April 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 April 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, 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.
March 29 to April 29 (opening Fri April 7, 6-8pm) Ian Friend: Museum: Fragments of Former Worlds (Works on paper 1983-2016). Read more…

Ian Friend, Miles smiles I, 1997-2016, Indian ink, gouache and crayon on Twinrocker paper, 48 × 48cm

Ian Friend, For JHP, 1996-2016, Indian ink, gouache and crayon on Twinrocker paper, 48 × 48cm

FireWorks Gallery
52a Doggett Street, Newstead 4006.
(07) 3216-1250.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
April 21 to May 27 Learning from Surfers Paradise by Scott Redford.
Also, The Gulf by Ian Waldron.

Ian Waldron, Brighton Beach…Gulf of Carpentaria, 2016, limited edition print on acrylic, 120 x 180cm. Courtesy the artist and Fireworks Gallery

grahame galleries + editions
1 Fernberg Road, Paddington 4064.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
March 31 to April 29 Jennifer Marshall drawings, relief prints and etchings.

Graydon Gallery
29 Merthyr Road, New Farm 4005.
Contemporary hire gallery, 2-week period, artist run.
Suitable for paintings, sculptures, jewellery, photography, ceramics, bespoke furniture exhibitions.
Bookings for 2017/2018 being taken now.
Please visit our website for more information.

Tricia Taylor, Rise and Sing, pastel. Courtesy the artist and Graydon Gallery

Graydon Gallery

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.
To April 29 Creature of Habit by Dylan Jones.
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.

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.
April 5 to May 6 The Witchdoctor and the Windmill by Linda Syddick Napaltjarri.

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri, The Windmill, acrylic on linen, 140 x 140cm

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 July 16 Robert Andrew: Our mutable histories. Read more…

Robert Andrew, White wash over the burn, 2017, aluminium, stabilised charred timber ochres and chalk, 310 x 800cm. Photograph: Carl Warner. Courtesy the artist and Museum of Brisbane, Queensland

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.
April 4 to 29 A Private Collection.

William Robinson, Landscape and self-portrait, 1987, oil on canvas, 107 x 126.5cm. Courtesy Philip Bacon Galleries

Jeffrey Smart, Stadium entrance, 2001, oil on canvas, 80 x 116cm. Courtesy Philip Bacon Galleries

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 June 11 O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism – showcases the iconic art of Georgia O’Keeffe, one of the most significant American painters of the twentieth century, alongside modernist masterpieces by the celebrated and pioneering Australian artists, Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith. Ticketed.
To April 17 Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything – QAGOMA’s major summer show.
Also, A World View: The Tim Fairfax AC Gift.

Parastou Forouhar (Iran/Germany b.1962), Swanrider, 2004, C-type photograph on paper. Purchased 2009 with funds from Tim Fairfax, AM, through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation. Collection Queensland Art Gallery

Henrique Oliveira (Brazil, b.1973), Xilonoma Chamusquius 2, 2012, burnt plywood and pigments. Purchased 2012 with funds from Tim Fairfax, AM, through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation. Collection Queensland Art Gallery

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.
Children’s Art Centre Programs:
To April 17 Mirror Mirror by Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir (aka Shoppy), and Enchanted spaces by Nusra Latif Qureshi.
April 1 to Oct 22 Friendly Beasts by Kate Beynon.

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 May 21 Earth & Fire – ceramics from the QUT Art Collection.
Also, Less than: Art & Reductionism.

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 May 2 Conceive/Perceive: Leigh Schoenheimer.

Leigh Schoenheimer, Ways of Seeing/Ways of Knowing: Gumnuts with African Head, 2016, oil on ply. Courtesy the artist

Lola Greeno, Warrener necklace, 2014, warrener shells and wire. Photograph: John Lemming. Courtesy the artist

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 May 2 Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels.

Royal Queensland Art Society Brisbane Branch Inc.
at the Petrie Terrace Gallery
Unit 3, 162 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane 4000.
(07) 3367-1977.
Brisbane Branch of RQAS Membership to Hobby and Professional Artists, workshops exhibitions and fellowship.

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.
To April 22 Women of Martu features work by Judith Samson, Dadda Samson, Bugai Whyoulter, Ngamaru Bidu and Jakayu Biljabu.

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 May 4 Philanthropists and collections – explores the philanthropic impulse and how patronage has shaped the UQ Art Collection.
To June 30 The Dust Never Settles – centres on works by contemporary artists who probe at cultural, environmental and psychological histories that remain unresolved.

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 April 8 Men At Work by Peter Smets.
April 22 to May 6 Every Child by Sophie Gralton.

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.
April 15 to May 21 Hard and Fast: Abstraction | Pop | Colour field – surveys the origins of abstraction, pop and colour field in Australian art.
May 27 to July 9 Black Mist Burnt Country – a national touring exhibition of artworks by over 30 Indigenous and non-indigenous artists which commemorate the little-known story of the British atomic tests in Australia in the 1950s.
Also, On Top, In Front by Chris Bennie. Through photography, video, construction, collage and painting Bennie explores how objects and ideas are transformed through the simple process of placing something on top or in front of something else to reveal something unforeseen or new.

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.
To April 23 Close enough: Young Queensland artists – Sam Cranstoun, Dale Harding, Alice Lang and Tyza Stewart.

Stevens Street Gallery
2 Stevens Street, Yandina 4561.
Wed-Sat 9.00 to 1.00.
March 31 to May 29 Conversations with Mt Ninderry – local artists and their relationship with this landmark.

Carole Roberts, Golden Mountain

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 May 10 Man Cheung: Botanical Cosmos – Mackay.
To May 21 ASSI 150. Also, Punuku Tjukurpa.

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 April 17 Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing: From Book to Film.

Shaun Tan, The Lost Thing (film still), 2010. Courtesy Passion Pictures Australia

April 28 to July 2 Brett Whiteley: Other Places (Somewhere Else).

Brett Whiteley, The pink heron, 1969, synthetic polymer paint on hardboard, 137.4 x 122cm (board). Gift of Patrick White 1979

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.
To April 4 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: Big Smoke, Little Smoke.
April 8 to May 27 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: Indo Pop – a group of artists who were a central feature of QAGOMA’s 2012 flagship exhibition: The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7), a Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Travelling Exhibition. Curved Wall: The Little Things by Sophie Bourne – explores the ëlittle thingsí that surround us every day, but often pass-by without recognition.