July 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 July 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, prints and sculptures by leading contemporary Australian, Melanesian and Polynesian artists, including: Awis Artis (Vanuatu), Lincoln Austin, Leonard Brown, Michael Cook, Karla Dickens, Fiona Foley, Dennis Nona (Torres Strait), Ömie Artists (Papua New Guinea), Arthur Koo’ekka Pambegan Jr (Aurukun), Michel Tuffery (New Zealand), Katarina Vesterberg and William Yang.
July 29 to Aug 29 Old Fashioned Painting by Leonard Brown.

FireWorks Gallery
52a Doggett Street, Newstead 4006.
(07) 3216-1250.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To July 9 Tommy Watson Showcase.
July 10 to Aug 20 WEATHER PATTERNS – Rosella Namok, Matthew Johnson and Ronnie Tjampitjinpa.

Left: Tommy Watson, Walunja, 2012, acrylic on linen, 120 x 180cm
Right: Rosella Namok, Stinging rain… rose water, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 109 x 180cm

grahame galleries + editions
1 Fernberg Road, Paddington 4064.
Open by appointment.
July 4 to Aug 2 The gallery is exhibiting two exhibitions by Judy Watson – heron island suite and experimental beds at the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery (TRAG).

Left: Judy Watson, Experimental beds 1, 3 plate etching, 70 x 54cm
Right: Judy Watson, Heron Island Suite #1, 2 colour etching, 50 x 35.5cm

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 July 18 Elemental Phenomena – Ella Barclay, Robin Fox, Michaela Gleave and Jason Hendrick Hansma.
July 31 to Aug 29 The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize. Award announcement Fri July 31.

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.
July 15 to Aug 8 Landscape by Joseph Daws.

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.
July 7 to Aug 1 Lullaby by Julia deVille, and No Oil Painting by Leslie Rice.

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 Gallery
(formerly Muk Muk Fine Art)
86 Arthur Street, Brisbane CBD 4006.
(07) 3254-2297.

Percolator Gallery
134 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington 4064.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
July 15 to 19 Timescapes paintings and iPad art by Anita Hochman.
Contact: 0422-139-297, anita@anitahochman.com; www.anitahochman.com

Anita Hochman, Eventide, 2015,  oil on linen, 30 x 30cm

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.
June 30 to July 25 Important Australian Paintings.

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.
July 4 to Oct 11 The Photograph and Australia. Ticketed.
To Sept 20 We can make another future: Japanese art after 1989.
July 11 to Oct 11 GOMA Q: Contemporary Queensland Art. Read more

Monica Rohan, Jumble, 2015, oil on board, 60 x 77cm
Courtesy the artists, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane, Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne

July 25 to Oct 18 Robert MacPherson: The Painter’s Reach.
To Oct 25 Children’s Art Centre: Art on the Wild Side.
June 27 to Oct 5 Children’s Art Centre, Park Level: Robert MacPherson: Swags and Swamp Rats.

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.
July 4 to Sept 6 Tutu reimagined brings together a collection of garments by Australia’s top designers, commissioned by the Australian Ballet.
Also, William Kentridge: Drawn from Africa provides an in focus examination of this contemporary figurative artist’s work. A National Gallery of Australia touring exhibition.

Easton Pearson, Tutu, 2003, cotton, lycra, nylon tulle, metal pailettes and sequins, glass beads, plastic beads, cotton and synthetic braid, found objects
The Australian Ballet collection. Photo: Narelle Wilson, NGV Photo Services

William Kentridge 1955, Bakelite radio, 1994, charcoal, pastel and collage
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. The Poynton Bequest, 2013

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, Sun 9.00 to 2.00.
To July 11 Koala Land: Mark Gerada.
July 18 to Sept 5 Contrasts: Jindrich Degen.

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.
July 5 to Aug 16 Transience: A confluence of Australian and Chinese culture.
Also, Ah Xian: Metaphysica.

Suzanne O’Connell Gallery
(member of ACGA)
93 James Street, New Farm 4005.
(07) 3358-5811, 0400-920-022.
Fax: 3358-5813.
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 July 5 Remain in light: Photography from the MCA Collections. Also, Bodywork: Australian Jewellery 1970-2010.
uly 10 to Aug 30 National Photographic Portrait Prize, and Into the hills: Jan Ward.

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.

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2015
Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal
July 31 to Aug 2 (opening Thurs July 30, 6.30pm) Australia’s Premier Indigenous Art Fair, dedicated to celebrating and strengthening the contemporary Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts industry. Indigenous art, dance, music, theatre performance, children’s programs, film and artists talks. Read more

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.
July 10 to Sept 6 Zugubal: Ancestor Spirits by Alick Tipoti.
July 17 to Sept 13 Out of Queensland – New Indigenous Textiles.

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.
To Aug 21 2015 Gab Titui Indigenous Art Award.

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 July 11 Beyond the Back Door by Jodie Wells.
July 18 to Aug 1 Dreams and Other Feline Pursuits by Christabel Blackman.

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 July 19 Gold and Greenstone.
July 11 to Aug 2 The Gold Coast Quilters’ Guild Exhibition.

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.
July 2 to Aug 16 Quilt = Art – 15 contemporary quilters.
Also, Morris Mania by Dorothy Haig, and Wild Africa by Frank Dalgity and Lesley Clark.

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.
July 4 to Aug 2 heron island suite (2009/10) by Judy Watson investigates the damage to marine life due to global warming.
Also, experimental beds (2012) a contemporary cross-cultural study of Thomas Jefferson with his slaves.

Judy Watson, Heron Island Suite #1, 2009, 2 colour etching from 2 zinc plates, 24.5 x 19.5cm
Courtesy Judy Watson and grahame galleries + editions 

Judy Watson, experimental beds 2, 2012, 3-plate etching from zinc plates, 49.5 x 37.5cm
Courtesy Judy Watson and grahame galleries + editions

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 July 19 Indo Pop: Indonesian Art from APT7 – ATP Highlights showcasing works from the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7). The touring exhibition will feature works in a variety of media and styles, and represents a young and exciting group of artists gaining widespread international attention.
July 23 to Aug 23 From Sense to Sensuality by Thomas Sydow. The colourful and multi-layered abstract artworks of Thomas Sydow are inspired by the artist’s deep fascination for design of nature and natural landscape. By using the refined technique of ‘sgraffito’, he creates unique colour-oscillating effects on canvas, handmade paper and bark.
Also, Wax and Wabi Sabi by Kym Barrett. An exhibition of works evoking the ‘Essence of Wabi Sabi’ and ‘Sense of Place’ – a mix of solitude, serenity, strength and vulnerability; honesty, tenderness, subtlety and drama – traits of outer landscape (Nature) and internal landscape (Feeling states). The invisible qualities of Wabi Sabi are made present in the art work.

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.
To July 21 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: Joe Furlonger and The Western Downs by Joe Furlonger. Curved Wall: Hold Still My Darling Condamine… by David Usher.

Left: Joe Furlonger, Moonie River with Wheat Storages, 2012, acrylic bound pigment on canvas, 112cm x 102cm
Right: David Usher, Boxcar and a Crown of Thorns…, 2014, oil on canvas, 30cm x 60cm