Windsor School of Arts building - 100 years old

The Windsor School of Arts was established in 1887 to promote cultural pursuits in the area, with various temporary premises used until a dedicated building could be built.  A simple timber building to house the group was begun in 1910, the builder being a Mr. Plaistow and the architect, Mark Taylor.  It contained a library and gymnasium and over its life has been used by a wide range of community groups.

Young children from the Windsor School of Arts dressed in costume as ushers and usherettes. Image Number 7708-0001-0116.

Road expansion is again changing the area around this familiar Brisbane building, with the construction of the new Northern busway.


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Hi there……I am an older fitness instructor looking at starting functional fitness classes for 55+ adults for the minimum cost to participants as possible. I'm not sure if you already have this type of activity, but if you don't, I would be keen to speak to someone about the possibilities of starting one. My contact details are 0412171419chibbert55@gmail.comRegardsChris HIbbert.

I would support any fitness classes at the Windsor School of Arts. Maybe the hall is under-utilised? Also it would be great to see art activities held at the Hall

Hi, my name is Louise and I just drove past the building this morning. We are looking for a place closer to Brisbane city to have a Pentecostal church service on Sunday 10am and 6pm is that possible? The name of the church is The Message of the Cross, Family Worship Centre, Brisbane.

Growl Theatre is a community theatre group who has been performing at the Windsor School of Arts hall since 2013. Come along and support local theatre, and see this old hall once again used for creative and cultural pursuits.

My name is Madonna , I would like to see inside the hall and perhaps use it for a Crafternoon with a community group making significant creative impact on the lives of people in Brisbane.

Gday, the Windsor School of Arts has been the home of the Brisbane Excelsior Band since 1992! please feel free to get in contact with myself ( or the Secretary ( for any hall enquires or hall hire. Tenants always welcome.Ross Moloney - 0427880236President, Brisbane Excelsior BandWindsor School of Arts, Lutwyche