February 2016 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 2016 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 Awis Artis (Vanuatu), Lincoln Austin, Leonard Brown, Anna Carey, Michael Cook, Karla Dickens, Fiona Foley, Dennis Nona, Ömie Artists, Michel Tuffery, Katarina Vesterberg and William Yang.
Feb 17 to March 19 Ömie sa’aré nï’ï’ï vahd’e (Ömie creation) –Rex Warrimou (SabÔo).

FireWorks Gallery
52a Doggett Street, Newstead 4006.
(07) 3216-1250
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 13 UP CLOSE.

grahame galleries + editions
1 Fernberg Road, Paddington 4064.
Open by appointment.
To March 4 Exhibition of Australian artists’ books from the Centre for the Artist Book at Cabinet du livre d’artiste, Rennes, France.
Catalogue available. Contact: info@grahamegalleries.com.au

Griffith University Art Gallery (GUAG)
Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, 226 Grey Street, South Bank 4101.
(07) 3735-3140.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
To April 9 Brutal Truths featuring Vernon Ah Kee, Gordon Bennett, Destiny Deacon and Virginia Fraser.

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.

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 23 to March 19 a sensual instinct by Danie Mellor. Read more…

Danie Mellor, Lacrimosa-(requiem)
Danie Mellor, Lacrimosa (requiem), 2016, C-print on metallic photographic paper 120 x 150cm
Courtesy the artist and Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

Jugglers Art Space Inc
103 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3252-2552
Facebook: jugglersartspace
Mon, Wed Thurs-Fri 10.00 to 4.00 during special events or by appt.
An artist run organisation committed to supporting artists in Brisbane.

Mitchell Fine Art
86 Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3254-2297
Feb 3 to 27 Director’s Choice.

Franck Gohier, Start Me Up
Franck Gohier, Start Me Up, acrylic on board, 119 x 120cm,

Museum of Brisbane
Level 3, Brisbane City Hall (Adelaide and Ann streets) King George Square, Brisbane 4000.
(07) 3339-0800
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 3 Cloud Land a photographic exhibition like no other by Robyn Stacey.
Feb 19 to May 22 Kenji Uranishi: Momentary. Read more…

Kenji Uranishi, Momentary 2015
Kenji Uranishi, Momentary 2015, slip-cast and slab-built, glazed porcelain, 27 x 22.5 x 22.5cm
Photograph: Carl Warner
Courtesy the artist and Museum of Brisbane, Queensland

Petrie Terrace Gallery
by Royal Queensland Art Society Brisbane Branch Inc.
Unit 3, 162 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane 4000.
(07) 3367-1977

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 2 to 27 The Landscape 1805-2015.

Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
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.
From Feb 20 Journeys North.
To April 10 The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8), and APT8 Kids. Australian Cinémathéque: Pop Islam and Filipino Indie.

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 Feb 28 Nineteen Sixty-Five: Dadang Christanto brings together a powerful and poignant collection of work from this internationally significant artist, offering a moving memorial to victims of mass violence, and an opportunity to reflect on and perhaps heal from an often-painful past.

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 3 Boundless: Works from the Redland Art Gallery Collection celebrating migration.

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 Feb 28 Ken + Julia Yonetani: The Last Supper, and Attitude As Form.

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 4 to March 19 Lily Nungarrayi Hargraves.

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 March 13 East Coast Encounter.
Also, Jemima Wyman: Tactical Frivolity.

Australian & Oceanic Art Gallery
Cnr Grant and Warner streets, Port Douglas 4877.
(07) 4099-4494
Fax: 4099-4417
Contact: Tom and Kerry Colrain.
Representing contemporary Australian artists including Lockhart River artists Rosella Namok and Samantha Hobson, Denis Nona, Geoffrey Dyer, Arone Meeks and many others.

Bundaberg Regional Galleries
1 Barolin Street, Bundaberg 4670.
(07) 4130-4750
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 3.00.

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.

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.

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.
Feb 5 to 13 Anthea Polson Art Comes to Melbourne. A special art week featuring daily events with artist talks and demonstrations at the Menzies Auction Rooms 1 Darling Street, South Yarra.
Feb 27 to March 12 Lucky Catch by Karlee Rawkins.

Gold Coast City Gallery
The Arts Centre Gold Coast, 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise 4217.
(07) 5588-4000
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun and public hols 11.00 to 5.00.
Feb 6 to March 20 Indo Pop: Indonesian Art from APT7. Also, The Last Fleet by Gayle Reichelt.
Feb 13 to March 16 Made in QLD: Ode to the souvenir.

Gayle Reichelt, Cherry Venture   Saputro (aka Hahan), Uji Handoko Eko,The Journey The Journey 2011 Synthetic polymer paint on canvas Two panels:180 x 420cm (overall); 180 x 210cm (each) Acc. 2011.287a-b Purchased 2011. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation
Left: Gayle Reichelt, Cherry Venture – Birth of the Ghost Ship, 2015
Courtesy the artist and Gold Coast City Gallery
Right: Saputro (aka Hahan), Uji Handoko Eko, The Journey  (detail), 2011
Queensland Art Gallery Foundation. Collection: QAGOMA

Hillier and Skuse Gallery
88 Bundall Road (next to Masters), Bundall 4217.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00, closed Wed.
Exciting new GC Gallery curated by artists.

Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery
Studio 87, 87 Ridgeway Avenue, Southport 4215.
(07) 5532-7170
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, weekends by appt.
Feb 13 to March 31 Projected Interiors solo exhibition by Kathy Mackey – artist and 2015 Smithsonian Fellow.
To be opened by Virginia Rigney, Acting Gallery Manager, Gold Coast City Art Gallery.

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.
To Feb 14 Art from the Heart: The Private Collection of Viola Nicolson and Colin Fitzgerald. A private collection that has been acquired in love, with love and for the love of art. Normally occupied in the intimate surrounds of their Toowoomba home, Viola and Colin have opened their doors to share this substantial collection with the community. Includes works by Australian artists Danie Mellor, Ben Quilty, Rhys Lee, Juan Ford, Margaret Olley, David Larwill and more.

Sunshine Coast

T​he Butter Factory Arts Centre
11A Maple Street, Cooray 4563
(07) 5442-6665
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 3.00.
March 19 to 23 (opening Sun Feb 21, 10.30am) A Look Within by Michelle Maclennan.
Displaying a variety of paintings and drawings in mixed media; www.michellemaclennan.com

Noosa Regional Gallery
Level 1, 9 Pelican Street (PO Box 141), Riverside, Tewantin 4565.
(07) 5329-6145
Director: Nina Shadforth.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Feb 5 to March 6 Taste of Art 2016.
Friends Noosa Regional Gallery presents its fifth annual group show exclusively organised for its creative members.

Kim Schoenberger, Resilient II
Kim Schoenberger, Resilient II (detail), 2014, triptych, corrugated iron, stainless steel, wood
Image: Tony Webdale

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 Feb 9 Curved Wall: Confluence – Dorothy Haig, Gillian Knott, Sue Whitton, Gayle Purcell, Emma Yates, Rhonda Jenner, Catherine Elliott and Dorothy Devine.
Feb 26 to April 12 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: Transparent: Queensland Watercolours 1850s-1980s. A QAGOMA travelling exhibition.

GRANT, W.G. Australia, Woman with blue parasol   ROOTSEY, Joe, (Coastal landscape)
Left: W.G. Grant, Australia (b.1876 d.1951), Woman with blue parasol, c.1950, watercolour over pencil on paper
Purchased 2001. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Grant
Collection: Queensland Art Gallery
Right: Joe Rootsey, Australia (b.1918 d.1963), (Coastal landscape), c.1954, gouache and coloured pencil on paper on board
Gift of Dr Peter Lavarack in memory of Joan Innes Reid, AM, through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation 2010
Collection: Queensland Art Gallery