February 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, Ruki Famé (PNG), Fiona Foley, Simon Gende (PNG), Taloi Havini (Bougainville), Dennis Nona (Torres Strait), Ömie Artists (PNG), Michel Tuffery (New Zealand/Polynesia), Katarina Vesterberg and William Yang.

Art From The Margins
Gallery and Studio Space
136 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3151-6655.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 24 Lunar Down Under: Asian Art 2019 – coinciding with the 2019 BrisAsia Festival. Contemporary Asian art by Australian artists and disadvantaged communities facing adversity.

Spectator Jonze, #54 Immi: Snake Charmer, 2018, digital print. Courtesy the artist and Art from the Margins

Jeremy McPherson, Super Shibuya, 2017, digital photographic print, 113 x 81cm. Courtesy the artist and Art from the Margins

ArtWorld Studio Gallery
28 Bodalla Street, Norman Park 4170.
(07) 3399-7485.
Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 10.00 to 2.00.
Gallery featuring emerging and up-and-coming artists.
Feb 9 to March 2 (opening Sat Feb 9, 6pm) Icons and eye candy by Paul Zoob. Curated by Astrid Le Fleur and Karyn de Zubicaray.

Paul Zoob, Slash, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 152 x 102cm. Courtesy the artist and ArtWorld Studio Gallery

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.
Feb 16 to March 23 Matches 1 by David Paulson and Samantha Hobson.

David Paulson, Corner of the Creek I, 2018, graphite and crayon, 40 x 61cm. Courtesy the artist and FireWorks Gallery

Graydon Gallery
29 Merthyr Road, New Farm 4005 .
Taking 2019 bookings enquire by email or phone.
Feb 11 to 17 Rod Cassidy.

Griffith University Art Museum
226 Grey Street, South Bank 4101.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 23 Boundary Lines – Vernon Ah Kee (AU), Daniel Boyd (AU), et al. (NZ), Carol McGregor (AU) and Rosângela Rennó (BR). Read more…

et al., No Common Good, 2018, maps, oil stick, spray paint, graphite. Courtesy the artists, Yuill | Crowley, Sydney, Starkwhite, Auckland and Griffith University Art Museum, Queensland

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.
Feb 9 to March 30 Dale Harding: Current Iterations – in his largest exhibition to date, Dale Harding (Bidjara, Garingbal and Ghungalu peoples) presents a major new body of sculptures that, together, consider objects dislocated by museum practices, as well as living culture activated in and outside the confines of an art context. They serve as a testing ground for the artist’s latest and most ambitious strategy of cultural continuation. Generously supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and The Keir Foundation, and features a co-commission with the 10th Liverpool Biennial (2018).

Dale Harding, Wall Composition in Bimbird and Reckitt’s Blue, 2018, installation view atTate Liverpool, Liverpool Biennial 2018. Photograph: Thierry Bal. Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane

Feb 9 to March 30 Ana Mendieta: Connecting to the Earth – brings together two series of works by Cuban American artist Ana Mendieta (1948-1985) that are about connection to land, and powerfully demonstrate the artist’s idea of feminised nature. Guest curated by Prof. Susan Best, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.

Ana Mendieta, Corazón de Roca con Sangre, 1975, super-8mm film transferred to high-definition digital media, color, silent, 3:14 minutes © The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, LLC. Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co, New York, 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.
Feb 26 to March 16 Ben Quilty.

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.
Jan 30 to Feb 23 Director’s Choice | Ann Thomson & Peter Hudson.
Feb 27 to March 23 Nancy Petyarre.

Ann Thomson, Anna Bay, 2018, acrylic on linen, 89 x 93cm. Courtesy the artist and Mitchell Fine Art

Nancy Petyarre, Arnkerrthe (Mountain Devil Lizard), 2008, acrylic on linen, 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 March 31 Sam Cranstoun: Impossible Conversations – examines cultural identity across centuries and continents in a stunning new watercolour series.
To April 22 The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive – features 200 garments selected in collaboration with designers Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson to reveal the artistry, techniques and demi-couture practices that placed the label at the forefront of Australian fashion from 1989-2016. Tickets on sale now $12 ($9 conc.).

Easton Pearson, Rebel Coat, bralette and knickers, Spring Summer 2013; Parize hoody, Spring Summer 2008; Loani T, Spring Summer 2002; Chia Skirt Cruise, 2010. Photograph: David Kelly. Courtesy the artist and Museum of Brisbane

Feb 7 to April 28 Micro Histories – artworks and artefacts are paired with buildings by six of Brisbane’s most exciting architectural firms in Micro Histories, an exhibition exploring the relationship between architecture, art, people and place.

Petrie Terrace Gallery
home of the RQAS
Unit 3, 162 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane 4000.
(07) 3367-1977.
Welcomes membership from professional and hobby 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.
Feb 5 to March 2 Robert Brownhall.

QCA Project Gallery
Ground floor, level 2, Webb Centre (SO2),
QCA South Bank Campus, 226 Grey Street, South Bank 4101.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
Feb 7 to March 2 (opening Fri Feb 8, 6-8pm) This Ain’t No Mirage by Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger.
Artist talks each Fri and Sat, 12pm and 2pm.

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 April 28 The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9).
To Feb 24 Robert MacPherson: Boss Drovers.
To Sept 29 A Fleeting Bloom: Japanese Art from the Collection.

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, closed Mon and public hols.
Visit website for programs and events.
To Feb 3 Beyond Reason – a rambling picaresque exhibition of works that venture into the fairytale, the absurd, masquerade, animal/human transformation, theatre, satire, anti-fashion and parody.
To June William Robinson Gallery: Nature imagined – while the spectacular hinterland of South East Queensland has provided unparalleled inspiration for William Robinson’s work, the artist draws equally upon his imagination and his capacity to summon memories and visual impressions of places he has experienced.
Feb 16 to April 28 Exchange value – exploring the relationship between photographer and subject, this exhibition provides an intimate look at the process of collaboration that occurs when documenting a time and place in a subculture, family or community on societyπs outskirts, and to what extent cultural assumptions can impact the process.

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.
Feb 2 to March 11 Unseen: Donna Davis.

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.
Jan 27 to March 3 Spaces – Landscape and Other Things: Leigh Camilleri.
Also, USE – The Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia, Queensland Chapter showcase exhibition.

Leigh Camilleri, Dark beaches light water 2018, oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist

Catherine Large, Monochrome shovel #1, 2017, sterling silver, fine silver and mother-of-pearl. Photograph: Michelle Bowden, Visual Photography. Courtesy the artist and Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland

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.

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 Feb 9 Play On: The Art of Sport – presents a selection of key works from ten years of the Basil Sellers Art Prize.

Shaun Gladwell, The archer (after Chuang Tzu), 2014, single-channel HD video, 16:9 ratio, colour, sound, 10:47 minutes. Courtesy the artist, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne and University of Queensland Art Museum

To May 18 Summer Mixer: New Shows, New Curators – a suite of exhibitions curated by students Taylor Hall, Brittany-lea Traverso, and Bree Di Mattina.

Paul Adair, Slurpee cup, 2011. Machinist: Graeme Adair; hand-machined aluminium. Collection of The University of Queensland. Gift of Paul Adair, 2013. 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.
Sun Feb 24 Special Collections Auction at Anthea Polson Art, in conjunction with Lawsons Auction House.

Gallery at HOTA
HOTA, Home of the Arts
Home of the Arts, 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise 4217.
(07) 5588-4067.
Free entry.
Mon-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 17 Let there be rock!.

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
(PO Box 141), 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.
Feb 1 to March 10 Taste of Art 2019 – annual members’ exhibition and art prize hosted by the Friends Noosa Regional Gallery.

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.
Feb 2 to March 24 As far as the eye can see – a Blue Mountains City Art Gallery touring exhibition. This exhibition is supported by the Visions regional touring program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to cultural material for all Australians. Read more…

Rochelle Summerfield, Lost, 2016, pigment print on archival paper, 89 x 113cm. Courtesy the artist and Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

Feb 2 to March 24 Hidden Gems from the Lindsay Collection. Twilight Tour: Thurs March 21, 5.30pm with guest host, exhibiting artist Jan Davis. Free event. All welcome. Must RSVP to the Gallery by Tues March 19.

Elinor Grover, Clarence House, 1881, watercolour, 37.7 x 27cm. Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection 033

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 Feb 3 Focus on the Collection: Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison.

Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison, Closer to natural (detail) 2016, collage, mixed media, found objects, cloth bound Solander box. Mackay Regional Council Art Collection. Photograph: Jim Cullen

To Feb 17 JamFactory Icon Gerry Wedd: Kitschen Man.
To March 17 I come in peace, take me to your leader: David Ray.
Feb 8 to April 28 Foundations in Drawing.
Feb 22 to May 19 Obsessed! Compelled to Make.

‘Obsessed! Compelled to Make’: Gabriella Bisetto, 2017. Photograph: Angus Lee Forbes

Bundaberg Regional Galleries
1 Barolin Street, Bundaberg 4670.
(07) 4130-4750 .
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun and public hols 9.00 to 1.00.
To Feb 10 Land and Sea by Joe Furlonger.
Also, The Big Turtle: Concept for an Icon by Anna-Wili Highfield.
To March 10 State of the Art – Queensland Quilters Inc.
Feb 15 to April 14 Built Your Self Too by Cameron Eaton.

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 Feb 10 Stories of This Land by Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey.
To March 3 Everyday by Andrea Huelin.
Feb 8 to May 5 Tropical Designs by Linda Jackson.
Feb 15 to April 21 Prints by David Hockney.

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 10.00 to 2.00, closed Sun.
To March 5 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: Boss Drovers by Robert MacPherson – a selection from Boss Drovers 1996-2014 which comprise 2400 individual drawings.
Curved Wall: Mulga Bill – Darling Downs Textile Art Group present a collection of 11 panels illustrating Banjo Patterson’s famous verse ‘Mulga Bill’s Bicycle’. Participating artists: Gillian Knott, Sue Schmidt, Jenny Burgess, Sandra Tessmann, Noelle Hodges, Hilary Fogerty, Margie Creek, Elizabeth Schmidt, Robyn Anderson, Jan Scudmore and Kay Joyce.

Gillian Knott, Mulga Bill (panel 1), 2016, textiles, 80 x 50cm. Photograph: Ann Alcock. Courtesy the artist and Dogwood Crossing, Miles

Outback Regional Gallery, Winton
Waltzing Matilda Centre, 50 Elderslie Street, Winton 4735.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00. Sat-Sun 9.00 to 3.00.
Through Feb, Flowers in the Dust by Jenny Mace – botanical watercolour illustrations of the native flora of Queensland’s Desert Uplands and Arid Regions.
Early March, APT9 Kids on Tour QAGOMA.
Through March, John Villiers Outback Art Prize – supported by the John Villiers Trust and Plein Air workshop with Joe Furlonger.
Opening July 27 Wanderlust – 2018 Queensland Regional Art Awards, state touring exhibition presented by Flying Arts Alliance, supported by Exhibition Touring Partner, Holding Redlich.