The artist's perspective: Sam Chester, Queen Street Studio

"We opened the space in September 2008 and put the visual arts residencies up first," says Sam Chester, founding co-director of Queen Street Studio. "Within a month we had our first round of about 12 visual artists."

Located at 10-14 Kensington Street, Chippendale, the meanwhile use of FraserStudios included the development of studio spaces, a rehearsal space for performing artists, an exhibition space and a shared space for arts and community events.