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:


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.

Online Publication:

In 2017, as our team took on other professional opportunities here in Brisbane and overseas, our focus turned to the development of an online publication. The aim is to provide a platform for discussion about emerging creative talent through exhibition reviews, essays, and interviews.

Instagram Takeovers:

In January 2017 we began to invite local creative practitioners from a range of fields to takeover our Instagram account for a week, allowing followers a privileged glimpse into their practice and process. At the culmination of these takeovers short interviews were published here on inresidence-ari.com to provide a greater context and begin a critical engagement with emerging practices.

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.

The Team

Isabel Hood


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 completing a Master of Interactive Media at QCA, and works at The Print Bar in Newmarket. In conjunction with The Print Bar, Isabel curates a series of exhibitions showcasing the work of Brisbane-based printmakers.

Meg Slater


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


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.

Sarah Thomson

Curator & Communications

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.

Idam Adam

Web Designer

Idam is a web designer who developed In Residence’s website.

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.