October 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 October 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 Awis Artis (Vanuatu), Lincoln Austin, Leonard Brown, Anna Carey, Michael Cook, Karla Dickens, Fiona Foley, Dennis Nona, Ömie Artists, Michel Tuffery, Katarina Vesterberg and William Yang.
To Oct 17 Close-up by Alan Constable.

Alan Constable, Not titled (green and brown Polaroid camera), 2015, ceramic, 15 × 19 × 16cm

Oct 21 to Nov 21 Hijominöe modéjadé (Guided by Ancestors): Ömie Artists’ 10th Anniversary Exhibition.

Jean-Mary Warrimou

FireWorks Gallery
52a Doggett Street, Newstead 4006.
(07) 3216-1250.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To Oct 24 Three exhibitions by three Queensland artists – Pat Hoffie, Ian Waldron and Scott Redford.


Pat Hoffie, Bob (the boar), 2015, mixed media, 93 x 79cm
Ian Waldron, Brumby, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 90 x 130cm

Scott Redford, Fun + Games

grahame galleries + editions
1 Fernberg Road, Paddington 4064.
Open by appointment.
To Oct 23 the holes in the land by Judy Watson. Read more…

Judy Watson, the holes in the land 3, 2015, 4 plate colour etching, 54 x 70cm

Griffith University Art Gallery (GUAG)
Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, 226 Grey Street, South Bank 4101.
(07) 3735-3140.
www.griffith.edu.au/art-gallery Free entry.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
To Nov 7 Experimental Thinking, curated by Katherine Moline.

Jan Manton Art
Contemporary Australian + International Art
1/93 Fortescue Street, Spring Hill 4000.
(07) 3831-3060.
www.janmantonart.com 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.
Oct 19 to Nov 14 Imants Tillers.

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 Oct 3 Cross my heart by Linde Ivimey.
Oct 6 to 31 Future Ruins by Victoria Reichelt, and Shapeshifters by Heidi Yardley.

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.
To Oct 17 Kimberly Ochres.
Oct 20 to Nov 14 Brisbane & Beyond by Bernard Ollis.

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.
To April 3, 2016 Cloud Land a photographic exhibition like no other by Robyn Stacey.

Robyn Stacey, Room 936 Royal on the Park, 2015, Unframed: 110 x 146.7cm
Courtesy the artist and Museum of Brisbane, Queensland

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 Oct 17 June Tupicoff.
Oct 20 to Nov 14 Peter Anderson.

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 Oct 11 The Photograph and Australia. Ticketed.
To Oct 11 GOMA Q: Contemporary Queensland Art.
Children’s Art Centre: Art on the Wild Side.
To Oct 18 Robert MacPherson: The Painter’s Reach. Free.
To Oct 25 Daniel Crooks: Motion Studies.

Daniel Crooks, Static No.9 (a small section of something larger) (still), 2005, single channel video, 13:29min, 16:9, colour, stereo
Courtesy the artist, Anna Schwartz Gallery and Future Perfect

To Nov 15 Australian Cinémathéque: The Western

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.
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.

Ian Burn, installation photograph for Xerox Books, Pinacotheca, 1969, black and white photograph
© Estate of Ian Burn

Also, TEXT brings together a diverse selection of works from the QUT Art Collection that use text in creative, clever, and compelling ways.

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 9.00 to 5.00, Thurs 8.30 to 7.30, Sat 9.00 to 4.00.
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.
Oct 11 to Nov 22 East Coast Encounter: Re-imagining 1770.

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.
To Oct 31 Kunawarritji Leading Ladies – Nora Wompi, Nora Nungabar and Bugai Whyoulter.

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 Oct 18 Cream: Four decades of Australian Art, and Creative Generation.
Through Oct The new black: Contemporary Indigenous works from the collection.
Oct 23 to Dec 6 Bimblebox: Art – Science – Nature. Also, Offshoots: A florilegium from the Cairns Botanic Gardens.

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.

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.
Oct 17 to 31 New Works by John Giese.

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 Nov 1 We don’t need a map: a Martu experience of the Western Desert.
To Oct 18 ENERGIES 2015.
To Oct 25 My Story: South Stradbroke Island Indigenous Artist Camp Exhibition.
Oct 24 to Dec 6 Flesh: The Gold Coast in the 1960s, 70s & 80s.

Hillier and Skuse Gallery
88 Bundall Road, Bundall 4217.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 6.00.
Exciting new GC Gallery curated by artists.
To Nov 14 About Earth and Ocean by featured artists Chris Seale and Mark Pryer.

Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery
Studio 87, 87 Ridgeway Avenue, Southport 4215.
(07) 5532-7170.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, weekends by appt.
From Oct 24 Critical Escape solo exhibition by Shannon Doyle.
To be officially opened by Jodi Ferrari, Public Programs, Gold Coast City Gallery.

Shannon Doyle, The Painter (Self Portrait with Mahl Stick), acrylic on canvas, 120 x 120cm

South East Region

Eastern Trailhead, Wyaralong Dam
The Wyaralong Sculpture Festival and Symposium
Scenic Rim – Wyaralong Dam Access Road, Wyaralong
To Oct 11 The Wyaralong Sculpture Festival and Symposium will feature seven acclaimed Queensland, Australian and international sculptors who will create individual sculptures over 16 days to create a new Lake Wyaralong Sculpture Park on the banks of Wyaralong Dam in South East Queensland.
Booking and details: www.badcap.org/wyaralong/ BADCAP is a not-for-profit community volunteer-run group.
This event is culmination of five years of planning and fund raising.

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.
To Oct 25 Resonance – The Borderline Regional Artist Association return to present their biennale exhibition.

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.
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.
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.
To Oct 18 Interpretations of Place.
Oct 23 to Dec 6 Opened and Closed by Ken Munsie.

Ken Munsie, Wanderlust (detail), 2015, found objects, 55 x 70 x 13cm. Courtesy the artist

Also, Pas de Deux, and Notions of an Ordinary Yarn by Anne Harris.

Left: Susan Bowers and Fiona Dempster, Pas de Deux,  collage of works. Courtesy the artists
Right: Ann Harris, Notions of an Ordinary Yarn. Image: Christine Hall

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.
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, Gum Trees – a Personal View, 2015, mixed media, 75 x 60cm
Right: Priscilla Mundell, Fruit Bowl, 2014, Ink, bitumen, collage, pastels and watercolour on paper, 103 x 80cm