August 2019 Listings

Queensland art galleries and their exhibition schedules are listed below, grouped by region. For listings in other Australian states please use the What’s On menu 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: Lincoln Austin, Leonard Brown, Michael Cook, Tony Coleing, Karla Dickens, Marian Drew, Ruki Famé (PNG), Fiona Foley, Michel Tuffery (New Zealand/Polynesia), Katarina Vesterberg and William Yang.
To Aug 10 Gold, silver & rough diamonds by Donna Marcus.
Aug 14 to Sept 7 The Black Captain by Teo Treloar.

Donna Marcus, Yellow gold, 2018, anodised aluminium, 39 x 25 x 17cm. Courtesy the artist and Andrew Baker Art Dealer

Teo Treloar, This is impermanence #2, 2018, Graphite on Fabriano Artistico 640 gsm hot pressed paper, 21 x 21cm

Art from the Margins Gallery & Studios
136 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3151-6655.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To Aug 24 Listening, Healing, Connecting: 2019 AFTM NAIDOC Exhibition.
Coinciding with 2019 NAIDOC Week, this exhibition is a collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists reflecting on the theme ‘Voice Treaty Truth’. It is a showcase of artworks created during a six-week workshop series led by Indigenous artist Duane Doyle, complimented by artworks from Indigenous communities.

Brisbane Botanic Gardens
The Auditorium
Mt Coot-tha, Toowong 4066.
Aug 30 to Sept 1 (opening Thurs Aug 29, 6.30pm with presentation of Prize Winners) 33rd Annual Exhibition of the Watercolour Society of QLD – Watercolour Art from 9am to 4pm Daily. Watercolour Demonstrations will be available to the public, mornings and afternoons.
Free entry. Enquiries: 0428-320-066 / 0419-760-993; watercoloursocietyqld.com.au

FireWorks Gallery
9/31 Thompson Street, Bowen Hills 4006.
(07) 3216-1250.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Aug 3 to Sept 7 Matches 5: Nirdakiy (Middle Creek) by Ian Waldron and Matthew Johnson.

Matthew Johnson, Memory Well, 2013, oil on linen, 150 x 140cm. Courtesy the artist and FireWorks Gallery

Graydon Gallery
29 Merthyr Road, New Farm 4005 .
Two week hire space,for all art practice and artisans.
One space available in late November and now taking 2020 bookings.
Through August showing Rick Everingham, Lyn Barnes and Group of 8.

Graydon Gallery

Institute of Modern Art
Ground Floor, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3252-5750.
Fax 3252-5072.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
To Aug 17 IMA Belltower: The Country Within by Mandy Quadrio.
Also, Seeing by Sebastian Moody.
To Aug 31 Certain Situations by Agatha Gothe-Snape and Wrong Solo. This exhibition features new and newly reimagined artworks spanning video, binaural sound, sculpture, poetry, performance, drawing, and installation. A series of psychic spaces provide an apparatus for processing fragmentary encounters, movements, feelings, and states of consciousness.
Read more…

Agatha Gothe-Snape, Listening Exercise.ppsx, 2019, Microsoft Powerpoint, looped. Photograph: Louis Lim. Courtesy the artist and The Commercial, Sydney

Wrong Solo (Brian Fuata and Agatha Gothe-Snape) with Sonya Holowell, Ruark Lewis, Sarah Rodigari, Brooke Stamp, and Lizzie Thomson, Five Columns, 2019, installation view, ‘Certain Situations’, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 5-channel video, 10 mins, correspondence, scores, wall, carpet. Photograph: Louis Lim. Courtesy the artist and Institute of Modern Art

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.

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 6 to 22 Seven Sisters – Tjala Arts.
Aug 27 to Sept 21 While the sun burns behind the islands by Fiona Lowry.

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.
To Aug 17 Mirra Whale.
Aug 21 to Sept 14 Deirdre Bean.

Mirra Whale, White still life with geranium, oil on linen, 71 x 81cm. Courtesy the artist and Mitchell Fine Art

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, Fri 10.00 to 7.00.
To Aug 11 BRISBANE ART DESIGN Exhibition.
Aug 30 to April 19, 2020 High Rotation – dives into the songs, stories and images of the Brisbane music scene, exploring a world of musicians and managers, labels and producers and venues. Featuring highlights over the past 30 years, High Rotation will reveal a snapshot of how popular music in Brisbane exploded from the local scene onto national and international stages.

Custard (2011). Photograph: Stephen Booth.

Sept 13 to March 15, 2020 New Woman – reveals the art, personal stories and enduring legacies of Brisbane’s most significant and ground-breaking female artists over the past 100 years. Featuring sculpture, painting and photography from leading 1920s artists and advocates Daphne Mayo and Vida Lahey, and Brisbane-based artists such as Judy Watson, Fiona Foley, Tracey Moffatt and Davida Allen, and will include significant historical and contemporary works from the Museum of Brisbane and City of Brisbane Collections, as well as loans from various institutions and private lenders.

Caroline Barker, Untitled (life class model), c.1925, oil on canvas. Courtesy City of Brisbane Collection, Museum of Brisbane

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 Aug 17 John Honeywill. Read more…
Also, Ralph Wilson.
Aug 20 to Sept 14 Nicholas Harding.

John Honeywill, Head and lemons, 2019, oil on linen, 81 x 81cm
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. Closed Good Friday, Christmas and Boxing Day.
To Feb 2, 2020 Geometries.
To Oct 13 Quilty.
Also, Margaret Olley: A Generous Life. Read more…

Nicholas Harding, Olley (The Tweed Portrait), 2017. Courtesy the artist and Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

To June 21, 2020 Desert Colours.
To June 28, 2020 Nicolas Molé: They Look at You.
Also, Perceptions of Time.

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 Aug 4 Vis-ability: Artworks from the QUT Art Collection.
Aug 17 to Oct 27 Gemma Smith: Rhythm sequence – the first career survey of Australian abstract artist Gemma Smith.
Also, Empathy swarm – invites you to discover how robots interact with humans and show empathy using emotion recognition technology.

Gemma Smith, Goldens, 2018, acrylic and oil on board, 53 x 45cm. Private collection, Sydney. Courtesy the artist, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Melbourne and QUT Art Museum

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 Aug 27 Imprint: Works on paper by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island male artists from the RAG Collection.

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 Sept 1 Seeing Country.
Also, Already Occupied: Libby Harward.

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.

UQ Art Museum
James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (Building 11), University Drive, The University of Queensland, St Lucia 4067.
(07) 3365-3046.
Mon-Tues and Thurs-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Wed 10.00 to 8.00, closed Sun and public hols.
To Nov 9 Workshop – interrogates institutional processes by making visible ‘behind-the-scenes’ work within the UQ Art Museum.
To Dec 21 Unlearning – brings together new artworks, commissions and collection exhibitions from artists and creative thinkers including Lara Merrett, Freja Carmichael, Elizabeth Willing, John Baldessari and Jacobus Capone.

Jacobus Capone, Dark Learning (detail), 2015, 7-channel video, high definition, colour, audio duration 0:22:21 mins. Collection of The University of Queensland, purchased 2017. Courtesy the artist and University of Queensland Art Museum

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.
July 27 to Aug 10 Samantha Everton: Survey Exhibition 2005 to 2018.

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.
Aug 31 to Sept 30 (opening Sat Aug 31, 4-6pm) Dust and Water by Donna Malone.

Sunshine Coast

Montville Art Gallery
138 Main Street, Montville 4560.
(07) 5442-9211.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.

Noosa Regional Gallery
Ground floor, 9 Pelican Street, Riverside, Tewantin 4565.
(07) 5329-6145.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 3.00. Closed Mon, public hols and during exhibition changeovers.
Aug 2 to Sept 8 Use – Helen Bird, Jac Dyson, Lois Hayes, Catherine Hunter, Alicia Lane, Catherine Large, Samuel Lintern, Andy Lowrie, Nellie Peoples, Clare Poppi, Kierra-Jay Power, Paola Raggo, Elizabeth Shaw, Katie Stormonth, Rebecca Ward, Helen Wyatt and Xiaohui Yang.
Aug 2 to Sept 8 Wear 2 from Here by Gerhard Herbst.
Also, Plates thrown against the wall featuring artists from Noosa Open Studios 2019.

Gerhard Herbst, Sam, copper, 10 x 10 x 5cm. Courtesy the artist and Noosa Regional Gallery

Elke Lucas, Kuro, ceramic plate, 25 x 25cm (approx.). Courtesy the artist and Noosa Regional Gallery

South East Region

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
531 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba 4350.
(07) 4688-6652.
Free admission.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 1.00 to 4.00, closed Mon and public hols.
To Aug 11 Permanence by Dan Elborne is a solo exhibition comprising objects primarily constructed from the bi-product of Deathgate, a recent, long-term body of work. Deathgate comprises 1.3 million individual pieces created to memorialise the lives lost and survivors of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz. The ‘leftovers’ ­ clay particles, fragments, and damaged shards ­ were kept from the kiln firings of these works, and transformed into a series of their own. The resultant heavy, sculptural columns extend the homage to memory and permanence paid in Deathgate. ‘The Regions’, managed by the Alexandra Lawson Gallery, brings local, national and international artists to the Toowoomba Region to undertake a series of contemporary art projects in local communities. This project has received financial assistance from the Regional Arts Development Fund which is a partnership between the Queensland Government and the Toowoomba Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.
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Dan Elborne, Permanence, 2019, installation view Rosalie Gallery, April 2019. Photograph: Kirsty Lee. Reproduced by kind permission

July 27 to Oct 20 Enchanted Wood: Engravings by Lionel Lindsay. ‘Lionel Lindsay’s wood engravings are among the crowning achievements of his career,’ curator Anne Ryan stated in 2007. Lindsay’s wood engraving practice spanned 60 years, from the late 1890s to the late 1950s. This survey exhibition presents many of his engravings held in the Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection. These are complemented by works from Toowoomba City Collection. The exhibition is part of this year’s 60th anniversary commemoration of the Lindsay Collection, established by W.R.F. (Bill) Bolton in 1959.

Lionel Lindsay (1874-1961), The arbor, 1938, wood engraving, 22.5 x 22.3cm. Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection 266 © National Library of Australia. Reproduced by kind permission

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 14 Take root (colony): Project Another Country by Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan.
Also, Focus on the collection by Gwyn Hansen Pigott.
Also, Buff Diss: The Wall.
To Oct 13 Phaseshift by Kit Webster.

Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
1 Barolin Street, Bundaberg 4670.
(07) 4130-4750 .
Mon-Fri 9.30 to 5.00, Sat-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 2.00.
To Aug 11 Out of the Allamanda – Marvene Ash, John Honeywill, Ann Grocott, Coraline Busby, Jennifer McDuff and featuring works by the original flying artist Merv Moriarty.
To Aug 18 A Plea for Plankton by Zela Bissett.
Also, Heatwave by Gerwyn Davies.
Aug 22 to Oct 13 emerge 2019 – selected artwork from the Bundaberg Region High Schools.

Cairns Art 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, closed public hols.
To Aug 11 Queen’s Land: Blak Portraiture late 19th century to the present. Read more…
Also, Adolescent Wonderland.
Also, Resistance: Online Video work by Coen Youth, and Black Bamboo: Contemporary Bamboo Furniture Design From Mer.
Aug 22 to Dec 8 Life Clings Closest by Patricia Piccinini.

Gab Titui Cultural Centre
Cnr Blackall Street and Victoria Parade, Thursday Island 4875.
(07) 4069-0888.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 4.30, Sat 9.30 to 1.30 (until Oct).

KickArts Contemporary Arts
School of Arts, 93-105 Lake Street, Cairns 4870.
(07) 4050-9496.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 1.00.
KickArts is regional Queensland’s leading contemporary visual arts organisation and presents a program of local, national and international artists. In 2018-19, the Centre of Contemporary Arts (CoCA) Cairns where KickArts is located is undergoing refurbishment. Visit the gallery at the School of Arts during this time.

Western District

Dogwood Crossing, Miles
81 Murilla Street, Miles 4415.
(07) 4628-5330.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 12.00, closed Sun.
To Aug 20 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: Safe space – Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Alex Seton, Claire Healy + Sean Cordeiro, David Cross, Franz Ehmann, Karla Dickens, Keg de Souza, Michelle Nikou, Rosie Miller, Tim Sterling and Will French. An exhibition of contemporary sculpture, curated by Christine Morrow and toured by Museums and Galleries Services Queensland. Curved Wall: Recognition – an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Penny Eamer.

Penny Eamer, Iron lace, 2018, watercolour and pen and ink on watercolour paper, 42 x 56cm. Courtesy the artist and Dogwood Crossing, Miles

Alex Seton, Someone Else’s Problem, 2015, marble dust, epoxy resin, Tasmanian Oak, cable ties, dimensions variable (approximately 300 x 200 x 200cm). Photograph: Mark Pokorny. Courtesy the artist and sullivan+strumpf, Sydney

Outback Regional Gallery, Winton
Waltzing Matilda Centre, 50 Elderslie Street, Winton 4735.
(07) 4657-2625.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00. Sat-Sun 9.00 to 3.00.
To Sept 8 Wanderlust – 2018 Queensland Regional Art Awards – a state touring exhibition presented by Flying Arts Alliance, supported by Exhibition Touring Partner Holding Redlich.
To Sept 13 What a Life! Rock Photography by Tony Mott – an exhibition organised by the State Library of New South Wales.