Fish Lane Studios was an arts/business partnership driven by The Fox Hotel’s vision to engage with the local arts community. The pilot project helped re-shape the hotel’s position in South Bank. Fish Lane Studios activated a unique, disused space within the Fox Hotel through a program of residencies, exhibitions and events that incorporated fashion, art, design and music.

The Fish Lane Studios project managed by iAM, aimed to nurture and cultivate emerging creative talent through a dynamic program from August 2013 to December 2013. Creatives in studio included Michelle XenThe Wandering Room and Chris Bennie.  The Fashion Archives, Nadia Buick and Madeline King. The program encouraged dialogue and collaboration between local and national artists, curators including Matt Rabbidge (Mild Manners) and Brisbane Semi-Permanent conference. The project provided artists with spaces to make and show new work to new audiences.

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Images courtesy of Megan Cullen, The Fox Hotel and Chris Bennie.

In addition to artist spaces, Fish Lane Studios provide unique venues for creative events, exhibitions, screenings and functions for the creative industries.


Mild Manners hosted a program of workshops, events and residencies during October 2013 in the lead up to international creative conference Semi-Permanent. The program included resident artists  Miso, Ghostpatrol and Sean Morris. as well as a series of publication launches by local publisher Small House Books.