December 2016 / January 2017 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 December 2016 / January 2017 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, Ruki Famé (PNG), Fiona Foley, Michael Leunig, Dennis Nona (Torres Strait), ÖMIE Artists (PNG), Arthur Koo’ekka Pambegan Jr (Aurukun), Michel Tuffery (New Zealand/Polynesia), Katarina Vesterberg and William Yang.
To Dec 17 Black Geometry by Teo Treloar, and A Quintessential Act by Fiona Foley.

Teo Treloar, Black Geometry 3, (detail)
Teo Treloar, Black Geometry 3 (detail)

Fiona Foley, Black Velvet
Fiona Foley, Black Velvet, 2014, timber, aluminium, enamel and acrylic paints, 120 x 850 x 80cm (length variable) 16. Photograph: Mick Richards

Caboolture Regional Art Gallery
4 Hasking Street, Caboolture 4510.
(07) 5433-3710.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Sat 9.00 to 3.00.

FireWorks Gallery
52a Doggett Street, Newstead 4006.
(07) 3216-1250.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
Dec 2 to 24 (opening Sat Dec 3, 1pm) She Walks the Line PART 2 – Joanne Currie Nalingu, Cheryl Kensett, Fiona Omeenyo and Samantha Hobson.

grahame galleries + editions
1 Fernberg Road, Paddington 4064.
By appointment.
Prints and artist books on-line.
To Dec 17 Sign Here by Richard Tipping an exhibition of Tipping’s multiples and prints.
Gallery closed through Jan and Feb, 2017.

Jan Manton Art
Contemporary Australian + International Art
1/93 Fortescue Street, Spring Hill 4000.
(07) 3831-3060, 0419-657-768.
Director: Jan Manton.
Wed-Fri by appt, Sat 10.00 to 4.00 no appt required.
Jan Manton Art has a changing program of leading and emerging contemporary artists.
To Dec 24 Denise Green.

Jan Murphy Gallery
486 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3254-1855.
www.janmurphygallery.com.au Director: Jan Murphy.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
Nov 29 to Dec 17 Psychological Landscapes by William Mackinnon.
Gallery closed through Jan, 2017.

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

Milani Gallery
54 Logan Road, Woolloongabba 4102.
(07) 3391-0455.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
Until Dec 23 The Arrivals by Khadim Ali. Read more…

Khadim Ali, The Arrivals #2
The Arrivals #2, 2016, inkjet, gouache and gold leaf on hahnemuhle paper, 100 x 70.5cm

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.
Jan 12 to 15, 2017 Art Stage Singapore – Margaret Loy Pula, Joel Rea and Lily Kelly Napangardi. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

Margaret Loy Pula, Anatye (Sweet Potato
Margaret Loy Pula, Anatye (Sweet Potato), acrylic on linen, 121 x 122cm

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 Dec 10 Michael Zavros.
Dec 13 to 24 Summer Exhibition.
Gallery closed Dec 24 to Jan 24, 2017.
Exhibition schedule begins Feb, 2017.

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.
To Jan 29, 2017 No.1 Neighbour.
To Feb 12, 2017 Children’s Art Centre: The Gabori Sisters: Gathering by the Sea.
To April 16, 2017 A World View: The Tim Fairfax AC Gift.
To April 17, 2017 Children’s Art Centre: Mirror Mirror by Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir (aka Shoppy).
To May 7, 2017 ‘Rainbow Bridge’ from ‘We Miss You Magic Land’ 2011 by Pip & Pop.
To May 14, 2017 Untitled by Anish Kapoor.
To July 30, 2017 Lucent: Aboriginal and Pacific Works from the Collection.
Dec 3 to April 17, 2017 Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything – QAGOMA’s major summer show. Children’s Art Centre: Enchanted spaces by Nusra Latif Qureshi.

Anne Noble, Ruby’s room no.6
Anne Noble, Ruby’s room no.6, 1999, digital colour print on Hahnemühle rag paper
Purchased 2006, Collection Queensland Art Gallery, © The artist
Courtesy the artist and Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

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 4.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
Visit website for programs and events.
To March, 2017 Glass: Art Design Architecture.

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 2.00.
To Jan 28, 2017 In Focus 2016.

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 Jan 29, 2017 All About Mee: A retrospective exhibition by Sheelah Mee (1920-2013).
Also, In Focus 2016.

Royal Queensland Art Society Brisbane Branch Inc.
at the Petrie Terrace Gallery
162 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane 4000.
(07) 3367-1977.
Tue-Sun 10.00 to 3.30.

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.

The University of Queensland Art Museum
James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (Building 11), University Drive, The University of Queensland, St Lucia 4067.
(07) 3365-3046.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 26, 2017 Creative Accounting – Australian and international contemporary artists explore, ideas around money, economic systems, perceived value, and the aesthetics of currency.

 Andrew Hurle Reconstructions (after CW Dickinson)
Andrew Hurle, Reconstructions (after CW Dickinson) (detail), 2011, pigment ink jet print. Courtesy the artist and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney

To April 2, 2017 Denise Green: Beyond and Between – A Painter’s Journey surveys over 40 years of the prominent Australian-born and New York-based artist’s practice.

Denise Green Blue Quadrant
Denise Green, Blue Quadrant, 1984, paint stick, oil crayon, and charcoal on canvas. The Denise Green / Francis X. Claps Collection gifted through The University of Queensland in America, Inc. Foundation. The University of Queensland, 2013. Reproduced courtesy the artist

White Canvas Gallery
6 Byres Street, Newstead 4006.
Daily 12.00 to 8.00.
Dec 8 to 15 (opening Dec 9, 6.30-10.30pm) Modern Reflections – a study of the feminine form by Darlene Levett. Featuring my national Kennedy Art finalist piece, ‘Second Reflection – Two of a Kind’; www.darlenelavettartist.com

Gold Coast

Anthea Polson Art
Shop 120 Marina Mirage, 74 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach 4217.
(07) 5561-1166.
Director: Anthea Polson.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
Dec 3 to 16 Heroes by Melissa Egan.
Dec 19 to Jan 7, 2017 Artist’s Choice – Christmas Exhibition.

Gold Coast City Gallery
The Arts Centre Gold Coast, 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise 4217.
(07) 5588-4021.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat and public hols 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 8.30 to 5.00.
Dec 3 to Feb 5, 2017 Happy Birthday Play School: Celebrating 50 Years. Come inside and find all your favourite Play School characters in an exhibition that brings our childhood stories alive. Free exhibition and Play Space for all ages. A travelling exhibition from the National Museum of Australia developed in collaboration with the ABC.
Feb 18 to April 9, 2017 Signs of the Time an exhibition featuring local and international street artists from the collection of art consultant and collector Ken McGregor.

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.
Dec 3 to Feb, 2017 (opening Sat Dec 3, 4-6pm) Once Upon A Summers Eve – a summer selection of works by artists in the stable. Official opening by Sarah Lewis, Public Programs Coordinator, Gold Coast City Art Gallery.

Sunshine Coast

Noosa Regional Gallery
Level 1, 9 Pelican Street (PO Box 141), Riverside, Tewantin 4565.
(07) 5329-6145.
Director: Nina Shadforth.
Tue-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 3.00 closed Mondays, public holidays and during exhibition changeovers.
To Jan 22, 2017 Wildflower Women presents the works of artists and activists Judith Wright (1915-2000) and Kathleen MacArthur (1915-2001). The pair dedicated their energies to raising appreciation for, and subsequently, the conservation of the Queensland environment.

Kathleen McArthur, Vanilla Lily
Kathleen McArthur, Vanilla Lily

Also, Voyages Botanical by Christine Johnson. Johnson’s homage to the early botanical explorers of Australia. In a mix of science, cartography and her own creative practices.

Christine Johnson
Christine Johnson, Xerochrysum bracteatum, solar-plate engraving

Also, Elemental Artists books exhibition works by the Noosa Paper and Books Group, and Watermarks up the Noosa River by Beatrice Prost. Prost presents her unique blend of paper carving and photography.

Beatrice Prost
Beatrice Prost, Leave Only Ripples (detail), hand carved rag paper

South East Region

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.

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.
Dec 9 to Jan 29, 2017 Copier Jam!
Also, The Mackay Pet Portrait Project.

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.
To Dec 18 Recent Drawings and Paintings by Andrew Bonneau.
To Jan 29, 2017 Der Pap lagi (The White Man) by Yuki Kihara. Also, The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 2015.

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.

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 Dec 13 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: Arrival by Darryn Campbell.
Dec 17 to Jan 31, 2017 Bunginderry: Story of an Artist’s Camp – paintings, photographs and sculpture by Roz Brownlie, Jenny Davies, Carol McCormack, Di McIntyre, Megan McNicholl, Priscilla Mundell, Annabel Tully and Stephen Tully.

Roz Brownlie, Impressions on Big Red
Roz Brownlie, Impressions on Big Red, 2015, photograph, 46 x 36.5cm

Also, Curved Wall: The Wenlock River Project paintings by Annabel Tully.

The Wenlock River Project
Painting ‘en plein air’ Wenlock River, 2015. Photograph courtesy of Annabel Tully. The Wenlock River Project