In Residence is an artist run initiative (ARI) and online publication based in Brisbane, Australia. Our aim is to showcase, discuss and promote emerging art in Brisbane. This city’s emerging artists are often overlooked, with the big galleries focusing on established artists and the commercial galleries often disregarding emerging experimental or cross-disciplinary work. In Residence aims to provide a platform for the diversity of emerging work that’s currently flourishing in the unique cultural and geographical context of our city. This platform will take the forms of an exhibition series and an online publication.
In 2016 In Residence will run an exhibition series featuring emerging Brisbane creatives in various disciplines. Held every two months, the exhibitions will take place in non-traditional settings – low-key residential properties around the city. With two exhibitions per theme, the series will see artists explore a diverse range of topics.
Parallel to the exhibition series is the online publication. This is a platform for writing about our exhibiting artists, as well as showcasing other emerging arts events, ARIs and practitioners in Brisbane.
Isabel graduated from the Queensland College of Art (QCA) in 2014, where she majored in Visual Communication. She now works in a small design studio in Fortitude Valley. Isabel’s main role in the In Residence team is the development of the visual identity, but she is also involved in exhibition development and the online publication.
Meg is currently completing a Bachelor of Business Management and Arts, majoring in Art History, at the University of Queensland. She is somewhat of a serial intern, specialising in exhibitions management and curatorial. Meg is the chief curator for In Residence’s exhibition series, responsible for exhibition development and also contributing to the online publication.
Miranda completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at QCA, majoring in sculpture. Her interests have since turned from practice to theory, and she is currently studying a Masters in Museum Studies at UQ. As she has an unnatural enthusiasm for editing, Miranda is the editor and contributing writer for In Residence’s online publication. She also helps out with exhibition development and install.
Sarah is currently studying art history and marketing at the Queensland University of Technology. She is interested in contemporary art, curating and Brisbane’s emerging art scene. Alongside Meg, Sarah is a curator for In Residence’s exhibition series. She also handles the business and marketing side of things, and contributes to the online publication.