling with their own internal monologues about being creative and seek a supportive, inclusive community to build resilience and creative confidence.

  • Anyone, considered or regarded as an ‘artist’ or not, who wants to use their creative muscle!

Find out if it is suitable for your here.

Many prefer not to exercise their imaginations at all. They choose to remain comfortably within the bounds of their own experience, never troubling to wonder how it would feel to have been born other than they are.
— J.K. Rowling