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Simryn Gill

Simryn Gill at the Queensland Art Gallery, February 2005 | Photograph: Natasha Harth

The artist-in-residence program was initiated in 2005 with artist Simryn Gill. Selected artists involved in forthcoming exhibitions are invited to spend up to four weeks at the Gallery conducting research and/or developing new work for presentation. 

Lectures linked the residencies provide the public with insights into the development of particular works, including choices of media, subject matter and technique, as well as the key issues informing the artist's practice.


Simryn Gill
21–25 February 2005

Simryn Gill was the Australian Centre of Asia Pacific Art’s first artist-in-residence. She used the residency to consult with Gallery curators and conservators, and conduct research for a new work, which investigates the histories of exchange and value in relation to beads and beaded necklaces. 

Born in Singapore in 1959, Gill has lived in Malaysia, the United Kingdom and India. Currently living and working in Sydney, she has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, and is represented in the Queensland Art Gallery’s Collection by several works, including Forking tongues 1992.

Gill’s residency was supported by an Australia Council Curatorship.

Artist-in-residence lectures

ACAPA hosts a number of public lectures by artists from the Asia Pacific region who are involved in the centre’s artist-in-residence program. These lectures address issues of importance to the artists' work.


Nusra Latif Qureshi

In this lecture, Qureshi provided insights into the technical creation of a miniature painting, as well as the rich range of visual sources she draws on to develop her motifs.