June 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 June 15 The Divine Sophía: Ikons and personal poetry 1992-2019 by Leonard Brown.

Art from the Margins Gallery & Studios
136 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3151-6655.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To July 6 Habitat: 2019 AFTM Emerging Artists & Mentor Exhibition. AFTMs third Inspired AIR exhibition showcases artworks produced during a six-week residency with Jugglers Art Space Inc. and 2018 AFTM Emerging Artist Award recipients – Kay Armstrong, Alex Crombie Van-Ewyk, David Jones, Jenny Jump and Sue Yule, mentored by BoDHi and Rachel Apelt. Inspired AIR has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments.

David Jones, Yesterday’s River, 2019, mixed media on canvas, 122 x 40cm. Courtesy the artist and Art from the Margins

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 15 Matches 3: Mission Impossible by Scott Redford, and THE KELLY SERIES MINUS FIVE by Anthony Lister.

Scott Redford, Tom with side bar III, 2019 , screen-print and acrylic on canvas, 180 x 130cm. Courtesy the artist and Fireworks Gallery

June 21 to July 27 Matches 4: Floating cities by Merryn Trevethan, and Sand Scribe by Rosella Namok.

Rosella Namok, Sunrise at Chilli Beach, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 135 x 210cm. Courtesy the artist and Fireworks Gallery

Graydon Gallery
29 Merthyr Road, New Farm 4005 .
Two week hire space for all art practice and artisans.
Finalising 2019 bookings, spots are available in June and July and one only in late November. Now taking 2020 bookings.

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 June 8 Haunt – Zanny Begg, Heman Chong, Fiona Connor, Megan Cope, Brian Jungen & Duane Linklater, Joar Nango, Christian Nyampeta and Amie Siegel.

Fiona Connor, Community Notice Board (Essex Street Market), 2018, custom bulletin board, silkscreen and UV print on aluminium, vinyl, pins, surface coatings, 95 x 98 x 8cm. Courtesy the artist, Hopkinson Mossman, Wellington, Fine Arts, Sydney and Institute of Modern Art

To June 8 New Eelam: Brisbane by Christopher Kulendran Thomas in collaboration with Annika Kuhlmann.
From June 29 Agatha Gothe-Snape: Certain Situations.

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 with no appt required.
Jan Manton Art has a changing program of leading and emerging contemporary artists.
May 29 to June 15 Reflect (Refract) by Lee Wilkes.

Lee Wilkes, The entrance (and the exit), 2019, oil on dibond, 26.5 x 25cm. 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.
May 28 to June 15 Michael Muir.

Michael Muir, Other places, 2019, oil on linen, 122 x 107cm. Courtesy the artist and Jan Murphy Gallery

June 18 to July 13 Robert Malherbe.

Robert Malherbe, Nude 5, 2019, oil on board, 46 x 38cm. Courtesy the artist and Jan Murphy Gallery

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 29 to June 22 Carlos Barrios.

Carlos Barrios, Happy Farmers’, 2019, mixed media on archival linen paper, 200 x 200cm. 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 – BAD will take over the Museum of Brisbane with a multi-dimensional exhibition showcasing both established and emerging artists and designers of Brisbane. The wider BAD@MoB program offers a range of workshops, talks, performances and tours amplifying the creative mavericks and diverse voices of Brisbane art and design.

Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan and the Fruitjuice Factory Studio, ‘Prototypes’ After In-Habit: Project Another Country, 2019. Photograph: David Kelly. Courtesy the artists and Museum of Brisbane

Petrie Terrace Gallery home of the RQAS
Unit 3, 162 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane 4000.
(07) 3367-1977.
Welcomes membership from professional and amateur artists, open and members exhibitions, workshops, private gallery hire, corporate and event hire.

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 28 to June 22 Jude Rae.

Jude Rae, 2018, oil on linen, 120.5 x 140cm. Courtesy the artist and Philip Bacon Gallery

Jude Rae, 2019, oil on linen, 102 x 102cm. Courtesy the artist and Philip Bacon Gallery

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 18 Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey: Stories of this Land.

Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey, Lardil people, Australia 1924-1985 Strange procession passing by (from ‘Jackey Jackey and Kennedy’ series), 1983, oil on board. Gift of Barbara Blackman through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation 1998 Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art. © Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey. Licenced by Copyright Agency 2019

June 15 to Oct 13 Margaret Olley: A Generous Life.

Margaret Olley, Australia, b.1923
Hawkesbury wildflowers and pears c.1973, oil on board, 101.5 × 76cm. Purchased with the assistance of the Members Acquisition Fund 2011. Collection: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Courtesy Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

June 29 to Oct 13 Quilty.

Ben Quilty, Australia, born 1973, Torana no. 5, 2003, Melbourne, oil on canvas, 120 x 130cm. Private collection. Photograph: Philip Betts, Murray Betts Group. Courtesy the artist and Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.

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 offers new sensory experiences as alternative approaches to engaging with the QUT Art Collection, rethinking our sight-driven experience of art to promote understanding of the lived experiences of people who are blind or with low vision.

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 July 2 In Focus 2019.

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 23 Wanton, Wild & Unimagined: Alison McDonald.
Also, Tidal.

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.
June 15 to July 27 Warlpiri Women – Kitty Napanangka Simon, Ursula Napangardi Marks, Lily Hargraves Nungarrayi, Biddy Timms Napanangka, Myra Patrick Herbert and Biddy Jurrah Long.

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.
Mon-Tues and Thurs-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Wed 10.00 to 8.00, closed Sun and public hols.
To June 29 Second Sight: Witchcraft, Ritual, Power – brings together artists who conjure ideas related to witchcraft, sorcery and magical practices. Read more…
To Nov 9 Workshop – interrogates institutional processes by making visible ‘behind-the-scenes’ work within the UQ Art Museum.

Emily Hunt, 4 Sigil Keys, 2019
glazed stoneware, lustre and Deutsch hanger, 16 x 10cm (each approx). Reproduced courtesy the artist, The Commercial, Sydney 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.
To June 8 The Home Of Kindness by Dean Bowen.
June 22 to July 6 Silent Conversations by Jill Lewis.

Boomerang Art
Aboriginal & Contemporary Art
27 Margaret Street, Southport 4215.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
Aboriginal Art sourced directly from Utopia Artists and Aboriginal owned Art Centres from remote areas of Australia.
June 15 to 30 (opening Sat June 15, 5-7pm) Two Sisters: Minnie and Galya Pwerle.

HOTA, Home of the Arts
Gallery HOTA
135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise 4217.
(07) 5588-4000.
Mon-Sat 9.00 to 9.00, Sun 10.00 to 8.00.
To June 30 Dean Cogle: Beyond Nostaligia presented as the final exhibition at Gallery HOTA before renovations commence. The new Gallery will open in early 2021.

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.
June 22 to July 31 (opening Sat June 22, 4-6pm) A Climate of Change a solo exhibition by Shannon Doyle. To be officially opened by Sarah Crawford, Digital Media Editor and International Writer.

Shannon Doyle, Unnatural Selection, acrylic on canvas, 90 x 60cm. Courtesy the artist and Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery

Sunshine Coast

Cool Art Picture Framing + Gallery
5/43 Access Crescent, Coolum Beach 4573.
(07) 5471-7366.
Tues-Fri 8.00 to 5.00, Mon-Sat 8.00 to 1.00.
June 1 to 24, 2blues&afroginatawnysuit by Veronica Cay and David Green.
July 16 to August 6 Landscapes of Presence and Absence by Georges Soler and Tony Coles.

Veronica Cay, daydreaming with vase, mixed media collage, 100 x 75cm

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.
To June 16 The Force that Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower – a group show.
June 21 to July 28 I hope you get this by Raquel Ormella.
Also, Ted Barraclough.

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 Mon and public hols.
To July 21 Bill Bolton’s Vision 60 Years On. The 60th anniversary exhibition of the Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection, 1959-2019. The Lindsay Collection housed at Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery was founded by W.R.F. Bolton MBE, a visionary Toowoomba businessman and collector. He named it to honour the artist and writer Sir Lionel Lindsay.

Lionel Lindsay, 1874-1961, Ex libris The Lionel Lindsay Art Gallery and Library Toowoomba n.d. (1957), wood engraving, inscribed by the artist ‘proof on old Chinese paper’, 12.5 x 8.6cm. Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection 178. © National Library of Australia. Reproduced by kind permission. Courtesy Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

June 1 to July 28 Self-made: zines and artist books – presented by State Library Victoria in partnership with Sticky Institute, and supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and the Visions regional touring program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to cultural material for all Australians.

Jessirose Streker, Portraits | Painted of Inspirational Figures from around thw World, Melbourne. Part/Time Press, 2015. State Library Victoria, reproduced by kind permission. Courtesy Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

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 July 7 Boss Drovers by Robert Macpherson.
To Aug 14 The Wall: Buff Biss.
Also, Focus on the collection by Gwyn Hansen Pigott.

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 June 16 Moth Migration by Hilary Lorenz.
To June 23 The Lynley Dodd Story, curated by Penelope Jackson.
June 27 to Aug 18 Heatwave by Gerwyn Davies.
June 28 to Aug 18 A Plea for Plankton by Zela Bissett.

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 June 9 Koey Buwai Mab: Migration From Saibai Island To Cape York by Vincent Babia.
To Aug 11 Queen’s Land: Blak Portraiture – late 19th century to the present. Read more…

Danie Mellor, A gaze still dark (a black portrait of intimacy), 2019, wax pastel, wash with oil pigment, watercolour and pencil on paper, 178 x 117.5cm
Photograph: Mim Stirling. Courtesy the artist, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne and Cairns Art Gallery, Queensland

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2019
Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal
Cnr Wharf and Lake streets, Cairns City 4870.
July 10 to 14 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair celebrates its tenth anniversary with a vibrant a showcase of the diverse cultures and artistic wealth of Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples with a dynamic program of art, dance, music, fashion, talks and workshops.
Free and ticketed events.
Tickets via ticketlink.com.au or 1300-855-835.

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
School of Arts, 93-105 Lake Street, Cairns 4870.
(07) 4050-9496.
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. 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.
June 29 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.

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, sullivan+strumpf, Sydney and Dogwood Crossing, Miles

June 29 to Aug 20 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

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 July 12, 2019 John Villiers Outback Art Prize, supported by the John Villiers Trust.
To Sept 13 What a Life! Rock Photography by Tony Mott – an exhibition organised by the State Library of New South Wales.
July 27 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.

Margaret Campbel, Grandpa Huey’s Butcher Shop Kynuna 1898, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 51 x 71cm. Courtesy the artist and Outback Regional Gallery