June 2018 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 a gallery and artist index, and profiles of current art exhibitions. Queensland art galleries and their June 2018 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, prints and sculptures by leading contemporary Australian, Melanesian and Polynesian artists, including: Lincoln Austin, Leonard Brown, Michael Cook, Karla Dickens, Ruki Famé (PNG), Fiona Foley, Simon Gende (PNG), Taloi Havini (Bougainville), Dennis Nona (Torres Strait), ÖMIE Artists (PNG), Michel Tuffery (New Zealand/Polynesia), Katarina Vesterberg and William Yang.
To June 16, Glas bilong lukluk long Wol (Mirror to the world) by Simon Gende.
June 20 to July 21 Novus florilegium (New gathering of flowers) by Katarina Vesterberg.

Simon Gende, Plasticman traffic officer of Goroka PNG, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 71 x 107cm
Courtesy the artist and Andrew Baker Art Dealer

Katarina Vesterberg, Bayside dunes, 2016, oil on linen, 75 x 112cm
Courtesy the artist and Andrew Baker Art Dealer

Contemporary Art Awards Exhibitions
T 0407-739-871.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To June 11 Contemporary Art Awards 2018 Finalist Exhibition.
June 1 to 29 Avid Connections by Ruby Purple.

FireWorks Gallery
52a Doggett Street, Newstead 4006.
(07) 3216-1250.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To June 16 The Call from Papunya by Michael Nelson Jagamara and Imants Tillers.
June 22 to Aug 4 Anniversary Group Show.

Graydon Gallery
29 Merthyr Road, New Farm 4005 .
A modern rental art gallery space ideal for short term exhibitions showcasing all art mediums from established, emerging and group artists.

Jan Manton Art
Contemporary Australian + International Art
1/93 Fortescue Street, Spring Hill 4000.
(07) 3831-3060, 0419-657-768.
Director: Jan Manton.
Wed-Fri by appt, Sat 10.00 to 4.00 no appt required.
Jan Manton Art has a changing program of leading and emerging contemporary artists.
May 30 to June 23 Affirmative by Jane James.

Jane James, I, 2018, synthetic polymer on linen, 91 x 101cm. Courtesy the artist and Jan Manton Art

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.
May 29 to June 23 Tjala Arts. Read more…
June 26 to July 21 Fred Fowler.

Ken Sisters Collaborative, 2017. Courtesy the artists, Tjala Arts and Jan Murphy Gallery

Mitchell Fine Art
86 Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3254-2297.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.30, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
May 30 to June 23 Dirty Deeds by Franck Gohier.
June 27 to July 21 Women of Utopia.

Franck Gohier, ŒRoxanne, acrylic on board, 120 x 90cm. Courtesy the artist and Mitchell Fine Art

Emily Kame Kngwarreye, ŒAntwelarr (Bush Yam Dreaming), acrylic on canvas, 80 x 183cm. Courtesy the artist and Mitchell Fine Art

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, Fri 10.00 to 7.00.
To Oct 28 Life in Irons: Brisbane’s Convict Stories.

Petrie Terrace Gallery
home of the RQAS
Unit 3, 162 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane 4000.
(07) 3367-1977.
Welcomes membership from professional and hobby artists, open and members exhibitions, workshops, private gallery hire, corporate and event hire.

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.
June 5 to 30 Fred Williams.

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)
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 Aug 12 Problem-Wisdom: Thai Art in the 1990s.
To Sept 2 Judith Wright: In the Garden of Good and Evil.
Ongoing, Australian Collection Reimagined.
June 2 to Oct 7 Tony Albert: Visible.
To July 29 Measures of Distance, and Time and Tides: Art in the Torres.
To Aug 5 Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection. Ticketed.
Also, Patricia Piccinini: Curious Creatures’ Children’s Art Centre Project.
To Sept 23 The Long Story.
GOMA Children’s Art Centre:
o July 29 Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art 2018.
To Oct 7 Tony Albert: We Can Be Heroes.

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.
June 16 to Aug 26 Abstraction: Celebrating Australian Women Abstract Artists – examines ways that Australian women artists have championed abstraction in the 21st century. A National Gallery of Australia exhibition.
Also, Salon de Fleurus – a contemporary reconstruction of Gertrude Stein’s Parisian salon that existed from 1904-34.

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 July 10 Gadal Gajal Bujong Quandamookajen: Salt Water Murris Quandamooka.

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.
June 3 to July 15 #luvRedlands and Material Matters by Kay S Lawrence.

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.

The University of Queensland 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.
To July 8 Robert Smithson: Time Crystals presents sculpture, photography, film, drawings and texts borrowed from major Australian and international collections.
To Aug 5 in site: process, performance, documentation – juxtaposes Australian experimental art practice from the 1960s and 1970s with more recent artworks that explore related ideas.

Gold Coast

Anthea Polson Art
Shop 120 Marina Mirage, 74 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach 4217.
(07) 5561-1166.
Director: Anthea Polson.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
To June 9 The Quickening by Melitta Perry and Ways Of Mapping Sunshine by Seabastion Toast.
June 16 to 30 Indochine by Samantha Everton. Read more…

Samantha Everton, Willow, 2018, pigment ink on canson rag, edition of 8, 85 x 117cm. Courtesy the artist and Anthea Polson Art

Gallery at HOTA
HOTA, Home of the Arts
Home of the Arts, 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise 4217.
(07) 5588-4067.
Free entry.
Mon-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To July 15 We are Gold Coast: works from the Gallery at HOTA collection.

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.
June 2 to July 30 (opening Sat June 2, 4-6pm) Broome Sketchbook: An artist in residency at Roebuck Bay – sketches, paintings and drawings by Deb Mostert.

Deb Mostert, Godwits resting, sketch, watercolour, 25 x 30cm. Courtesy the artist and Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery

Sunshine Coast

Montville Art Gallery
138 Main Street, Montville 4560.
(07) 5442-9211.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.

Noosa Regional Gallery
Ground floor, 9 Pelican Street (PO Box 141), Riverside, Tewantin 4565.
(07) 5329-6145.
Tue-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 3.00 closed Mondays, public holidays and during exhibition changeovers.
To June 17 Paris-Noosa: Art, Environment & Realism by Phil Rolton.
Also, Have you ever wondered? by Miles Allen, and Naked Beauty Displayed by Glenise Clelland.
June 21 to July 15 Imaginate.

Stevens Street Gallery
2 Stevens Street, Yandina 4561.
Wed-Sat 9.00 to 1.00, or by appt.

Yandina Historic House
3 Pioneer Road, Yandina 4561.
(07) 5472-7181.
Art Gallery Co-ordinator: Fiona Groom croakin@bigpond.net.au
Daily 9.30 to 2.30.
Gallery, craft shop, local history, local art and artists.

South East Region

Davson Gallery
Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre, 34 Lake Apex Drive, Gatton 4343.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 12.00, or by appt.
Through June, Celebrations by Sharon Davson.

Gympie Regional Gallery
39 Nash Street, Gympie 4570.
(07) 5481-0733
Fax 5483-8904.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
The gallery promotes the development of the arts as an integral part of the lives and industry of the local community.

Logan Art Gallery
Cnr Wembley Road and Jacaranda Avenue, Logan Central 4114.
(07) 3412-5519.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
June 15 to July 21 (opening Fri June 15, 6-8pm) Envisage-unseen rhythms by Rachael Lee.
Artist talk: Fri June 15, 5.30pm.

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 Mon and public hols.
To July 1 Interlocked.

Deborah Klein, Anon, 1998, inocut, 56.5 x 38cm
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery – Toowoomba City Collection 501 / Reproduced by kind permission

To June 24 The Lady & The Unicorn.

Arthur Boyd, Merric Boyd jug and unicorn, 1979, oil on canvas. Reproduced with the permission of Bundanon Trust
Courtesy Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery and the Bundanon Trust Collection

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 Aug 5 Hold this closely: John Honeywill.
To Aug 19, 2018 Libris Awards: The Australian Artists’ Book Prize.
Also, The Wall: Luke Mallie.

Bundaberg Regional Galleries
1 Barolin Street, Bundaberg 4670.
(07) 4130-4750 .
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun and public hols 9.00 to 1.00.
To July 8 Gallery Two: Remember Me: The Lost Diggers of Vignacourt.
June 8 to Aug 5 Gallery One: The Last Decade by Hobie Porter. The Vault: Cut Together by Simon Degroot.

Cairns Art 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 June 17 Obsessed!
To June 24 Seeing voices.
To July 1 Fred Williams: Weipa Series.
Also, Danie Mellor: Proximity and Perception. Read more…
Also, Selling the Shadow.
July 6 to Sept 23 Continental Drift – Black / Blak art from South Africa and North Australia.

Danie Mellor, The distance (envisioning Girrugarr), 2017, lambda print on metallic photographic paper, 127 x 153cm. Private collection, Victoria

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2018
Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal
July 13 to 15 CIAF: Cairns Indigenous Art Fair is Australia’s premier Indigenous art fair.
Presenting art, dance, music, fashion.
Free and ticketed events.

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) 4050-9496.
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.

Western District

Dogwood Crossing, Miles
81 Murilla Street, Miles 4415.
(07) 4628-5330.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00, closed Sun.
To July 16:
John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: People Like Us – a new media exhibition curated by UNSW Galleries Director Felicity Fenner. A National Exhibitions Touring Support Australia exhibition developed by UNSW Galleries and toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW. The National Touring Initiative is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its principal arts funding body, and by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.

Angelica Mesiti, Rapture (silent anthem), 2009, single-channel video, 10 minutes, 10 seconds.
Courtesy the artist, Anna Schwartz Gallery and Dogwood Crossing Miles

Curved Wall: Miles High Showcase – an exhibition of artwork created by Miles State High School Visual Art Students.

Georgina Garnsey, Marilyn, 2018, graphite and ink on paper, 20 x 30cm. Courtesy the artist and Dogwood Crossing Miles