November 2014 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 November 2014 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. Nov 26 to Dec 20 Safety Instructions by Pippin Barr.

Pippin Barr, Assist Others with Their Masks, 2011-14, inkjet print, Edition 8, 60 x 90cm

FireWorks Gallery
52a Doggett Street, Newstead 4006.
(07) 3216-1250.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To Nov 29 Big Storm Between Two Places by Michael Nelson Jagamara and Imants Tillers.

Michael Nelson Jagamara, Warumpi (Honey Ant Dreaming) moving between Pikilyi and Warnukurlparnta, 2013, acrylic on linen 202 x 300cm

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.
Nov 27 to Jan 31 The GAS: Graduate Art Show, and The Survey Co. Art Award.

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 Nov 8 Everything’s Broken by Mike Riddle.
Nov 12 to Dec 20 Nadine Cameron.

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 Nov 8 One year later, Stradbroke Island by A.J. Taylor.
Nov 11 to 29 Scavenger of the hive mind by Jason Fitzgerald.

Jugglers Art Space Inc
103 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3252-2552.
Facebook: jugglersartspace
Mon, Thurs-Fri 10.00 to 3.00 or by appt.
An artist run organisation committed to supporting artists in Brisbane.
Nov 1 to 9 Response to River: The Shed, Hamilton.

Muk Muk Fine Art
‘La Galerie’ Sofitel Brisbane,
249 Turbot Street, Brisbane CBD 4000.
Art consultant available Mon-Fri.
Showcasing Aboriginal and Contemporary Australian artists.
Summer Shades
– a bold, bright exhibition incorporating large works from a range of Aboriginal artists from Central Australia.

Eunice Napanangka Jack, Hairstring, acrylic on linen, 150 x 150cm, Muk Muk Fine Art.

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.
Oct 28 to Nov 22 Rick Amor.
Nov 25 to Dec 20 Lisa Adams.

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.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 9.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 15 Hiraki Sawa: O.
To Sept 6, 2015 Terrain: Indigenous Australian Objects and Representations.
Oct 25 to Feb 8 Tracey Moffatt: Spirited | In the Gallery and on TV.
Nov 1 to Feb 15 Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion, ticketed.
To March 1 Madonna Staunton: Out of a Clear Blue Sky.
To March 8 Terrain: Indigenous Australian Objects and Representations.
To May 24 Sublime: Contemporary works from the Collection.
To Nov 1, 2015 Island Currents: Art from Bentinck Island and the Torres Strait.

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 23 Judith Wright: Desire.
From Dec 6 Performance Now featuring Marina Abramovi, William Kentridge and Clifford Owens, among others.

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 Nov 15, then Nov 24 to Jan 24 High Schools In Focus I & II – celebrates the artistic talent from local secondary school students.

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 Nov 23 Redland Art Awards – a biennial contemporary painting competition open to all Australian artists, presented by Redland Art Gallery. Redland Art Awards 2014 features four prizes, totalling over $20,000.

Suzanne O’Connell Gallery
93 James Street, New Farm 4005.
(07) 3358-5811.
Fax 3358-5813.
www.suzanneoconnell.com (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 Anthropology Museum
St Lucia campus Brisbane
Level 1, Michie Building (9),
University of Queensland, Chancellors Place, St Lucia 4067.
(07) 3365-2674.
To Jan 25 Strong Women Strong Painting Strong Culture – a celebration of the power and importance of contemporary women’s artmaking in desert Aboriginal communities.

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 Dec 14 Ever Present: Photographs from the Collection 1850 – 1975, and Offshoots: A Florilegium from the Cairns Botanic Gardens. Dec 19 to Feb 8 Danie Mellor: Exotic Lies Sacred Ties, and Printbank Award.

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.
Nov 15 to 29 In the Spotlight by Peter Smets.

Clinton Barker Art
3b, 15 Main Street,
North Tamborine 4272.
Studio/Gallery open by appointment.

Left: Clinton Barker, Super, 2014, oil , 75 x 80cm
Right: Clinton Barker, Super (detail), 2014, oil , 75 x 80cm

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 Dec 7 Transparent: Watercolour in Queensland 1850s-1980s from the Queensland Art Gallery’s collection.
To Nov 30 Meta- – exhibits work from graduating digital media students at the Gold Coast Queensland College of Art.

Left: Melissa Spratt, ism, wire sculpture and acrylic resin, binder mediums, 2014
Right: Tyler Jackson, body space, sculpture and video art, 2014

Marks & Gardner Gallery
@ Secret Garden
69 Main Western Road,
North Tamborine 4272.
(07) 5545-4992.
Wed-Sun 9.00 to 4.00.
To Nov 23 New Works by David Hinchliffe.

Osborne + Grace Gallery
Marina Mirage, Sea World Drive,
Main Beach 4217.
(07) 5532-2282.
Paintings, prints and sculpture by Australian and international artists.

South East Region

Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery
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.
Oct 30 to Jan 18 Walls of Colour – presented by local artists, abstract expressionist Joyce Gray and mixed media artist Roslyn Creevy, will focus on the beauty of colour variations and the magical mystery of light in colour.
Also, From Earth to Fire and Beyond – members of Stanthorpe Pottery Club will show how the simple earth can be transformed and metamorphosed into exquisite and fascinating objects.

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 public hols.
Through Nov Gould Galleries. The Fred and Lucy Gould Art Collection comprises fine and decorative art holdings which were donated to Toowoomba in 1950. Fred and Lucy Gould were avid collectors of European, Asian and Australian artefacts. This semi-permanent display features some of the unique treasures and works of art from the collection, from Minton vases and 18th Century glassware to artworks by George Leslie Hunter and Ernest W Christmas.

George Leslie Hunter (1877-1931), Still life, n.d., oil on wood panel, 50.5 x 40.5cm
Inscribed l.l.:Hunter. The Fred & Lucy Gould Collection 207

Sunshine Coast

Caloundra Regional Gallery
22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra 4551.
(07) 5420-8299.
Fax 5420-8292.
Free entry.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Oct 29 to Dec 14 Cream: Four Decades of Australian Art provides a unique opportunity for regional audiences to view a survey of 20th century Australian art by some of Australia’s most recognised artists.

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 Nov 23 Ah Xian: Metaphysica – presents ten magnificent cast bronze and brass human busts by senior Chinese-Australian artist Ah Xian who is best known for his contemporary use of the ancient mediums of porcelain, lacquer, cloisonné, bronze, brass, jade and concrete. Cast from life, the unique expression and finish of each bust, as well as the distinctive symbolic objects which rest on each of their heads, include religious deities, folk art, animals and a baby boy, that reflect what people believe, love, appreciate and enjoy. Ah Xian: Metaphysica is a touring exhibition developed by The Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art.
Also, Yeats Gruin & Rick Gruin: Traces of China – a rich and engaging joint exhibition of unique, masterful ceramics and large expressionist paintings, inspired by an Artist Residency in Shenzhen, China in 2013. Their bold expressive work in two and three dimensions has been influenced by the life and human experience, old and new, encountered in China.
Also, Thousand Rolls of Batik – depicts a series of Batik artists who developed and spread the art of Batik. This exhibition highlights Batik China. In October 2009, Indonesian batik was recognised by UNESCO as a significant item of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.