January/February Listings

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


Andrew Baker Art Dealer
26 Brookes Street, Bowen Hills 4006.
(07) 3252-2292, 0412-990-356.
Thurs-Sat 10.00 to 4.00 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, Marian Drew, Ruki Famé, Fiona Foley, Simon Gende, Donna Marcus, Michel Tuffery, Katarina Vesterberg and William Yang.

Art from the Margins Gallery & Studios
136 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3151-6655.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00.
Jan 25 to March 5 Dark Moon Rising – a collaborative body of work created by Matthew Lys and Louis Lim. The work showcases Matthew’s extravagant performance in front of the lens and reveals his humorous ingenuity.
Jan 25 to March 5 For The Sake of Love by Tammy Law – a series that explores Tammy’s mother and her experiences as a migrant who left the stability of her family and friends in Hong Kong to the isolated suburbs of the Sunshine Coast in the 1970’s, for the sake of love.

45 King Street, Bowen Hills 4006.
(07) 3215-0800.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
Artisan is Queensland’s home of craft and design. Gallery, store and workshop space supporting and promoting contemporary craft and design practice for both makers and their audiences.
To Feb 13 Drawn Thread a series of curatorial offerings celebrating artisan’s influential 50 years’ of operation. A celebration of practitioners who lend their voices to the gravity of these hierarchical tensions and find agency through feminist textile platforms.

Karla Dickens, Warrior Woman XII, 2017. Courtesy the artist, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane and Artisan

Also, Millie Radovic, the irrepressibly prolific 78-year-old creates her unique and offbeat small to medium scale works by combining hand knitted and crochet forms.

Millie Radovic, Cactus Garden, 2020, Courtesy the artist and Artisan

Baboa Gallery
5 Denning Street, The Gap 4061.
0401-309-694 .
By appt only.
Omie Tapa Artists have a very rich tapa painting tradition. They entered the international arts market more than 10 years ago. They are a remote community of fine artists having transformed their ceremonial and utilitarian beaten bark cloth to enhance not only transitional cultural practices in a post colonial age but to increase their opportunities and engagement in a global context through support, training and ethical practices that will eventually lead to further education and self sustainability.

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, or by appt.
Closed until 10am, Wed Jan 27.
To Feb 6 Twelve Ways, curated by Dr Daryl Hewson.

Griffith University Art Museum
226 Grey Street, South Bank 4101.
(07) 3735-7414.
Refer to gallery website for opening details.
To March 21 Robert MacPherson: Nominal Gestures.

Robert MacPherson, PELICAN DREAMING: 18 FROG POEMS, FOR GREG C. (detail), 1984-2020, wire coat hangers and papier-mâché numbers, dimensions variable. Collection of the artist. Courtesy the artist and Yuill | Crowley, Sydney

Institute of Modern Art
Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3252-5750.
Fax (07)3252-5072.
Free entry.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 3.00.
Jan 30 to March 20 On fire – Gordon Bennett, Naomi Blacklock, Paul Bong, Hannah BrontÎ, Michael Candy, Kinly Grey, Dale Harding, Erika Scott, Madonna Staunton, Anne Wallace, Judy Watson, Warraba Weatherall and Jemima Wyman. One year on from Black Summer, the devastating 2019-20 bushfire season, the work of 13 emerging, established, and posthumous artistic voices are presented here to frame an understanding of this theory of a new, incendiary era, and engage with closely related themes of global warming and climate threat in this state.

Jemima Wyman, Haze, 2020, handcut digital photo collage, 124.5 x 183cm. Courtesy the artist, Milani Gallery, Brisbane, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney and Institute of Modern Art

Jan 30 to March 20 to the curve of you by Cailtin Franzmann. Co-commissioned with Tarrawarra Biennial, to the curve of you is a series of sonic and relational artworks focused on the movement and connections of plants, people and microbes. The project experiments with gardening, foraging, fermenting, and flower essences as embodied processes.

Cailtin Franzmann, Achira, 2020, digital collage. Courtesy the artist and Institute of Modern Art

Jan Manton Art
Contemporary Australian + International Art
54 Vernon Terrace, Teneriffe 4005.
Director: Jan Manton.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00 or by appt.
Jan Manton Art has a changing program of leading and emerging contemporary artists.

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.
Feb 12 to 26 Claudia Greathead: Phony Games (Online Only).

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.
Mitchell Fine Art showcases a selection of Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Contemporary artists in a modern gallery space in Fortitude Valley in Brisbane. Artists represented include Ann Thomson, Bernard Ollis, Carlos Barrios, David Hayes, Deirdre Bean, Franck Gohier, George Gittoes, Jeff Makin, Margaret Loy Pula, Matthew Cheyne, Min-Woo Bang, Mirra Whale, Peter Hudson, Steve Lopes and Stewart MacFarlane.
Feb 1 to March 6 Adam Cullen.

Adam Cullen, Boxers, acrylic on linen, 213 x 90cm. Courtesy the estate of the artist and Mitchell Fine Art

Adam Cullen, Bull, 2011, found objects and acrylic on linen, 92 x 92cm. Courtesy Mitchell Fine Art

Museum of Brisbane
Level 3, Brisbane City Hall, Adelaide and Ann streets, King George Square, Brisbane 4000.
(07) 3339-0800.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00, Fri 10.00 to 7.00.
To April 18 Bauhaus Now: art+design+architecture, A legacy of migration and modernism in Brisbane – discover how the legacy of a 20th Century German design school lives on at Museum of Brisbane’s new exhibition, Bauhaus Now: art+design+architecture, A legacy of migration and modernism in Brisbane. Uncover the history of the movement and its impact on Brisbane and Australia through the Second World War and beyond, with this free exhibition that showcases almost 100 pieces of art, architecture, and historical artefacts curated by Professor Andrew McNamara.

Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack (Frankfurt, Germany 1893-1965), (untitled), 1959, watercolour over monotype on paper. Photograph: Carl Warner. Gift of Olive Hirschfeld 1976, collection of The University of Queensland. Courtesy the artist’s estate and Museum of Brisbane

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. Gallery closed until Jan 27.
Jan 27 to March 13 Summer Exhibition.

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. Closed Good Friday, Christmas and Boxing Day.
To Feb 7 Mavis Ngallametta: Show Me the Way to Go Home. Read more…
To March 21 Unfinished Business: The Art of Gordon Bennett. Read more…

Gordon Bennett (1955-2014), Abstraction (Citizen), 2011, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 183 x 152.3 x 3.2cm. © The Estate of Gordon Bennett Private Collection

To April 26 The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire. Ticketed.
To Aug 1 Now Is the Time.
To Aug 29 I, Object.

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.
To March 14 miffy and friends – captivating children and adults alike for over 65 years, miffy and friends brings the original work of Dutch illustrator, Dick Bruna to Australia for the first time. Now a universally loved design icon, Miffy is placed alongside the work of seven Australian contemporary artists; Stephen Bird, Sadie Chandler, Nadia Hernández, Carla McRae, Nell, Brian Robinson and Vipoo Srivilasa.

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 Jan 12 In Focus 2020.
Jan 16 to March 16 Sunset at Wellington Point: Kathryn Blumke.

Kathryn Blumke, Wellington Point Quilt 2 (portion 1), 2020, watercolour and graphite pencil on Arches paper, 102 cm x 136cm. Photograph: Carl Warner. Courtesy the artist and Redland Art Gallery

Redland Art Gallery
Cnr Middle and Bloomfield streets, Cleveland 4163.
(07) 3829-8899.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Sun 9.00 to 2.00.
To Jan 31 Artistic Endeavour.
Feb 7 to March 21 Drawn.

Helen Hardess, You said this could be ours (detail), 2020, clay, lime, oxides, ink, copper, fencing wire, string, found objects on vinyl. Courtesy the artist and Redland Art Gallery

UQ Art Museum
James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (Building 11), University Drive, The University of Queensland, St Lucia 4067.
(07) 3365-3046.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00.
To Jan 16 Music of Spheres – Lincoln Austin, Eugene Carchesio, Daniel Crooks, Michaela Gleave, Tjungkara Ken, Peter Kennedy, Lindy Lee, Dylan Martorell, Leonie Pootchemunka & Rosalind Atkins, Koji Ryui, Sandra Selig, David Stephenson and Guan Wei.
To Jan 16 Centre of the Centre by Mel O’Callaghan.
To Jan 16 To Speak of Cities, exhibition and front window commission by Sam Cranstoun.
To March 1 Conflict in My Outlook_We Met Online – Zach Blas, Natalie Bookchin, Chicks on Speed, Xanthe Dobbie, Sean Dockray, Kate Geck, Elisa Giardina Papa, Matthew Griffin, Kenneth Macqueen, Daniel McKewen and Jemima Wyman.
To June 19 DEMOS (Sandstone) an Australian-first commission by Athens-based artist and architect Andreas Angelidakis exploring community building through art and architecture.
Feb 13 to June 19 Occurrent Affair – Vernon Ah Kee, Tony Albert, Richard Bell, Megan Cope, Jennifer Herd, Gordon Hookey and Laurie Nilsen. The first exhibition at a major institution by Australiaís leading urban Aboriginal art collective, proppaNOW, will explore notions of protest, cultural identity and protecting country.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences are advised that the following may contain images, names, and voices of people who have deceased. Permission has been granted from the family of Laurie Nilsen for all images and artwork to be shown here and in the exhibition. proppaNOW from left to right: Tony Albert, Laurie Nilsen, Megan Cope, Gordon Hookey, Jennifer Herd, Vernon Ah Kee, and Richard Bell. Photo: Lewis James Media, 2019

Gold Coast

Anthea Polson Art
Shop 120 Marina Mirage, 74 Seaworld Drive, and 29 Tedder Avenue, Main Beach 4217.
(07) 5561-1166.
Director: Anthea Polson.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
Jan 23 to Feb 6 Golden Daze by Vicki Stavrou.
Feb 27 to March 13 life@home by Erica Gray.

Vicki Stavrou, Byron Wetlands Bird 2, acrylic on canvas, 75 x 75cm. Courtesy the artist and Anthea Polson Art

Erica Gray, life@home 1.1, sealed acrylic on canvas, 76 x 61cm. Courtesy the artist and Anthea Polson Art

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.
To Feb 28 A Sense Of Place solo exhibition by Maryanne Wick – still life paintings 2010-2020.

Sunshine Coast

Montville Art Gallery
138 Main Street, Montville 4560.
(07) 5442-9211.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Montville Art Gallery is situated in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast hinterland, with over 40 artists on permanent display.
It has been operating since 1974 and is open 7 days a week.

Noosa Regional Gallery
Level 1, 9 Pelican Street, Riverside, Tewantin 4565.
(07) 5329-6145.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 3.00. Closed Sun, Mon, public holidays and during exhibition changeover.
To Jan 23 FURUSATO: Patterns from pilgrimage by Elysha Rei, MISCELLANOUS ASSEMBLIES by Daniel Agdag, and NEW YORK RAMBLING by Miriam Innes.

Daniel Agdag, The Longitudinal, 2019, cardboard and trace paper, 540 x 28 x 28cm. Courtesy the artist and Noosa Regional Gallery

Jan 29 to March 21 SHANNON GARSON, ARE YOU HAVING A GOOD NIGHT? by Michelle Hamer, and CASUISTRY by Yanni Van Zijl.

Michelle Hamer, I’m Just Being Friendly, 2019, hand-stitching, mixed yarn on perforated plastic, 51 x 66cm. Courtesy the artist and Noosa Regional Gallery

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.

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
531 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba 4350.
(07) 4688-6652.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 10.30 to 3.30, Sun 1.00 to 4.00. Closed Mondays and public hols.
To March 14 Rainbow Gold: Oil paintings from the Lindsay Collection. Named after an image from Dorothea Mackellar’s popular poem about Australia, ‘My Country’ (1908), this exhibition highlights oils by Frederick McCubbin, Tom Roberts, Percy Lindsay and other painters represented in the Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection.

Percy Lindsay (1870-1952), The digger, n.d., oil on canvas, 62 x 51.5cm. Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection 016. Reproduced by kind permission © the artist

To March 14 Darkness Within: Weird and eerie works from the Collections. This exhibition of pre-COVID-19-era works both responds to our uncertain ‘new normal’ and shows that it is not unprecedented for artists to visualise anxiety, unease and weirdness. Featuring works by James Gleeson, Lionel Lindsay, Anne Wallace and other Australian artists.

Lionel Lindsay (1874-1961), Night heron, 1935, wood engraving, unnumbered impression, edition of 100, 13.2 x 13.2cm. Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection 298. © National Library of Australia


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 Feb 14 Lyn Laver-Ahmat: Light on Landscape.
Also, Systematic.
Feb 4 to May 16 Tony Druery: Horizons.

Tony Druey, A new level, c.2009, edition 8/10, linocut print, 28 x 41cm. Courtesy the artist and Artspace Mackay

Feb 16 to May 12 Dylan Mooney: The Wall.
Feb 19 to May 16 A Changing Ecology.
Feb 26 to May 16 Ron McBurnie: In Search of Arcadia.

Ron McBurnie, Rain clouds over Kinchant Dam, 2020, ink on paper, 46 x 62cm. Courtesy the artist and Artspace Mackay

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 March 14 Ben Quilty: The Entangled Landscape.
Also, Albert Namatjira and The Hermannsburg School.

Gab Titui Cultural Centre
Cnr Blackall Street and Victoria Parade, Thursday Island 4875.
(07) 4069-0888.
www.gabtitui.com.au www.facebook.com/GabTituiCulturalCentre
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 4.30, Sat 9.30 to 1.30, (April-Sept) 10.00 to 3.00, (Oct-March) Sat 9.30 to 1.00.
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 regionís
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.
Gallery open Tues-Fri 10.00 to 3.00 and Sun 10.00 to 1.00.
For more information on gallery updates visit our website.
To Feb 7 Men and Cones: Andrea Huelin.

Andrea Huelin, Man with Canvas (detail), 2020, gouache on paper, 35 x 28cm. Courtesy the artist and Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Also, Leonie Woods: Life Lines, and Regi Cherini: All the Single Ladies.

Leonie Wood, Repose (detail), 2020, artist pen on paper, 50 x 41cm. Photograph: Rob Parsons Photography. Courtesy the artist and Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Regi Cherini, Saturday Night In (detail), 2019, embroidery floss on cotton, 38 x 27.5cm. Courtesy the artist and Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Jan 22 to March 28 Maldives Artworks: Roland Nancarrow.

Roland Nancarrow, Kanifushi Coral Garden No 6

Roland Nancarrow, Kanifushi Coral Garden No 6 (diptych), 2018, Kanifushi watercolours. Courtesy the artist and Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

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 Jan 30 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: 10 Artists – Carol McCormack, Cindy Grimes, Dion Cross, Elizabeth Graetz, Graeme McCullough, Helen Dennis, Karen Gaskell, Patricia Hinz, Regina Hyland and Ruth Storey. Curved Wall: Eclectic by Miles Art Group – Patricia Hinz, Shirley Makin, Lisa Stiller, Anna Moeba and more.

Darryn Campbell, Amarna Tomb, 2020, carving on wood, 69 x 60cm. Courtesy the artist and Dogwood Crossing, Miles

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 Feb Captured: Portraits of Crime 1870-1930 – a travelling exhibition from State Archives and Records Authority of New South Wales.