September 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 Sept 7 The Black Captain by Teo Treloar.

Teo Treloar, The Black Captain #7, 2018, graphite on Fabriano Artistico 640 gsm hot pressed paper, 56 × 44cm. Courtesy the artist and Andrew Baker Art Dealer

Sept 11 to 14 Spring 1883 – Lincoln Austin, Michael Cook, Karla Dickens, Simon Gende, Kenji Uranishi and Katarina Vesterberg.

Michael Cook, Invasion (Evening Standard), 2017, Inkjet print, edition 100, 43 × 55cm. 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.
Sept 2 to Oct 5 National Biennial Outsider Art Awards Finalists Exhibition – the inaugural National Biennial Outsider Art Award, judged by Steven Alderton, Director and CEO, National Art School. Open to all Australian outsider artists. Award finalists will be exhibited at the AFTM Gallery & Studios in Brisbane.

Edwina Corlette Gallery
629 Brunswick Street, New Farm 4005.
(07) 3358-6555.
Director: Edwina Corlette.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Aug 29 to Sept 18 Blue You Sea Sky by Sally Anderson. An exhibition of paintings, which explore definitions of blue in relation to intimate personal experience. Read more…

Sally Anderson, Orange Lilies from Blue You with Blue Mountains, 2019, acrylic on linen, 137 x 168cm. Courtesy the artist and Edwina Corlette Gallery, Queensland

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.
Sept 12 to Oct 19 Matches 6: Group Exhibition.

Alex Sweet, Collingwood & Geelong, 2018, acrylic and oil paint on timber, 70 x 139 x 3cm. Photograph: Mick Richards. 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 Sept Joanna Davies, Warren Palmer and Susan Leway.

Graydon Gallery

Griffith University Art Museum
226 Grey Street, South Bank 4101.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
To Sept 28 The Abyss, curated by Naomi Evans. Read more…

Ian Haig, The Video Hole, 2016, single channel video work (Maya animation, 1920 x 1080 HD, mp4 file), colour, sound, no dialogue (Sound Darrin Verhagen), 10 mins (loop)
© the artist. Courtesy the artist and Griffith University Art Museum, Queensland

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 Oct 26 IMA Belltower: Presence by Robert Andrew. Andrew expands on his kinetic installation practice to create a new physical landscape that combines programmable technological machinery, string, earth pigments, ochres, rocks and soil.

Robert Andrew, Country, Land, Soil, Time and Space, 2017, soil, aluminium, string, electro mechanicals. Courtesy the artist and Institute of Modern Art

Sept 10 to Dec 21 The churchie national emerging art prize.

John Andrew Blackwell, Pt Lookout Fish, 2018, marine plastic debris on ply/acrylic, 49 x 44 x 3cm. Courtesy the artist

Sept 28 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, a finalist in this year’s Turner Prize.

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 27 to Sept 21 While the sun burns behind the islands by Fiona Lowry.
Sept 12 to 15 Sydney Contemporary, Stand E19 – William Mackinnon; Stand E17 with Sophie Gannon Gallery – Guy Maestri and Monica Rohan.
Sept 24 to Oct 19 This is my corner by Martin Smith.

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 Sept 14 Deirdre Bean. Sept 18 to Oct 12 David Hayes.

Deirdre Bean, Artichoke flower, 2019, watercolour on paper, 63 x 51cm. 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.
Aug 30 to April 19, 2020 High Rotation – see, hear, feel – 30 years of Brisbane music. High Rotation takes you backstage through three epic decades of Brisbane’s incredible music scene. Discover and revisit the iconic songs, music videos, photographs, instruments, and souvenirs from 1989 to present-day, from the likes of Powderfinger, Regurgitator, Keith Urban, Thelma Plum, Violent Soho, Sheppard, Savage Garden, Emma Louise, The Grates and more. Visit website for more information tickets.

Powderfinger at Riverstage, 2010. Photograph: Stephen Booth. Courtesy Museum of Brisbane

Sept 13 to March 15, 2020 New Woman – a century of women in Brisbane art. New Woman recognises the lives of Brisbane women artists over the past 100 years from the independent and adventurous to the often overlooked, exploring the trailblazing women who have continued to take the lead in Brisbane art. The exhibition is a snapshot of the art, personal stories and enduring legacies of Brisbane’s most significant and ground-breaking artists between 1920-2019 reflected in artworks, sculpture, performance and installation works on a scale never seen.
Visit website for more information.

Caroline Barker, Untitled (life class model) (detail), c1925 oil on canvas, gift of the artist, 1982, City of Brisbane Collection, 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.
To Sept 14 Nicholas Harding. Sept 17 to Oct 12 Rick Amor.

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.
QAG: to Feb 2, 2020 Geometries.

J.S. Ostoja-Kotkowski, Poland/Australia 1922-94, Astra 1978-79, Op-collage on aluminium, 119.6 x 119.6cm. Purchased 1980. Trustees’ Purchase Exhibition QAGOMA. Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

Sept 14 to Feb 2, 2020 Jon Molvig: Maverick.

Jon Molvig, Australia, 1923-1970, Burnt landscape no.1 (After the fire), 1953, oil on cardboard, 59.5 x 76cm. Purchased 2008 with funds raised through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Appeal. Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

Sept 21 to March 1, 2020 Shirley Macnamara: Dyinala Nganinya.
GOMA: to Oct 13 Quilty, and Margaret Olley: A Generous Life. Read more…
To June 28, 2020 Nicolas Molé: They Look at You.

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 Oct 27 Gemma Smith: Rhythm Sequence – the first career survey of Australian abstract artist Gemma Smith.
Also, Empathy Swarm – experiments with human-robot social interaction, exploring whether non-anthropomorphic robots can feel empathy.

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.

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.
Sept 8 to Oct 27 Legacy: Reflections on Mabo, and Wetland Wander.

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 UQ 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.
Sept 21 to Oct 5 Changing Moods by Elaine Green, and Fast Mountains, Slow Birds by Seabastion Toast.

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. To be officially opened by Jodi Ferrari, Educational and Audience Development Officer, Tweed Regional Gallery.

Donna Malone, Dust and Water. Courtesy the artist and Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery

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.
Sept 12 to Oct 27 What’s Left Behind – Masao Okabe, Juan Ford, Ash Keating, Nicole Voevodin-Cash, Bianca Beetson and Leah Barclay.

Nicole Voevodin-Cash, Walking (detail), 2019, billycan, pen, paper and walking. Courtesy the artist and Noosa Regional Art 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.
Sept 7 to Nov 3 Contemporary Wearables ’19 Biennial Jewellery Award & Exhibition. Contemporary Wearables Biennial Jewellery Award and Exhibition recognises and promotes experimentation, exploration and innovation in design and use of materials in the creation of contemporary jewellery. Inaugurated in 1989, the award continues to attract entries from prominent and emerging artists in Australia and New Zealand. The award exhibition brings together a diverse range of contemporary works created by jewellers, artisans and makers that are contemporary in both design and concept. Artists’ works selected for the exhibition are eligible for acquisition by Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery for the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery – Toowoomba City Collection. Award winners will be announced along with selected acquisitions at the official opening and awards ceremony on Sun Sept 8, 2019. Contemporary Wearables Biennial Jewellery Award and Exhibition is proudly supported by Toowoomba Regional Council.

Luke Abbot, Mandible setting, 2017, articulated ring: titanium, 925 silver, gem, 2.8 x 2.1 x 0.7cm. 2017 Award Winner Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery – Toowoomba City Collection. Courtesy the artist and Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

Sept 14 to Oct 13 Nature Observed . For millennia, artists have been inspired by nature. Over time they have sought to capture its wildness and beauty, to investigate the details of how it works and to bask in its wonder. From botanical illustrations and still lives to works that depict our inability to tame it, this exhibition showcases artworks from Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery – Toowoomba City Collection by artists who reflect on the natural world.

C.G.S. HIRST c1826-1890, Part of the Botanical Gardens at Toowoomba, 1879, watercolour and ink, 52 x 82cm. Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery — Toowoomba City Collection 218. 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 Oct 13 Phaseshift by Kit Webster.
Aug 30 to Nov 3 Some people are stories by Vincent Serico.
Aug 30 to Nov 24 Violent Salt.
Oct 18 to Jan 19, 2020 Reasonable and Necessary – Artel.

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 Sept 29 Fading to Grey by Sandra Pearce.
To Oct 13 emerge 2019 ñ 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.
Aug 30 to Oct 31 Home ñ Gertrude Davis, Fiona Elisala, Wanda Gibson, Daisy Hamlot, Walter R. Lui, Tania Major, Michael Marzik, Priscilla Ong and Francesca Rosa.
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 Oct 12 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: A Naturalist’s Life: a response to the flora and fauna of the Western Downs by Grace Lithgow and Karen Gaskell presents an exhibition of botanical drawings and hand painted ceramics. Curved Wall: Outback Connections by Ruby Purple an exhibition of artwork and wearable art created from natural materials.

Grace Lithgow, Aseroe rubra, 1998, pen, ink and watercolour on paper, 17.5 x 26.5cm. Courtesy the artist and Dogwood Crossing, Miles

Ruby Purple, The power of nature – spectacular landscapes, 2019, Native Kangaroo Grass, recycled and found materials, ink and charcoal, 45 x 45cm. 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 havenít seen: selected works 2000-2017. A touring exhibition from The Ken Done Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney.
To Feb 2020 Winton Through the Lens a photographic exhibition www.outbackfestival.com.au