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Artist in Residence


We're on the hunt to find Brisbane Airport's next Artist-in-Residence and this time it's all about the LEGO® bricks!


Now our specialty is aviation so in our opinion the release of the LEGO® Millennium Falcon kit was up there with the first flight of Orville and Wilbur Wright's 'Kitty Hawk'. But if your LEGO® brick know-how runs a bit deeper than that then maybe you could be our Artist-in-Residence.


Here come the details.


  1. Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) is seeking a brick artist who will be contracted to BAC for a 12 month period (July'17 to June'18)
  2. This is not a full-time position but rather an opportunity to receive a payment for something you love to do. Hours required on airport will be flexible
  3. The chosen brick artist will have to undergo police background checks
  4. You will need to bring your own LEGO® building bricks or have resources you can pull from
  5. Experienced brick builders will be preferred
  6. We want you to build amazing large-scale pieces to put in our terminals - a minimum of two
  7. A Driver's License is strongly recommended
  8. Brisbane or Queensland-based preferred
  9. We would like you to be available for workshops with the public
  10. Our brick artist should also be available for the occasional coffee, planning sessions or even corporate appearances


If this sounds like you please email us your expression of interest to Make sure you include your great ideas and how you would run the program if you were selected.


Sample information you can include in your email:


  1. a. What theme would you focus on?
    1. Travel?
    2. Aviation?
    3. Other? (Keep in mind we are an airport!)
  2. b. What would you do if you were our brick artist?
    1. What cool structures would you put in our Terminal? How many?
    2. How could you engage with passengers?
    3. Tell us your awesome ideas!
    4. Please include pictures of work you have done in the past if possible


LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorise or endorse this promotion or website.


2016-2017: The Queensland Symphony Orchestra 


Passengers travelling through Brisbane Airport (BNE) may find themselves serenaded by members of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO), which has taken up the baton as BNE’s next Artist-in-Residence in 2016.


QSO is renowned for its performances of both classical and modern compositions that engage audiences of all musical tastes, interests and ages. As the largest performing arts company in Queensland and the State’s only professional symphony orchestra, QSO plays a significant role in the development of a world-class arts environment across the state.


During its residency the QSO will undertake six ‘pop-up’ performances in the international and domestic terminals that are sure to surprise and delight passengers.


As part of this partnership, BAC is also a presenting partner of the QSO Family Concert Peter & the Wolf on Sunday 23 October at The Courier-Mail Piazza, South Bank.


Brisbane Airport is the first airport in Australia to offer an Artist-in-Residence program which was launched in 2015 with renowned realist painter Robert Brownhall who created a series of works featuring passengers, aircraft and incredible landscape views.


As a long term champion of the arts across Queensland, Brisbane Airport is a major investor in many projects and organisations from music and theatre to ballet, exhibitions and festivals.


The Corporation also owns one of the biggest and most significant collections of public art in Australia valued at more than $10 million.


2015-2016: Robert Brownhall


Robert Brownhall, one of the nation’s most renowned realist painters, is Brisbane Airport’s first ‘Artist in Residence’.


The unique collaboration, believed to be the first appointment of its kind for an Australian airport, is an extension of Brisbane’s Airport’s long term commitment to supporting local artists.


Robert Brownhall is well known for capturing the stories of Brisbane and its people through vivid paintings and sketches and, as the front door to Queensland for 22 million people each year, Brisbane Airport is an ideal place for Robert to chronicle.


Robert has been given an exclusive access-all-areas pass to the International and Domestic Terminals in 2016, allowing him a unique behind-the-scenes view of one of Australia’s busiest airports.


The everyday events, people and places of this dynamic environment are the focus of his works, a selection of which will be exhibited at the Museum of Brisbane this August.


Robert Brownhall is represented by Philip Bacon Galleries.


Here’s an insight into Robert’s time at Brisbane Airport

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