May 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 May 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, Michael Cook, Fiona Foley, Ian Friend, Dennis Nona, Ömie Artists, Michel Tuffery, Katarina Vesterberg and William Yang.
May 6 to June 6 Black Dogs, Love and Crutches by Karla Dickens.

Left: Karla Dickens, The nips are getting bigger, 2014
Right: Karla Dickens, The Weight of Grief, 2014, mixed media, 45 x 58 cm x 40cm

FireWorks Gallery
52a Doggett Street, Newstead 4006.
(07) 3216-1250.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
May 1 to June 30 Rolling exhibitions: Yvonne Mills-Stanley, Matthew Johnson and Ronnie Tjampitjinpa.

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.
www.griffith.edu.au/art-gallery Free entry.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
May 8 to July 18 Elemental Phenomena – Ella Barclay, Robin Fox, Michaela Gleave and Jason Hendrick Hansma.

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 May 16 Numismatics by Joachim Froese.
May 20 to June 13 Endure by Keith Burt.

Jan Murphy Gallery
486 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3254-1855.
www.janmurphygallery.com.au Director: Jan Murphy.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
To May 16 What goes around comes around by Lara Merrett.
May 19 to June 13 Topsy-turvy by Monica Rohan.

Muk Muk Fine Art
‘La Galerie’ Sofitel Brisbane, 249 Turbot Street, Brisbane CBD 4000.
Art consultant available Mon-Fri.
Until 4 July Fine Detail intricate works from Central Australia. Read more

Left: Anna Price Petyarre, My Country, 150 x 150cm, acrylic on linen. Courtesy of Muk Muk Fine Art, Brisbane
Right: Kay Rubuntja Naparrula, Ngapa, acrylic on linen, 40.5 x 89cm

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.
May 5 to 30 Peter Churcher.

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 May 24 Sublime: Contemporary works from the Collection.
To June 14 The Founding Years 1895-1915: A Collection for Queensland.
To June 7 David Lynch: Between Two Worlds. Ticketed.
To June 21 Michael Parekowhai: The Promised Land.
To July 12 Creative Generation.
To Sept 20 We can make another future: Japanese art after 1989.
May 23 to Oct 25 Children’s Art Centre: Art on the Wild Side.

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 May 3 Garden explores the aesthetic, conceptual and therapeutic possibilities of the garden motif.
May 9 to June 28 Quaternary surveys women graduates of QUT Visual Arts whose works explore the affective power of colour. Read more

Jemima Wyman, Green grid, 2011, hand cut photo collage

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 May 2 Unwrapped: Showcasing new acquisitions by gift and donation.
May 9 to July 11 Koala Land: Mark Gerada.

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 May 10, 100book: A personal histories international artists’ book exhibition. Read more
May 17 to June 28 Geometricks II: Lyndal Hargrave. Also, Stone, water and living earth.

Elsi Vassdal Ellis, What’s in a name cowgirl blues (detail), 2014, archival inkjet on Mohawk Superfine 100# text, pamphlet sewn, soft cover artists’ books

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.

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 17 Transparent: Watercolour in Queensland 1850-1980′s, and Have you seen the Old Mackay. Also, Anzac 100: Memories & mementos.
May 22 to July 5 Remain in Light: photography from the MCA Collections, and Bodywork: Australian Jewellery.

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.
May 16 to 30 Light by Gordon Richards.

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 May 31 Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award 2015.
To June 7 East Coast Encounter.

Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery
Studio 87, 87 Ridgeway Avenue, Southport 4215.
(07) 5532-7170.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, weekends by appt.
To May 24 Walking Through French Fields solo exhibition by Donna Malone.

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.
May 14 to June 28 Tattersalls 150th Anniversary Exhibition. To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Tattersalls Brisbane, the monumental collection will be taken from the club house at Queen Street Mall and shown at Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery.
Also, Joe Wilkinson – Contemplate. Granite Belt Artist Joe Wilkinson returns to present a new selection of small paintings on the theme of ‘Contemplation and Reflection’. The works invite a sense of recognition of some aspects of the image, but then evoke a puzzling challenge as to what it is that one actually sees. This all makes for a stimulating visual experience.

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.
May 16 to June 28 Amos Gallery: Artists’ Books & Multiples: A selection of works from the Centre for the Artist Book. Artists’ books are not books about art. They are artworks in the book format. However, some of the artists’ books in this exhibition bear little resemblance to the traditional book. From the exceptionally large to the surprisingly small, the artists’ books and multiples on display from the Centre for the Artist Book (grahame galleries + editions, Brisbane) highlight the interest both artists and viewers have for this medium.

Left: Madonna Staunton, Untitled artist book (closed), 1996, mixed media, 14.5 x 11.5cm. Courtesy the Centre for the Artist Book, grahame galleries + editions 
Right: Madonna Staunton, Untitled artist book (open), 1996, mixed media, 14.5 x 11.5cm. Courtesy the Centre for the Artist Book, grahame galleries + editions

Sunshine Coast

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.
May 7 to June 7 Tales from the Eastern Highlands by Ulrike Sturm – the experience of living in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea as a child has had an enduring influence on artist Ulrike Sturm. The works in this exhibition are an exploration of the artist’s memories using the technique of hand-cut vinyl.
Also, From Here and There – in 1994 the Commonwealth Government formally recognised Australian South Sea Islander (ASSI) people as a distinct cultural community. Twenty years on this exhibition brings together ASSI artists to creatively explore the hidden and difficult stories associated with ASSI heritage.

Western District

Dogwood Crossing, Miles
81 Murilla Street, Miles 4415.
(07) 4679-4430.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 10 to 5.30, Sat 10.00 to 12.30, closed Sun.
To May 30 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: Metaphysica by Ah Xian. Curved Wall: In The Looking Glass by Six Artists From Out of Nowhere.

Left: Ah Xian, Metaphysica: Red Fish, 2007, bronze, brass and oil paint. Purchased 2009 with funds from Tim Fairfax, AM, through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation. Collection: Queensland Art Gallery.
Right: Barbara Hancock, Untitled Self Portrait, 2014, acrylic on canvas