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Current Residency

David M Thomas - Artist In Residence, August - November 2021

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Sculptors Queensland is working with 4 artists in 2021. SQ supports each Artist in Residence to facilitate the development of new work and to introduce them to broader networks within Brisbane's community and surroundings. Each artist has access to SQ's facilities for 3 months, where they will present a range of public programs, such a forum, workshop or exhibition.

Congratulations to our 2021 residents:

Brooke Ferguson (FEB - MAY)

Perrin Millard (MAY - AUG)

David M Thomas (AUG - NOV)

John Nesirky (NOV - FEB)


Complete an ‘Artist Residency Application Form’; indicating preferred residency time frame and agreement to pay membership fee for liability insurance.

A brief proposal of what you would like to do during your stay (Max 300 words).

Summary of what your residency can offer SQ (Max 300words).

History of professional activity (Max 1 page CV).

Folio of past and recent work (Max 10 Images).

for more info, or to apply, contact:



  • Encourage and provide a professional development opportunity and experience both for SQ and the artist.
  • Broaden the experiences of SQ members and the resident artists.
  • Provide interaction of members with working artists through observation, discussion and mentoring.
  • Develop closer ties between the community and SQ through educational talks, workshops and exhibitions emanating from the presence of the resident artist.
  • Create a vibrant and inclusive arts hub.


  • Each Resident will reside for 3 months and will maximise audience engagement through either a public forum, workshop, artist talk or exhibition.
  • Local Artists are encouraged to apply as the program does not include residential accomodation.
  • The history of the residency to be recorded via photographs and video. The resident artist will work with the residency coordinator to plan their own events in line with their initial proposal, such as an end of residency exhibition or open studio.

Studio Facilities

Situated in inner city Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, the Sculptors Qld venue 'The Shed' is an old wooden building set in the grounds of the historic Old Museum Building.

The Shed is divided in two, the artist-in-residence's studio residing in the smaller garage extension with a concrete floor. The artist-in-residence will have intermittent access to the main space around community events, workshops and meetings. The main space is generously framed by 7 metre walls, high ceilings and two massive wooden doors

  • 4 x 3 month residencies available each year
  • Onsite parking available
  • An SQ membership ($60) is compulsory for successful applicants for liability insurance.
  • As a non-residential studio artists are responsible for their own accommodation.

Artist’s Medium

In consideration of the medium and their method of working, the artist must:

  • Provide their own tools.
  • Work in a way that is free of Health and Safety issues for themselves and others.
  • Attracts no Insurance Issues.
  • Work in a way that accommodates use of “clean” facilities.

Entry Applications

Applicants should provide:

  • A completed Artist Residency Application form; indicating preferred residency timeframe and agreement to pay membership fee for liability insurance.
  • A brief proposal of what they would like to do during their stay (Max 300 wds)
  • Summary of what their residency can offer SQ
  • History of professional activity (Max 1 page CV)
  • Folio of past and recent work (Max 10 Images)

For more information contact: