Richard Randall's Studio

Stage Number: MBSH.03.01.103

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: West End-South Brisbane-North Woolloongabba

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 72 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane

Latitude & Longitude: -27.48186111,153.02008333

Time Link: 1901

Map Link: 1904

Image Time Point: 1904

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Richard Randall, 1869-1907, was born in Brisbane. He studied art at the Brisbane Technical College and the Brisbane School of Arts before travelling to England to further his training. He returned to Brisbane in 1891 and set up residence at 72 Cordelia Street in 1896. It was in 1900 that a purpose built studio was constructed next to the house. This was probably based on artists’ studios in London, with domestic quarters on ground level and a studio with large windows and skylights, providing good natural light, on the upper level. This was used as a studio, a gallery and a teaching centre. Unfortunately Richard Randall had little time to enjoy it as he died at the age of 37 in 1906. The 2 storey studio was retained by the family until 1981.


Department of Enviroment & Heritage Protection, Qld Heritage Register citation No.600299

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 4 chains to the inch. Brisbane and suburbs. Sheet 1. 4 chains to the inch. Brisbane, Survey Office. 634532