Saturday, October 20, 2012


Boxcopy began in 2007. A group of students from Queensland University of Technology formed the group because opportunity was lacking  for art students to develop their practice, a time the group recognised how difficult it was for a new artist.
 Metro Arts was a significant contributor to the establishment of the artist run initiative Boxcopy giving the group a very small space slightly larger than their existing one.

The ethos of Boxcopy are not to charge artists,  to pay artists, and to help artists organise their own show.To achieve this the Director, two gallery managers, a board consisting of artists, curators and academics, in total seven contributers all volunteer. For their time, effort and commitment volunteers receive experience at running an artist run initiative and form part of a network of contemporary emerging artists within Brisbane. The volunteers play such an active role because they are passionate about contemporary art.