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Simone Eisler

Title: Anima Requiem – A Funerary Garden Date: 2006 Location: White Box Gallery, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University Medium: dried leaves, wax, sand, salt, buffalo and cow horn, oyster shells, sound piece, smoke machine. Dimensions: Various within 15 x 15 m Photographer Credit: Mick Richards


Simone Eisler is a Brisbane/Sunshine Coast based artist and has exhibited her work internationally in the Philippines, Indonesia, New York, Belgium, Paris, Berlin and within Australia. Her work is focused on space, time, form and structure and she moves from large scale sculptural multimedia installations through performative photographic works to individual sculptural objects that reference concepts of physical transformation, species evolution and biodiversity within the overarching notion of a changing technological and natural world. Her practice also covers drawing, painting, video and sound and she is well known for a wide range of public art works.

Whilst her broader art practice (from fine art gallery practice to public art practice) deals with the idea of physical and natural transformation, her public art practice is first and foremost site specific. It is inspired by the natural and urban aesthetic elements of the site, as well as drawing on the site’s function and historical past. There is a balance between robust materials and a sense of elegance and beauty. She work’s with patterning and form enhanced by lighting but also offers an artwork that says something about the social use of place. During the last 14 years Eisler has completed a wide variety of public artwork including permanent and temporary activations within parks and gardens, urban pedestrian corridors and streetscapes and bridge under crofts. She aims to create iconic works.

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I too was directly involved with several QLD ARI projects as an exhibiting artist during this 1980s, 1990s and 2000s era including:

  • Carbon Based Studios at Adelaide Street, Brisbane –where I exhibited kinetic sculptural works
  • Modus Studios at Pro Street, Fortitude Valley – where I exhibited sculptural works
  • Process Gallery – where I exhibited sculptural works
  • Soapbox Gallery, Fortitude Valley – where I participated in a curated video and photography show and other exhibitions.


Various Private Collections




2000                     Bachelor of Visual Arts Honours, Sculpture, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University

1996                     Bachelor of Visual Arts, Sculpture, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University



2015                     Progeny, Spiro Grace Art Rooms, Brisbane

2014                     Alter, Gallerysmith, Melbourne

                            Allure, The Vault Artspace, Bundaberg Regional Gallery

2013                      Fracture, Spiro Grace Art Rooms, Brisbane

2012                     Underground, Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2010                     New Skin/Old Ceremony, Spiro Grace Art Rooms, Brisbane

2010                     New Order, Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2009                     The Armoured Forest, 2009 Arc Biennial of Art, Howard Smith Wharves, Brisbane



2016                     Tradition Now: Contemporary Views of Family History, State Library of Queensland

2015                     Con/struct: Contemporary Queensland Sculpture, Caboolture Gallery

2013                     15 Artists, Acquisitive Art Prize, Redcliffe Art Gallery, Brisbane

                            Mythopoetic: Women artists from Australia and India, Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane

Re-Picturing the Feminine: New and Hybrid Identities’ – A Survey of Indian and Australian Contemporary Female Artists. Kochi-Muziris Biennale.  Gallery OED, Cochin, India

Youth in Transit, Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba, curated by Dominique Macedo

2012                     Out of the Darkness, Gallerysmith, Melbourne, Queensland

Transform, Gympie Regional Art Gallery, Queensland

Art in the Grasslands, Tambo Regional Gallery, Queensland

2011                              Nature Interrupted: Contemporary Australian Sculpture, Redland Art Gallery, Brisbane

Berlin Laughter Project, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Churchie Emerging Art Award – Commendation Award Winner, GUAG, Brisbane



2014                     Sentinel, East Shores Maritime Precinct, Gladstone Port Corporation, Queensland

                            Growing Up Reaching Down, Kin Kin, Queensland

2013                     Portal, Marcoola Streetscape, Marcoola, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

2012                     Cleveland Point Playground, Redland Shire Council, Brisbane

2011                     Berlin Laughter Project, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin


2016                      Artist in Residence, Karawatha Forest, 6 month studio/workshops, Brisbane City Council

Artist in Residence, Clayfield College, Term 1 and 2, mentoring Year 12 Art Students

2014                      Winner, Noosa Art Prize, Noosa Regional Gallery

2012                      Artist in Residence, Art in the Grasslands, Tambo/Central Queensland

2011                     Commendation Award, Churchie Emerging Art Prize, GUAG

2010                    Artist in Residence, Gozo Contemporary, Malta

2009                     Arts Queensland Development and Presentation Grant

2008                     Arts Queensland Career Development Grant

Artist in Residence, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris


2013                     Queensland’s 50 Best & Brightest People, Courier Mail, November 30

2011                    Craven, O, (2011), Artist Profile, Simone Eisler (Process), August Edition, Issue 16

2010                     O’Riordan, M, (2010), Photofile, Garden of Earthly Shadows, August-November Edition, Vol 90

Schwarzman, C (2010), Artlink, Dealing with the Past, Vol 30 #3

2006                     Ham, S, (2006) Artworkers Alliance Summer Edition, Emerging Artist Profile

2004                     Campbell, J, (2004) Local Art  Issue #17 December 2004 Re>Growth Imagining Nature,Brisbane

Lehmann,S,(2004) Absolutely Public  Crossover: Art and Architecture, Images Publishing,Australia

Gibson, L  (2004) Monumental Queensland, University of Queensland Press, Australia

Maclean, S, (2004) Shell of a House December 10 Courier Mail

Sorensen, R, and Aldred, D, (2004) City Ignites  September 1 Courier Mail


Moreton Bay Council, Mater Mothers Hospital, Gadens Laywers, Redland Art Gallery, Noosa Regional Gallery,

Brisbane City Council, Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce, Queensland Government, Consolidated Properties, Novotel Hotel Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia, Private collections in Australia, the Philippines Berlin and Paris.