Aug 27, 2023

Side Line — August 2023

Hey Side Friends!

We have news! We are thrilled to unveil a new chapter in the SG journey.

As we continue to curate a lineup of exceptional exhibitions, we are excited to announce our expansion to include an SG style of representation for a small, select group of emerging and mid-career artists.

Our mission's primary goal has always been to celebrate creativity, nurture talent, and foster connections between artists and the creative community. 
With this expansion, we're taking this commitment to the next level, opening our doors to a diverse array of voices and visions that are both fresh and compelling.

Our decision to embrace representation for emerging and mid-career artists stems from a conversation between Leesa and Laura years ago. We wanted to see how we could help shape Brisbane's creative community with our diverse skillset and give opportunities to artists aligned with the commercial and professional career pathway. The hybrid version of Side will always remain, as it is integral to our personal goals, and giving emerging artists a platform to explore professional practice is what we love to do! We see this evolution as an opportunity to provide a platform for those shaping the art world's future, whose perspectives enrich and challenge our understanding of creativity. By nurturing these rising talents, we aim to cultivate an atmosphere of innovation, conversation, and growth within our vibrant artistic community.

In the coming months, you can look forward to captivating exhibitions that showcase these talented individuals' works and our affiliated artists' programming — business as usual! This next step also paves the way for exciting collaborations, workshops, and events that will allow you to engage directly with these creators, and we are so excited to see what happens!

We invite you to follow us on Instagram to keep an eye on our socials and subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated on upcoming events. We're really looking forward to watching this new journey begin, and we're thrilled to have our creative community's support behind us. 

Thank you for being an integral part of our SG family. Your support has been the foundation of our growth, and we can't wait to share this exciting new phase with you.
Stay tuned for more updates, and get ready to be inspired!

Love always, 
Leesa + Laura 

Meet our stable…

Oct 16, 2022


Curated by Belinda Hungerford, STRONG, an exhibition by the New England Art Museum brings together work by five Australian women artists who began or continued their professional arts careers later in life. It features artwork by Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Hilarie Mais, Barbara McKay, and Aida Tomescu. That all these women worked on large-scale canvases or constructions, requiring a higher level of physicality, is a testament to their passion, dedication, and ability. The exhibition highlights the expressive and powerful impact of scale in their work, focuses on the physical power of gesture and construction, and is a testament to their passion, dedication, and ability. STRONG is a significant artistic showcase that celebrates the work of powerful female artists.

The following essay for Aida Tomescu is written by curator Laura Brinin.  

May 18, 2021

Jo Breneger Quick and DIrty

Jo Breneger’s professional work as a sign painter crosses over into her artistic practice in her Quick and Dirty exhibition featuring equine-related art on a variety of media showing at the New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM).  

Breneger strives to capture the quiet, sensitive interaction that is felt when humans are around horses, with each work being painted directly onto materials including timber, tin, lino and wallpaper. Breneger also works with words and names of places where she is painting, using old bits of buildings and farm ephemera.

Jo Breneger website.

View the works in the exhibition — Quick and Dirty.

Sep 25, 2020

idlewild In Conversation

idlewild, a group exhibition, brings together artists who are continuing their creative practices during this pandemic and making sense of this stillness and pause in productivity.
Curated by Laura Brinin.

Jul 17, 2020

Sideways (after 43 Minutes)

Documenting the Caretaker Committee artists residencies.

Jul 16, 2020

Sideways (After 43 Minutes) — Carolina Navarrete & Delong Lin photography

The Sideways (After 43 Minutes) Caretaker residency was documented by Carolina Navarrete on colour film and Delong Lin on black and white film. 

May 29, 2020

In Conversation at home with artist Kitty Horton

Artist Kitty Horton discusses her practice at home during Covid 19 with curator Laura Brinin

May 29, 2020

garden. — Lesley Kendall

Absolutely loved watching this Lyndal Carmichael Photography video, filmed to coincide with Lesley Kendall’s exhibition, garden.
Especially adore the cameo of special studio assistant, Zara.

May 18, 2020

In Conversation at home with Jo Breneger

Artist Jo Breneger discusses her practice at home during Covid 19 with curator Laura Brinin

May 11, 2020

In Conversation at home with artist Kate Barry

Artist Kate Barry discusses her practice at home during Covid 19 with curator Laura Brinin

May 11, 2020

In Conversation at home with artist Julie Paterson

Artist Julie Paterson discusses her practice at home during Covid 19 with curator Laura Brinin

Mar 25, 2020

In Conversation: The KACA Projects

Artists Karike Ashworth and Caroline Austin in conversation with curator Laura Brinin

Feb 24, 2020

In Conversation: Kate Barry

In conversation with Curator Laura Brinin

Nov 08, 2016

In Conversation: Michael Phillips

Artist Michael Phillips in conversation with curator Beth Jackson, 4 November 2016.

Sep 15, 2016

In Conversation: Ross Booker

Artist Ross Booker in conversation with curator Beth Jackson, 13 September 2016.

Mar 16, 2016

Tangible and Intangible Inspiration

Artist Aaron Hill talks about the inspiration behind his latest show, In Pursuit of Nowhere.

Dec 17, 2015

'ClothBound' Launch

June 12, 2015
Opened by Margie Fraser of More Margie