Queensland art galleries and their DECEMBER 2023 / JANUARY 2024 exhibition schedules are listed below, grouped by region. For listings in other Australian states please use the What’s On menu above.
45 King Street, Bowen Hills 4006.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Sun–Mon and for the summer break from Dec 25 to Jan 6, 2024.
Edwina Corlette Gallery
629 Brunswick Street, New Farm 4005.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
9/31 Thompson Street, Bowen Hills 4006.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
Nov 30 to Feb 3, 2024 Over Thirty.
Griffith University Art Museum
226 Grey Street, South Bank 4101.
Tues–Sat 11.00 to 4.00. Closed public hols and exhibition installation periods.
To Feb 3, 2024 Each, Other: Pixy Liao and Lin Zhipeng (aka. No.223).
Institute of Modern Art
Ground Floor, Judith Wright Arts Centre, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Thurs 10.00 to 8.00.
Jan Murphy Gallery
486 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
Director: Jan Murphy.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Mitchell Fine Art
86 Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
Mon–Fri 10.00 to 5.30, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Museum of Brisbane
Level 3, Brisbane City Hall, Adelaide and Ann streets (enter via King George Square), Brisbane 4000.
Mon–Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Jan 21, 2024 The Local As Artist in Residence, Taloi Havini was invited to investigate the City of Brisbane and Museum of Brisbane Collections and subsequently developed The Local, framed as an “artistic intervention.” She looked at the language of architecture, museum display and curatorial selection. In collaboration with Dirk Yates of Speculative Architecture, Havini has curated an experience that evokes a scene from inside a Queensland pub. On display are some of the earliest works in the MoB Collections, through to contemporary works that give prominence to Indigenous, women and migrant voices.
To Aug 11, 2024 Rearranged: Art of the Flower. Still life takes on new life in this celebration of the art of the flower. Brisbane has a strong culture of artists using floral imagery to tell stories of place. In a space reminiscent of a quintessential Queenslander house, Rearranged invites visitors to stroll through a lush collection of paintings, textiles, sculptures, ceramics and new media. Behold this ever-popular subject matter and look beyond to explore notions of place, memory and history. Artists featured include Christopher Bassi, Ashlee Becks, Keith Burt, Norton Fredericks, John Honeywill, Elisa Jane Carmichael, Vida Lahey, Clairy Laurence, Boneta-Marie Mabo, Margaret Olley, Lyndall Phelps, Julian Podmore, Milomirka Radovic, Sarah Rayner, Edith Rewa, Monica Rohan, Bronwyn Searle, Pamela See (Xue Mei-Ling), Judith Sinnamon, Jaishree Srinivasan, Karen Stone, Man&Wah, Anna Varendorff, and Michael Zavros.
Petrie Terrace Gallery
Home of the RQAS, Brisbane Branch
Unit 3, 162 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane 4000.
Entry is free, except for ticketed events.
Wed–Sun 10.00 to 3.30.
Welcomes membership from professional and hobby artists, open and members exhibitions, workshops, private gallery hire, corporate and event hire.
Philip Bacon Galleries
2 Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 5.00. Closed public hols.
To Dec 2 William Mackinnon.
Dec 5 to 23 Summer Exhibition.
Jan 23 to Feb 13, 2024 Summer Exhibition.
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)
Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane 4101.
Free entry, unless otherwise stated.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Christmas, Boxing Day and Good Friday. Open from 12.00 Anzac Day.
To Jan 28, 2024 Isaac Walter Jenner: A feeling for Light.
To Feb 11, 2024 Living Patterns: Contemporary Australian Abstraction.
To June 23, 2024 I can spin skies.
To Sept 29, 2024 North by North-West. Ongoing Small Figures.
To Jan 21, 2024 Gone Fishing.
To March 17, 2024 Hiraki Sawa: ‘O’.
To Sept 8, 2024 sis: Pacific Art 1980–2023.
Dec 2 to April 28, 2024 Fairy Tales.
QUT Art Museum and William Robinson Gallery
QUT Art Museum:
2 George Street, QUT Gardens Point Campus (next to the City Botanic Gardens), Brisbane 4000.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 10.00 to 2.00. Closed Mon, Sat and public hols.
Visit websites for programs and events.
To March 10, 2024 Helen Fuller: Bowerbird – like the bowerbird, Helen Fuller is compelled to mine the archaeology of the everyday to create something new. In a world often fixated on flawlessness, Fuller embraces the irregular, the imperfect, and the beautifully organic.
To March 10, 2024 This Mess We’re In: Pat Hoffie – through a visual anthology of failures, propositions and imagined futures, Pat Hoffie presents us with a series of mise en scènes where the borderlines between the factual and the fantastic disintegrate.
William Robinson Gallery:
Old Government House, 2 George Street, QUT Gardens Point Campus (next to the City Botanic Gardens), Brisbane 4000.
Visit website for programs and events.
To Sept 15, 2024 The Painter & the Printmaker – William Robinson is revered as one of the nation’s great contemporary painters, recognised for his multiperspective depictions of the Australian landscape. While he is most readily identifiable by his monumental paintings, his print works are scarcely understood or fully acknowledged for their aesthetic value and contribution to the artist’s remarkable creative vision. This exhibition provides rare insight into Robinson’s mastery as a colourist and mark-maker by showcasing four decades of printmaking, in particular his lithographs and etchings, alongside major paintings.
Redland Art Gallery Capalaba
Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba 4157.
Mon–Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 4.00.
To Jan 16, 2024 In Focus 2023.
Redland Art Gallery Cleveland
Cnr Middle and Bloomfield streets, Cleveland 4163.
Mon–Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Sun 9.00 to 2.00.
To Dec 3 A Touch of Gold: Celebrating 50 Years of the Coochie Art Group.
Also, Images of Sound: Redland Yurara Art Society.
Redland Performing Arts Centre
2–16 Middle Street, Cleveland 4163.
Mon–Fri 9.00 to 4.00.
To Jan 14, 2024 Frank Sherrin.
UQ Art Museum
James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (Building 11), University Drive, The University of Queensland, St Lucia 4067.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00.
To Jan 20, 2024 Mare Amoris | Sea of Love – featuring Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Christopher Bassi, Drew Kahuʻāina Broderick, Seba Calfuqueo, Elisa Jane Carmichael, Sonja Carmichael, Chun Yin Rainbow Chan, Mariquita “Micki” Davis, Djambawa Marawili, New Mineral Collective, Santiago Mostyn, Leyla Stevens, Shannon Te Ao, Unbound Collective, and Judy Watson.
Anthea Polson Art
29 Tedder Avenue, Main Beach 4217.
(07) 5561-1166, 0417-707-326.
Director: Anthea Polson.
Mon–Sat 10.00 to 6.00, Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Jan 27 to Feb 10, 2024 On The Path That Leads Back To You by Steve Tyerman.
Shop 16.02 The Brickworks, 107 Ferry Road, Southport 4215.
Mon–Sat 9.00 to 5.00, Sun 10.30 to 4.00.
135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise 4217.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
HOTA Gallery is filled with multiple ideas that present an unfolding experience of viewpoints and trails that challenge us to dig deeper and get lost in creative ideas.
Go online to view the exhibitions and events calendar.
On now, Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street.
Caloundra Regional Gallery
22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra 4551.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat–Sun 10.00 to 2.00. Closed public hols and exhibition changeovers.
Montville Art Gallery
138 Main Street, Montville 4560.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Noosa Regional Gallery
Level 1, 9 Pelican Street, Riverside, Tewantin 4565.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat–Sun 10.00 to 3.00. Closed Mon, public hols and during exhibition changeover.
Dec 2 to Feb 18, 2024 The light fades but the gods remain by Bill Henson is a major exhibition commissioned by the Museum of Australian Photography (MAPh) showcasing two key series by Henson, one of Australia’s most eminent artists. Exploring the suburb of Glen Waverley where he grew up, Henson explores the notion of home, intensifying the everyday to a point of dramatic revelation and romantic beauty. Also, She Does an exhibition of work by Kellie O’Dempsey.
South East Region
Gympie Regional Gallery
39 Nash Street, Gympie 4570.
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.
Ipswich Art Gallery
d’Arcy Doyle Place, Ipswich 4305.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00 unless stated otherwise.
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
531 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba 4350.
Wed–Sun 10.30 to 3.30. Closed Mon–Tues and public hols.
Established in 1937, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery is the first public art gallery in regional Queensland. The Gallery is located in the downtown heart of Toowoomba, set amongst vibrant street art, green spaces, cafés and boutique shops. Home to the nationally significant Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection, the Fred and Lucy Gould Art Collection, and the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery – Toowoomba City Collection, the Gallery is owned and operated by Toowoomba Regional Council.
Civic Centre Precinct, cnr Gordon and Macalister streets, Mackay 4740.
Gallery closed for renovations with public programs ongoing in various locations throughout the region.
Visit our website to locate ongoing public programs and events, search the art collection, take virtual tours of past exhibitions, and more.
Cairns Art Gallery
Cnr Abbott and Shields streets, Cairns 4870.
Mon–Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 10.00 to 2.00.
To Dec 10 Ellis Rowan: Colonialism and Nature Painting.
To Jan 14, 2024 Daniel Wallwork: Sunsets and Spinifex.
To Jan 28, 2024 JamFactory ICON Jessica Loughlin: Of Light.
To Feb 18, 2024 Melanie Hava: Bugan Mungan.
Dec 16 to Feb 18, 2024 Gordon Hookey: A MURRIALITY.
Gab Titui Cultural Centre
Cnr Blackall Street and Victoria Parade, Thursday Island 4875.
Mon–Fri 9.00 to 4.30, Sat 9.30 to 1.00 (April to Oct), Mon–Fri 10.00 to 3.00, Sat 9.30 to 1.00 (Nov to 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.
NorthSite Contemporary Arts
Bulmba-ja Arts Centre, 96 Abbott Street, Cairns 4870.
Mon–Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 1.00. Closed Sun and public hols.
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Cnr Flinders and Denham streets, Townsville 4810.
Ground floor: Tues–Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat–Sun 10.00 to 1.00.
First floor at PTRG remains closed.
To Jan 21, 2024 Asia Pacific Contemporary: Three Decades of APT celebrates The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, recently in its tenth iteration. Featuring works that have appeared in the Triennial since its debut in the 1990s, and across media from painting and sculpture to video, performance and works on paper, Asia Pacific Contemporary showcases art from Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Taiwan, Vanuatu, and Vietnam. As these varied and compelling artworks demonstrate, the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art continues to be a pre-eminent platform for the art of Asia, Australia and the Pacific, surveying a vast and dynamic region through a series of exhibitions, forums and cultural exchanges. The diverse works in Asia Pacific Contemporary reflect the triennial embrace of contemporary art in all its forms, ranging from the ceremonial to the conceptual, and from the deeply personal to the resolutely social.
Dec 8 to Feb 11, 2024 Sihot’e Nioge: When Skirts Become Artworks reveals the centrality of nioge, painted, and sihot’e, appliquéd, beaten bark cloths in Omie culture and life from the first Omie man and woman who arrived on the earth until today. Working from the remote mountain rainforests of Oro Province, not so far from Kokoda, Papua New Guinea, the Omie Tapa artists continue to develop the most colourful and compositionally diverse, bark cloth art in the Pacific region, using all natural products from their vast, rainforest homelands.
Riverway Arts Centre, 20 Village Boulevard, Thuringowa 4817.
Pinnacles Gallery is a dynamic art space committed to community engagement, artistic development, and contemporary practice.
To March 3, 2024 Mariw Minaral (Spiritual Patterns) brings together some of the finest examples of Zendah Kes (Torres Strait Islands) artist Alick Tipoti’s unique and intricate linocut printmaking practice. The exhibition also contains his award-winning sculptural works, contemporary masks and film. A cultural and environmental artist, Tipoti is highly respected for his work in regenerating cultural knowledge and language. Guided by the traditional cultural practices of his people, Tipoti’s storytelling encompasses traditional cosmology, marine environments and ocean conservation – focusing on what it means to be a sea person.
Rockhampton Museum of Art
220 Quay Street, Rockhampton 4700.
Daily 9.00 to 4.00..
Tableland Regional Gallery
16 Robert Street, Atherton 4883.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 9.00 to 12.00. Closed Sun–Mon.
Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts
408 Flinders Street, Townsville 4810.
Tues–Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat–Sun 9.00 to 1.00. Gallery closed Mon, public hols and during exhibition install weeks.
UMI Arts Gallery & Gift Shop
4/1 Jensen Street, Manoora 4870.
Mon–Fri 9.00 to 4.00. UMI Arts is the incubator Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural organisation for Far North Queensland, an area that extends north of Cairns to include the Torres Strait Islands, south to Cardwell, west to Camooweal and includes the Gulf and Mt Isa regions. UMI Arts is a not-for-profit company governed and managed by an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Board and has been operating since 2005. Our mission is to operate a cultural organisation that assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to participate in the maintenance, preservation, and protection of culture.
The UMI Arts Gallery and Gift Shop in Cairns showcases the fine art and crafts created by our member artists, assisting them to continue preserving and protecting the culture and stories of the region. UMI is a Creole word that means “You and Me” – for UMI Arts, this is significant as we believe that we need to work together to keep our culture strong.
Dogwood Crossing, Miles
81 Murilla Street, Miles 4415.
Mon–Fri 9.00 to 12.30 and 1.30 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 12.00. Closed Sun.
To Jan 27, 2024 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: Algalrhythms by Svenja. This conceptual study of the King Island Shoreline offers insight into the rawness and power of nature and the beauty of what is life and death through the study of the stages of decay.
To Jan 27, 2024 Curved Wall: A. Matures by Miles Respite Group. This is the first exhibition for the group, which highlights their various talents through a compilation of styles.
Longreach Arts & Crafts Centre Gallery
113 Ibis Street, Longreach 4730.
Mon, Wed–Fri 1.00 to 4.00.
Outback Regional Gallery, Winton
Waltzing Matilda Centre, 50 Elderslie Street, Winton 4735.
Mon–Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat–Sun 9.00 to 3.00.
To Dec 31 AW8 Australia Wide Eight – an Ozquilt Network touring exhibition.
To March 2024 Outback Now – interpreting place by fusing artworks from local talent with the Outback Regional Gallery collection.
Bundaberg, Hervey Bay
Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
1 Barolin Street (cnr Quay Street), Bundaberg 4670.
Mon–Fri 9.30 to 5.00, Sat–Sun and public hols 10.00 to 2.00.
Visit the gallery website for exhibition program.
Hervey Bay Regional Gallery
166 Old Maryborough Road, Hervey Bay 4655.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat–Sun and public hols 10.00 to 2.00. Closed Mon.
To Feb 11, 2024 Hervey Bay School of Displacement with Keg de Souza. In response to the housing crisis that faces the Fraser Coast and many communities around Australia, Hervey Bay Regional Gallery is proud to present Hervey Bay School of Displacement with nationally renowned artist Keg de Souza. An iterative, socially engaged and site-specific exhibition project, de Souza’s School of Displacement series has been staged previously in Redfern, North Melbourne, and Newcastle. Turning its focus to the Fraser Coast, Hervey Bay School of Displacement invites our community to engage in active and deep listening through a suite of public programs designed to share stories, connect and build resilience together. Hervey Bay School of Displacement is presented in partnership with the Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre and Fraser Coast Regional Council’s Community Development and Engagement Team.
To Feb 11, 2024 Michael Cook: Livin’ the Dream. Raised in Hervey Bay and currently residing on the Sunshine Coast, Michael Cook interrogates the legacy of colonisation by remixing, inverting and reconstructing icons of Australian identity. Theatrically staged and highly polished, Cook’s photographic artworks tease out the fictitious possibilities of familiar narratives, combining the personal with the political and the historical with the imaginary. Drawing on a recent gift to the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery Art Collection, works from Cook’s series Livin’ the Dream, 2020, will be displayed alongside a new body or work, Fake, 2022. Considered together, these works offer a timely reflection on the alienating absurdity of consumer desire and the “Australian dream.” As Cook explains, “When I consider our obsession with material wealth, I realise that maybe what we really want are the things that Aboriginal culture has always valued – community, family and giving back.”