June 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, Karla Dickens, Marian Drew, Ruki Famé, Fiona Foley, Stephen Hart, Donna Marcus, Michel Tuffery and Katarina Vesterberg.
To June 19 Riders in the Chariot by Leonard Brown.
Also, Attic by Donna Marcus.

45 King Street, Bowen Hills 4006.
(07) 3215-0800.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
artisan is Queensland’s home of craft and design. Gallery, store and workshop space supporting and promoting contemporary craft and design practice for both makers and their audiences.
May 29 to July 17 Dystopia/Utopia: 2070 is an innovative project, which challenges artists, craftspeople, designers, and their audiences to consider solutions and innovations for possible dystopian futures. An Augmented Reality app provides a rich performative experience for visitors.

Jane Théau, Portraits of Anca (detail), 2020, a video portrait of the dancer Anca Frankenhaeuser performing with her thread portrait, ANCA (BÖJANDE) Tarlatan, silk organza, thread and wire. Courtesy the artist and artisan

July 24 to Sept 4 Tamworth Textile Triennial held every three years showcases the best of textile art from across the country, attracting artist participation from all states in Australia. Tension(s) 2020: Tamworth Textile Triennial has been curated by Vic McEwan creating an important record of the changing nature and progress of textile practice from a national perspective. Tension(s) 2020 acknowledges that the world has long been a place under various tension(s), both harmonious and dissonant. In order to bear witness to, contribute to and respond to these tensions, the triennial will focus on the future of people and place through textile as a material and human experience as materiality.

Yinarr Maramali, Weaving Warrabah (Short Neck Turtle), 2019, Lomandra, water vine. Courtesy the artist and artisan

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.
To June 12 Which way? – Fiona Omeenyo, Rosella Namok and Samantha Hobson.
June 18 to July 24 River Totem Revival: Ian Waldron & Joanne Currie Nalingu.

Griffith University Art Museum
226 Grey Street, South Bank 4101.
(07) 3735-7414.
Refer to gallery website for opening details.

Institute of Modern Art
Judith Wright Arts Centre, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3252-5750.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To June 5 Khadim Ali: Invisible Border – in his largest Australian solo exhibition to date, Hazara artist Khadim Ali explores the normalisation of war and the experience of refugees through a series of poetic installations and textile works.

Khadim Ali, Sermon on the Mount, 2020, linen, cotton, nylon, ink, natural dye, synthetic dye, acrylic paint; painting, hand and machine embroidery, appliqué, 557 x 397.5cm. Collection: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2021. Photograph: Marc Pricop. Courtesy the artist and Institute of Modern Art

To June 5 Tay Haggarty: LINK – Tay Haggarty presents a series of new object-based works that explore slowness, productive ambiguity, and the shared experience of risk taking. IMA Gala and Benefit Auction: Friday June 15 + an auction online at IMAbids.com. Tickets are selling fast for the IMA’s premier annual fundraising event hosted at The Calile Hotel. Gala guests and anyone across the country are invited to bid on artworks by a selection of local, Australia and international artists who have exhibited at the IMA over its 46 year history. Tickets: bit.ly/IMAgala2021.

Tay Haggarty, LINK (detail), 2020, installation view at IMA, stainless steel, baby oil. Photograph: Marc Pricop. Courtesy the artist and Institute of Modern 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 June 12 Peter Drew: FLAGS 2.
June 15 to July 10 Iluwanti Ken.
Also, Leith Maguire: Grounding.

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 June 12 The Artist’s Garden by Bernard Ollis. Read more…
June 16 to July 17 Tali by Lily Kelly Napangardi.

Bernard Ollis, Elizabeth Cummings’ Studio, Sydney, oil on Belgian linen, 75 × 102cm. Courtesy the artist and Mitchell Fine Art, Queensland

Museum of Brisbane
Level 3, Brisbane City Hall, Adelaide and Ann streets, King George Square, Brisbane 4000.
(07) 3339-0800.
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
June 19 to Feb 27, 2022 Gallery 2: City in the Sun. As Queensland’s gateway to the tropics, Brisbane has adopted imagery of all things subtropical over the last century, from frangipanis to pineapples and bikini-clad leisure-lovers. City in the Sun uncovers and reimagines Brisbane’s subtropical image. Showcasing large-scale new contemporary artworks alongside historical imagery, the exhibition will reveal how the city’s history of migration, tourism, climate, environment and geographic location has contributed to the images of a subtropical oasis of leisure and abundance. It invites audiences to peek behind the sun-drenched façade of the tourist brochures and question if these images still represent who we are as a city… if they ever did. This colourful exhibition provides playful reinterpretations, flamboyant re-imaginings and quiet reflections, proposing exciting new images of Brisbane’s subtropical identity today.

Holly Anderson, Pool IV, 2021, oil on panel. Courtesy the artist and 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 June 5 William Robinson.
June 8 to July 3 Fred Williams.

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 Aug 22 William Yang: Seeing and Being Seen.
To Nov 20, 2022 Get Up, Stand Up: Indigenous Australian Art Collection.
Children’s Art Centre: to Aug 7 Now Is the Time.
To Aug 29 I, Object.

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 12.00 to 4.00, Sunday 10.00 to 3.00 (coincides with QUT Infusion Markets). Closed Mon and public hols.
Visit website for programs and events.
From June 19 Fiona Foley: Veiled Paradise surveys three decades of Batdjala artist Fiona Foley’s practice. This leading contemporary Aboriginal artist’s work is informed by her ancestral connection to K’Gari/Fraser Island, drawing equally upon its serene beauty and the history of systemic violence and sexual exploitation perpetrated on its shores.

Fiona Foley, The Magna Carta Tree #2, 2021, Fujiflex digital print. Photograph: Mick Richards. Courtesy the artist, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane and QUT Art Museum

Redland Art Gallery
Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba 4157.
(07) 3829-8899.
Free admission.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 4.00.
To July 13 Baltic Mini Textiles.

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 July 18 Response by Carol McGregor.
Also, Fragments: A Printed Environment by Tamika Grant-Iramu.

UQ Art Museum
James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (Building 11), University Drive, The University of Queensland, St Lucia 4067.
(07) 3365-3046.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00.
UQ Art Museum UNION 2021 Program: Major exhibitions and projects by artists and collectives exploring what union, and disunion, looks like beyond the challenging events of 2020, will anchor UQ Art Museum’s creative program, UNION 2021.
To June 19 Occurrent Affair – Vernon Ah Kee, Tony Albert, Richard Bell, Megan Cope, Jennifer Herd, Gordon Hookey and Laurie Nilsen. The first exhibition at a major institution by Australia’s leading urban Aboriginal art collective, proppaNOW, explore notions of protest, cultural identity and protecting country.

Laurie Nilsen, Dollar Dilemma (Flag), 2020, mixed media on archival paper, 30 × 42.5cm. Collection of The University of Queensland, purchased 2020. Reproduced courtesy of the artist’s estate and FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane. Photograph: Carl Warner. Courtesy UQ Art Museum

To June 19 The City of Ladies by Zanny Begg and Elise McLeod.
Also, DEMOS (Sandstone) an Australian-first commission by Athens-based artist and architect, Andreas Angelidakis.
To March 1, 2022 Conflict in My Outlook_We Met Online – Zach Blas, Natalie Bookchin, Chicks on Speed, Xanthe Dobbie, Sean Dockray, Kate Geck, Elisa Giardina Papa, Matthew Griffin, Kenneth Macqueen, Daniel McKewen, and Zach Blas & Jemima Wyman.
July 30 to Jan 22, 2022 Conflict in My Outlook_Don’t Be Evil.

Jake Appelbaum, Allegra Searle-LeBel, Melissa Logan (Chicks on Speed), Jeremie Zimmermann, Drone Hits, Vol 1, 2015, video (made with Datalove and Software Libre), 4.11 minutes. Courtesy of Jake Appelbaum, Allegra Searle-LeBel, Melissa E Logan (Chicks on Speed), Jeremie Zimmermann

Vacant Assembly
266 Montague Road, West End 4101.
Fri 5.00 to 8.00, Sat 9.00 to 4.00 and Sun 10.00 to 2.00.
June 25 to 27 (opening Fri June 25, 5-8pm) IN-FLIGHT a solo show by Claire Grant. Visit www.clairegrantart.com for details.

Claire Grant, Thirty-six views of Queensland (from my galley window) (detail), cyanotype and encaustic on washi paper. Photograph Lee Wilkes. Courtesy the artist

Gold Coast

Anthea Polson Art
Shop 120 Marina Mirage, 74 Seaworld Drive, and 29 Tedder Avenue, Main Beach 4217.
(07) 5561-1166.
Director: Anthea Polson.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
June 26 to July 10 The Shadow by Peter Smets.

HOTA Gallery
135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise 4217.
(07) 5588-4000.
Mon-Thurs 10.00 to 5.00, Fri 10.00 to 8.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To July 4 SOLID GOLD: Artists from Paradise featuring sculpture, weaving, textiles, ceramics, painting, photography, video, and installation.

Sunshine Coast

Noosa Regional Gallery
Level 1, 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 changeover.
To July 11 Flame Path – group exhibition.

Jennifer Halli, Antipodeans Sculpture, wood-fired sculptures. Courtesy the artist and Noosa Regional Gallery

South East Region

Gympie Regional Gallery
39 Nash Street, Gympie 4570.
(07) 5481-0733.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
The gallery promotes the development of the arts as an integral part of the lives and industry of the local community.

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
531 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba 4350.
(07) 4688-6652.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 10.30 to 3.30, Sun 1.00 to 4.00. Closed Mon and public hols.
To July 11 Sharing the Vision: Marion Bolton and the Lindsay Collection. This exhibition pays tribute to Marion Bolton (1908-1994) and her vital role, alongside her husband W.R.F. Bolton (1905-1973), to establish and maintain the Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection. The Lindsay Collection was officially opened to the public in 1959 and has been housed at Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery since 1994.

Lionel Lindsay, Balconies, Venice n.d., watercolour and pencil, 38.8 x 26.8cm sheet. Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection 044. © National Library of Australia

June 5 to July 25, 2020 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA). Supported by The Friends of the Grafton Gallery, the JADA is Grafton Regional Gallery’s flagship art prize. Established in 1988 the JADA celebrates drawing in all its splendour from hyper-realism that is beyond belief to the expressive and abstract, evoking the poetic and emotional response to the human condition and our environment. Many of the works question and challenge the notion of the traditional drawing; while others provide a contemporary perspective and reinvigorate those traditions.
The 2020 JADA received a record 659 entries from 521 artists throughout Australia with 56 finalists being selected for the exhibition and subsequent tour. The winner of the $35,000 acquisitive prize was judged by Peter McKay, Curatorial Manager of Australian Art at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art. A Grafton Regional Gallery touring exhibition.

Teo Treloar, This is impermanence, 2019, graphite pencil on paper, 56 × 76cm unframed. Winner 2020 JADA. Courtesy the artist and Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Queensland


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 July 7 Leigh Shoenheimer: Iterate/Elaborate.
To July 25 Donna Maree Robinson & David Pyke: Continuum.
May 28 to July 18 Tamworth Textile Triennial: Tension(s) 2020.

Donna Maree Robinson, Pathogenocity (detail), 2016, single-channel video, 6 min. Courtesy the artist and Artspace Mackay

Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
1 Barolin Street (cnr Quay Street), Bundaberg 4670.
(07) 4130-4750 .
Mon-Fri 9.30 to 5.00, Sat-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 2.00.
To June 20 SAVOUR.
Also, Invested by Emma Thorp.

Cairns Art Gallery
Cnr Abbott and Shields streets, Cairns 4870.
(07) 4046-4800.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 9.00 to 5.00.
To Aug 22 Ritual: The Past In The Present.
Also, Ritual: Beating Hearts – Michelle Derosier, Jeffrey Gibson and Terrance Houle.

Gab Titui Cultural Centre
Cnr Blackall Street and Victoria Parade, Thursday Island 4875.
(07) 4069-0888.
www.gabtitui.gov.au www.facebook.com/GabTituiCulturalCentre
Admission fees.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 4.30, Sat 9.30 to 1.30 (April-Oct), (Nov-March) Mon-Fri 10.00 to 3.00, Sat 9.30 to 1.00.
Gab Titui Cultural Centre is a contemporary art gallery and keeping place for cultural artefacts located on Thursday Island, Torres Strait. Our goal is to contribute to the preservation and revitalisation of our region’s rich cultures, and to the development and promotion of local Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal art.

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Cnr Flinders and Denham Streets, Townsville 4810.
(07) 4727-9011.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 1.00.
June 18 to Aug 22 (opening Fri June 18, 6-8pm) Robert Preston, Inner Visions: Observation, Abstraction and Imagination, 1955-2021. This exhibition is the first career-spanning retrospective of Townsville-based artist, Robert Preston, and the largest and most comprehensive selection of his work to date. The exhibition covers some 66 years of artistic practice and includes key works from every period of Preston’s vast oeuvre, including never-before exhibited student works, studies, commissions and commercial pieces, and the career-defining ‘Communion to the Trees’ in its entirety, exhibited for the first time in two decades. This expansive exhibition is drawn from collections public and private, and features many works, journals and ephemera drawn from the artist’s own archives, offering new insights into one of North Queensland’s most beloved and influential artists.

Robert Preston, Morning Raga on Contemplating Pataya, 1978, gouache on Arches dessin paper, 36 × 33cm. Collection of City of Townsville. Courtesy the artist and Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Pinnacles Gallery
Riverway Art Centre, 20 Village Boulevard, Thuringowa 4817.
(07) 4727-9011.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 1.00.
To Aug 8 Graphic Tendencies: Works from the City of Townsville Art Collection – includes works by Tate Adams, Davida Allen, Garry Andrews, Vincent Bray, George Baldessin, Peter Berner, Barbara Cheshire, Juan Davila, Ken Done, John Firth-Smith, Christian Flynn, George Gittoes, Mini Graff, Douglas Allan Green, Julie Haas, Melinda Harper, Robert Jacks, Louis Robert James, Jenuarrie, Alun Leach-Jones, John Lethbridge, Euan Macleod, Gail McKinnon, James Meldrum, Nanganarallil, Andrew Nott, Scott Redford, Udo Sellbach, Jan Senbergs, Andrew Sibley, Anneke Silver, Ian Smith, Fred Sulser, Alick Tipoti, David Voigt, Mark Webb, Fred Williams, Anne Willis and Margaret Wilson.

Ian Smith, The Meaning Beyond the Sign – The Truth Behind the Ad, 2002, oil and synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 107 × 144cm. Purchased from Heiser Gallery, 2011. City of Townsville Art Collection. Courtesy the artist and Pinnacles Gallery

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 July 10 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: Stencil Art Prize – A touring exhibition showcasing the world’s biggest, best and most daring stencil artists.

085C3N3, Bad conDUCKt, aerosol on board, 80 × 80cm. Courtesy the artist and Dogwood Crossing, Miles

Curved Wall: Miles High Showcase – an exhibition of work by Miles State High School visual art students.

Junior art student Annabelle Erwin. Courtesy the artist and Dogwood Crossing, Miles

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.
From June 19 Lightning: No Flash by Joe Ruckli – a solo photographic exhibition.