Shirley Lambert

It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of Shirley Lambert early on Sunday morning the 12th July. Shirley is the wife of Frank Lambert, a founding member of SQ and many of our current and past members will have spent long hours under Frank’s steady tutelage at the home he and Shirley shared.

Frank passed away six years ago but Shirley continued to support SQ and the Brisbane Sculpture Festival through the Frank Lambert Memorial Prize. We remain eternally grateful for her ongoing commitment to SQ at that time and to the arts more broadly.

On behalf of all our members past and present, particularly those that were close to Frank and Shirley, Sculptors Queensland would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to the Lambert Family.

Northshore Sculpture by the River


Northshore Sculpture by the River is Going Ahead

from Exhibition Coordinator Julie Donaldson

“I am very happy to inform you that the Northshore Sculpture by The River Exhibition will go ahead later this year, if relaxation rules continue and confidence remains high in our community."

We are working towards opening early October with set up days late September and the outdoor sculptures will remain until early December 2020. Together with our Northshore Precinct partners, we are eager to generate a similar experience for our members and our visitors, as planned prior to the Covid-19 shutdowns.

More precise information will be provided as soon as we are able, however you are now able to plan around this relaunch date. If you have any questions regarding the Northshore Sculpture by The River Exhibition, please contact;

Julie Donaldson Exhibition Coordinator

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Brisbane Sculpture Festival 2020


Following on from our disappointment in postponing the Northshore Sculpture by The River Exhibition, it is with further disappointment that Sculptors Queensland must also cancel the annual members’ exhibition, The Brisbane Sculpture Festival at the MT Coot-tha Auditorium and Gardens, from 5 th – 7 th June.

These unprecedented times require us to be considerate of others and thoughtful in our actions, so that we do our part in limiting the risk of spreading this very serious virus.

During our period of self-isolation, we will be able to create many great sculptures that we can proudly present to the public for our 2021 Exhibition on 10 th June 2021.

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Short Pose Life Drawing

Short Pose Life Drawing is coming back! restarting July 23rd at the SQ Shed

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Long Pose Life Drawing & Modelling

Long Pose Life Drawing and Modelling is coming back! restarting July 12th at the SQ Shed

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Current Residency

Chris Howlett

Chris Howlett is SQ's new resident artist and we’re preparing ourselves for an exciting timeline of sculptural activity during his stay.

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About Sculptors Queensland

Sculptors Queensland is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to promote the appreciation and creation of sculpture in our state.

Our enthusiastic group of sculptors meets at our studio and forum venue in a heritage building within the ground of the Old Queensland Museum at Bowen Hills.

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