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Brisbane,
25
May
2017

POSITION VACANT: Brisbane Airport's next Artist-in-Residence

(Seriously, we’re looking for someone who wants a job playing with LEGO® bricks)

Brisbane Airport (BNE) is on the hunt to find the perfect candidate to fulfil the position of Artist-in-Residence and this time it’s all about the LEGO® bricks.

Julieanne Alroe, Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) CEO and Managing Director, said the exciting position was being offered as part of Brisbane Airport’s hugely successful ‘Artist-in-Residence’ program.

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

“In 2016, The Queensland Symphony Orchestra treated passengers and visitors to six ‘pop-up’ performances at the International and Domestic Terminals.

“This time we thought we’d venture outside the box of traditional art and performance and into a space that most of us have dabbled in at some stage in our life, but with a view of taking it to new heights.

“From its humble beginnings LEGO® bricks have truly transcended the realms of toy boxes across the world and is growing in popularity with creative artists producing mind-boggling installations from the colourful blocks.

“We saw real opportunity in engaging someone skilled in this art form to become Brisbane Airport’s next Artist-in-Residence and we’re excited to see what the inclusion of LEGO® bricks will bring to the program.

“From life sized installations to interactive workshops, anything is a possibility,” Ms Alroe said.

The Opportunity:

  • The Artist-in-Residence will be contracted to BAC for a 12 month period (July 2017 to June 2018).
  • This is not a full-time position but rather an opportunity to receive a payment for something you love to do. Hours required at the airport will be flexible.
  • The Artist-in-Residence will need to be available for planning sessions and corporate appearances. Brisbane or Queensland based is preferred.
  • Interested applicants can visit http://www.bne.com.au/artist-residence
  • Expressions of interest close 15 June 2017.

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.

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