May 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 May 2017 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.

BrisbaneGold CoastSunshine CoastSouth East RegionFar NorthMoreton Bay & IslandsWestern District


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.
May 3 to June 3 (opening Fri May 12, 6-8pm) PNG, it’s dynamite (Papua New Guinea Art 1968-2017) – various Papua New Guinea artists.

Edwina Corlette Gallery
(map ref 7-H) 555 Brunswick Street, New Farm 4005.
(07) 3358-6555, 0412-301-355.
Director: Edwina Corlette.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
May 4 to 25 Zero by Abbey McCulloch. Read more…

Abbey McCulloch, Teller, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 150 x 100cm. Courtesy the artist and Edwina Corlette Gallery

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

grahame galleries + editions
1 Fernberg Road, Paddington 4064.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.

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.

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.
May 3 to 27 New Paintings by Kate McKay.

Kate McKay, Dimmuborgir, oil on canvas, 100 x 180cm. Courtesy the 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 May 20 Crossing the Rubicon River by Richard Dunlop.
May 27 to June 17 Ben Quilty.

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.
May 10 to June 3 Observations by Bernard Ollis.

Bernard Ollis, Queenslander Houses Brisbane Panorama, oil pastel on cotton rag paper, 66 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 July 16 Robert Andrew: Our mutable histories.

Percolator Gallery
134 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington 4051.
(07) 3352-4560.
May 16 to 21 Reef new drawings and paintings by Peter Hudson. Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.

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.
May 2 to 27 Rick Amor. Read more…

Rick Amor, Where the boulevards end II, 2015, oil on canvas, 97 x 130cm. Courtesy the artist and Philip Bacon Galleries, Queensland

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.
To May 7 Rainbow Bridge from ‘We Miss You Magic Land’ (2011) by Pip & Pop. To July 29 Untitled by Anish Kapoor.
To July 30 Lucent: Aboriginal and Pacific Works from the Collection.
May 27 to Sept 3 Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe – exclusive to the Gallery of Modern Art, is Australia’s first major Marvel exhibition and the largest ever presented in an art museum. Ticketed.
GOMA Children’s Art Centre programs:
To Oct 22 Kate Beynon: Friendly Beasts.

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.
May 6 to June 20 Jarjums Life Museum.

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 7 Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels.
May 14 to June 25 My Country, I Still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art from Black Queensland.

Adrian King, Australia (1974­-2013), All Blacks, 2005, synthetic polymer paint on canvas. Purchased 2006. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

Also, Nandeebie* Dreemz. Read more…

Leah King-Smith, Painted Warrior, 2016, digital still. Courtesy the artist

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.
June Jenni Kelly acrylic painting. July John Corwell.

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.

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 June 4 Philanthropists and Collections – explores the philanthropic impulse and how patronage has shaped the UQ Art Collection.

Elaine Haxton (1909-­1999), Flower Bridge at Kwei-Li, 1956, pen and brush and ink, with ink wash, gouache and pastel with scratching back on paper. Collection of The University of Queensland. Gift of Dr James Taylor Duhig through the Alumni Association, 1976. Reproduced courtesy of the artist’s estate

To July 30 The Dust Never Settles – centres on works by contemporary artists who probe at cultural, environmental and psychological histories that remain unresolved.

Susan Fereday, Burgstadt, 2016, from the series ‘ŒSpeaking for the dead’, UV-cured pigment inkjet print, face-mounted to Diamant glass, unique state. Collection of The University of Queensland, purchased 2016. © Susan Fereday/Licensed by Viscopy, 2016

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 May 6 Every Child by Sophie Gralton.

Sophie Gralton, Convoy, 2017, oil on canvas, 107 x 107cm. Courtesy the artist and Anthea Polson Art

May 22 to June 18 Harold Emanuel Collins (1892-1992): Photographs from WWI – A Travelling Exhibition, in association with the Sydney Jewish Museum.

Harold Emanuel Collins (1892-1992). Photographs from the field, World War I

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.
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

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

Yandina Historic House
3 Pioneer Road, Yandina 4561.
(07) 5472-7181.
Co-ordinator, Fiona Groom: croakin@bigpond.net.au
Daily 9.30 to 3.30.
Gallery, craft shop, local history, local art and artists.

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, and Punuku Tjukurpa.
May 16 to July 16 Glenda Hobdell: Liminal spaces, escaping the frame.
May 27 to July 16 Peter Lyssiotis: Where are the originals? Once were photographs.
Also, Jud Wimhurst: Protection, and Deborah Kelly: No human being is illegal (in all our glory). Artspace Mackay invites you to experience their diverse collection of artists’ books in the new Tate Adams Reading Pod.

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

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 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.