September 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 September 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, Taloi Havini (Bougainville), 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 Sept 16 In search of rainbows by Anna Carey.
Also, Ilma Savari – customary Ömie paintings and appliquéd, mud-dyed barkcloths.

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 30 Mirrors by Rod Moss.
Also, The Reef & Other Stories by Samantha Hobson.

Samantha Hobson, Moonlight where reef , 2017, acrylic on canvas, 135 x 270cm

grahame galleries + editions
1 Fernberg Road, Paddington 4064.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
From Sept 16 Jan Davis new drawings.

Graydon Gallery
29 Merthyr Road, New Farm 4005 .
A modern rental art gallery space ideal for short term exhibitions showcasing all art mediums from established, emerging and group artists.

Jennifer Stuerzl, Blue & gold, oil on board, 80 x 60cm

Christine Turner, Tall Trees at Dusk, acrylic collage on canvas, 150cm x 150cm

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 no appt required.
Jan Manton Art has a changing program of leading and emerging contemporary artists.
Sept 6 to 30 Waiting for them that never came back by Dadang Christanto, and Traces by Gabrielle Courtney .

Gabrielle Courtney, Madame Butterfly, 2015, burnt timber, dolls head, coral ad expoy clay, 22 x 8 x 7cm

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 13 As you love… I love by Jason Benjamin.
Sept 7 to 10 Jan Murphy at Sydney Contemporary – Danie Mellor.
Sept 14 to Oct 7 Lara Merrett.

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.
From Sept 1 Souvenirs from the Obscure Life of J.L.Case. www.jackiecase.com.

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.
Aug 30 to Sept 23 Kakadu – Steve Lopes, Euan Macleod, Christine Christophersen, Franck Gohier and Peter Hudson.

Euan Macleod, Bill’s Camp – Kakadu, oil on polyester, 53 x 66cm

Sept 27 to Oct 21 Outsider by Joel Rea.

Joel Rea, Before There Was Time, oil on canvas, 122 x 92cm

Onespace Gallery
13a Gladstone Road, Highgate Hill 4101.
Directors: Jodie Cox and John Stafford.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 3.00 or by appointment.
Sept 20 to Oct 21 Renata Buziak.
Oct 25 to 28 Georgina Hooper.
Nov 3 to 25 Sam Tupou.
Dec 6 to 23 Fine Art Prints.

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 Sept 16 Lawrence Daws and John Honeywill.
Sept 19 to Oct 4 The Still Life.

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.
GOMA: To Sept 3 Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe. Ticketed.
To Sept 23, 2018 The Long Story (two chapters).
QAG: To Oct 22 Sung into Being: Aboriginal Masterworks 1984-94.
To Oct 29 Travellers.

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.
To Oct 29 Machination.

CAKE INDUSTRIES (Jesse Stevens & Dean Petersen), King (Eyes and mouth), 2017, created as part of the ‘Voyages’ series
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body

Also, Why future still needs us: AI and humanity explores relationships between humans, creativity and the machine through robotics and artificial intelligence.

Nabi E.I. LAB, Robo-Panda, 2016, resin, acrylic, smartphone, 9 servo-motors, microcontroller
Courtesy Nabi E.I. Lab

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 Oct 3 Hyperreal Tales.

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 Oct 8 Ash and Bone by Lucy Quinn, and Papillon by Kim Schoenberger.

Spiro Grace Art Rooms (SGAR)
255 Gregory Terrace, Spring Hill 4000.
(07) 3839-8925, 0411-112-386.
Thur-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00, and by appt.
To Sept 30 Parallel Worlds by Catherine Parker.

Parallel Worlds part 1 (detail), 2017, acrylic and ink on canvas, 96 x 120cm

Arcadia, the Forgotten Land, 2016, acrylic and ink on canvas, 25 x 30cm

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

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 Oct 29 Still in my mind: Gurindji location, experience and visuality reflecting on the 50th anniversary of the ‘Wave Hill Walk-Off’ which sparked the land rights movement.

Brenda L. Croft, Self–portrait on country (Wave Hill), 24 June 2014, 2014, inkjet print on archival paper
Courtesy the artist, Stills Gallery Sydney and Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

To Feb 20, 2018 Ecstasy: Baroque and Beyond brings together older depictions of ecstasy with more recent works exploring how Baroque style continues to inform contemporary art.

Nigel Milsom, Judo House Part 6 (the white bird), 2014–2015, oil on linen
Collection Art Gallery of New South Wales. Contemporary Collection Benefactors 2015, with the generous assistance of Alenka Tindale, Peter Braithwaite, Anon, Chrissie & Richard Banks, Susan Hipgrave & Edward Waring, Abbey & Andrew McKinnon. Courtesy of the artist and Yuill|Crowley, Sydney

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 Sept 9 Clouds, Mist And Other Illusions by Elaine Green.
Also, Murmurations by Nikky Morgan-Smith.
Sept 29 to Oct 14 Menagerie by Jodie Wells.

Left: Jodie Wells, Portrait Of A Horse, oil on canvas, 100 x 100cm
Right: Jodie Wells, Dreaming Splendid Fairy Wren, oil on board, 30 x 30cm

Gold Coast City Gallery
The Arts Centre Gold Coast,
135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise 4217.
(07) 5588 4000.
Free entry.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 8.30 to 5.00, public hols 10.00 to 5.00.
Sept 9 to Oct 22 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2017. This award is considered one of the most important annual surveys of contemporary Australian photographic practice. The exhibition showcases a selection of finalists, in a stunning display where established photographers are presented alongside emerging talent. The resulting exhibition is a reflection of contemporary practice examining diverse themes and approaches.
Sept 9 to Nov 5, 2017 Gold Coast Indigenous Artist Camp, South Stradbroke Island – a selection of ephemeral, site specific and sculptural work created by artists in response to their experience on the 2017 South Stradbroke Island artist camp.
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Judy Watson leading day 1 art classes with artists, 20 March 2017. Photograph: Jo-Anne Driessens

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.
Sept 30 to Nov 10 (opening Sat Sept 30, 4-6pm) Mutable solo exhibition by Simon Roots.
To be officially opened by artist Jenny Watson.

2 minutes before midnight, 2017, oil on acrylic on board, 90 x 60cm

Suit yourself, 2017, oil on board, 60 x 120cm

Sunshine Coast

Stevens Street Gallery
2 Stevens Street, Yandina 4561.
Wed-Sat 9.00 to 1.00.

Yandina Historic House
3 Pioneer Road, Yandina, Sunshine Coast 4561.
(07) 5472-7181.
Art Gallery Co-ordinator: Fiona Groom: croakin@bigpond.net.au
Daily 9.30 to 2.30. Gallery, craft shop, local history, local art and artists.

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.
Sept 16 to Nov 5 Contemporary Wearables’ 17 Biennial Jewellery Award & Exhibition. Award prize money sponsored by Toowoomba Gallery Society Inc. Open Carnival Monday: Mon Sept 18, 10-4pm.

Christel Van Der Laan, Eureka, 2014, brooch – ceramic honeycomb, oxidised silver, gold, onyx, mirror, paint, 9 x 10 x 2.5cm
2015 Award Winner. Toowoomba City Collection 2121, reproduced by kind permission

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 Oct 12 Coming Into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast.
Also, Brenda Lui: A Milliner’s Tale.
To Oct 22 Humanics: Shane Gibbs, and Emerging Designer: Bethany Cordwell.

Bundaberg Regional Galleries
1 Barolin Street, Bundaberg 4670.
(07) 4130-4750 .
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun and public hols 9.00 to 1.00.
To Sept 24 Shibori Unbound by Margaret Barnett.

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, Sun 10.00 to 2.00.
To Sept 10 Bitter Sweet by Daniel Boyd.
Also, Blood Red by Greg Semu.
Sept 1 to Oct 29 Going Out.
Sept 15 to 26 Abstraction – Australian women artists.

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.
Sept 23 to Nov 14 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: Moonlighting in Moffatt by Karen Knight-Mudie.

Karen Knight-Mudie, Forestvale, 1997, Conte on heavy brown counter paper, 240cm x 114cm

Curved Wall: Imagination is a wonderful thing by Miles State High School Visual Art Students.

Miles State High School Visual Arts Students, ‘Express This’ exhibition installation view, 2016