April 2018 Listings

Art Almanac is the essential guide to Australia’s art galleries – a monthly magazine listing the exhibition schedules of over 550 art galleries throughout Australia, packaged in an easy-to-use format, supported by a gallery and artist index, and profiles of current art exhibitions. Queensland art galleries and their April 2018 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.


Andrew Baker Art Dealer
26 Brookes Street, Bowen Hills 4006.
(07) 3252-2292, 0412-990-356.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Paintings, photographs, prints and sculptures by leading contemporary Australian, Melanesian and Polynesian artists including: Lincoln Austin, Leonard Brown, Michael Cook, Karla Dickens, Ruki Famé (PNG), Fiona Foley, Taloi Havini (Bougainville), Michael Leunig, Dennis Nona (Torres Strait), Ömie Artists (PNG), Michel Tuffery (New Zealand/Polynesia), Katarina Vesterberg and William Yang.
April 4 to May 5 Lucky Bastards and Fast Food by Karla Dickens.

Karla Dickens, Looking at you II, 2017, inkjet print, edition 3, 100 x 100cm; or edition 7, 60 x 60cm. Photograph: Mick Richards. Courtesy the artist and Andrew Baker Art Dealer

Karla Dickens, Unlucky bastard, 2017, mixed media, 150 x 60 x 25cm. Photograph: Mick Richards. Courtesy the artist and Andrew Baker Art Dealer

Contemporary Art Awards Exhibitions
T 0407-739-871.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To June 11 Contemporary Art Awards 2018 Finalist Exhibition – 2018 Winners: Kym Frame (QLD), Carmel Louise (VIC), Amandeep Kaur (ACT) and Rhys Knight (VIC).
April 1 to 29 Stripped Bare by Sandra Cipriotti.

FireWorks Gallery
52a Doggett Street, Newstead 4006.
(07) 3216-1250.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To May 5 The Flower Show by Anthony Lister. Read more…

Graydon Gallery
29 Merthyr Road, New Farm 4005.
A modern rental art gallery space ideal for short term exhibitions showcasing all art mediums from established, emerging and group artists.

Griffith University Art Museum
226 Grey Street, South Bank 4101.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To April 21 Archie Moore 1970-2018.
Archie Moore debuts a multi-sensory installation examining childhood and transgenerational memory.

Archie Moore: 1970-2018, installation view, Griffith University Art Museum, 2018. Photograph: Carl Warner. Courtesy the artist and The Commercial, Sydney

Archie Moore: 1970-2018, installation view, Griffith University Art Museum, 2018. Photograph: Carl Warner. Courtesy the artist and The Commercial, Sydney

Institute of Modern Art
420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3252-5750
Fax 3252-5072.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, first Thurs of every month until 9.00.
To April 28 Prosperity by Ryan Presley. Read more…

Ryan Presley, 100 Dollar Note, 2011, Gladys Tybingoompa Commemorative

Jan Manton Art
Contemporary Australian + International Art
1/93 Fortescue Street, Spring Hill 4000.
(07) 3831-3060, 0419-657-768.
Director: Jan Manton.
Wed-Fri by appt, Sat 10.00 to 4.00 no appt required.
Jan Manton Art has a changing program of leading and emerging contemporary artists.
April 4 to 28 Liberté by Aaron Butt. Read more…

Aaron Butt, Study for Petit (Notre Dame), 2017, oil on canvas board, 40 x 30cm

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.
March 27 to April 27 On Painting by Guy Maestri.
April 28 to May 12 Claudia Greathead and Jason Fitzgerald.

Jugglers Art Space Inc.
103 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3252-2552.
Facebook: jugglersartspace
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00.
An artist run organisation committed to supporting artists in Brisbane.

Metro Arts Gallery
Level 2, 109 Edwards Street, Brisbane 4000.
(07) 3002-7100.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 2.00 to 4.00.
April 4 to 21 Disobedient Daughters – Mihyun Kang, Gwan Tung, Dorothy Lau, Pixy Liao, Janelle Low, Andy Mullens, Ma Quisha, Sancintya Mohini Simpson, Sad Asian Girls and Zoe Wong. Curated by Sophia Cai. Read more…

Pixy Liao, Red Nails, 2014, C-type print

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.
April 4 to 28 Watiya Juta by Mitjili Napurrula.

Mitjili Napurrula, Watiya Juta, acrylic on linen, 90 x 120cm

Petrie Terrace Gallery
home of the RQAS
Unit 3, 162 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane 4000.
(07) 3367-1977.
Welcomes membership from professional and hobby artists, open and members exhibitions, workshops, private gallery hire, corporate and event hire.

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.
April 10 to May 5 Neil Frazer.

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)
Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Bank Brisbane 4101.
(07) 3840-7303
Fax 3844-8865.
Free entry, unless otherwise stated.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Ongoing, Australian Collection Reimagined.
To April 15 Picasso: The Vollard Suite.
To Aug 12 Problem-Wisdom: Thai Art in the 1990s.
To July 29 Measures of Distance.
To Aug 5 Time and Tides: Art in the Torres.
Also, Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection. Ticketed.
To Sept 23 The Long Story.
April 21 to July 29 Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art 2018.
GOMA Children’s Art Centre:
To April 29 Me, Myselfie & I.

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 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
Visit website for programs and events.
April 7 to 15 Ground Truth – an immersive, interactive video projection exploring the changing environment.
April 7 to June 3 Transboundaries – a QUT alumni triennial presenting powerful work by seven multi-disciplinary artists exploring environmental and social issues.

Redland Art Gallery
Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba 4157.
(07) 3829-8899.
Free admission.
Mon-Wed, Fri 8.30 to 5.00, Thurs 8.30 to 7.30, Sat 9.00 to 4.00.
To May 22 Project Tote.

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.
March 31 to May 27 The Search for Warrajamba by Delvene Cockatoo-Collins.
Also, Salt Marsh Whispers by Jo-Anne Driessens.

Suzanne O’Connell Gallery
93 James Street, New Farm 4005.
(07) 3358-5811, 0400-920-022
Fax 3358-5813.
Member of ACGA.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
Specialising in contemporary Australian Indigenous art.
Representing leading Aboriginal artists; works include paintings, fibre and wood carvings.

The University of Queensland Art Museum
James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (Building 11), University Drive, The University of Queensland, St Lucia 4067.
(07) 3365-3046.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To Aug 5 in site: process, performance, documentation – juxtaposes Australian experimental art practice from the 1960s and 1970s with more recent artworks that explore related ideas.
To July 8 Robert Smithson: Time Crystals – presents sculpture, photography, film, drawings and texts borrowed from major Australian and international collections.

Gold Coast

Anthea Polson Art
Shop 120 Marina Mirage, 74 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach 4217.
(07) 5561-1166.
Director: Anthea Polson.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
To April 7 The Nature Of Things by Robyn Sweaney.
April 21 to May 12 Harvest by Melissa Egan.

Gallery at HOTA
Home is where the art is
Home of the Arts, 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise 4217.
(07) 5588-4067.
Free entry.
Mon-Sun 10.00 to 5.00, public hols 11.00 to 5.00.
To April 29 Across Country: Indigenous Work from the Collection. As international and Australian visitors descend on the Gold Coast for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Gallery at HOTA is proud to share art and objects that celebrate the world’s oldest continuing culture. Gallery at HOTA has one of the largest collections of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in regional Australia. Across Country is the first significant appraisal of the Gallery’s collection that seeks to identify themes, stories and connections between the many artists and works represented. Creating art as a medium of exchange and communication; human condition, kinship, history and the natural and spiritual environments will be explored through a selection of paintings, photography, prints, drawings and three-dimensional objects.
To April 29 Jarjums Life Museum – Gold Coast. Welcome to Jarjums Life Museum – a museum where you won’t see dinosaurs, butterflies, King’s crowns or Queen’s capes. It is a museum that has been made by children – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Jarjums. Jarjums Life Museum is a collection of original works documenting the lives of these Jarjums – their here and now and what life is like growing up today. Come and explore the experiences, ideas and dreams of these Gold Coast Jarjums. Developed by Inala Wangarra and delivered in conjunction with the Queensland Performing Arts Complex, Jarjums Life Museum – Gold Coast is a part of Festival 2018 – Gold Coast arts and cultural programs.

Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery
Studio 87, 87 Ridgeway Avenue, Southport 4215.
(07) 5532-7170, 0418-767-495.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, weekends by appt.
April 2 to May 25 Rewind by Deb Mostert – a replay of the last decade.

Sunshine Coast

Eugene Rubuls Art

Noosa Regional Gallery
Ground floor, 9 Pelican Street (PO Box 141), Riverside, Tewantin 4565.
(07) 5329-6145.
Tue-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 3.00 closed Mon, public holidays and during exhibition changeovers.
To May 6 Invisible Soldiers and Shrouded Machines by Julian Thompson.
Also, Stencil Art Prize – The World’s Largest Stencil Exhibition.

Stevens Street Gallery
2 Stevens Street, Yandina 4561.
Wed-Sat 9.00 to 1.00.

Yandina Historic House
3 Pioneer Road, Yandina 4561.
(07) 5472-7181.
Art Gallery Co-ordinator: Fiona Groom: croakin@bigpond.net.au
Daily 9.30 to 2.30.
Gallery, craft shop, local history, local art and artists.

South East Region

Davson Gallery
Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre, 34 Lake Apex Drive, Gatton 4343.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 12.00, or by appt.
Through April (opening Fri April 6, 6pm Celebrations by Sharon Davson.

Gympie Regional Gallery
39 Nash Street, Gympie 4570.
(07) 5481-0733
Fax 5483-8904.
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 bringing educational opportunities, cultural enrichment, economic and social benefits to the entire region.
To April 21 Under Civilisation. Read more…

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
531 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba 4350.
(07) 4688-6652
Fax 4688-6895.
Free admission.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 1.00 to 4.00, closed Mon and public hols.
To April 22 Noble Remains: Watercolours by Lionel Lindsay.
Also, Apollo’s Rubbish Tip: Lionel & Norman Lindsay at Work.
To May 6 The Footsteps of my Forebears – Horizons in Disruptive Pattern Camouflage by Julian Thompson.

Julian Thompson, Powhiri: a Meeting of the ANZACs in Taji, Iraq (detail), 2017, oil on linen, 112 x 210cm. Reproduced by kind permission

April 28 to July 22 Notasia: Reorienting the Lindsay Collection.
Also, great and powerful friends: Lionel Lindsay’s Art in Britain and America.

Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864), Abe no Yasunari chōbuka yōkai no zu, n.d., coloured woodcut triptych, 36.3 x 75.2cm. Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection 377

Lionel Lindsay (1874-1961), Repose (Peacocks), 1938, wood engraving, no. 114 ed. 200, 22.7 x 15cm; second printing, published exclusively for members by the Woodcut Society, Kansas City, USA. Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery – Toowoomba City Collection 1785. © National Library of Australia

Far North

Artspace Mackay
Civic 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 May 13 Primavera at 25: MCA Collection.

Bundaberg Regional Galleries
1 Barolin Street, Bundaberg 4670.
(07) 4130-4750 .
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun and public hols 9.00 to 1.00.
To May 6 Gallery Two: Circle by Jeannie Baker.
April 7 to June 3 Gallery One: For Country, For Nation. The Vault: To remember, to never forget… by Therese Flynn- Clarke.

Cairns Art Gallery
Cnr Abbott and Shields streets, Cairns 4870.
(07) 4046-4800.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 10.00 to 2.00.
To April 15 Manggan – gather, gathers, gathering.
To April 29 Project Another Country: Passage.
To July 1 Fred Williams: Weipa Series.

Gab Titui Cultural Centre
Cnr Blackall Street and Victoria Parade, Thursday Island 4875.
(07) 4069-0888.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 4.30, Sat 10.00 to 3.00.

KickArts Contemporary Arts
96 Abbott Street, Cairns 4870.
(07) 4050-9496.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
KickArts is regional Queensland’s leading contemporary visual arts organisation and presents a program of local, national and international artists.

Western District

Dogwood Crossing, Miles
81 Murilla Street, Miles 4415.
(07) 4628-5330.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00, closed Sun.
March 30 to May 22 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: Cosmological Landscapes paintings by Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox. Curved Wall: The view from here papercuts by lead artist Pamela See.

Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox, Life takes a cosmic perspective, 2014, oil on linen, 91 x 137cm

Pamela See, paper cuts from the exhibition ‘The view from here’