September 2014 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 September 2014 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.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
Paintings, photographs and sculptures by leading contemporary Australian, Melanesian and Polynesian artists, including Lincoln Austin, Leonard Brown, Tony Coleing, Michael Cook, Fiona Foley, Dennis No-na, Ömie Artists, Michel Tuffery, Katarina Vesterberg and William Yang.
To Sept 13 My Generation by William Yang, and Dark Matter by Teo Treloar.
Sept 17 to Oct 18 Extra Ordinary Painting by Leonard Brown.

Brisbane Modern Art Gallery
483 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3358-1230.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Visit 8 galleries within easy walking distance.
Heart of the arts district.

FireWorks Gallery
52a Doggett Street, Newstead 4006.
(07) 3216-1250.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To Sept 23 Earth & Sky by Kudditji Kngwarreye.
by Alick Sweet.

Alick Sweet, Block Work 1, 2014, acrylic and oil paint on timber, 81 x 75cm

grahame galleries + editions
1 Fernberg Road, Paddington 4064.
Open by appt.
Sept 13 to Oct 11 Trees and Views drawings and watercolours from Australia and France by Ron McBurnie. Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00 for the duration of the exhibition.

Griffith University Art Gallery (GUAG)
226 Grey Street, South Bank 4101.
(07) 3735-3140.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
To Sept 20 Churchie National Emerging Art Award 2014.

Institute of Modern Art
420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3252-5750.
Fax: 3252-5072.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 12.00 to 6.00, Thurs until 8.00.
To Sept 20 Stuart Ringholt: Kraft.

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.
Sept 3 to Oct 4 Grandiflora II by Daniel Mafe.

Daniel Mafe, Grandiflora VIII, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40cm

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 6 Hill End – Guy Maestri, Robert Malherbe and Luke Sciberras, curated by Ben Quilty.
Sept 8 to 27 How sweet is the shepherd’s sweet lot! by James Guppy.
Sept 30 to Oct 18 Milestones by David Band.

Jugglers Art Space Inc
103 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3252-2552.
Mon, Thurs-Fri 10.00 to 3.00 or by appt.
An artist run organisation committed to supporting artists in Brisbane.

Muk Muk Fine Art
within Sofitel Brisbane, 249 Turbot Street, Brisbane 4000.
(08) 8953-6333.
Showcasing Aboriginal and Contemporary Australian artists.

Museum of Brisbane
Level 3, Brisbane City Hall (Adelaide and Ann streets), Brisbane 4000.
(07) 3339-0800.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Oct 12 Euan Macleod: Moreton Island – discover the sublime and fragile ecosystem of Moreton Island through the texture of Macleod’s work.

Left: Euan Macleod, Moreton Island fishing figure, sunset (detail), 2013, acrylic on paper, 535 x 725 (landscape) framed
Right: Euan Macleod, Moreton Island fishing figure, sunset, 2013, acrylic on paper, 535 x 725 (landscape) framed

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.
Sept 2 to 27 Nicholas Harding.

Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
Stanley Place, South Brisbane 4101.
(07) 3840-7303.
Fax: 3844-8865.
Free entry, unless otherwise stated.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 9.00 to 5.00.
To Sept 21 Harvest: Art, Film + Food.
To Nov 2 Children’s Art Centre: Jemima Wyman: Pattern Bandits.
To Feb 15 Hiraki Sawa: O.
To March 8 Hanga: Modern Japanese prints.
To May 24 Sublime: Contemporary works from the Collection.
Aug 30 to March 1 Madonna Staunton: Out of a Clear Blue Sky.
To Sept 28 Watermill: Ah Xian: Heavy Wounds.

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.
From Sept 13 Desire by Judith Wright – the largest survey of the artist, whose work is unbound by medium, to date.

Redland Art Gallery
Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba 4157.
(07) 3829-8899.
Free admission.
Mon-Tues, Fri 8.30 to 5.00, Wed 9.00 to 5.00, Thurs 8.30 to 7.30, Sat 9.00 to 4.00.
To Sept 13 Compact Prints 2012.
Sept 22 to Nov 15 High Schools In Focus.

Redland Art Gallery
Cnr Middle and Bloomfield streets, Cleveland 4163.
(07) 3829-8899.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Sun 9.00 to 2.00.
To Oct 5 Artefacts from the Curlew Republic – painting, video art, sound sculpture and music by Colin Offord and Yilan Yeh.

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

White Canvas Gallery
26 Church Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
Sept 3 to 20, 11.00 to 4.00 (opening Sat Sept 6, 6-8pm) ITADAKIMASU by Georgina Hooper.
Over 90 hand-painted porcelain ceramics and paintings created mostly during Georginaís extensive artist residencies in the historical ceramic villages of Nakaoyama, Japan and Jingdezhen, China.
ITADAKIMASU also features guest Japanese and international artists – Japanese master ceramicist Seigo Yoshimura, master painter Miwako Murakami, and Toubou Ao’s German ceramicist and designer Mirjam Rickert.

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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.
Sept 6 to Oct 19 Made in China, Australia, and Ngaio Lenz: Silhouettes after chemo.
Through September Donna Robinson: Far Away Here.

Gab Titui Cultural Centre
Cnr Blackall Street and Victoria Parade, Thursday Island 4875.
(07) 4069-0888.
Mon-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.
Sept 13 to 22 diverse perspectives – group exhibition by John Cottrell, Callum Douglas, Martin Edge and Gaye Lincoln.

Clinton Barker Art
3B, 15 Main Street, North Tamborine 4272.
Studio/Gallery open by appointment.

Clinton Barker, Taken (detail), 2014, oil, 109 x 72cm

Gold Coast City Gallery
135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise 4217.
(07) 5581-6567.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun and public hols 11.00 to 5.00.
To Sept 14 Gallery 2: Points in Time by Chris Langlois.
Sept 6 to Oct 26 Gallery 1: 29th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award – attracts a diverse range of high quality entrants from around the world.

Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery
Studio 87, 87 Ridgeway Avenue, Southport 4215.
(07) 5532-7170.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, weekends by appt.
From Sept 6 (opening Sat Sept 6, 4-6pm by Virginia Rigney, Gold Coast City Gallery) Selfie on the Couchie – solo exhibition by Erica Gray.

Marks & Gardner Gallery
@ Secret Garden
69 Main Western Road, North Tamborine 4272.
(07) 5545-4992.
Wed-Sun 9.00 to 4.00.
To Sept 17 Monte Lupo Sculpture.
Sept 19 to Oct 19 Dave Groom.

Osborne + Grace Gallery
Marina Mirage, Sea World Drive, Main Beach 4217.
(07) 5532-2282.
Paintings, prints and sculpture by Australian and international artists.

Moreton Bay and Islands

The Pier View Gallery
Shop 2, 1 Toorbul Street, Bongaree, Bribie Island 4507.
Mon by appt, Tues-Wed 11.00 to 5.00, Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 8.30, Sun 9.00 to 5.00.

South East Region

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
531 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba 4350.
(07) 4688-6652.
Fax: 4688-6895.
Free admission.
Tues-Sat and 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 1.00 to 4.00.
To Nov 16 Lindsay Galleries: Cygnet, Mermaid and Beagle: Natural History Art drawn from travel tales – selected from the Gallery’s collections, this display includes natural history art made over the past 300 years including illustrated journals of discovery by Dampier, Cook and Baudin; coloured lithography of birds, insects and plants by John and Elizabeth Gould and contemporary wearable art inspired by native flora and fauna.

Left: Robyn Gordon, Marine Melody, 1989, textile, shell, beads, plastic, glass and coral, 18 x 4 x 0.5cm. Courtesy Toowoomba City Collection 290.
Right: Vicki Mason, Tinkering series, 2008, three brooches – sterling silver, brass, hand-dyed PVC, polyester and thread, 14.5 x 7 x 2cm. Courtesy Toowoomba City Collection 1705

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.
Aug 27 to Oct 26 Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2014, now in its ninth year, has gained the reputation as one of Australia’s most significant regional art prizes. The exhibition and public program showcases 40 of Australia’s most exciting new contemporary artists. You also have the chance to take home one or more of the works on the final day of the exhibition, Sun Oct 26. A beautiful outdoor luncheon will be followed by a high quality auction.

Noosa Regional Gallery
Level 1, Pelican Street (PO Box 141), Tewantin 4565.
(07) 5329-6145.
Director: Nina Shadforth.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Aug 28 to Oct 5 Noosa Art Award – Finalist exhibition.
Presented by Noosa Council’s Noosa Regional Gallery, the prize is a national acquisitive contemporary art award and is open to Australian artists and designers practicing in any 2D or 3D medium that reflect the unique character of modern Australia’s coastal and hinterland environments, both urban and natural.