October 2014 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 October 2014 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 Lincoln Austin, Leonard Brown, Tony Coleing, Michael Cook, Fiona Foley, Dennis Nona, Ömie Artists, Michel Tuffery, Katarina Vesterberg and William Yang.
To Oct 18 Extra Ordinary Painting by Leonard Brown.
Oct 22 to Nov 22 Magana’duvahe ohu’o maganahe (Mothers and Daughters) – Ömie Artists.

FireWorks Gallery
52a Doggett Street, Newstead 4006.
(07) 3216-1250.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To Oct 24 Drawing Back: David Paulson.
Also, Leaves: Gloria Petyarre.

David Paulson, Major General John Cantwell (PTSD), 2014, oil on canvas, 174 x 204cm

grahame galleries + editions
1 Fernberg Road, Paddington 4064.
To Oct 11 Trees and Views drawings and watercolours from Australia and France by Ron McBurnie.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00 for the duration of the exhibition otherwise by appt.

Left: Ron McBurnie, Old Tree Canberra, 2012, ink and watercolour on paper, 36 x 51cm
Right: Ron McBurnie, Looking west from Pie creek, 2009, ink and watercolour on paper, 23 x 31cm

Griffith University Art Gallery (GUAG)
226 Grey Street, South Bank 4101.
(07) 3735-3140.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
Oct 3 to Nov 13 LANDSEASKY – revisiting spatiality in video – an exhibition that explores the relationship between video and spatial representation, curated by Kim Machan.

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.
Oct 8 to Nov 8 Everything’s Broken by Mike Riddle.

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.
Sept 30 to Oct 18 Milestones by David Band. Read more
Oct 21 to Nov 8 One year later, Stradbroke Island by A.J. Taylor.

Jugglers Art Space Inc
103 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3252-2552.
Mon, Thurs-Fri 10.00 to 3.00 or by appt.
An artist run organisation committed to supporting artists in Brisbane.

Muk Muk Fine Art
within Sofitel Brisbane, 249 Turbot Street, Brisbane 4000.
(08) 8953-6333.
Mon-Sun. Showcasing Aboriginal and Contemporary Australian artists.

Museum of Brisbane
Level 3, Brisbane City Hall (Adelaide and Ann streets), Brisbane 4000.
(07) 3339-0800.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Oct 12 Euan Macleod: Moreton Island – discover the sublime and fragile ecosystem of Moreton Island through the texture of Macleod’s work.

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.
Sept 30 to Oct 25 Philip Hunter.
Oct 28 to Nov 22 Rick Amor. Read more

Left: Rick Amor, In the building,  2014, oil on canvas, 100 x 117cm
Right: Rick Amor, Memory of a grounded ship, 2014, oil on canvas, 97 x 130cm

Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
Stanley Place, South Brisbane 4101.
(07) 3840-7303.
Fax: 3844-8865.
Free entry, unless otherwise stated.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 9.00 to 5.00.
To Oct 6 Trace: Performance and its Documents.
To Nov 2 Children’s Art Centre: Jemima Wyman: Pattern Bandits.
To Feb 15 Hiraki Sawa: O.
Oct 25 to Feb 8 Tracey Moffatt: Spirited. Read more
To Sept 6, 2015 Terrain: Indigenous Australian Objects and Representations.
To Sept 20, 2015 We can make another future: Japanese art after 1989.
To March 1 Madonna Staunton: Out of a Clear Blue Sky.
To March 8 Hanga: Modern Japanese prints.
To May 24 Sublime: Contemporary works from the Collection.
Oct 11, 2014 to Nov 1, 2015 Island Currents: Art from Bentinck Island and the Torres Strait.

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 Nov 23 Judith Wright: Desire focuses on a series of work begun in 2003 that imagines and restages the life of a lost child. The exhibition includes: two major installations ‘A journey’ 2011-12 and ‘Destination’ 2013, the seven-part moving image series ‘Seven stages of desire’ 2003-10 and a new series ‘The ancestors’ 2014.

Redland Art Gallery
Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba 4157.
(07) 3829-8899.
Free admission.
Mon-Tues, Fri 8.30 to 5.00, Wed 9.00 to 5.00, Thurs 8.30 to 7.30, Sat 9.00 to 4.00.
To Nov 15 High Schools In Focus I – celebrates the artistic talent from local secondary school students.

Redland Art Gallery
Cnr Middle and Bloomfield streets, Cleveland 4163.
(07) 3829-8899.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Sun 9.00 to 2.00.
Oct 12 to Nov 23 Redland Art Awards – a biennial contemporary painting competition open to all Australian artists, presented by Redland Art Gallery.
Redland Art Awards
2014 features four prizes, totalling over $20,000.

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Brisbane
411 Main Street, Kangaroo Point
(07) 3240-1291.
Until Jan 2015 The Outside In work by 11 artists, and a range of media, including Wyn Vogel – Studio@Vantage. An exhibition to provide patients with a connection from the hospital to the outside world. 20% commission from all works sold during the year will go to help the many programs and services the hospital provides.
Exhibiting artists – Miles Allen, Kate Barry, Sarah Beetson, Louise Corke, Deo Dutchie, Chrissy Dwyer, Zofia Kijak, Elsebe Louw, Anna Rogers, Tricia Reust and Wyn Vogel.

Wynetha Vogel, Match Play3

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 Oct 11 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 Oct 19 Made in China, Australia, and Ngaio Lenz: Silhouettes After Chemo.
Oct 13 to 31 A.C.O. Virtual: Play with the band.
Oct 24 to Dec 14 Ever Present: Photographs from the Collection 1850 – 1975.
Also, Offshoots: A Florilegium from the Cairns Botanic Gardens.

Gab Titui Cultural Centre
Cnr Blackall Street and Victoria Parade, Thursday Island 4875.
(07) 4069-0888.
Mon-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.
Oct 11 to 25 A Casual Spirit by Peta Houghton, and Man And Boy by Amanda van Gils.

Clinton Barker Art
3B, 15 Main Street, North Tamborine 4272.
Studio/Gallery open by appointment.

Left: Clinton Barker, Cripple, 2014, oil, 108 x 64cm
Right: Clinton Barker, Cripple (detail), 2014, oil, 108 x 64cm

Gold Coast City Gallery
135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise 4217.
(07) 5581-6567.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun and public hols 11.00 to 5.00.
To Oct 26 Gallery 1: 29th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award – attracts high quality entrants from around the world.
To Oct 19 Energies exhibition by Gold Coast secondary school students.

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.
To Oct 31 Selfie on the Couchie – solo exhibition by Erica Gray.

Marks & Gardner Gallery
@ Secret Garden
69 Main Western Road, North Tamborine 4272.
(07) 5545-4992.
Wed-Sun 9.00 to 4.00.
To Oct 19 Dave Groom.
From Oct 24 David Hinchliffe.

Osborne + Grace Gallery
Marina Mirage, Sea World Drive, Main Beach 4217.
(07) 5532-2282.
Paintings, prints and sculpture by Australian and international artists.

Moreton Bay and Islands

The Pier View Gallery
Shop 2, 1 Toorbul Street, Bongaree, Bribie Island 4507.
Mon by appt, Tues-Wed 11.00 to 5.00, Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 8.30, Sun 9.00 to 5.00.

South East Region

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
531 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba 4350.
(07) 4688-6652.
F ax: 4688-6895.
Free admission.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 1.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.
To Nov 2 Striking Contrasts – featuring the work of 11 contemporary Australian artists and simultaneously contrasted across two screens, this exhibition presents an exploration into the division between film making and fine art practice.
Curated by dLux MediaArts in association with Geoffrey Weary, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney and toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW.

Deborah Kelly, Beastliness, 2011, digital animation, stereo, 3:17 mins
Image courtesy the artist and Gallery Barry Keldoulis

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 Oct 26 Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2014, now in its ninth year, has gained the reputation as one of Australia’s most significant regional art prizes. The exhibition and public program showcases 40 of Australia’s most exciting new contemporary artists.
You also have the chance to take home one or more of the works on the final day of the exhibition, Sun Oct 26. A beautiful outdoor luncheon will be followed by a high quality auction.

Noosa Regional Gallery
Level 1, Pelican Street (PO Box 141), Tewantin 4565.
(07) 5329-6145.
Director: Nina Shadforth.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Oct 9 to Nov 23 Ah Xian: Metaphysica – presents ten magnificent cast bronze and brass human busts by senior Chinese-Australian artist Ah Xian who is best known for his contemporary use of the ancient mediums of porcelain, lacquer, cloisonné, bronze, brass, jade and concrete. Cast from life, the unique expression and finish of each bust, as well as the distinctive symbolic objects which rest on each of their heads, include religious deities, folk art, animals and a baby boy, that reflect what people believe, love, appreciate and enjoy.
Ah Xian: Metaphysica
is a touring exhibition developed by The Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art. Also, Yeats Gruin & Rick Gruin: Traces of China – a rich and engaging joint exhibition of unique, masterful ceramics and large expressionist paintings, inspired by an Artist Residency in Shenzhen, China in 2013. Their bold expressive work in two and three dimensions has been influenced by the life and human experience, old and new, encountered in China.