ABOUT 2017-10-19T03:54:34+00:00


Established in 2010 SGAR builds new audiences for contemporary art practice through a dynamic program of exhibitions, events, and temporary projects featuring emerging and mid career artists. SGAR’s mission is to support the career development of Queensland artists, in order to cultivate the arts scene locally. We provide specialist advice to various private, public, and corporate bodies nationally on all aspects of artwork collection, archiving, and management.


Paul Spiro is passionate about the arts and, in particular, cultivating Queensland’s artistic landscape. Paul is Chairman of Gadens, Brisbane where he spearheads numerous arts initiatives, including sponsorship of galleries and local artists. He is a Committee Member of the QAGOMA Foundation and Chair of Brisbane Festival.


Miranda Hine is an arts writer and curator based in Brisbane. She is passionate about familiarising new audiences with contemporary art through accessible curation and arts writing. Miranda completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Sculpture) (2015) at the Queensland College of Art and is currently undertaking a Masters degree in Museum Studies at the University of Queensland. She is a founding member of In Residence ARI and has a keen interest in exploring new platforms for emerging artists in Brisbane.

SGAR will be closing its doors in December 2017. For the contact details of any of our artists, please email us before December 20, as we will be unreachable after this time. Thank you for your support.