November 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 November 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, 0412-990-356.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
Paintings, photographs and sculptures by leading contemporary Australian, Melanesian and Polynesian artists, including Awis Artis (Vanuatu), Lincoln Austin, Leonard Brown, Anna Carey, Michael Cook, Karla Dickens, Fiona Foley, Dennis Nona, Ömie Artists, Michel Tuffery, Katarina Vesterberg and William Yang. To Nov 21 Hijominöe modéadé (Guided by Ancestors): Ömie Artists’ 10th Anniversary Exhibition.
Nov 25 to Dec 19 Stardust by Anna Carey, and Unknowns in the Time of Climate Change by Tony Coleing.

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 28 Flight by Yvonne Mills-Stanley, and Assembly Lines by Alick Sweet.

Copyrighted image must credit Mick Richards on all uses.

Alick Sweet, A plane (ii), 2015, acrylic and oil paint on timber, 97 x 112 x 3cm

Yvonne Mills-Stanley, Kikuyu Story 4
Yvonne Mills-Stanley, Kikuyu Story 4, 2015, oil on linen, 76 x 150cm

grahame galleries + editions
1 Fernberg Road, Paddington 4064.
Open by appointment.

Graydon Gallery
29 Merthyr Road, New Farm 4005.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00, or by appt.
Oct 29 to Nov 8 The Way Back Home solo exhibition by Brisbane artist Pamela Gough – contemporary narrative landscape paintings.
Contact: 0439-677-755

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 18 to Dec 19 Brutal Truths.

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 14 Metafisica Australe by Imants Tillers.
Nov 18 to Dec 19 Java in Deep Ocean by Dadang Christanto.

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.
Nov 3 to 28 Paper Armada by Alex Seton. Read more…

Alex Seton, Paper Armada
Paper Armada, 2015 (detail), Carrara marble, dimensions variable
Photograph: Mark Pokorny

Jugglers Art Space Inc
103 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3252-2552.
Facebook: jugglersartspace.
Mon, Wed Thurs-Fri 10.00 to 4.00 during special events or by appt.
An artist run organisation committed to supporting artists in Brisbane.

Mitchell Fine Art
86 Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane 4006.
(07) 3254-2297.
To Nov 14 Brisbane and Beyond by Bernard Ollis.

Bernard Ollis, Breaky Creek Pub
Bernard Ollis, Breaky Creek Pub, oil pastel on rag paper, 66 x 92cm

Nov 18 to Dec 23 Year in Reflection.

Margaret Loy Pula, Anatye (Bush Potato)¹
Margaret Loy Pula, Anatye (Bush Potato)¹,  acrylic on linen, 122 x 122.5cm

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.
To April 3, 2016 Cloud Land a photographic exhibition like no other by Robyn Stacey.
To Jan 31, 2016 The Last Street in Highgate Hill by Stephen Nothling.

Petrie Terrace Gallery
by Royal Queensland Art Society Brisbane Branch Inc.
Unit 3, 162 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane 4000.
(07) 3367-1977.

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.
To Nov 14 Peter Anderson.

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.
Nov 7 to Jan 31, 2016 Lure of the Sun: Charles Blackman in Queensland.
Nov 21 to April 10, 2016 The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, and APT8 Kids. Showing at Australian Cinémathéque: Pop Islam, and Filipino Indie.

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 8, 1969: The Black Box of Conceptual Art is a reconstruction of the first Conceptual art exhibition in Australia sent by Ian Burn, Roger Cutforth and Mel Ramsden in 1969 from New York to Pinacotheca Gallery, Melbourne.
Also, TEXT brings together a diverse selection of works from the QUT Art Collection that use text in creative, clever, and compelling ways.
Nov 19 to Feb 28, 2016 Nineteen Sixty-Five: Dadang Christanto brings together a powerful and poignant collection of work, offering a moving memorial to victims of mass violence. Read more…

Dadang Christanto, Batik has been burnt #6
Dadang Christanto, Batik has been burnt #6, 2007 acrylic on Belgian linen

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 Nov 7 Dreamscape by Matt Rees.
Nov 14 to Jan 23, 2016 In Focus 2015.

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 22 East Coast Encounter: Re-imagining 1770 – a multi-arts initiative involving Australian indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, writers and songwriters to re-imagine the encounter by Lt James Cook and his crew with Aboriginal people in 1770.

Suzanne O’Connell Gallery
93 James Street, New Farm 4005.
(07) 3358-5811, 0400-920-022
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.

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 6 McAleese Gallery: Bimblebox: Art – Science – Nature. Foyer Gallery: Offshoots: A Florilegium from the Cairns Botanic Garden. Orientation Gallery: The new black: Contemporary Indigenous works from the collection.

Australian & Oceanic Art Gallery
Cnr Grant and Warner streets, Port Douglas 4877.
(07) 4099-4494
Fax 4099-4417.
Contact: Tom and Kerry Colrain.
Representing contemporary Australian artists including Lockhart River artists Rosella Namok and Samantha Hobson, Denis Nona, Geoffrey Dyer, Arone Meeks and many others.

Bundaberg Regional Galleries
1 Barolin Street, Bundaberg 4670.
(07) 4130-4750.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 3.00.
Oct 27 to Jan 10, 2016 Gallery Two: allgloryisfleeting(memoryandhand) by Carolyn V Watson. Read more…

Carolyn V Watson, thebulkandblazeofhim
thebulkandblazeofhim, 2015, mixed media on linen

Carolyn V Watson, Born off Ear and Beauty

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-Fri 9.00 to 4.30, 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.
To Nov 7 A Drawing A Day by Charles Blackman.
Nov 7 to 21 Strange Creatures From A Phenomenal Planet by Deborah Halpern.

Gold Coast City Gallery
The Arts Centre Gold Coast,
135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise 4217.
(07) 5588-4000.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun and public hols 11.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 6 Flesh: The Gold Coast in the 1960s, 70s & 80s by Graham Burstow.
Oct 31 to Nov 29 Ebb & Flow by Steve Tyerman.
Nov 7 to 29 Espial – Queensland College of Art Digital Media Graduates.

Hillier and Skuse Gallery
88 Bundall Road (next to Masters), Bundall 4217.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00, closed Wed. Exciting new GC Gallery curated by artists.
Nov 14 to Dec 30 Designed by Nature by Otto Schmidinger, and Schroedinger’s Splat by Ilia Chidzey.

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.
Through Nov Critical Escape solo exhibition by Shannon Doyle.

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.
Oct 29 to Dec 13 Treasures Past – local photographer Sandra McEwan presents her first exhibition at the SRAG with a dynamic series of images of Stanthorpe. In response to the photographs, Helen Turrisi has created an array of sculptures. By fusing the mediums of photography and sculpture, the works bring faces to a life from an era past.
Also, The Joy of Clay annual display of works from our home-grown potters and sculptors, the Stanthorpe Pottery Club.

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 Dec 23 Jimmy Pike’s Artlines: You call it desert, we used to live thereJimmy Pike’s Artlines.. is a selection of vibrant felt-tip pen drawings by Walmajarri artist Jimmy Pike, that bring the artist’s country in the Great Sandy Desert of Western Australia into glorious relief through renderings of spirit beings, flowers, stars and earthscapes. Jimmy Pike Artlines: You call it desert, we used to live there is proudly presented by the Berndt Museum, The University of Western Australia. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its art funding and advisory body. The national tour of this exhibition is managed by ART ON THE MOVE.

Sunshine Coast

Noosa Regional Gallery
Level 1, 9 Pelican Street (PO Box 141), Riverside, Tewantin 4565.
(07) 5329-6145.
Director: Nina Shadforth.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 6 Opened and Closed by Ken Munsie.
Also, Pas de Deux, and Notions of an Ordinary Yarn by Anne Harris.

Ken Munsie, Wanderlust (detail)
Ken Munsie, Wanderlust (detail), 2015, paper, wood and found objects

Ann Harris, Notions of an Ordinary Yarn
Ann Harris, Notions of an Ordinary Yarn
Photograph: Christine Hall

Susan Bowers and Fiona Dempster, Nurture & Tidings of Magpies
Susan Bowers and Fiona Dempster, Nurture & Tidings of Magpies, 2014,(detail), paper, thread, gouache, embossing, original etchings, tengucho paper, linen thread and graphite.
Photograph: Fiona Dempster

Western District

Dogwood Crossing, Miles
81 Murilla Street, Miles 4415.
(07) 4679-4430.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00, closed Sun.
Oct 30 to Dec 15 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: Islands on the Coast: USQ Painting & Drawing Student Exhibition, curated by Kyle Jenkins. Curved Wall: In Perfect Harmony: Art by Creatif4 – Belinda Dann, Margaret Rose Howick, Kay Joyce and Meg Stevenson.

Kay Joyce, Goblin's Playground
Kay Joyce, Goblin’s Playground, 2011, Embroidery, 45 x 59cm

Suzanne Ison Untitled
Right: Suzanne Ison Untitled, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 29.7x 21.0cm
Photographer Grace Yu