February 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 February 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.

BrisAsia Festival – Folds of Belonging
To Feb 19 Folds of Belonging.
An exhibition displaying contemporary works by internationally celebrated artists – Fahd Burki (Pakistan), Motoyuki Daifu (Japan), Rirkrit Tiravanija (Thailand/USA), Shilpa Gupta (India) and collective Slavs and Tatars (Eurasia) in the City’s Vibrant Laneways Outdoor Gallery sites – King George Square Car Park, Eagle Lane, Hutton Lane and Fish Lane, 24-hours a day. Folds of Belonging is produced in association with Brisbane City Council on occasion of the 2017 BrisAsia Festival. Curated by Tess Maunder.

FireWorks Gallery
52a Doggett Street, Newstead 4006.
(07) 3216-1250.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
Jan 31 to Feb 25 Along the Lines group exhibition.

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.
Feb 11 to March 11 Fiona Tan.

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.
Feb 22 to March 18 Alchemy by Gatya Kelly. Also, still/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.
Feb 25 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.
Feb 8 to March 4 Director’s Choice.

Minnie Pwerle, Awelye (Body Painting), acrylic on linen, 90 x 150cm

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.
Feb 7 to March 4 Creatures: Great and Small paintings, watercolours, lithographs, drawings and sculpture by Australian artists from the 1880s until now.

William Robinson, Farmyard with startled rooster, 2015, gouache, 26 x 36cm

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 Feb 12 Childrenís Art Centre: The Gabori Sisters: Gathering by the Sea.
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. Also, 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.
To March 5 GLASS: art, design, architecture.

Jess Dare, Conceptual flowering plant series, 2013-14, lampwork glass, dimensions variable
Photograph: Grant Hancock

Wendy Fairclough, Tribute, 2014, cast lead crystal, wooden ironing board, 1040 x 1220 x 300cm
Photograph: Grant Hancock

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.
Feb 4 to March 14, 14 x 14: Volunteer selected works from the RAG Collection.

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.
Feb 5 to March 19 Take a seat: Corinne Colombo, and Lamentation: Karike Ashworth.

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.
Feb 11 to March 11 Old People by William Nyaparu Gardiner a solo exhibition. In association with Spinifex Hill Artists.

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 Creative Accounting – Australian and international contemporary artists explore ideas around money, economic systems, perceived value, and the aesthetics of currency.

Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre, Bagley-Clifford Office of the National Bank of Detroit, 2005, from the series ‘Ruins of Detroit’, c-type print
UTS Art Collection. Courtesy the artists

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.

Denise Green, Ardennes Uncovered, Fall, 2015, pigment print and drawing on paper, image/sheet 44 x 68cm
Photograph: Robert Kastler
Collection of The University of Queensland, purchased 2016

Webb Gallery
Queensland College of Art, Griffith University
Level 2 Webb Centre, 226 Grey Street, South Bank 4101.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
Feb 9 to 25 (opening and announcement Fri Feb 10, 6-8pm) The Elaine Bermingham National Watercolour Prize in Landscape Painting.

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.
Feb 25 to March 11 Portraits From An Ordinary Life by Veronica Cay.

Veronica Cay, Come Hither, 2016, mixed media, collage, vintage fabric on paper, 20 x 15cm

Veronica Cay, Fool On The Hill, 2016, handbuilt ceramic, slip, engobe, stain, underglaze, encaustic, vintage fabrics and thread, 68 x 24 x 15cm

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.
Feb 18 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 of Ken McGregor Collection

A1one, East Resist, 2008, spray paint on board
Courtesy of Ken McGregor Collection

To March 31 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.

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.
Jan 27 to Feb 26 Taste of Art.
Friends Noosa Regional Gallery presents its sixth annual group show exclusively organised for its creative members. Taste of Art presents our rich and diverse local creative voices from artists to hobbyists alike.

Stevens Street Gallery
2 Stevens Street, Yandina 4561.
Tues-Sat 9.00 to 2.00.
Feb 1 to March 29 Sculpture Now featuring sculpture from some of Australia’s leading sculptors – 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.
To Feb 19 Copier Jam!
Also, The Pet Portrait Project, and Focus on the Collection: Karla Dickens.
Artspace is closed from Feb 20 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 Feb 12 Synthetic Biota by Joanna Roberts.
Feb 3 to April 17 Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing: From Book to Film.
Feb 3 to March 17 Yang Yongliang Land and People: Charwei Tsai, Kira Kim, Lav Diaz, Song Dong, Sudsiri Pui-Ock. Also, Animalia Australis.
Feb 3 to March 19 Kapua Gutchen Snr: A Window Into Erub.

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.
Feb 4 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.

Sandra Pearce, Interconnection, 2016, paper cutouts installation, dimensions variable

Joanne Taylor, Drenching,  2016, installation view, monoprints and paper pulp