November 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, Karla Dickens, Marian Drew, Ruki Famé, Fiona Foley, Donna Marcus, Michel Tuffery, Katarina Vesterberg and William Yang.
To Nov 16 Island in the sun by Katarina Vesterberg.

Katarina Vesterberg, Lake Currimundi mouth, 2019, oil on Belgian linen, 120 x 204cm. Courtesy the artist and Andrew Baker Art Dealer

Nov 20 to Dec 21 Mother’s little helpers by Karla Dickens.

Karla Dickens, Mother’s little helpers IV, 2019, inkjet print, 67 x 120cm. Courtesy the artist and Andrew Baker Art Dealer

Art from the Margins Gallery & Studios
136 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3151-6655.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
Nov 23 to Jan 18, 2020 AFTM goes POP. Pop Art exploded onto the cultural scene in the 1950s and is widely regarded as one of the most significant styles of postmodern art. AFTM goes Pop showcases ‘Pop Art’ themed visual art, presenting works with attitude by disadvantaged artists.

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 Nov 30 Matches 7: Collaborations featuring Michael Nelson Jagamara, Wangkatjungka artists and more.

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.
Oct 29 to Nov 10 Epic Assist.
Nov 12 to 24 Regional Group Exhibition.

Graydon Gallery

Institute of Modern Art
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 Dec 21 Earwitness Theatre by Lawrence Abu Hamdan – the first solo exhibition in Australia by Beirut-based artist and ‘private ear’ Lawrence Abu Hamdan whose practice examines the politics of listening through installations acutely attuned to sound. Read more…

Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Earwitness Theatre, installation view: Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, May 17–August 18, 2019. Photograph: Dusty Kessler. Courtesy the artist and Institute of Modern Art

Also, the churchie national emerging art prize 2019. Since its inception in 1987, the churchie has sought to identify and profile the next generation of contemporary artists from across Australia.
Nov 9 to Feb 8, 2020 IMA Belltower: Courtney Coombs, and Façade Projection: Daniel McKewen. After an open call for applications across Queensland, Courtney Coombs and Daniel McKewen have been selected to exhibit as part of the IMA Belltower program.

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.
Oct 30 to Nov 23 Flat Monuments by Simon Degroot.

Simon Degroot, Flat Monuments Blue, 2019, oil on linen, 122 x 97cm. Courtesy 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.
To Nov 9 Wobble by Monica Rohan.
Nov 12 to 30 Landscapes by Natasha Bieniek and Victoria Reichelt.

Natasha Bieniek, Reflection, 2019,
oil on gold mirror, dibond, 125 x 83cm. Courtesy the artist and Jan Murphy Gallery

Victoria Reichelt, Landscape (trees), 2019, oil on linen, 91 x 130cm. 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.
To Nov 9 Thomas, Walala and Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri.
Nov 13 to Dec 21 Petite.

Thomas Tjaplatjarri, Tingari, acrylic on linen, 90 x 120cm. 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 March 15, 2020 New Woman: Celebrating a century of women in Brisbane art reveals the art, personal stories and enduring legacies of Brisbane’s most significant and ground-breaking female artists over the past 100 years. It traces vast changes in ideas of gender, artistic styles, subject matter and ways of seeing the world through sculpture, painting and photography. New Woman features works from leading 1920s artists and advocates Daphne Mayo and Vida Lahey, as well as artists such as Judy Watson, Fiona Foley, Tracey Moffatt and Davida Allen and includes 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. Read more…

New Woman exhibition at Museum of Brisbane. Photograph: David Kelly. Courtesy the artists and Museum of Brisbane

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.

High Rotation exhibition at Museum of Brisbane. Photograph: Dylan Evans. Courtesy the artists 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.
Nov 12 to Dec 7 Michael Zavros.

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 Jon Molvig: Maverick.
Also, Geometries.
To March 1, 2020 Shirley Macnamara: Dyinala Nganinya.
To July 19, 2020 Work, work, work.
Dec 7 to April 26, 2020 Water.

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.
Nov 9 to Feb 23, 2020 Anne Wallace: Strange Ways – the most comprehensive survey of Wallace’s idiosyncratic practice to date, exploring her unique contribution to Australian painting over the last 30 years.

Morning Glory, 2004,
oil on canvas. Collection of Jane Kleimeyer and Anthony Stuart, Melbourne. Courtesy the artist and QUT Art Museum

The Go-Betweens, 2001, oil on canvas.
QUT Art Collection. Purchased 2019. Courtesy the artist 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.
Oct 26 to Jan 7, 2020 Broken Glass by Matthew Cheyne.

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.
Nov 3 to Dec 1 Simple Treasures an exhibition by the Coochie Art Group.
Also, Interpreting the Great Masters – Redland Yurara Art Society.

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 Nov 23 A Journey to the East by Naomi Hobson.

Naomi Hobson, Winter Moon, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 140 x 100cm. Courtesy the artist and Suzanne O’Connell Gallery

Along the River Side, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 150 x 140cm. Courtesy the artist and Suzanne O’Connell Gallery

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. Reproduced courtesy the artist.

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.
Nov 9 to 23 tall tales and true by Carolyn V Watson.
Nov 30 to Dec 14 Stories by Melissa Egan.

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.
Nov 30 to Feb 29, 2020 (opening Sat Nov 30, 4-6pm) The Summer Exhibition 2019 – a selection of works by artists in the stable. To be officially opened by Tracy Cooper-Lavery, Director-Gallery, HOTA Home of the Arts.

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.
Nov 2 to Dec 1 Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize.
Dedicated to the memory of contemporary visual artist, art educator and collector, the late Lyn McCrea; this national award promotes excellence in contemporary Australian drawing.

Ginny Grayson, Min Little Black Muse (detail), 2017, charcoal on paper, 63 x 79cm. Winner 2018. 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.
To Nov 16 Stopping Time: Material Prints 3000BC to Now; www.stoppingtimeart.com

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 Dec 1 Robert MacPherson: Boss Drovers. This touring installation of 200 drawings is only a fragment of the 2,400 individual sheets Robert MacPherson made over two decades that together form the single huge work ‘Boss Drovers’ (1996-2014). The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art is delighted to make this work from its Collection available for audiences throughout the state, along with a digital interactive that allows viewers to investigate ‘Boss Drovers’ in its entirety.

Robert MacPherson, Australia b. 1937, 1000 FROG POEMS: 1000 BOSS DROVERS (“YELLOW LEAF FALLING”) FOR H.S. (detail), 1996-2014, graphite, ink and stain on paper, 2400 sheets. Purchased 2014 with funds from the Queensland Art Gallery. Gallery of Modern Art Foundation, Paul and Susan Taylor, and Donald and Christine McDonald / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery.
Gallery of Modern Art / Photograph: Natasha Harth, QAGOMA. © the artist. Reproduced by kind permission

To Jan 26, 2020 Aftermath: The Lindsay Family after the Great War. While the world struggled to recover from the aftermath of World War I, art and books made by the Lindsay siblings Lionel, Norman, Ruby and Daryl, and Ruby’s husband Will Dyson, show traces of the personal shock and bereavement they suffered from the war. This exhibition is a pendant to the Centenary of ANZAC project Poppies for Reg and Ruby: Remembering the Great War through the Lindsay Family (2015).

Reginald Lindsay (1888-1916), Untitled, 1909, pen and ink drawing. Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery ­ Toowoomba City Collection 2085. Reproduced by kind permission

To Jan 26, 2020 Race Relations. This exhibition explores representations of race relations through key works and publications held in the Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection, complimented by works from Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery’s permanent holdings.

A View of the Hawkesbury, and the Blue Mountains. New South Wales. 1821 W. Preston scalp [Walter PRESTON 1777-?] from an Original Drawing by Capt. J. Wallis. 46th Reg.t [James WALLIS 1785?-1858] London. Pub.d Sept.r 2. 1820 at R. Ackermann’s 101 Strand Plate I, An Historical Account of The Colony of New South Wales and its Dependent Settlements; In Illustration of Twelve Views, Engraved by W. Preston, A Convict; from Drawings taken on the Spot, by Captain Wallis, of the Forty-Sixth Regiment [James WALLIS 1785?-1858] … London … 1821. Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection. 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 Nov 3 Some people are stories by Vincent Serico.
To Nov 24 Violent Salt.
To Jan 19, 2020 Reasonable and Necessary prints and artist books by Artel Artists.
Nov 8 to Feb 16, 2020 Sacred Ink: Connecting to Culture.
Nov 29 to Feb 23, 2020 Losing Home, Finding Home by Mika Nakamura-Mather.

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.

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 Nov 17 Connecting Narratives.
To Dec 1 Relay League by Angelica Mesiti.
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.

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Cnr Flinders and Denham Streets, Townsville 4810.
(07) 4727-9011.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 2.00.
Nov 8 to Dec 1 GREEN: TAFE QLD Visual Arts Exhibition. Townsville’s TAFE North has been a long-standing contributor to the region’s buzzing visual arts scene, and remains one of the key drivers of the artistic community. Each year, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery is proud to provide a platform for TAFE students to coordinate an exhibition, curating the space to best display their work.

Sharon Osgood, Magpie Moth, 2019, ink and watercolour on found paper, 19.5 x 12.5cm. Courtesy the artist and Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Nov 8 to Dec 1 CODA JCU Media Arts Exhibition – proudly presented by the JCU Creative Arts and Media graduates. Twenty-eight emerging artists will be showcasing their work to finish up their bachelor’s degree. Their work will reflect the upwards of three years of study and practice towards their chosen medium. The exhibition will display the work of illustrators, animators, graphics designers, cinematographers and musicians.

Lauren Rosel, The Social Layer, 2019, vinyl on acrylic, installation 90 x 64cm. Courtesy the artist, James Cook University and Perc Tucker Regional 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 Dec 10 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: 2019 Western Downs Regional Artists’ Exhibition: Inside out – an annual exhibition showcasing artists who live and or work on the Western Downs.

Kardia Stokes, Australia Du schöne!, 2019, photography on canvas, 51 x 100cm. Courtesy the artist and Dogwood Crossing, Miles

Curved Wall: Offerings by Gail Kutasi and Penny Eamer – an exhibition of small handcrafted items.

Gail Kutasi, Multi-coloured cowl, 2017, yarns, diameter 100cm. 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 Nov 8 Ken Done: Paintings you probably haven’t seen: selected works 2000-2017. With thanks to The Ken Done Gallery, Sydney.
To Feb 2020 Winton Through the Lens – a photographic exhibition.
To Feb 28, 2020 Life on the Line, and I’ve Been Working on the Railway – a touring exhibition by The Workshops Rail Museum.