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 coordinated four exhibitions, each featuring emerging Brisbane creatives in various disciplines. Held every two months, the exhibitions took place in a range of non-traditional settings, including both residential properties and warehouses. With two exhibitions per theme, the series saw artists explore a range of themes.
Parallel to the exhibition series is the online publication, a key platform for discussion about emerging creative talent that will be the main area of focus and development for the In Residence team in 2017.
Isabel’s main role in the In Residence team is the development of the visual identity. Currently her primary focus is on re-configuring and contributing to the online publication, and designing a physical publication, which will be launched later in the year.
Isabel graduated from the Queensland College of Art (QCA) in 2014, where she majored in Visual Communication. She is a freelance designer completing a Master of Interactive Media at QCA, and works at The Print Bar in Newmarket. This year, in conjunction with The Print Bar, Isabel will be curating a series of exhibitions showcasing the work of Brisbane-based printmakers.
Meg is the chief curator for In Residence’s exhibition series, responsible for exhibition development and also contributing to the online publication.
Meg recently completed a Bachelor of Business Management and Arts, majoring in Human Resources and Art History, at the University of Queensland. She is somewhat of a serial intern, having interned in the Curatorial and Exhibitions departments of several public art institutions both nationally and internationally. For the first part of 2017, she will be in New York, completing an internship in the Curatorial and Exhibitions departments at the Brooklyn Museum. She will be stepping away from curating exhibitions while she is away, instead focusing on regularly writing content for the online publication.
As she has an unnatural enthusiasm for editing, Miranda is the editor and contributing writer for In Residence’s online publication. She also assists with exhibition development and install.
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 Master of Museum Studies at UQ. This year, Miranda will be working as a Curator at Spiro | Grace Art Rooms in Spring Hill, as well as pursuing independent curating and writing projects, and will be reflecting on these new learning experiences in the content that she contributes to In Residence’s online publication.
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. Sarah will be chiefly responsible for managing a series of Instagram takeovers by emerging creatives in Brisbane and beyond throughout 2017.
Sarah is currently studying Art History and Marketing at the Queensland University of Technology. She is interested in contemporary art, curating and Brisbane’s growing art scene. Sarah recently completed a Curatorial internship at the QUT Art Museum, and now interns in the Marketing department at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.
Idam is a web designer who created In Residence’s online publication, and is currently developing a new look for the site.
Idam completed a Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of Creative Industries at QUT, and majored in Advertising and Interactive and Visual Design, respectively. He currently works as a User Experience Designer at Canstar.
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