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Onespace gallery is a Brisbane shopfront that presents contemporary art and design. Our program embraces a dialogue between gallery practice and investigations into public space and platforms. We aim to stimulate an entrepreneurial conversation between like-minded and diverse practitioners.

Gallery Directors


John Stafford, Director

John has extensive experience in the visual arts. As Director of Visual Arts, Craft and Design at Arts Queensland John led a team which developed and delivered: the Backing Indigenous Arts (BIA initiative), including the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF); art+place, an international public art program; Queensland’s contribution to the national Visual Arts and Craft Strategy; and the Queensland Design Strategy 2020, incorporating Unlimited: designing for the Asia Pacific Region. John also implemented Queensland’s inaugural and nationally-recognised public art policy: Art Built-in. John’s Churchill Fellowship research in 2003 examined public art programs in the USA.


Jodie Cox, Director

Jodie has worked extensively in the creative sector including working with collaborative teams of artists, designers and other professionals to find creative solutions for our cities and public spaces. Over the past decade Jodie has played an instrumental role in a number of significant public art projects in Australia, the Middle East and China. Jodie specialises in art and design strategy development (including cultural research, project visioning, creative workshops, consultation and curatorial framework development) and in providing curatorial and strategic advice to artists and clients to realise complex art projects.

Gallery Staff


Jamie Mercer Gallery Officer

Jamie oversees a broad range of front and back of house operations at Onespace. She completed her Diploma of Commercial Arts (Graphic Design) with CATC Design School in 2013 and her Bachelor of Fine Arts (majoring in Visual Arts) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2016. During her studies at QUT, Jamie completed a Project and Exhibition Internship and subsequent volunteer period with Flying Arts Alliance Inc, where she assisted curator Sarah Barron with curatorial-based research and exhibition design for COLOUR: Mervyn Moriarty: A Retrospective Exhibition. Prior to graduating, Jamie was selected to represent QUT on the 2016 Creative Industries’ New York as a Creative City Study Tour.