December 2014 / January 2015 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 gallery maps, an artist index, and profiles of current art exhibitions. Queensland art galleries and their December 2014 and January 2015 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.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
Paintings, photographs and sculptures by leading contemporary Australian, Melanesian and Polynesian artists, including Lincoln Austin, Leonard Brown, Tony Coleing, Michael Cook, Fiona Foley, Dennis Nona, Ömie Artists, Michel Tuffery, Katarina Vesterberg and William Yang.
To Dec 20 Safety Instructions by Pippin Barr.

FireWorks Gallery
52a Doggett Street, Newstead 4006.
(07) 3216-1250.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 24 Four Spirits from Maningrida – sculpture works in fibre and timber.
Gallery closed from Dec 25 to Jan 27.
Open by appt: 0418-192-845.

Owen Yalandja, Yawkyaw, 2014, (series of 5), Kurrajong (Brachychiton Diversifolius) with ochre pigment and PVA fixative, dimensions variable, approx. 165 x 36cm (each)

grahame galleries + editions
1 Fernberg Road, Paddington 4064.
Open by appointment.

Griffith University Art Gallery (GUAG)
Queensland College of Art, Griffith University,
226 Grey Street, South Bank 4101.
(07) 3735-3140.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
Nov 27 to Jan 31 The GAS: Graduate Art Show a much anticipated end of year exhibition at Griffith University Art Gallery, the premiere public gallery of the University located at South Bank, Brisbane, on the grounds of the Queensland College of Art.
Feb 20 to April 18 A Time and a Place: Landscapes from the Griffith University Art Collection, curated by Naomi Evans and Lisa Bryan-Brown.

Impress Printmakers Studio and Gallery
SubART Station, 134 Kedron Park Road, Wooloowin 4031.
Impress Printmakers Studio and Gallery is a not for profit printmaking studio and gallery located in the historic Tram Substation No 8 (now known as SubART Station).
Impress Printmakers Studio and Gallery provides an affordable, open access printmaking studio to the community, as well as workshops and exhibition opportunities in a friendly, safe and professional environment.
Dec 18 to 22 (opening Fri Dec 19, 6pm) – An exhibition of prints, drawings and artist books by Brisbane artist Claudia Husband and American artist Christopher Hagen who shared a residency on the island of Skopelos, Greece in July 2014.

Jan Manton Art
Contemporary Australian + International Art
1/93 Fortescue Street, Spring Hill 4000.
(07) 3831-3060.
Director: Jan Manton.
Wed-Fri by appt, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
Jan Manton Art has a changing program of leading and emerging contemporary artists.
To Dec 20 The Creations of Nebulae by Nadine Cameron.

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 24 to March 21 Black Gold by Guy Maestri.
Gallery closed Dec 24 to Feb 2.

Guy Maestri, Ore, 2014, oil on linen 71 x 97cm
Courtesy the artist and Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

Jugglers Art Space Inc
103 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3252-2552.
Mon, Thurs-Fri 10.00 to 3.00 or by appt.
An artist run organisation committed to supporting artists in 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.
To Dec 20 Lisa Adams.

Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Bank Brisbane 4101.
(07) 3840-7303.
Fax: 3844-8865.
Free entry, unless otherwise stated.
10.00 to 5.00 Daily.
To Feb 8, 2015 Tracey Moffatt: Spirited.
To Feb 15 Hiraki Sawa: O. Also, Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion, ticketed.
To May 10 Children’s Art Centre: Journey to Fantastic Lands.
Dec 6 to April 19 Yayoi Kusama The obliteration room 2002-present.
To Sept 6 Terrain: Indigenous Australian Objects and Representations.
To March 1 Madonna Staunton: Out of a Clear Blue Sky.
To March 8 Hanga: Modern Japanese prints.
To May 24 Sublime: Contemporary works from the Collection.
To Sept 20 We can make another future: Japanese art after 1989.

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.
Dec 6 to March 1 Performance Now featuring Marina Abramovi, William Kentridge and Clifford Owens, among others.

Redland Art Gallery
Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba 4157.
(07) 3829-8899.
Free admission.
Mon-Tues, Fri 8.30 to 5.00, Wed 9.00 to 5.00, Thurs 8.30 to 7.30, Sat 9.00 to 4.00.
To Jan 24 High Schools In Focus II – celebrates the artistic talent from local secondary school students.

Redland Art Gallery
Cnr Middle and Bloomfield streets, Cleveland 4163.
(07) 3829-8899.
www.rpac.com.au/ArtGallery Free admission.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Sun 9.00 to 2.00.
Nov 30 to Jan 18 Back to the future: 50 years of Redland Yurara Art Society, and Linkages: sky/air – earth/land – sea/water.

Suzanne O’Connell Gallery
93 James Street, New Farm 4005.
(07) 3358-5811, 0400-920-022.
Fax: 3358-5813.
www.suzanneoconnell.com (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.
To Dec 20 Informing by Kittey Malarvie and Mary Taylor – in conjunction with Waringarri Arts.

UQ Anthropology Museum
St Lucia campus Brisbane
Level 1, Michie Building (9), University of Queensland, Chancellors Place, St Lucia 4067.
(07) 3365-2674.
To Jan 25 Strong Women Strong Painting Strong Culture – a celebration of the power and importance of contemporary women’s artmaking in desert Aboriginal communities. Read more

Tali Tali Pompey (1945-2011), Anumara Tjukurpa (Caterpillar Dreaming), 2011, acrylic on linen, 152 x 152cm
Courtesy the Kaltjiti Arts, Fregon, South 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 March Beyond Words.
Dec 19 to Feb 8 Danie Mellor: Exotic Lies Sacred Ties. Also, Printbank Award.

Cairns Regional 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.

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

KickArts Contemporary Arts
96 Abbott Street, Cairns 4870.
(07) 4050-9494.
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.

Gold Coast

Anthea Polson Art
18-20 Mariners Cove, 60-70 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach 4217.
(07) 5561-1166.
Director: Anthea Polson.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Dec 6 to 19 Patterns and Pathways by Emma Gale.
Dec 20 to Jan 1 Miniatures – a Christmas exhibition with all the gallery’s represented artists.

Clinton Barker Art
3b, 15 Main Street, North Tamborine 4272.
Studio/Gallery open by appointment.

Gold Coast City Gallery
135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise 4217.
(07) 5588-4067.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun and public hols 11.00 to 5.00, closed Christmas Day.
To Feb 8 Gold Coast Art Prize.
Dec 13 to Jan 26 Cool, Calm and Collected – recent acquisitions from the Collection.

Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery
Studio 87, 87 Ridgeway Avenue, Southport 4215.
(07) 5532-7170.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, weekends by appt.
Dec 13 to Jan 31 (opening Sat Dec 13, 4-6pm) Cool Yule a group exhibition, to be opened by Jodie Ferrari, of Gold Coast Art Gallery.

South East Region

RAYGUN Art Projects
Upstairs, 249 Margaret Street, Toowoomba 4350.

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 Mondays and public hols.
Jan 6 to Feb 15 Gallery 1: Cream: Four decades of Australian Art. This impressive exhibition chronicles the development of modernism in Australia from 1940 to 1980 and tells one of the greatest art stories of regional Australia. Revealing the hidden culture of the Beef capital, this exhibition presents the cream of Rockhampton Art Gallery’s collection and includes works by Arthur Boyd, Charles Blackman, Sidney Nolan, Russell Drysdale, John Brack, Sam Fullbrook, Margaret Olley, Fred Williams, James Gleeson, Lloyd Rees and more. A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition, toured by Museum & Gallery Services Queensland.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Funding for insurance has been provided through the Queensland Government Exhibition Indemnification Scheme, administered by Arts Queensland. Project support has come from the Regional Arts Development Fund, a Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Rockhampton Regional Council partnership to support local arts and culture. Rockhampton Art Gallery is owned and operated by Rockhampton Regional Council.

Jeffrey Smart (1921-2013), Fiumicino car park, 1975, oil on canvas, 60.2 x 60cm
Rockhampton Art Gallery collection, Art Acquisition Fund, purchased with the assistance of the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council 1976
© Reproduced with permission of the artist and Australian Galleries, Melbourne and Sydney

Sunshine Coast

Caloundra Regional Gallery
22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra 4551.
(07) 5420-8299.
Fax: 5420-8292.
Free entry.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 14 Cream: Four Decades of Australian Art provides a unique opportunity for regional audiences to view a survey of 20th century Australian art by some of Australia’s most recognised artists.
Dec 17 to Jan 18 Aspects of Me: De Greer-Yindimincarlie.

Noosa Regional Gallery
Level 1, Pelican Street (PO Box 141), Tewantin 4565.
(07) 5329-6145.
Director: Nina Shadforth.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Nov 26 to Jan 25 A Puppet Project: Ange LeechArt Outback, a video installation and puppetry stop-motion response to the exploration of goldfields, during a recent residency in Santa Fe.
Also, Pipe Dreams: Erica Gray – an exhibition of soft sculpture and paintings that celebrates the mundane; the absurdity; the functionality; and the genius of the ubiquitous water pipe. Gold Coast artist Erica Gray utilises unconventional materials to challenge the nature of sculpture and in doing so upends the size, scale and materiality of the object, turning the gallery walls inside out, and Flood Language 2: Joolie Gibbs – in response to increased flooding activities due to extreme weather activities, as part of the climate change phenomena forcing us to re-envision our relationship with nature.

Western District

Dogwood Crossing, Miles
81 Murilla Street, Miles 4415.
(07) 4679-4430.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: A-Class Regional Art Gallery offering touring, collection and in-house curated exhibitions.
Nov 28 to Jan 13 HABITAT: Environmental Art of the Darling Downs – features works by esteemed, mid-career and emerging artists who have responded to the natural environment of the Darling Downs, South-East Queensland, from the late 19th century to the present day.

Left: Kenneth MacQueen, From my window Darling Downs, c1938/39, watercolour and pencil on paper, 68 x 78 cm (frame)
Gift of the artist, 1939. Toowoomba City Collection 079, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery. Reproduced by kind permission of Revan and Nell Macqueen
Right: Allan Bruce, 
Stanthorpe, Late Winter, 2008, 
acrylic and colour pencil on tyvek,
 130 x 330cm
. Courtesy of the artist