May 2016 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 May 2016 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, Fiona Foley, Dennis Nona (Torres Strait), Ömie Artists (Papua New Guinea), Arthur Koo’ekka Pambegan Jr (Aurukun), Michel Tuffery (New Zealand/Polynesia), Katarina Vesterberg and William Yang.
April 27 to May 28 Joyride (Drive it like it’s stolen) by Lincoln Austin.
June 1 to July 2 A Littoral View by Katarina Vesterberg.

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 15 Super Art 2016.

Lin Onus, Moonlight at Numerili 2, 1993, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 182 x 182cm

grahame galleries + editions
1 Fernberg Road, Paddington 4064.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00 for duration of exhibition.
To May 14 A Common Boat by Michael Phillips.

Graydon Gallery
29 Merthyr Road, New Farm 4005.
May 17 to 29 (opening Fri May 20, 6-8pm) Journey – paintings by Wendy Chenoweth and sculpture by Els Houwen
H: Mon-Sat 10.00 to 6.00, Sun 11.00 to 5.00
Wendy Chenoweth presents another collection of her narrative oil paintings. Lyrical and perhaps quirky at first glance…they often have a deeper, more powerful impact upon reflection. She is joined in this exhibition by Belgian born ceramic sculptor, Els Houwen whose joyous figures bear testimony to the love and energy that have gone into their creation.

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.

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 14 Road Trip – William Mackinnon, Fiona Lowry, Guy Maestri and Juz Kitson.
May 17 to June 11 Studio Wars – Sally Anderson, Lucas Davidson, Lara Merrett, John Nicholson, Jonny Niesche, Gemma Smith and Alexandra Standen. Curated by Lara Merrett.

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 4 to 28 Landmarks by Jeff Makin.

Jeff Makin, Mt Warning
Jeff Makin, Mt Warning, 2016, oil on canvas, 92 x 122cm

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 May 22 Kenji Uranishi: Momentary.

Royal Queensland Art Society Brisbane Branch Inc.
at the Petrie Terrace Gallery
162 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane 4000.
(07) 3367-1977.
This August we celebrate our 126th year with the Inaugural Biennial Art Awards.
Prize pool of $17,000.

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 3 to 28 Robert Dickerson.

Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
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.
May 14 to May 14, 2017 Untitled by Anish Kapoor. Free.
May 21 to Aug 28 Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori: Dulka Warngiid – Land of All. Free. Read more…

Sally Gabori, Dibirdibi Country, 2008
Sally Gabori, Dibirdibi Country, 2008, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 200 x 600cm
Purchased 2008 with funds from Margaret Mittelheuser, AM, and Cathryn Mittelheuser, AM, through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art
© Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori. Licensed by Viscopy

May 28 to Oct 3 Cindy Sherman. Ticketed.
Children’s Art Centre: Ah Xian. Free.
June 11 to Sept 18 Time of Others. Free.
June 11 to April 16, 2017 A World View: The Tim Fairfax AC Gift. Free.
June 25 to Feb 12, 2017 Children’s Art Centre: The Gabori Sisters: Gathering by the Sea.

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.
May 14 to Aug 14 Frontier Imaginaries: The Life of Lines is a new multi-platform project that explores the condition of the frontier within the era of globalisation, reflecting upon major dialogues within Queensland arts and culture. Read more…

Thor H Jensen, The Hill Farm Estate
Thor H Jensen, The Hill Farm Estate, Logan Road: sale on the ground Saturday 16th May 1914, Brisbane. H. T. James, Litho
Courtesy © State Library of Queensland and QUT Art Museum, Queensland

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.
May 14 to July 9 LOG: Filter, Frame, Forest by Glenda Orr.

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 June 5 Ground/Passage: Poetic mapping of Russell Island by Sharon Jewell, and Medicinal Plant Cycles: Renata Buziak.

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 May 14 Put yourself in my shoes by Alice Nampitjinpa and Keturah Zimran – works including shoes, photographs and paintings. In association with Ikuntji 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 8 Being Tiwi. Also, Carl Warner: Where We’ve Been; Travels in the Pacific.
To June 26 Laurie Anne King: Their Name Liveth Evermore.
May 13 to June 26 Greyscale and Captive Audience: Recent Works by Rosemary Payne.

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 June 19 Re-Imagining Papua New Guinea by James Morrison.

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.

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 14 The Next Generation – a group exhibition with Veronica Cay, Martin Edge, Erin Flannery, Gaye Lincoln and Claudio Kirac.

Gold Coast City Gallery
The Arts Centre Gold Coast, 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise 4217.
(07) 5588-4000.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat and public hols 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 8.30 to 5.00.
To June 12 How to Make a Monster: the art and technology of animatronics created by John Cox’s Creature Workshop.

Courtesy of John Cox Creature Workshop
Courtesy of John Cox Creature Workshop

Hillier and Skuse Gallery
88 Bundall Road (next to Masters), Bundall 4217.
0426-194-636, 0421-124-081.
Thurs-Tues 10.00 to 5.00, closed Wed.
May 1 to 31 Expressionist Australian Landscape by Brian Cook.
Also, Meditations on a Small Stream by Susan Skuse.

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.
May 14 to June 30 (opening Sat May 14, 4-6pm) Driven to Create by Simon Mee, Sam Creyton, Alana Hampton and Llewellyn Skye.
To be officially opened by Dr Patrick Mitchell, Senior Lecturer-Course Coordinator, TAFE Qld, Brisbane.

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.
To May 29 Transparent: Watercolour in Queensland 1850s-1980s. A touring exhibition developed by the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.
To June 19 Singular Copies: Prints and Drawings by Lionel Lindsay.

Sunshine Coast

Noosa Regional Gallery
Level 1, 9 Pelican Street (PO Box 141), Riverside, Tewantin 4565.
(07) 5329-6145.
Director: Nina Shadforth.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
May 5 to June 26 Noosa Art Award, 2016 – the 2016 Noosa Art Award finalist exhibition presents 64 artworks selected from an excellent field of entries from artists and designers across the nation to contend for the $10,000 prize.
Also, Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize. The inaugural Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing prize finalist exhibition. Supported by Mr J McCrea and auspiced by the Noosa Regional Gallery.

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 31 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: Our Place, Our Space by Kylie Bourne and Kylie Drury. Curved Wall: My Journey: Ability, Disability and Cancer by Linda Maurer.

Kylie Bourne, Cockatoos on Stormy Days   dogwood_crossing_druryKylie Drury, Frankie and the green pears
Left: Kylie Bourne, Cockatoos on Stormy Days, 2015, glass and pebble mosaic, 90 x 130cm
Right: Kylie Drury, Frankie and the green pears, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 61cm