Queensland art galleries and their AUGUST 2022 exhibition schedules are listed below, grouped by region. For listings in other Australian states please use the What’s On menu above.


45 King Street, Bowen Hills 4006.
(07) 3215-0800.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Sun–Mon.
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FireWorks Gallery
9/31 Thompson Street, Bowen Hills 4006.
(07) 3216-1250.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
July 29 to Sept 3 Pat Hoffie: I will tell you almost nothing.
Also, Motherline: Charmaine Pwerle, Barbara Weir & Minnie Pwerle.

Pat Hoffie, The ladder, 2022, oil on paper, 86 × 60cm. Courtesy the artist and FireWorks Gallery

Charmaine Pwerle, Awelye, 2018, acrylic on linen, 150 × 225cm. Courtesy the artist and FireWorks Gallery

Institute of Modern Art
Judith Wright Arts Centre, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3252-5750.
Free entry.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
July 30 to Oct 1 The Interior by Natalya Hughes asks, “Can we use the talking cure to solve society’s ‘problem’ with women?” The Interior invites audiences into an exaggerated consultation room playfully furnished for psychoanalysis.

Natalya Hughes, The Interior, work in progress, 2021. Courtesy the artist, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney, Milani Gallery, Brisbane and Institute of Modern Art

July 30 to Oct 1 Absolutely Everybody Judges – Aha Ensemble – a newly commissioned participatory installation developed with the 2022 Jeremy Hynes Award. Working across Southeast Queensland and driven by an ethos of connection, curiosity, and care, Aha Ensemble use their bodies to explore representation, question value, and challenge assumptions about ways of being in the world.

Aha Ensemble member Allycia Staples, 2020. Photograph: Jorge Serra. Courtesy Institute of Modern Art

July 30 to Oct 1 the churchie emerging art prize – one of Australia’s leading prizes for emerging artists. The finalist exhibition provides a survey of the compelling and diverse work being produced by early-career artists today.
Oct 22 to Dec 23 Gordon Hookey: A MURRIALITY .

Daniel Sherington, untitled (bullshit landscape painting construct), 2022, UV inkjet print on perforated vinyl stretched, polycarbonate sheeting, and recycled concrete plinth, 200 × 260cm. Courtesy the artist and Institute of Modern Art

Jan Murphy Gallery
486 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3254-1855.
Director: Jan Murphy.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Aug 2 to 20 Leaving Northcote by Richard Lewer.
Aug 23 to Sept 10 New Paintings by Adam Pyett.

Mitchell Fine Art
86 Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3254-2297.
Mon–Fri 10.00 to 5.30, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Aug 9 to Sept 3 Soup Cans by Franck Gohier.

Museum of Brisbane
Level 3, Brisbane City Hall, Adelaide and Ann streets, King George Square, Brisbane 4000.
(07) 3339-0800.
Free entry.
Mon–Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 6 Gallery 2: World of Wonder: Margot McKinney – with a lifetime dedicated to luxury, Australian jewellery designer Margot McKinney is one of the world’s boldest talents. From the coral reef in our own backyard to the rich palette of colours found on safari in Tanzania, this exhibition will be a mesmerising celebration of the complex and profoundly beautiful environments and materials that have inspired her designs. Read more . . . 

Margot McKinney in her Brisbane Store, 2022. Photograph: Georgia Wells. Courtesy the artist and Museum of Brisbane

To Nov 6 Artist in Residence: Anita Holtsclaw – inspired by the ebb and flow as well as the mangroves of our city’s river, Holtsclaw’s exhibition Estuary explores the presence of water in our lives and bodies. During the residency, visitors can see how the artist applies her unique interpretations of the river in three ethereal embroidered artworks that are reminiscent of the sheer, flowing, and luminous qualities of water.

Anita Holtsclaw in Residence, Museum of Brisbane, 2022. Photograph: Alison Law. Courtesy Museum of Brisbane

Petrie Terrace Gallery
Home of the RQAS, Brisbane Branch
Unit 3, 162 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane 4000.
(07) 3367-1977.
Tues–Sun 10.00 to 3.30.
Welcomes membership from professional and hobby artists, open and members exhibitions, workshops, private gallery hire, corporate, and event hire.
July 28 to Aug 21 Young Artist Award, and Queensland Figurative.

Philip Bacon Galleries
2 Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3358-3555.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Philip Bacon Galleries is the largest and most established dealing gallery in Brisbane. We have a large selection of important 19th century, 20th century, and contemporary paintings and sculptures in stock.
July 26 to Aug 20 Cressida Campbell.
Aug 23 to Sept 17 Tim Storrier.

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)
Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Bank, Brisbane 4101.
(07) 3840-7303.
Fax (07) 3844-8865.
Free entry, unless otherwise stated.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Good Friday, Christmas and Boxing Day. Open from 12.00 Anzac Day.
To Nov 20 Get Up, Stand Up Indigenous Australian Art Collection.
Also, Aurukun men’s contemporary ceremonial art.
Aug 27 to Jan 29, 2023 Joe Furlonger: Horizons.
To Aug 21 Creative Generation 2022: Excellence Awards In Visual Art.
To Oct 3 Chiharu Shiota: The Soul Trembles. Ticketed.
Aug 20 to June 18, 2023 Transitions.

Chiharu Shiota, Uncertain Journey, 2016/2019, installation view of The Soul Trembles, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2019, metal frame and red wool, dimensions variable. Courtesy Blain | Southern, London/Berlin/New York. Photograph: Sunhi Mang. Courtesy the artist, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo and Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

Chiharu Shiota, Uncertain Journey, 2016–2019, installation view of The Soul Trembles, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2019, metal frame and red wool, dimensions variable. Photograph: Sunhi Mang. Courtesy the artist, Blain | Southern, London/Berlin/New York, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo and Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

QUT Art Museum and William Robinson Gallery
QUT Art Museum:
2 George Street, QUT Gardens Point Campus (next to the City Botanic Gardens), Brisbane 4000.
(07) 3138-5370.
Free entry.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 10.00 to 2.00. Closed Mon, Sat and public hols.
Visit website for programs and events.
To Oct 23 Ken + Julia Yonetani: To Be Human – the first major survey exhibition of this Australian-Japanese artist duo. Working together since 2008, the artists have built a collaborative practice that unearths and visualises hidden connections between people and their environment. Responding to environmental degradation and global economic systems, their work addresses coral bleaching, increasing salinity levels, nuclear energy, and most recently, the microbiome. The artists are known for their use of unusual materials, such as salt, sugar, and uranium glass to create awe-inspiring large-scale installations. This focused exhibition will bring together works from Australian and international collections, including a reiteration of Sweet Barrier Reef, their major installation from the 2009 Venice Biennale.

Ken + Julia Yonetani, Three Wishes, 2014, glass figurine, butterfly specimen, glass dome, music box. Photograph: Catherine Brossais. ©︎ the artists. Courtesy the artists, Mizuma Art Gallery, Japan and QUT Art Museum

Ken + Julia Yonetani, Ultrabuddha, 2010, 23ct gold leaf on ceramic. Photograph: Julia Yonetani. © the artists. Courtesy the artists, Mizuma Art Gallery, Japan and QUT Art Museum

William Robinson Gallery:
Old Government House, 2 George Street, QUT Gardens Point Campus (next to the City Botanic Gardens), Brisbane 4000.
(07) 3138-8005.
To Sept 11 William Robinson: Nocturne – this exhibition of nocturnal works illuminates Robinson’s fascination with the shimmering night sky and the sparkling landscape sprawling below, highlighting his signature multi-point perspective from the vantage point of the twilight hours.

William Robinson, Crack of dawn, 1988, oil on canvas. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by William Robinson, 2016. Courtesy the artist and William Robinson Gallery

William Robinson, Out of the dawn, 1987, oil on linen, 72 × 102cm. Private collection, Brisbane

Redland Art Gallery
Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba 4157.
(07) 3829-8899.
Free admission.
Mon–Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 4.00.
To Sept 6 Mark Kleine: Mestiza/Mestizo.

Mark Kleine, Rouge, 2013, digital photography. Courtesy the artist and Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba

Redland Art Gallery
Cnr Middle and Bloomfield streets, Cleveland 4163.
(07) 3829-8899.
Free admission.
Mon–Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Sun 9.00 to 2.00.
To Aug 14 Rachael Wellisch: Polymorphic Magic: Textiles Transformed, and Fiona West: The Marvellous and Magical: Collage and the Moving Image.

Rachael Wellisch, A blue landscape (detail), 2019, indigo dyed salvaged textiles, soundscape. Courtesy the artist and Redland Art Gallery

Aug 21 to Oct 9 Sihot’e Nioge: When Skirts Become Artworks, and Woven: Works from the Redland Art Gallery Collection.

IIma Ugiobari, Gome (Orchid) (detail), 2018, natural plant and ash pigments on beaten bark cloth. Courtesy the artist, Omie Tapa Artists Papua New Guinea, Baboa Gallery, Brisbane and Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland

State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Brisbane 4101.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Oct 9 Philip Bacon Heritage Gallery: Legacy: Reflections on Mabo – a group exhibition of works, which celebrate the man behind the game-changing Native Title Act, Eddie Koiki Mabo.

David Jones, Mabo Confronts Leviathan, 2019, etching print on rag paper, 93.5 × 76.5cm. Photograph: Carl Warner. Courtesy the artist and State Library of Queensland

Arone Meeks, Mabo 25 & Big Wet Community (detail), 2018, mixed media, 183.2 × 61.2cm. Photograph: Carl Warner. Courtesy the artist and State Library of Queensland

UQ Art Museum
James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (Building 11), University Drive, The University of Queensland, St Lucia 4067.
(07) 3365-3046.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00.
To Dec 17 Oceanic Thinking – Amrita Hepi, Madison Bycroft, Ensayos Collective and Angela Tiatia.
Aug 26 to Nov 26 National Indigenous Art Triennial: Ceremony – a National Gallery of Australia touring exhibition. Read more . . . 

Madison Bycroft, the fouled compass, 2020, single-channel digital video, colour, sound, 24:37 minutes. Courtesy the artist and UQ Art Museum

Gold Coast

Anthea Polson Art
29 Tedder Avenue, Main Beach 4217.
(07) 5561-1166, 0417-707-326.
Director: Anthea Polson.
Mon–Sat 10.00 to 6.00, Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Visit the website for exhibitions.

BLEACH* Festival
Aug 11 to 21, BLEACH* Festival is the Gold Coast’s annual contemporary arts festival celebrating its 11th year in 2022. Work by 233 artists, 94 performances, and 36 events will invigorate beachside esplanades, Botanic Gardens, and hinterland hideaways across the City of Gold Coast. Visit the website to explore the full program.

Crossing Borders, BLEACH* Festival 2022. Photograph: Art Work Agency. Courtesy BLEACH* Festival, Queensland

HOTA Gallery
135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise 4217.
(07) 5588-4000.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
HOTA Gallery is filled with multiple ideas that present an unfolding experience of viewpoints and trails that challenge us to dig deeper and get lost in creative ideas. Go online to view the exhibitions and events calendar.
On now, HOTA Collects Punching Up: 21st Century Indigenous Photography – Vernon Ah Kee, Tony Albert, Michael Cook, Karla Dickens, Dr Fiona Foley and Naomi Hobson..

Swell Sculpture Festival
Sept 9 to 18, the annual Swell Sculpture Festival is an outdoor exhibition of over 50 large-scale contemporary sculptures installed among the natural landscape surrounding Currumbin Beach and includes a vibrant program of pop-up exhibitions across the Gold Coast.

Sunshine Coast

Noosa Regional Gallery
Level 1, 9 Pelican Street, Riverside, Tewantin 4565.
(07) 5329-6145.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat–Sun 10.00 to 3.00. Closed Mon, public hols and during exhibition changeover.
To Sept 4 Nguthuru-Nur – a new series of photographic works by Fiona Foley.
Also, Natures Mortes – new photographic works by Michael Cook.

Michael Cook, Nature Morte (Ailment) (detail), 2021, inkjet print on paper. Courtesy the artist and Noosa Regional Gallery

To Sept 4 The Midgley Dolls: Telling Tales of Noosa – an exhibition of original Midgley “Budgeree” dolls handmade by Sarah Midgley in the 1870s depicting the Kabi Kabi people of the Noosa region.

South East Region

Gympie Regional Gallery
39 Nash Street, Gympie 4570.
(07) 5481-0733.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
The Gallery promotes the development of the arts as an integral part of the lives and industry of the local community.

Ipswich Art Gallery
d’Arcy Doyle Place, Nicholas Street (between Brisbane and Limestone streets), Ipswich 4305.
(07) 3810-7222.
Instagram: @ipswichartgallery
Daily 10.00 to 5.00 unless stated otherwise.
Aug 13 to Oct 23 Art in Conflict – a showcase of diverse responses to war. This exhibition includes more than 70 paintings, drawings, films, prints, photography, and sculptures. An Australian War Memorial Touring Exhibition.

Khadim Ali, Transition/evacuation, 2015, gouache, ink, and gold leaf on wasli paper. Courtesy the artist, Australian War Memorial, Australian Capital Territory and Ipswich Art Gallery

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
531 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba 4350.
(07) 4688-6652.
Free entry.
The Gallery is closed until further notice. Visit the website for updates.


Artspace Mackay
Civic Centre Precinct, cnr Gordon and Macalister streets, Mackay 4740.
(07) 4961-9722.
Free admission.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat–Sun 10.00 to 3.00.
To Aug 21 Shelley Engwirda: We Rise, and Nathalie Hartog-Gautier: Looking for Paradise.
To Aug 28 Material Sound.
Aug 27 to Nov 20 Figuratively Speaking, and Veronika Zeil: Echo Forest – the Eloquence of Trees.

Cairns Art Gallery
Cnr Abbott and Shields streets, Cairns 4870.
(07) 4046-4800.
Free entry.
Mon–Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 10.00 to 2.00.
To Aug 21 A Story of My People by Dylan Mooney.
To Oct 2 Faceless: Transforming Identity.

Gab Titui Cultural Centre
Cnr Blackall Street and Victoria Parade, Thursday Island 4875.
(07) 4069-0888.
Admission fees.
Mon–Fri 9.00 to 4.30, Sat 9.30 to 1.00 (April to Oct), Mon–Fri 10.00 to 3.00, Sat 9.30 to 1.00 (Nov to March).
Gab Titui Cultural Centre is a contemporary art gallery and keeping place for cultural artefacts located on Thursday Island, Torres Strait. Our goal is to contribute to the preservation and revitalisation of our region’s rich cultures, and to the development and promotion of local Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal art.

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Cnr Flinders and Denham streets, Townsville 4810.
(07) 4727-9011.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat–Sun 10.00 to 1.00.
To Sept 11 Ground floor: Pat Hoffie: Hi-Vis – under the ongoing series Fully Exploited Labour, the subject of work has been an important theme within Pat Hoffie’s practice. Hi-Vis is part of that series. Large paintings feature construction workers building frameworks across and within the Australian landscape. This body of work situates working men and women in the process of actively re-constructing and re-structuring their environment; it raises questions about the ongoing interactions between people and place, and the outcomes and consequences of their endeavours.

Pat Hoffie, Hi Vis (home building #1), 2018, acrylic on canvas, 107 × 107cm. Photograph: Louis Lim. Courtesy the artist and Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

To Sept 25 The North Queensland Ceramic Awards 2022 aims to increase public exposure to a high standard of pottery from around the nation. A showcase for both well-known and emerging artists, this competition displays the diversity of ceramic art currently being produced in Australia. The City of Townsville Art Collection Award of $10,000 provides opportunities for artists to become a part of one of the nation’s most significant ceramic collections as well as ensuring the continued growth of this important subsection of the City of Townsville Art Collection. Entrants have been notified of the results of pre-selection judging. Thank you to everyone who entered, and congratulations to the finalists. Selected works will be on display and are eligible in various categories beyond the major City of Townsville Art Collection Award.

Maricelle Olivier, The Gang-gang Gent and Dame, 2022, red raku with slip and underglaze, 31 × 60 × 29cm. Finalist 2022 biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards. Courtesy the artist and Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Pinnacles Gallery
Riverway Art Centre, 20 Village Boulevard, Thuringowa 4817.
(07) 4727-9011.
Free entry.
Pinnacles Gallery is currently closed for the Riverway Library Renovation Project. Keep an eye out for updates regarding the Gallery re-opening later this year.

UMI Arts Gallery & Gift Shop
4/1 Jensen Street, Manoora 4870.
(07) 4041-6152.
Instagram: @umiarts
Mon–Thurs 9.00 to 4.00.
UMI Arts is the peak Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultural organisation for Far North Queensland; it extends north of Cairns to include the Torres Strait Islands, south to Cardwell, west to Camooweal and includes the Gulf of Carpentaria and Mt Isa regions. UMI Arts’ goal is to strengthen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practices, including visual arts and crafts, dance, ceremony, storytelling, and music.

UMI Arts Gift Shop. Photograph: Lovegreen Photography. Courtesy UMI Arts Gallery & Gift Shop

Western District

Dogwood Crossing, Miles
81 Murilla Street, Miles 4415.
(07) 4628-5330.
Free entry.
Mon–Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 12.00. Closed Sun.
To Aug 20 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: Asia Pacific Contemporary: Three Decades of APT – a touring exhibition from Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art celebrating its flagship exhibition the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT). The exhibition features works that have appeared in the Triennial since its debut in the 1990s across media from painting and sculpture, to video, performance, and works on paper, and showcasing art from Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Taiwan, Vanuatu, and Vietnam.

Tomoko Kashiki, I am a rock, 2012, synthetic polymer paint and masking tape on linen on plywood, 162 × 227.5cm. The Kenneth and Yasuko Myer Collection of Contemporary Asian Art, purchased 2013 with funds from Michael Sidney Myer through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation. Photograph: Natasha Harth, QAGOMA. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Dogwood Crossing, Miles

To Aug 20 Curved Wall: Miles High Showcase – Miles State High School Students. The showcase presents an exciting and diverse exhibition of artwork created by students in the course of their studies this year.

Hermionne Stapleton with junior art students’ still life artwork – Miles High Showcase 2021. Courtesy Dogwood Crossing, Miles

Grassland Art Gallery
30 Arthur Street, Tambo 4478.
(07) 4621-6600.
Free admission.
Mon–Fri 8.30 to 4.45.

Outback Regional Gallery, Winton
Waltzing Matilda Centre, 50 Elderslie Street, Winton 4735.
(07) 4657-2625.
Mon–Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat–Sun 9.00 to 3.00.
To Oct 16 Recovering the Past – a photographic exhibition by London-based photographer and artist Ian Alderman that conveys his deep respect for the men, women, and children who suffered from the Great War and its tragic social consequences.

Bundaberg, Hervey Bay

Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
1 Barolin Street (cnr Quay Street), Bundaberg 4670.
(07) 4130-4750 .
Mon–Fri 9.30 to 5.00, Sat–Sun and public hols 10.00 to 2.00.
Visit the gallery website for exhibition program.

Hervey Bay Regional Gallery
166 Old Maryborough Road, Hervey Bay 4655.
(07) 4197-4206.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat–Sun and public hols 10.00 to 2.00. Closed Mon.
To Aug 21 Still in My Mind: Gurindji location, experience and visuality.
Also, Land, Sea and Sky.

Violet Wadrill Nanaku, Humpy House, Jinparrak, 2013, screenprint on BFK Rives paper. Courtesy the artist Karungkarni Art and Culture Aboriginal Corporation, Northern Territory and Hervey Bay Regional Gallery

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