March 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 a gallery and artist index, and profiles of current art exhibitions. Queensland art galleries and their March 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 March 25 (opening Fri March 3, 6-8pm) Museum: Fragments of Former Worlds (works on paper 1983- 2016) by Ian Friend.

FireWorks Gallery
52a Doggett Street, Newstead 4006.
(07) 3216-1250.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
March 10 to April 13 Weather Patterns II – Rosella Namok, Michael Nelson Jagamara and Mathew Johnson.

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

Graydon Gallery
29 Merthyr Road, New Farm 4005 .
Contemporary hire gallery, 2-week period, artist run.
Suitable for paintings, sculptures, jewellery, photography, ceramics, bespoke furniture exhibitions.
Bookings for 2017/2018 being taken now.
Please visit our website for more information.

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.
March 22 to April 22 Creature of Habit by Dylan Jones. Also, stil/silent by Carl Warner.

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 March 25 Dog Days.

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.

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.
March 8 to April 1 Monochrome.

Judy Watson Napangardi, Mina Mina, acrylic on linen, 120 x 120cm

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.
March 7 to April 1 Robert Brownhall.

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.
March 11 to June 1 O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism showcases the iconic art of Georgia O’Keeffe, one of the most significant American painters of the twentieth century, alongside modernist masterpieces by the celebrated and pioneering Australian artists, Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith. Ticketed.

Margaret Rose Preston, Aboriginal flowers, 1928, oil on canvas, 53.6 x 45.8cm. Art Gallery of South Australia. © Margaret Rose Preston Estate. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Georgia O’Keeffe, Purple Hills Ghost Ranch – 2 / Purple Hills No II, 1934, oil on canvas, 41.3 x 76.8cm    
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Gift of The Burnett Foundation. © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

To April 16 A World View: The Tim Fairfax AC Gift.
To April 17 Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything – QAGOMA’s major summer show. Children’s Art Centre: Mirror Mirror by Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir (aka Shoppy), and Enchanted spaces by Nusra Latif Qureshi.
To May 7 Rainbow Bridge from ‘We Miss You Magic Land’ (2011) by Pip & Pop.
To May 14 Untitled by Anish Kapoor.
To July 30 Lucent: Aboriginal and Pacific Works from the Collection.

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.
March 18 to May 21 Earth & Fire ceramics from the QUT Art Collection, and Less than: Art & Reductionism.

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 March 14, 14 x 14: Volunteer selected works from the RAG Collection.
March 18 to May 2 Perceive/Conceive: Leigh Schoenheimer.

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 March 19 Take a seat: Corinne Colombo, and Lamentation: Karike Ashworth.
March 26 to May 7 Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels.

Royal Queensland Art Society Brisbane Branch Inc.
at the Petrie Terrace Gallery
Unit 3, 162 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane 4000.
(07) 3367-1977.
Membership to Hobby and Professional Artists, Workshops exhibitions and fellowship.

Suzanne O’Connell Gallery
93 James Street, New Farm 4005.
(07) 3358-5811, 0400-920-022
Fax 3358-5813.
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.

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 April 2 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. Read more…

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

From March 11 Philanthropists and collections explores the philanthropic impulse and how patronage has shaped the UQ Art Collection.

Margaret Preston (1875-1963), Native flowers, c.1935, hand-coloured woodcut on paper, image 43 x 38cm; sheet 54 x 46.4cm. Collection of The University of Queensland. Gift of Miss Mary Corkery, 1945. © Margaret Preston/Licensed by Viscopy, 2017

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.
To March 11 Portraits From An Ordinary Life by Veronica Cay.
March 25 to April 8 Men At Work by Peter Smets.

Gold Coast City Gallery
The Arts Centre Gold Coast, 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise 4217.
(07) 5588 4000.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat and public hols 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 8.30 to 5.00.
To March 31 Unseen GC. Making the most of the exceptional public spaces in the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct, Gold Coast City Gallery presents the next series of digital artworks in UnSeenGC Summer 16-17, a dLux Media Arts touring exhibition. The exhibition is a mobile 3D augmented reality (AR) art experience, designed to introduce the Gold Coast community and our city’s visitors to some of the world’s best in AR art.
To April 9 Signs of the Time – a Gold Coast exclusive exhibition of world-renowned, national and local urban artists from the Collection of Ken McGregor and work commissioned by Gold Coast City Gallery. The exhibition features works from urban art megastars including; Banksy and Bambi and national and local urban artists including Sarah Beetson, Beastman and HA HA.

Banksy, Nola (White Rain), 2007, screen-print on paper. Courtesy the Ken McGregor Collection

April 15 to May 21 Hard and Fast: Abstraction, Pop, Colour field surveys the origins of abstraction, pop and colour field in Australian art.

Sunshine Coast

Caloundra Regional Gallery
22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra 4551.
(07) 5420-8299
Fax 5420-8292.
Free entry.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
March 1 to April 23 Close enough: Young Queensland artists – Sam Cranstoun, Dale Harding, Alice Lang and Tyza Stewart. Read more…

Alice Lang, Epic Fail Friendship Bracelet, 2012, acrylic wool and polymer clay, approximately 450 x 90cm. Courtesy the artist and Caloundra Regional Gallery, Queensland

Stevens Street Gallery
2 Stevens Street, Yandina 4561.
Tues-Sat 9.00 to 2.00.
To March 29 Sculpture Now featuring Mike Nicholls, Christabel Wigley, Mark Howson, Emma Davies, Marc Pascal and Graeme Altman.

Emma Davies, Fossick, polypropylene and bone, approx. 1100 x 650cm

Mark Howson, Tree Blocks 3, plaster and wood, 20cm

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.
March 21 to May 10 Man Cheung: Botanical Cosmos – Mackay.
March 21 to May 21 ASSI 150.
March 24 to May 21 Punuku Tjukurpa.
Artspace is closed to March 19 for major refurbishments and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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 March 17 Yang Yongliang Land and People: Charwei Tsai, Kira Kim, Lav Diaz, Song Dong, Sudsiri Pui-Ock.
To March 19 Kapua Gutchen Snr: A Window Into Erub.
To April 17 Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing: From Book to Film.

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 April 4 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: Big Smoke, Little Smoke works on paper, and paper installations by Sandra Pearce and Joanne Taylor. Curved Wall: Creating in Company: Carinya Craft Group artwork by Carinya Hostel residents under the guidance of Penny Eamer.

Angus Bahnisch and Penny Eamer, The Old Shop, diorama, 28 x 37cm. Courtesy the artist and Dogwood Crossing, Miles