April 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 April 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.
April 1 to May 2 Ömie artist Rex Warrimou (Sahbïo) – Jije dor’e Dahor’e (Star on the Mountain).

FireWorks Gallery
52a Doggett Street, Newstead 4006.
(07) 3216-1250.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To April 25 Glen Mackie: B+W prints from the Torres Strait Islands.
Also, Serena Bonson: Wangarra spirit sculptures.

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.
To April 18 A Time and a Place: Landscapes from the Griffith University Art Collection, curated by Naomi Evans and Lisa Bryan-Brown.

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.
April 15 to May 16 Numismatics by Joachim Froese.

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 April 18 Slush Fable by Michael Muir.
April 21 to May 16 Lara Merrett.

Muk Muk Fine Art
‘La Galerie’ Sofitel Brisbane, 249 Turbot Street, Brisbane CBD 4000.
Art consultant available Mon-Fri.

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.
April 7 to May 2 Vera Möller.

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 April 26 Hanga: Modern Japanese prints.
To May 24 Sublime: Contemporary works from the Collection.
March 28 to June 14 The Founding Years 1895-1915: A Collection for Queensland.
To April 19 Children’s Art Centre: Yayoi Kusama ‘The obliteration room’.
To May 10 Children’s Art Centre: Journey to Fantastic Lands.
To June 7 David Lynch: Between Two Worlds. Ticketed.
To Sept 20 We can make another future: Japanese art after 1989.
March 28 to June 21 Michael Parekowhai: The Promised Land.

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.

Lauren Berkowitz, Weeds and wildflowers, 2014, medicinal and edible wild cabbage, fennel and blackberry nightshade
Courtesy the artist

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.

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.
March 29 to May 10 100book: A personal histories international artists’ book exhibition.

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.
Until July Mackay creatives: Online artistsπ directory.
April 10 to May 17 Transparent: Watercolour in Queensland 1850-1980′s – Have you seen the Old Mackay. Also, Anzac 100: Memories & mementos.

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.
www.antheapolsonart.com.au Director: Anthea Polson.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 4 Recent Paintings by Anwen Keeling.
April 4 to 18 Blue Chip Exhibition. Also, Flux by Nikky Morgan-Smith.

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 April 19 War & Peace exhibition.
To May 31 Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award 2015.

Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery
Studio 87, 87 Ridgeway Avenue, Southport 4215.
(07) 5532-7170.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, weekends by appt.
April 11 to May 24 (opening Sat April 11, 4.30pm by Bruce Heiser, Director, Heiser Gallery, Brisbane ) 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.
March 26 to May 10 Essence by Justin Bishop. Using the genre of still life as a point of departure, artist Justin Bishop returns to SRAG to present his recent body of work. These works pivot at the nexus between representation and abstraction all framed within the domestic tabletop.
Also, Forms of Containment by Meg Viney. Environmental and mixed media artist, Meg Viney, interprets and transforms the pods of Australian flora, Mother Nature’s cast-offs, through the use of felt, paper, silk and pod seeds.
Also, My Journey by Bogdan Dlugosz. Artist Bodgan Dlugosz’ urban landscapes and architecture are featured as the artist builds an artistic bridge between the blue skies of Queensland and the grey skies of the Polish winter using oils and pastels.

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 June 28 Poppies for Reg and Ruby: Remembering the Great War through the Lindsay Family. Also, War-Heads: Portraits from the Gallery’s Collections.
April 18 to June 7 Bimblebox: art – science – nature. Inspired by the life found at the Bimblebox Nature Refuge, a group of selected artists camped and captured the environmental, social and scientific significance of this unique landscape currently under threat from coal mining. This is a touring exhibition partnered by Museums & Galleries Queensland and Redland Art Gallery in association with Bimblebox Nature Refuge. Assisted by the Australian Government through the Australian Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, the Gordon Darling Foundation and proudly sponsored by Artfully, Tangible Media, Planet Boab, Wotif.com, Platypus Graphics, artisan and At A Glance.

Left: Luke Roberts, All Souls Day (Tree), 2009, photographic performance from the series ‘All Souls Day’; pigment ink on cotton rag paper, 180 x 120cm unframed
Camera: John Elliott. Image courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane
Right: Jill Sampson, Mending the Future, 2013, mixed media installation; wool, silk, cotton, spear grass, bone, 219 x 232 x 135cm
Photo: Carl Warner

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.
To May 3 Tangled Up in Hue! – Rob Roy explores the boundaries between painting and photography. His exhibition of large, vibrant and textural works evoke emotional responses and challenge the viewer to a different perspective on photography.

Rob Roy, Floored!, 2014, metallic photographic paper in semi-solid laminate 100% UV protected mounted on Perspex, 100 x 100cm

Also, Sound Track – Brisbane artist Salli Sixpence uses macro-photography and bevelled mirror and sunlight refraction to create a reinterpretation of all things botanical. A petal, a twig, a pebble, a stick. Salt, sump oil, coffee, coloured card – all morph into entirely new life forms and vistas, and Dear Dor’ I’m Done For… by Salli Sixpence – One hundred years have passed since CJ Dennis wrote The Sentimental Bloke an endearing series about the Great War. Sixpence illuminates aspects of CJ Dennis’ writings and character; Ginger Mick through abstract assemblages captured in photographs as a sensitive alignment to the ANZAC Centenary.

Salli Sixpence, Icarus, 2015, Macrophoto on rag paper, 100 x 120cm
Courtesy of the artist

Also, Noosa Skyscapes – photographer, Judith Ahern investigates and photographs the coastal environs and skyscapes of the Noosa area. Her work addresses the landscape as a theme and also encompasses an exploration of the digital processes.

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.
To April 14 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: 1 Land 3 Views by Rex Backhaus-Smith, Tom McAulay and Jim Kinch. Curved Wall Gallery: Memory Keepers by Dorothy Haig.