August 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 August 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.
Aug 6 to Sept 13 My Generation by William Yang, and Dark Matter by Teo Treloar.

Left: William Yang, Brett Whiteley and Martin Sharp at Wirian, 1982, digital print, edition of 20, 34 x 40cm
Right: Teo Treloar, The Plagiarist, 2014, pencil, watercolour, ink and varnish on paper, 17 x 21cm

Brisbane Modern Art Gallery
483 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3358-1230.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Visit 8 galleries within easy walking distance. Heart of the arts district.

FireWorks Gallery
52a Doggett Street, Newstead 4006.
(07) 3216-1250.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
Also, Warlu On Fire: New Works from Warlukurlangu Artists.
Aug 13 to 17 Melbourne Art Fair, Stand B110.

Ian Waldron, Aeroplane Jelly, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 51cm

grahame galleries + editions
1 Fernberg Road, Paddington 4064.
Open by appt.

Griffith University Art Gallery (GUAG)
226 Grey Street, South Bank 4101.
(07) 3735-3140.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
To Sept 13 Churchie National Emerging Art Award 2014.

Institute of Modern Art
420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3252-5750
Fax 3252-5072.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 12.00 to 6.00, Thurs until 8.00.
Aug 9 to Sept 20 Stuart Ringholt: Kraft.

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.
Aug 6 to 20 Détrempe et Tourage by Miles Hall.
Aug 14 to 30 Platform 14 – Jan Manton Art @ Metro Arts with artists Gabrielle Courtenay, Michael Doolan, Stephen Hart and Merete Megarrity. 109 Edward St, Brisbane.

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.
Aug 12 to Sept 6 Hill End – Guy Maestri, Robert Malherbe and Luke Sciberras, curated by Ben Quilty.

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, 0400-295-699.
Showcasing Aboriginal and Contemporary Australian artists.

Museum of Brisbane
Level 3, City Hall, King George Square, Brisbane 4000.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Oct 12 Moreton Island by Euan Macleod.

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.
Aug 5 to 30 Lawrence Daws.

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 Aug 3 Seen + Heard: Works and Multiples from the Collection.
To Sept 21 Harvest: Art, Film + Food.
To Nov 2 Children’s Art Centre: Jemima Wyman: Pattern Bandits.
To Aug 10 Glencore Queensland Artists’ Gallery: Sam Fullbrook: Delicate Beauty.
Aug 16 to March 8 Hanga: Modern Japanese prints.
Aug 30 to May 24 Sublime: Contemporary works from the Collection.

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 Sept 7 Carol Jerrems: photographic artist Carol Jerrems’s gritty, photographs have come to define life in 1970s Australia.
Also, Agenda – Art with an agenda, view politically-charged works from QUT’s extensive collection.
To July 2015 William Robinson: Infinite sphere. Exploring the literal and metaphorical concerns that underpin Robinson’s art, demonstrating the cyclical nature of the artist’s practice.

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 Sept 13 Compact Prints 2012.

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.
To Aug 17 Convolution: A Woven Sculptural Installation, and Yunggulba (floodtide): Megan Cope.
Aug 24 to Oct 5 Artefacts from the Curlew Republic – painting, video art, sound sculpture and music by Colin Offord and Yilan Yeh.

Suzanne O’Connell Gallery
(member of ACGA).
93 James Street, New Farm 4005.
(07) 3358-5811, 0400-920-022
Fax 3358-5813.
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.

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 Aug 31 The Three O’s: Orban, Olsen & Ogburn.
Also, Roy Huff: Old Dog, New Tricks.
Sept 5 to Oct 19 Made in China, Australia, and Ngaio Lenz: Silhouettes after chemo.
To Oct 5 Donna Robinson: Far Away Here.

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.

Tanks Arts Centre
46 Collins Avenue, Cairns 4870.
Aug 1 to 24 (opening Fri Aug 1, 6pm) Inkmasters Print Exhibition 2014 – Inkmasters Cairns Inc presents its second biennial print exhibition as part of the 2014 Inkfest Program.

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.
Aug 9 to 23 Imaginary Menagerie by Nikky Morgan-Smith, and New Frontiers by Steve Tyerman.

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

Clinton Barker, Diamond Heart (detail), 2014, oil, 75 x 100cm

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 Aug 31 Gallery 1: Saltwater Country – a major exhibition tracing the cultural connections between some of Australia’s most acclaimed Indigenous artists and their Saltwater Country.
Aug 2 to Sept 14 Gallery 2: Points in Time by Chris Langlois.

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 Aug 31 Drawn to detail group exhibition.

Marks & Gardner Gallery
@ Secret Garden
69 Main Western Road, North Tamborine 4272.
(07) 5545-4992.
Wed-Sun 9.00 to 4.00.

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

Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery
Cnr Lock and Marsh streets, Stanthorpe 4380.
(07) 4681-1874.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 1.00.
Aug 7 to Sept 21 The Sculptural Point – showcases local blacksmith Adrian Hobba’s sculptural form in functional blacksmithing.
Also, The Green Canvas – combines the talents of artists Margaret Hodgson OAM and Kathleen Davies through a bush-like setting with detailed drawings, vibrant photos and soft watercolours of flora and fauna, and Just a Second – photographer Keith Barnett used long exposure photography to capture special moments whilst travelling around Australia.
Also, Raw Jam
– artist Heather Cohen captures the passion and feel of the music jam.

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
531 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba 4350.
(07) 4688-6652
Fax 4688-6895.
Free admission.
Tues-Sat and 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 1.00 to 4.00.
To Aug 17 Small & Large Lindsay: Ever Present – showcases Australian and international photographs spanning 125 years, drawn from the Collection of the Queensland Art Gallery – Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA). This exhibition presents more than 30 photographs, including works by unknown nineteenth-century photographers alongside famous images by the twentieth century’s recognised masters. Includes works by Eadweard Muybridge, Walker Evans, Brassai, Max Dupain and Diane Arbus. Ever Present: Photographs from the Queensland Art Gallery Collection 1850-1975 is a touring exhibition developed by the Queensland Art Gallery – Gallery of Modern Art.

Left: Brassaï (1899-1984), A prostitute playing Russian billiards, Boulevard Rochechouart, Montmartre c.1932, printed c.1979, gelatin silver photograph, ed. 41/50. Purchased 1996 with funds from ICI Australia Limited through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation
Right: Max Dupain (1911-92), Shop window, Toowoomba 1940s, printed 1992, gelatin silver photograph. Purchased 1992. Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

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 Aug 24 Local Artists Local Content – EB Fox Centenary Art Prize. The Local Artists Local Content exhibition showcases the forty finalists artworks selected from local artists. From traditional to contemporary, the works depict the Sunshine Coast in all its glory; including scenes of the sea, the mountains, buildings, wildlife and more.

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.
To Aug 24 heron island suite and sacred ground beating heart by Judy Watson. In February 2009 Judy Watson was appointed artist-in-residence at The University of Queensland’s Heron Island Research Station. heron island suite is the artist’s response to the time she spent on the island, where she examined worrying signs of the impact of human activity and global warming on the Great Barrier Reef. heron island suite is the first major suite of etchings by the artist. sacred ground beating heart, selected from the first survey exhibition of Judy Watson’s work from Curtin University in 2003, this exhibition focuses on Watson’s highly personal vision of the land–the physical and conceptual framework that underpins her practice.

Judy Watson, heron island suite #17 (detail,) 2009/2010, colour etching, 58 x 48.3cm