Boxcopy is an artist-run contemporary art space dedicated to creating a platform for the experimental and innovative practices of Australian artists. We support artists to develop and present new works in a critical context, through our program of exhibitions, events, publications and discussions.
Boxcopy presents a curated program of exhibitions by early career and more established artists, who work across diverse media including moving image, sound, performance and installation. As an artist-run initiative we embrace experimentation, collaborative processes and a d.i.y. approach to contemporary art practice.
Coming up to our ten year anniversary in 2017, Boxcopy is one of the longest running artist run spaces in Brisbane. Boxcopy was founded as a collaborative project by seven art school graduates in 2007, initially operating from the basement of a Queenslander house in New Farm. In 2008 Boxcopy was selected as the inaugural ARI-in-Residence at Metro Arts. The gallery was established in the historical Watson Brothers Building in Brisbane’s CBD in 2009 until relocating to our current space at the Normanby Fiveways, on Petrie Terrace in 2013.
From 2007 – 2011 Boxcopy was run by 7 co-directors, who also presented a number of collaborative projects. In 2012 Boxcopy became a not-for-profit organization run by a small volunteer gallery staff led by Director Rachael Haynes, and supported by an advisory board.
Alongside commissioning new works for solo exhibitions by Australian artists, Boxcopy has presented a number of exhibition projects and exchanges. In 2010 Boxcopy took part in Structural Integrity a project involving 11 Australian and international ARI’s as part of the Next Wave Festival, Melbourne. Extending from this, Boxcopy traveled to Singapore in 2011 with the support of Asialink to work with Post-Museum for the project Invisible Structures: Australian artist collectives in Tokyo, Singapore and Yogykarta.
Boxcopy has presented exhibition projects with artist run spaces including Seventh Gallery (Melbourne), Screen Space (Melbourne), FELTspace (Adelaide) and Enjoy Public Art Gallery (Wellington, NZ), as well as with QUT Art Museum, Griffith University Art Gallery, The Block Creative Industries Precinct QUT and the Museum of Brisbane. In 2014 Boxcopy was selected to take part in the Melbourne Art Foundation Project Rooms.