April 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 April 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, 0412-990-356.
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.
April 2 to May 3 Majority Rule by Michael Cook and Preludes by Anna Carey.

Michael Cook, Majority Rule, Memorial, 2014, inkjet print on archival Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper, 140 x 200cm (unframed)
Courtesy the artist and Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane

FireWorks Gallery
52a Doggett Street, Newstead 4006.
(07) 3216-1250.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To April 19 Drawn Rod Moss + LEGENDS Masterworks by Aboriginal artists.
From April 30 New works for Brisbane by Rosella Namok.

Rover Thomas, Jabanunga (Rainbow Serpent), 1996, natural earth pigments and natural binders on linen, 180 x 270cm

grahame galleries + editions
1 Fernberg Road, Paddington 4064.
Open by appt.
5 April to May 16 (gallery closed April 17 to 29) Prints from the ’70s – ’90s by Mona Ryder.

Mona Ryder, The Grey Box, 1980, etching with aquatint

Graydon Gallery
29 Merthyr Road, New Farm 4005.
(07) 3254-2325.
April 9 to 20 Song of Songs by Michelle Henry.
April 29 to May 11 Light Works by Christine Atkins. www.christineatkins.com.au Contact: 0449-601-563.

Griffith University Art Gallery (GUAG)
226 Grey Street, South Bank 4101.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
April 11 to June 7 Ben Quilty: After Afghanistan. An Australian War Memorial Travelling Exhibition. Supported by: Australian Government’s Commemoration Program. This exhibition is supported by the Contemporary Touring Initiative, an Australian Government Program, and the Visual Arts and Crafts Strategy, an initiative of the Australian Government and state and territory governments.

Ben Quilty, Trooper Luke Korman, painted in Robertson, New South Wales, 2012, aerosol and oil on linen, 190 x 140cm
Acquired under the official art scheme in 2012, ART94526

Institute of Modern Art
420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3252-5750 F 3252-5072.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00 (Thurs until 8.00).
March 29 to May 17 Embedded by Craig Walsh, and There Will Be ________ by Kerry Tribe.

Jan Manton Art
Contemporary Australian and 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.
April 2 to May 3 New Works: Painting and Ceramics by Joseph Daws.

Joseph Daws, Untitled #3, acrylic on paper
Courtesy of artist and Jan Manton Art

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.
To April 12 Richard Dunlop.
April 23 to May 17 Rhys Lee.

Jugglers Art Space Inc
103 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3252-2552.
Thurs-Fri 12.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
A community artist run initiative Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing 2014. Entries closing Mon June 9. Acquisitive first prize total $4000. Online forms and submission. Supported by the Hopkins-Weise Family.

Muk Muk Fine Art
within Sofitel Brisbane, 249 Turbot Street, Brisbane 4000.
(08) 8953-6333, 0400-295-699.
Showcasing Aboriginal and contemporary Australian artists.
To May 24 Panu by Lorna Fencer Naparrula.

Lorna Fencer Naparrula, Warputi (Bush Potato), acrylic on linen, 120 x 180cm

Percolator Gallery
134 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington, Brisbane. 4000.
April 23 to 27, 10.30 to 5.30 (opening Wed April 23, 5-8pm) Re Generation by Sonia Payes in association with the Queensland Festival of Photography. www.soniapayes.com.au
Floor talk: Sun April 27, 11am (RSVP 0411-818-862).

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.
To April 12 Wendy Sharpe.
April 15 to May 10 William Robinson.

Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
Stanley Place, South Brisbane 4101.
(07) 3840-7303 F 3844-8865.
Free entry, unless otherwise stated.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 9.00 to 5.00.
QAG: To July 20 Transparent: Watercolours in Queensland 1850-1980s.
April 5 to Aug 10 Sam Fullbrook: Delicate Beauty.
April 12 to July 20 Yirrkala Drawings an Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition.
GOMA: To May 11 Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth.
To July 27 Trace: Performance and its Documents.
To Aug 3 Seen and Heard: image-sound-object. Australian Cinematheque:
April 4 to June 25 The Last of England: Thatcherism and British Cinema.
April 5 to May 28 Orson Welles: A Retrospective.

Sam Fullbrook (Australia 1922-2004), Mermaid as bride, 1971, oil on canvas on panel. Gift of the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Foundation for the Arts through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation 2012
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program

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 April 27 Arthur Boyd: An active witness.

Redland Art Gallery
Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba 4157.
(07) 3829-8899.
Free entry.
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 May 3 The End of Aesthetic Illusion: Amy Carkeek.

Amy Carkeek, Untitled #2, 2012, archival inkjet print
Courtesy of the artist

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.
March 30 to May 11 Photographic Abstractions – a Monash Gallery of Art touring exhibition.
Also, Treasury Garden by Bruce Reynolds.

Suzanne O’Connell Gallery
93 James Street, New Farm 4005.
(07) 3358-5811, 0400-920-022 F 3358-5813.
www.suzanneoconnell.com (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.

Keturah Nangala Zimran, Puli Puli, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 70 X 15 cm

Far North

Artspace Mackay
Civic Precinct, cnr Gordon and Macalister streets, Mackay 4740.
(07) 4961-9722.
www.artspacemackay.com.au Free entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 3.00.
April 5 to May 18 Designing craft/Crafting design: 40 years of Jam Factory, and Traverse: Recent works by Melinda Schawel.
To June 2014, Masters of the Medium.

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.

Rockhampton Art Gallery
62 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton 4700.
(07) 4936-8248.
Find us on Facebook.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.

Gold Coast

Anthea Polson Art
18-20 Mariners Cove, Seaworld Drive, Main Beach 4217.
(07) 5561-1166.
Director: Anthea Polson.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 12 Air Born by Claire Bridge, and Jigsaw by Belynda Henry.
April 26 to May 10 Sang Tong – Queensland Launch by Samantha Everton.

Claire Bridge, Phoenix, 2014, oil on linen, 123 x 104cm

Clinton Barker Art
Studio/Gallery 3B, 15 Main Street, North Tamborine 4272.
Open by appt.
Raw Figures Series paintings + new works on paper.

Clinton Barker, Mellow, 2013, oil on canvas, 163 x 88 cm

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 April 27 Renegades: Outsider Art, and Voice over Matter.
From March 29 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award.

Chris Bennie, Levitating Caravean (Not all holidays are created equally,) 2013, gicleé print on Hähnemule photo rag archival paper
Courtesy of the artist

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.
Through April and May (opening Sat April 5, 4-6pm by Brian Tucker, arts accountant, arts advocate and art accumulator) Just for the Love of it – a major photographic exhibition with a difference. Formative moments in the work and careers of 14 talented known and emerging artist photographers.

Mari Hirata, Heels Hoist #3 (Embrace), 2007, Fujiflex Print, 50 x 50cm

Marks & Gardner Gallery
@ Secret Garden
69 Main Western Road, North Tamborine 4272.
(07) 5545-4992.
Wed-Sun 9.00 to 4.00.
To April 27 Resilience by Julie Shepherd, and Aquatic Moods by Pam Walpole.

Julie Shepherd, Splash, carved and pierced porcelain, 9 x 15cm and 6 x 10cm
Cortesy Marks and Gardner Gallery

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

M. Rolland Gérardin, Jeunes Filles, 1933, oil on canvas 200 x 200cm

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.
Diverse range of artists and mediums.
Accepting exhibition proposals for 2014.
April exhibition Easter/Cultures.

Wanda Hitch, The Enchanted Forest #2, 2014, acrylic ink on linen, 24 x 36 inches

South East Region

RAYGUN Art Projects
Upstairs, 249 Margaret Street, Toowoomba 4350.

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
531 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba 4350.
(07) 4688-6652 F 4688-6895.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat and 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 1.00 to 4.00.
Closed Good Friday.
April 5 to May 18 Gallery 1: Lloyd Rees: Life and light. The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art touring exhibition Lloyd Rees: Life and Light explores the Gallery’s holdings of this significant artist’s work. The exhibition surveys the varied subjects that inspired Lloyd Rees’s work, including architecture, interiors, landscapes, figures and self-portraits.

Sunshine Coast

Caloundra Regional Gallery
22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra 4551.
(07) 5420-8299 F 5420-8292.
Free entry.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
April 9 to June 1 MYTHO-POETIC: Print and Assemblage Works by Glen Skien. MYTHO-POETIC presents the recent works of Brisbane artist/printmaker Glen Skien. This exhibition powerfully mines the human condition with artist books, collages, installation and printmaking that navigate residues of the past and create new associations which relate to Australian identity and historical awareness. A travelling exhibition developed by the Gympie Regional Gallery and toured by Museum and Gallery Services Qld. This project has been assisted by the Gordon Darling Foundation and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Glen Skien, letters from country 1 (detail), 2013, mixed media iron envelopes, dimensions variable. From a series of 50.

Nissarana Galleries
5 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads 4567.
(07) 5455-4428.

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.
March 28 to May 11 HYPERCLAY: Contemporary Ceramics profiles eight artists at various stages in their careers whose current practice is taking ceramics into bold new territories. Whether printing with clay, transforming rejected ceramic objects or playing at the intersection of the digital and the handmade, the artists in HYPERCLAY are forging new pathways in Australian ceramics. HYPERCLAY: Contemporary Ceramics is supported by Object’s National Exhibitions Strategy funded by the Australia Council and is supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of Australian cultural material across Australia.

Paul Wood, Guardians of a goddess (detail), 2011, re-fired ceramics and glass, 240 x 120 x 210cm. Photo: Siri Hayes

TEDxNoosa: Space 2014
The J, Noosa Junction, Noosa 4567.
April 2 to 30 (official opening Sat April 12, 9am) Space Invaders by Margaret Ellen Turner.
margaret-turner.com.au Contact: 0434-884-884.

Margaret Turner, Space Invaders #562, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 40cm