In Residence is an artist run initiative (ARI) and online publication based in Brisbane, Australia. In Residence aims to provide a platform for the diversity of emerging work that is currently flourishing in the unique cultural and geographical context of our city.

Our aim is to showcase, discuss and promote emerging art in Brisbane, taking the form of exhibitions, an online publication and series of Instagram takeovers.

If you would like share your work via our Instagram takeover series or would like to suggest someone who you think should be featured, feel free to get in contact via inresidenceari@gmail.com.

To stay updated about the latest In Residence projects follow our Facebook and Instagram.

Current Team

Sarah Thomson

Founding Member

Sarah is chiefly responsible for coordinating the Instagram takeover series, has co-curated In Residence exhibitions and is an ongoing contributor to the online publication.

In 2017 Sarah graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Creative Industries majoring in Art History and a Bachelor of Business in Marketing. She currently works in communications and marketing, having previously interned at the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) to digitise the gallery’s APT8 collection on the Google Art Project platform. Her interests have recently turned to picking apart the idea of ‘digital engagement’ and how new forms of communication have affected the way we consume and produce art, particularly emerging contemporary art practices.

Soph Kubler

Soph joined the In Residence team in 2018, contributing to the online publication and studio visit program. She is currently completing her honours dissertation in Art History at UQ and will graduate at the end of 2018. Her dissertation examines intersections between art and science, time and heterochronicity, as well as materiality & memory. She is currently the gallery assistant at Jan Manton Art and collection manager/curator for Gadens Art Collection.

Mitchell Donaldson

Mitchell graduated from QCA in 2011 with a BFA (Hons) majoring in Painting. He is primarily a painter in the expanded sense and his practice often encompasses, collage, textiles, paper-making, sculpture and installation. Mitch co-founded Brisbane ARI Addition in 2012 and ran short-lived studio visit and critical review blogs as an aspiring writer-about-art.

Founding Team

Meg Slater

Founding Member / Curator

Meg was responsible for exhibition development in 2016 and is also an ongoing contributor to the online publication and giver-of-advice since moving interstate in 2017.

In 2016 Meg 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. In 2017, she completed an internship in New York, in the Curatorial and Exhibitions departments at the Brooklyn Museum before relocating to Melbourne to begin work as a Curatorial Assistant.

Miranda Hine

Founding Member / Editor

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. She has experience curating and managing commercial galleries and corporate art collections, as well as writing independently for solo exhibitions in Brisbane and interstate. In 2018 Miranda is taking on the role of Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Brisbane.

Isabel Hood

Founding Member / Designer

Isabel’s main role in the In Residence team is the development of the visual identity.

Isabel graduated from the Queensland College of Art (QCA) in 2014, where she majored in Visual Communication. She is a freelance designer and worked at The Print Bar in Newmarket before moving to Hobart, Tasmania in 2018. In conjunction with The Print Bar, Isabel curated a series of exhibitions showcasing the work of Brisbane-based printmakers.

The In Residence website was developed by Ahmed Idam Adam.