September 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 September 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, 0412-990-356.
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 No-na, Ömie Artists, Michel Tuffery, Katarina Vesterberg and William Yang.
To Sept 12 Old Fashioned Painting by Leonard Brown.
Sept 16 to Oct 17 Close-up by Alan Constable.

FireWorks Gallery
52a Doggett Street, Newstead 4006.
(07) 3216-1250.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To Sept 12 Rockholes and Soakages by Margaret Lewis Napangardi.
Also, Captain Cook and Mother Carey’s Chickens by Sarah Mitchell.
Sept 13 to Oct 24 You Gotta Love It by Pat Hoffie.
Also, Seduction Suite by Ian Waldron, and Fun+Games= by Scott Redford.

grahame galleries + editions
1 Fernberg Road, Paddington 4064.
Open by appointment.
Sept 10 to 13 visit grahame galleries + editions at Sydney Contemporary, Stand P14 – Sydney Paper Contemporary. Artists represented: Jan Davis, Jennifer Marshall, Milan Milojevic, Michael Schlitz and Judy Watson.

Jennifer Marshall, Wind over Water, 2012, linocut and woodblock, 65 x 100cm

Sat Sept 26, 3-6pm: Join us for the launch of the holes in the land six etchings by Judy Watson. Read more

Judy Watson, the holes in the land 3, 2015, 4 plate colour etching, 54 x 70cm
Courtesy the artist and grahame galleries + editions

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.
Sept 18 to Nov 14 Feral Experimental curated by Katherine Moline.

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.
Sept 9 to Oct 3 The Landscape Remembered by Adriane Strampp.
Also, Low Pressure (Closing In) by Lee Wikles.

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.
To Sept 11 Practicing Calligraphy by Jason Benjamin.
Sept 10 to 13 Sydney Contemporary, Stand D15 – Ben Quilty.
Sept 15 to Oct 3 Linde Ivimey.

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

Mitchell Fine Art
86 Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane 4006.
(07) 3254-2297.
Aug 28 to Sept 19 Gallipoli by Steve Lopes.
Sept 22 to Oct 17 Kimberly Ochres.

Freddie Timms, Beefwood, 120 x 180cm

Petrie Terrace Gallery
by Royal Queensland Art Society Brisbane Branch Inc.
Unit 3, 162 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane 4000.
(07) 3367-1977.

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 Sept 19 John Young. Also, John Honeywill.

POP Gallery
QCA Queensland College of Art, 27 Logan Road, Woolloongabba, Brisbane 4102.
Sept 23 to Oct 3 Drawn to Experience V2. Curated by Kellie OíDempsey, this group exhibition consists of works on paper, digital drawings, video and a live drawing performance. Artists include Gosia Wlodarczak (Poland/Melbourne), Flatline (Todd Fuller with dancer Carl Sciberris, Sydney), Bill Platz (QLD), Jaanica Peerna (Estonia/New York), Hannah Quinlivan (ACT), Robert Andrew (QLD), Nikki Haynes (ACT), Kevin Townsend (USA), Mar Serinya (Spain), Entang Wiharso (Indonesia) and Kellie O’Dempsey (QLD).

Project Gallery
Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Webb Centre, 226 Grey Street, South Bank 4101.
Something to do with Multiphrenia. Curated by Jonathan McBurnie, in conjunction with Drawing International Brisbane (DIB), featuring artists Kirsty Bruce, Sharon Goodwin, Talitha Kennedy, Jonathan McBurnie and Paul Williams.

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.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Sept 20 We can make another future: Japanese art after 1989.
To Oct 5 Children’s Art Centre: Robert MacPherson: Swags and Swamps Rats.
To Oct 11 Contemporary Queensland Art.
To Oct 18 Robert MacPherson: The Painter’s Reach.
To Oct 25 Daniel Crooks: Motions Studies
To Oct 11 The Photograph and Australia. Ticketed.

Queensland College of Art, Griffith University
226 Grey Street, South Bank 4101.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
Sept 30 to Oct 2 Griffith Centre for Creative Arts research will host the inaugural Drawing International Brisbane (DIB) Symposium. Promoting an active dialogue between curators, artists and academics on the role and significance of contemporary drawing practice.

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.
Sept 12 to Nov 8, 1969: The Black Box of Conceptual Art is a reconstruction of the first Conceptual art exhibition in Australia sent by Ian Burn, Roger Cutforth and Mel Ramsden in 1969 from New York to Pinacotheca Gallery, Melbourne. TEXT brings together a diverse selection of works from the QUT Art Collection that use text in creative, clever, and compelling ways. Ranging from 1960s international prints, to contemporary Australian paintings and sculptures, the exhibition explores the broad uses and ever-expanding role of text in art.

Left: Ian Burn, installation photograph for Xerox Books, Pinacotheca, 1969, black and white photograph. © Estate of Ian Burn
Right: Shaun O’Connor, Untitled (INA LA), 2011, craftboard, cardboard, thermal adhesive, polyurethane resin, lacquer and enamel. QUT Art Collection. Purchased 2011

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 Sept 5 Contrasts by Jindrich Degen.
Sept 12 to Nov 7 Dreamscape by Matt Rees.

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 Oct 4 Straddie Style: Redesigning the beach shack.
Also, Wabi Sabi: The beauty of impermanence.

Spiro Grace Art Rooms (SGAR)
255 Gregory Terrace, Spring Hill 4000.
(07) 3839-8925.
Thurs-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00, and by appt.
To Sept 12 It’s (still) a Beautiful World by Catherine Parker. Read more

Catherine Parker, It’s (still) a Beautiful World part 2, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 96 x 120cm
Courtesy the artist and Spiro Grace Art Rooms (SGAR), Queensland

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.

UQ 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, closed public hols.
Until Nov 15 Light Play: Ideas, Optics, Atmosphere. Read more

Lincoln Austin, Lady Stardust, 2013, light box, synthetic polymer paint, aluminium and light emitting diodes, 101 x 121 x 13cm
Collection of The University of Queensland, purchased 2014. Reproduced courtesy of the artist and Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane

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.
Sept 4 to Oct 18 Cream: Four decades of Australian Art, and Creative Generation.

Australian & Oceanic Art Gallery
Cnr Grant and Warner streets, Port Douglas 4877.
(07) 4099-4494.
Fax: 4099-4417.
Contact: Tom and Kerry Colrain.
Representing contemporary Australian artists including Lockhart River artists Rosella Namok and Samantha Hobson, Denis Nona, Geoffrey Dyer, Arone Meeks and many others.

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.
To Sept 6 Zugubal: Ancestor Spirits by Alick Tipoti.
To Sept 13 Out of Queensland – New Indigenous Textiles.

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) 4050-9494.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
KickArts is regional Queenslandís 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.
Sept 19 to Oct 3 Border Track by Seabastion Toast.
Also, Ebb and Flow by Steve Tyerman.

Glass Xpressions Glass Art Gallery
9/5 Activity Crescent, Molendinar, Gold Coast 4214.
(07) 5564-5530.
Mon-Fri 8.00 to 4.30.
Leaders in custom made Glass Wall Art & Sculpture.
Visit us today at our Gold Coast based Glass Art & Studio.

Left: Lisa de Boer, Glass Steampunk Clock, 2015, mixed media on glass, 135 x 140cm
Right: Lisa de Boer, Georgie’s Girl (detail), 2015, mixed media on glass, 85.5 x 110cm

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.
To Sept 13 Gallery 2: John Olsen: Teeming with life.
Sept 12 to Oct 25 Foyer Gallery: Indigenous Artist Camp Exhibition.
Sept 12 to Nov 1 Gallery 1: We don’t need a map.
Sept 19 to Oct 18 Gallery 2: ENERGIES.

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.
Sept 19 to Oct 20 (opening Sat Sept 19, 4-6pm by Fred Luddite, Artist and Arts Educator) Roadworks solo exhibition by Simon Roots.

South East Region

Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery (SRAG)
Cnr Lock and Marsh streets, Stanthorpe 4380.
(07) 4681-1874.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 1.00.

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.
Sept 12 to Oct 25 Creative Spirit: Douglas Annand Watercolours. Creative Spirit celebrates the studio practice of Toowoomba born artist, Douglas Annand (1903-1976). While Annand is recognised primarily for his graphic designs and large public commissions, this exhibition highlights a little known aspect of his practice, his skill as a painter of highly original watercolours. Curated by Ross Searle. The Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery wishes to acknowledge the support of the Gordon Darling Foundation. Touring to Cairns Regional Art Gallery and Tweed River Art Gallery in 2016.
Sept 19 to Nov 1 Contemporary Wearables ’15: Biennial Jewellery Award and Exhibition. Attracting entries from prominent and emerging jewellers from Australia and New Zealand, this award recognises and promotes innovation in design and use of materials in the creation of jewellery. This year’s award exhibition was juried by Historian and artist-jeweller, Dr Dorothy Erickson and Assistant Curator, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Melanie Pitkin. Curated by Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery. Touring to other Australian Galleries in 2016.

Sunshine Coast

Noosa Regional Gallery
Level 1, 9 Pelican Street (PO Box 141), Riverside, Tewantin 4565.
(07) 5329-6145.
Director: Nina Shadforth.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Aug 27 to Oct 18 Floating Land 2015: Reflect and Re-imagine will provide an opportunity to pause and reconnect with the grassroots beginnings of this event, exploring the connection between art, the environment and the local community. Now in its 8th iteration, Floating Land: Reflect & Re-imagine will have a strong local focus, celebrating artworks and artists involved in previous ‘Floating Land’ events.
Also, Interpretations of Place explores five natural Noosa features through the eyes of painters, photographers and poets.

Western District

Dogwood Crossing, Miles
81 Murilla Street, Miles 4415.
(07) 4679-4430.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00, closed Sun.
Sept 12 to Oct 27 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: Drawn to the Future by Patricia Hinz and Priscilla Mundell. Curved Wall: The Next Generation, Art by the Grandchildren.

Left: Patricia Hinz, Bark Patterns Pink, 2015, mixed media, 78 x 48cm
Right: Priscilla Mundell, Fruit Bowl, 2014, mixed media, 80 x 103cm