September 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.
Sept 22 to Oct 16 Sam Bullock: Autistic spectrum: Darkness and light.
Sept 29 to Oct 23 Lincoln Austin: Between black and white is a rainbow.

Sam Bullock, Brett Whiteley, Australia’s first rock star artist, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 84 × 117cm. Courtesy the artist and Andrew Baker Art Dealer

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 Oct 23 LITTLE BIG THINGS – explores the social, cultural, economic, and political aspects expressed through the materiality in hand crafted contemporary Indigenous Australian small objects. Curated by artisan, in consultation with Barkindji man Kent Morris.

Carol McGregor, Not Silenced, 2013, 6,000 x Staedtler pencils, emu feathers, paper, found objects: table, school desk, 180 × 80cm. 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.
Sept 10 to Oct 16 Rod Moss: All My Fat Country.
Also, Samantha Hobson: Willa blo punga.

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.
To Sept 18 Yhonnie Scarce: Missile Park – features a major new commission and draws upon existing works over the past 15 years of Yhonnie Scarce’s practice. Scarce is known for her sculptural installations, which span architecturally-scaled public art projects to intimately-scaled assemblages replete with personal and cultural histories. Scarce is a master glass blower, which she puts to the service of spectacular and spectral installations full of aesthetic, cultural, and political significance. Her work also engages the photographic archive and found objects to explore the impact and legacies of colonial and family histories and memory. Developed, and with a new co-commission, in partnership with Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne.

Yhonnie Scarce, The cultivation of whiteness, 2013. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2014. Photograph: Janelle Low. Courtesy the artist, THIS IS NO FANTASY, Melbourne 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 Sept 18 Ken Sisters Collaborative, Sylvia Kanytjupai Ken and Tjungkara Ken.
Sept 21 to Oct 9 Group exhibition.

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.
To Oct 2 Picnic by Matthew Cheyne.

Matthew Cheyne, Swimming Pool, 2020, oil on linen, 152 × 152cm. 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 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 – 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. Also, 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.

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

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.
Aug 31 to Sept 25 John Young.
Sept 28 to Oct 23 Rick Amor.

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. Closed Good Friday, Christmas and Boxing Day.
To Nov 20, 2022 Get Up, Stand Up Indigenous Australian Art Collection.
To Sept 19 Reality & Invention.
To Oct 17 European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Children’s 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 (coincides with QUT Infusion Markets). Closed Mon and public hols.
Visit website for programs and events.
To Sept 26 Fiona Foley: Veiled Paradise – surveys three decades of Badtjala artist Fiona Foley’s practice. This leading contemporary Aboriginal artist’s work is informed by her ancestral connection to K’Gari/Fraser Island, drawing equally upon its serene beauty and the history of systemic violence and sexual exploitation perpetrated on its shores.

Fiona Foley, The Magna Carta Tree #2, 2021. Fujiflex digital print. Photograph:: Mick Richards. Courtesy the artist, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Queensland and QUT Art Museum

Fiona Foley, The Magna Carta Tree #16, 2021, Fujiflex digital print. Photograph: Mick Richards. Courtesy the artist, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Queensland and QUT Art Museum

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.
Sept 11 to Nov 9 Early: Emma Thorp.

Emma Thorp, Swimming in Doubt, 2018, synthetic polymer paint and pencil on paper. 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.
Sept 5 to Oct 10 A Medley of Trees: Redland Yurara Art Society.
Also Sanctuary: Coochie Art Group.

Gillian Rich, Sanctuary, 2021, watercolour and pen on paper. Courtesy the artist and Redland Art Gallery Capalaba

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.

Xanthe Dobbie, Cloud Copy (detail), 2020, virtual reality installation, 4:50 mins. Courtesy the artist and UQ Art Museum

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.

Jake Appelbaum, Allegra Searle-LeBel, Melissa Logan (Chicks on Speed), Jeremie Zimmermann Drone Hits, Vol 1, 2015, video (made with Datalove and Software Libre), 4.11 mins. Courtesy the artists and UQ Art Museum

Gold Coast

Anthea Polson Art
29 Tedder Avenue, Main Beach 4217.
Director: Anthea Polson.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
Aug 28 to Sept 11 I Found An Old Box Of Paint by Robert Ryan.
Sept 25 to Oct 9 Vessel And Verse by Avital Sheffer.

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.
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..

Swell Sculpture Festival
Sept 10 to 19 Swell Sculpture Festival outdoor exhibition showcases over 65 large-scale contemporary sculptures installed on and around Currumbin Beach and includes a program of pop-up exhibitions.

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 Sept 5 Inhabit by Petalia Humphreys.
Also, Works From His Private Collection by Peter Phillips.
Sept 10 to Oct 31 Spaces 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 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.
Sept 4 to Oct 31 Contemporary Wearables ’21 Biennial Jewellery Award and Exhibition. Showcasing some of Australia’s most prominent and emerging contemporary makers, the award exhibition is Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery’s contribution to promoting excellence in contemporary jewellery and object practice. Award acquisitions have made a significant contribution to building 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 1cm; 76cm chain. Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery – Toowoomba City Collection 2339, Purchased 2019 with funds donated by Toowoomba Gallery Society Inc., 2018 © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

To Sept 26 Meewah: Changing views of Table Top Mountain. This exhibition draws together artworks from the Gallery’s collections that represent Meewah, also known as Table Top Mountain, one of Toowoomba’s signal landmarks. Related landscapes of the Main Range escarpment are also featured.

Vincent Serico, Toowoomba, 1994, acrylic on canvas, 91 x 123cm. Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery – Toowoomba City Collection 286. © the artist. Courtesy FireWorks Gallery, Queensland


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.

James Tylor, (Deleted Scenes) From an Untouched Landscape #7 Knocklofty Reserve, West Hobart, Palawa Land, 2013, inkjet print on Hahnemühle paper with hole removed to a black velvet void, 63 × 63cm framed. Courtesy the artist and UTS Art Collection, Sydney

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 × 55 × 10cm. Photograph: Jim Cullen Photography. 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 Sept 5 HERE + now 2021.

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.
Until Feb 13, 2022 Botanical art of the tropical rainforest by William T Cooper.

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.
Sept 3 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. A 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.

William Bustard, Castle Hill, Townsville (detail), 1936, watercolour on paper, 31 × 41.5cm. Collection of the City of Townsville, purchased 1995. 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.
Aug 30 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.

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

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.
Sept 11 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 × 45cm. Courtesy the artist and Dogwood Crossing, Miles

Priscilla Mundell, Acorns, 2021, acrylic on canvas, 45 × 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, 2,400 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