October Listings

Queensland art galleries and their exhibition schedules are listed below, grouped by region. For listings in other Australian states please use the What’s On menu above.


Andrew Baker Art Dealer
New location
29 Merthyr Road, New Farm 4005.
(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, Marian Drew, Ruki Famé, Fiona Foley, Stephen Hart, Donna Marcus, Michel Tuffery and Katarina Vesterberg.
To Oct 16 Sam Bullock: Autistic spectrum: Darkness and light.
Sept 29 to Oct 23 Lincoln Austin: Between black and white is a rainbow.

45 King Street, Bowen Hills 4006.
(07) 3215-0800.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
artisan is Queensland’s home of craft and design. Gallery, store and workshop space supporting and promoting contemporary craft and design practice for both makers and their audiences.
To Nov 12 Pulp Friction is a group exhibition showcasing designs, installations and complex paper works to examine cultural issues surrounding Chinese diasporic communities. Artworks by Christine Ko, Pamela See and Yianqiao Jiang investigate Chinese folk culture, cultural tourism, commodification and the stereotyping of cultures.

Yianqiao Jiang, an exhibition of Multiculturalism, Tourism and Culturally Sensitive Design in Chinatowns in Brisbane, 2020. Photograph: Louis Lim. Courtesy the artist and artisan

FireWorks Gallery
9/31 Thompson Street, Bowen Hills 4006.
(07) 3216-1250.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To Oct 16 Rod Moss: All My Fat Country, and Samantha Hobson: Willa blo punga.
Oct 21 to Nov 27 Evidence of Scale: Ghost Nets from Pormpuraaw Art & Culture Centre.

Samantha Hobson, Willa blo punga, 2021, acrylic on canvas, 100 × 150cm. Courtesy the artist and FireWorks Gallery

Griffith University Art Museum
226 Grey Street, South Bank 4101.
(07) 3735-7414.
Refer to gallery website for opening times and exhibition program.

Institute of Modern Art
Judith Wright Arts Centre, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3252-5750.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Oct 9 to Dec 18 (opening night and announcement Friday Oct 22, 6-8pm) the churchie emerging art prize 2021 – join us at the Institute of Modern Art to celebrate the official opening and prize announcement of the churchie emerging art prize 2021. The winner of the $15,000 Major Prize sponsored byBSPN Architecturewill be announced on the evening by guest judge Rhana Devenport ONZM, Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia. Bringing together 14 artists from across the country, the finalists’ exhibition surveys the compelling and diverse work being produced by emerging artists today. The 2021 finalists are: Akil Ahamat, Tiyan Baker, Christopher Bassi, Leon Russell (Cameron) Black, Ohni Blu, Riana Head-Toussaint, Visaya Hoffie, Kait James, Alexa Malizon, Kyra Mancktelow, Ivy Minniecon, Nina Sanadze, Jayanto Tan, and Joanne Wheeler. The 2021 finalists’ exhibition is guest curated by artist, writer, and curator Grace Herbert in a role supported byArmitstead ART Consulting.

Oct 9 to Dec 18 Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan: See/Through – Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan create large-scale artworks that engage with ideas of home, family, memory, sustainability, migration, and Australia-Asia relations.

Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan., Preparation for piña weaving, Philippines, 2019. Courtesy the artists and Institute of Modern Art

Oct 9 to Dec 18 Thao Nguyen Phan: Becoming Alluvium is the first exhibition in Australia by Ho Chi Min City-based artist Thao Nguyen Phan. This single-channel colour film continues her ongoing research into the Mekong River and the cultures that it nurtures. It explores the environmental and social changes caused by the expansion of agriculture, overfishing and economic migration of farmers to urban areas.

Thao Nguyen Phan, Becoming Alluvium, 2019, single-channel colour video, 00:16:40. Courtesy the artist and Institute of Modern 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.
To Oct 9 Group exhibition.
Oct 12 to 30 Robert Malherbe, and Claudia Greathead.

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.
Oct 6 to Nov 6 Odyssey by Stewart MacFarlane.
Nov 10 to Dec 22 Twenty – Female Group Show.

Stewart MacFarlane, Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, 2019, oil on canvas, 147 × 106.5cm. 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.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 27, 2022 Gallery 2: City in the Sun – large-scale new contemporary artworks alongside historical imagery reveals how the city’s history of migration, tourism, climate, environment and geographic location has contributed to the images of a subtropical oasis of leisure and abundance. Dome Gallery: Blak Superheroes by Yuwi, Torres Strait Islander and Australian-born South Sea Island man Dylan Mooney depicts First Nations characters in a dynamic comic-book style. Incorporating a combination of drawing, printmaking and street art, inspired by history, culture and community.

‘City in the Sun’ 2021. Photograph: Toby Scott. Courtesy Museum of Brisbane

To Feb 27, 2022 carriers of memory – presents new acquisitions from the Museum of Brisbane Collection by First Nations artists: Kim Ah Sam, Sonja Carmichael and her daughter Elisa Jane Carmichael, and Kyra Mancktelow.

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.
Sept 28 to Oct 23 Rick Amor, and John Honeywill.
Oct 26 to Nov 20 Jude Rae.

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)
Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Bank, Brisbane 4101.
(07) 3840-7303..
Free entry, unless otherwise stated.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Good Friday, Christmas and Boxing Day.
To Nov 20 Get Up, Stand Up Indigenous Australian Art Collection.
To Oct 17 European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (ticketed). Childrens Art Centre: The Gifting Tree – Sonia Chitrakar, Archana Kumari and Kamta Tahed.

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 12.00 to 4.00, Sun 10.00 to 3.00. Closed Mon and public hols. Visit website for programs and events.
Oct 9 to Feb 27, 2022 Thinking into Being: QUT Alumni Triennial.

Redland Art Gallery
Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba 4157.
(07) 3829-8899.
Free admission.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 4.00.
To Nov 9 Early: Emma Thorp.

Emma Thorp, Stereotypical behaviours 2018, synthetic polymer paint and coloured pencils on Saunders Waterford 300gsm. Courtesy the artist and Redland Art Gallery Capalaba

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 10 A Medley of Trees: Redland Yurara Art Society.
Also, Sanctuary: Coochie Art Group.
Oct 17 to Dec 5 Neridah Stockley: A Secular View.
Also, Bill Yaxley: Lamb Island.

Neridah Stockley, Back of a house (detail), 2014, oil on hardboard, 30 x 25cm. Courtesy the artist and Redland Art Gallery Cleveland

Bill Yaxley, Backyard Lamb Island (detail), 2018, oil on canvas. Redland Art Gallery Collection. Acquired in 2019 with Redland Art Gallery Acquisition Funds. Photograph: Carl Warner. Courtesy the artist and Redland Art Gallery Cleveland

UQ Art Museum
James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (Building 11), University Drive, The University of Queensland, St Lucia 4067.
(07) 3365-3046.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00.
To Jan 22, 2022 Conflict in My Outlook_Don’t Be Evil featuring Zach Blas & Jemima Wyman, Kate Crawford & Vladan Joler, Simon Denny, Xanthe Dobbie, Sean Dockray, Forensic Architecture, Kate Geck, Elisa Giardina Papa, Matthew Griffin, Eugenia Lim, Daniel McKewen, Angela Tiatia, Suzanne Treister and Katie Vida.
To March 1, 2022 Conflict in My Outlook_We Met Online featuring Zach Blas, Natalie Bookchin, Chicks on Speed, Xanthe Dobbie, Sean Dockray, Kate Geck, Elisa Giardina Papa, Matthew Griffin, Kenneth Macqueen, Daniel McKewen and Zach Blas & Jemima Wyman.

Xanthe Dobbie, Cloud Copy, 2020, installation view ‘Don’t Be Evil’, UQ Art Museum, 2021. Photograph: Louis Lim. Courtesy the artist and UQ Art Museum

Gold Coast

Anthea Polson Art
29 Tedder Avenue, Main Beach 4217.
(07) 5561-1166, 0417-707-326.
Director: Anthea Polson.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
Oct 16 to 30 conversations with my aunt by Veronica Cay.
Also, Weathervanes And A Fish Called Myrtle by David Green.

Veronica Cay, the story so far, 2021, mixed media and collage on canvas, 102 x 120cm. Courtesy the artist and Anthea Polson Art

HOTA Gallery
135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise 4217.
(07) 5588-4000.
Sat-Thurs 10.00 to 5.00, Fri 10.00 to 8.00. Pre-bookings are strongly recommended.
HOTA Gallery is filled with multiple ideas, an unfolding experience of viewpoints and trails that challenge us to dig deeper and get lost in creative ideas.
To Oct 3 Lyrical Landscapes: The Art of William Robinson, curated by Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO. The exhibition and accompanying program of events highlight Robinson’s spiritual connection to the natural world and deep fascination with the Queensland landscape.

Sunshine Coast

Noosa Regional Gallery
Level 1, 9 Pelican Street, Riverside, Tewantin 4565.
(07) 5329-6145.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 3.00. Closed Mon, public hols and during exhibition changeover.
To Oct 31 Space in Which the Soul Can Play by Gabriel Poole.

Gabriel Poole, Lake Weyba House. Photograph: Reiner Blunck. Courtesy the artist, Elisabeth Poole and Noosa Regional Art Gallery

Oct 9 to 24 Floating Land: at the edge of ideas.

Fabrizio Biviano, Black Swan Theory (detail), 2021, Floating Land. Photograph: Jennifer Dean. Courtesy the artist and Noosa Regional Gallery

South East Region

Gympie Regional Gallery
39 Nash Street, Gympie 4570.
(07) 5481-0733.
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.

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
531 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba 4350.
(07) 4688-6652.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 10.30 to 3.30, Sun 1.00 to 4.00. Closed Mon and public hols.
To Oct 31 Contemporary Wearables ’21 Biennial Jewellery Award and Exhibition. This award exhibition is Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery’s contribution to promoting excellence in contemporary jewellery and object practice. Works on display were selected by a jury of industry professionals: Dr Elizabeth Shaw; Marian Hosking; and Dr Nicholas Bastin; and showcase some of Australia’s most prominent and emerging contemporary makers. The award winners were chosen by the appointed judge for 2021, Barbara Heath. Award acquisitions will contribute to one of Australia’s leading contemporary jewellery collections housed at Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery. Proudly supported by Toowoomba Regional Council.

2019 Award Winner Melissa Cameron, Corporate entity, corporeal entity, 2017, neckpiece: stainless steel, vitreous enamel, titanium, 10.5 x 10.5 x 1.cm; 76cm chain. Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery – Toowoomba City Collection 2339. Purchased 2019 with funds donated by Toowoomba Gallery Society Inc., 2018. © Melissa Cameron

To Oct 17 Lionel Lindsay Doubles Up. Wood engravings by the master printmaker Lionel Lindsay (1874-1961) share space, or double up, with artworks by later Australian artists that depict similar subjects, emotions and tones but in dissimilar ways.

Lionel Lindsay, The jester [Self-portrait], 1923, wood engraving, 14.5 x 9.6cm plate. Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection 317. © National Library of Australia Image (Right): Mike Parr, Organon II #11, 1988, etching, edition 3/15, 18.8 x 13.8cm. Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery – Toowoomba City Collection 285. © Mike Parr. Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne


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 17 Rosella Namok & Fiona Omeenyo: Sandbeach People.
Also, Void, and Focus on the Collection: Collaged.
To Oct 31 Tracey Robb: The Lichen Garden.

Tracey Robb, Hypogymnia Lugubris (detail), 2020, waxed polyester fabric, metallic polyester and cotton yarns, and wire, 40 x 55 x 10cm. Photograph: Jim Cullen Photography. Courtesy the artist and Artspace Mackay

Oct 22 to Jan 9, 2022 Jenna Lee: Cont.ained.

Jenna Lee, Story carrier (detail), 2020, pages of ‘Aboriginal Words and Place Names,’ bookbinding thread, and varnish. Photograph: Lean Timms. Courtesy the artist and Artspace Mackay

Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
1 Barolin Street (cnr Quay Street), Bundaberg 4670.
(07) 4130-4750 .
Mon-Fri 9.30 to 5.00, Sat-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 2.00.
To Oct 31 Ayuva Meenha by Teho Ropeyarn.
To Nov 7 Sitting Down Place, and Legacy: Reflections on Mabo.

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. Closed Sun (temporarily) and public hols.
To Oct 30 Terminus: Jess Johnson and Simon Ward.

Jess Johnson, We Dream of Networks, 2016, drawing in fibre-tip pen, fibre-tip markers and gouache. Courtesy the artist, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, and Cairns Art Gallery

To Feb 13, 2022 William T Cooper: Botanical art of the tropical rainforest.
Oct 16 to Dec 4 Women Painting Country.

CIAF: Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2021
Nov 10 to 19
Australia’s premier Indigenous Art Fair CIAF goes digital in 2021 with exclusive offers and audience access to virtual galleries, an online shop, interviews, performances and the annual fashion parade ‘Of Spirit & Story’. Buy artworks online at 2021.ciaf.com.au Go to ticketlink.com.au to explore the program of community events.

Gab Titui Cultural Centre
Cnr Blackall Street and Victoria Parade, Thursday Island 4875.
(07) 4069-0888.
www.gabtitui.gov.au www facebook.com/GabTituiCulturalCentre
Admission fees.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 4.30, Sat 9.30 to 1.00 (April-Oct), Mon-Fri 10.00 to 3.00, Sat 9.30 to 1.00 (Nov-March).
Gab Titui Cultural Centre is a contemporary art gallery and keeping place for cultural artefacts located on Thursday Island, Torres Strait. Our goal is to contribute to the preservation and revitalisation of our region’s rich cultures, and to the development and promotion of local Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal art.

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Cnr Flinders and Denham streets, Townsville 4810.
(07) 4727-9011.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 1.00.
To Nov 28 Journey Through Images: 40 Years of Perc Tucker Regional Gallery – Tate Adams, G W Bot, James Brown, William Bustard, Laura Castell, John Coburn, Ray Crooke, Russell Drysdale, Donald Friend, HAHA, Sandi Hook, Jan Hynes, Robert Jacks, Jenuarrie, Peter Lawson, Sean Leathers, Anne Lord, David Malangi, Ron McBurnie, Stewart MacFarlane, George Milpurrurru, Mini Graff, David Rowe, Jan Senbergs, Anneke Silver, Madonna Staunton, Ben Trupperbaumer, Fred Williams and many more. Perc Tucker Regional Gallery celebrates its 40th anniversary with a diverse selection of work made by the artists of Townsville, the community, and staff of the gallery past and present. Journey Through Images builds on the connections made between artist and viewer through the gallery, and through the artwork, an exhibition drawn from connections, stories and anecdotes related to our city, our region and our community.

John Coburn, Garden of desire, 1976, screenprint, printed in colour from multiple stencils, 56 × 89.8cm. Accession No: 1976.0010.000. Purchased with funds from the Townsville Art Society and the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council, 1976. City of Townsville Art Collection. Photograph: Michael Marzik. Courtesy Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Pinnacles Gallery
Riverway Art Centre, 20 Village Boulevard, Thuringowa 4817.
(07) 4727-9011.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 1.00.
To Oct 24 In Cahoots: Artists Collaborate Across Country – Fremantle Arts Centre’s ground-breaking exhibition is set to tour the nation following an incredible reception from audiences and critics alike. The exhibition took two years to put together and initiated a number of new collaborations between artists in remote and regional Aboriginal art centres and independent Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists from across Australia. In Cahoots exhibits large-scale woven installations, sculptures made from reclaimed tin, wooden objects, contemporary furniture, photographic works, paintings and much more, which speak to the distinctness not only of each community and the issues which affect them, but to each artist’s unique perspective and skills. In Cahoots is a nationally touring exhibition presented by Fremantle Arts Centre.

ony Albert, Kieran Lawson and David C. Collins, Warakurna Superhero #1, 2017, C-type print, 100 × 150cm. Courtesy the artists, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney, Warakurna Artists, Northern Territory and Pinnacles Gallery

UMI Arts
Shop 4, 1 Jensen Street, Manoora, Cairns 4870.
(07) 4041-6152.
www facebook.com/umi.arts
Instagram: @umiarts
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00.
UMI Arts is the peak Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultural organisation for Far North Queensland. Its goal is to strengthen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practices, including visual arts and crafts, dance, ceremony, story telling and music.
To Dec 1 Homelands by Dorothy Edwards, is the first solo exhibition by the Kokoberrin elder and artist, featuring prints and paintings inspired by her stories and memories of growing up on Country.

Western District

Dogwood Crossing, Miles
81 Murilla Street, Miles 4415.
(07) 4628-5330.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 12.00. Closed Sun.
To Oct 30 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: Double Vision – two artists, two visions. An exhibition of paintings by Patricia Hinz and Priscilla Mundell. Curved Wall: Country Connections – a community exhibition on display during the Miles Back to the Bush Festival.

Patricia Hinz, Butterfly and gum blossoms, 2021, acrylic on canvas, 45 x 45cm. Courtesy the artist and Dogwood Crossing, Miles

Priscilla Mundell, Acorns, 2021, acrylic on canvas, 45 x 45cm. Courtesy the artist and Dogwood Crossing, Miles

Outback Regional Gallery, Winton
Waltzing Matilda Centre, 50 Elderslie Street, Winton 4735.
(07) 4657-2625.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 9.00 to 3.00.
To Nov 7 Robert MacPherson: Boss Drovers a touring exhibition developed by the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.

Robert MacPherson, 1000 Frog Poems: 1000 Boss Drovers (“Yellow Leaf Falling”) For H.S. (detail, no. 2400), 1996-2014, graphite, ink and stain on paper, 2400 sheets: 30 × 42.5cm (each). Purchased 2014 with funds from the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation, Paul and Susan Taylor, and Donald and Christine McDonald. Collection Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art. Courtesy the artist and Outback Regional Gallery, Winton