Q Bank Gallery and Q Bar have been supporting and sponsoring artistic practice through residencies, cultural events and community engagement since 2016. Artists-in-resident showcase their work in monthly exhibitions locally, and are also celebrated in mainland Australia through independently funded programs and promotions.
Virginia Woolf says that artists need a room of their own to create art. We’ve taken it one step further, providing a temporary “Gallery of One’s Own” for artists. Artists typically stay for a month and have a show of their work at the end of their residency.
The goal of the gallery is to provide a friendly, respectful space where artists are able to enter into a two-way dialogue (consciously or unconsciously) with Queenstown’s community and environment. We hope that dialogue is beneficial to both artists and Queenstown.
Artists can apply for a residency here.
Upstairs is rented out on AirBnB, with its own separate entrance and stairs. But AirBnB guests are encouraged to visit the gallery to see the artists’ work.