Queensland art galleries and their JUNE 2022 exhibition schedules are listed below, grouped by region. For listings in other Australian states please use the What’s On menu above.


45 King Street, Bowen Hills 4006.
(07) 3215-0800.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
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The Ferryman’s Hut – Metro Arts
29 Macquarie Street, Teneriffe
May 29 to June 5, 11am–5pm (opening Sat June 4, 4pm–7pm) Ephemerality – rivers edge lands by Dennis McCart. This exhibition presents the artist’s ongoing investigations (past and present), interpreting landscapes edging the Brisbane river and their transitory nature.

Dennis McCart, The Sentinel, 2022, oil and ink on canvas, 76 × 101cm. Courtesy the artist

Dennis McCart, The Weird, 2017, oil on canvas, 91 × 1140cm. Courtesy the artist

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 11 Ian Waldron: The tower of blue horses.
Also, Walala Tjapaltjarri: Tingari Arrangements.
June 17 to July 23 Travelling stories: A tribute to Michael Nelson Jagamara.

Michael Nelson Jagamara, Travelling stories (silver & gold) I, 2008, acrylic and gold, silver leaf on canvas, 170 × 160cm. Courtesy the artist and FireWorks Gallery

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 July 9 An Alternative Economics – Five Mile Radius, Gunybi Ganambarr, Wanda Gillespie, Katie Paterson, Make or Break, Keg de Souza and Shevaun Wright. Brings together a group of Australian and international artists who each use their artmaking to explore and expand on the creation of value. Guided by the idea of the circular economy and its compelling counter-narrative to the untenable model of eternal growth, each work in this exhibition offers a provocation to make us reconsider what is ‘counted’ in our society and why. Curated by Tulleah Pearce.
To July 9 REBIRTH IS NECESSARY by Jenn Nkiru – award-winning artist and director Nkiru’s first solo exhibition in Australia explores the magic and dynamism of Blackness in a realm where time and space are altered. The now, the past, and the future are rethought and reordered to create something soulful and mind-bendingly visceral.

Jenn Nkiru, REBIRTH IS NECESSARY (video still), 2017. Courtesy the artist, Mothership 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.
May 31 to June 18 Guido Maestri.
June 21 to July 9 Celia Gullett. Also, India Mark.

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 31 to June 18 Ngukurr – Artists of the Rock Country.
June 21 to July 16 Important Aboriginal Art #1.

Gertie Huddleston, Ngukurr Gardens, 2002, acrylic on canvas, 87 × 126cm. 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.
Mon–Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Oct 1 Making Place: 100 Views of Brisbane – Judy Watson, Richard Randall, Noel McKenna, William Bustard, Vida Lahey, Jane Grealy, Danie Mellor, Kenneth Jack, Sam Fullbrook, Charles Lancaster, Robert Brownhall, Margaret Olley, Stephen Nothling, Margaret Cilento, Lloyd Rees, Paul Davies, Mia Boe and more. Place, in Brisbane, is not a static thing. With the city we know shifting so rapidly, this is the ideal moment to ask – what makes a place? Making Place presents more than 100 historical and contemporary depictions of the Brisbane region from our Collections. Explore our ever-changing city through new eyes: from the past, to the present and into the future.

Mia Boe, K’gari means Paradise in Butchulla, 2020, acrylic on stretched linen Commissioned with support from Jane and Michael Tynan Museum of Brisbane Collection. Photograph: Carl Warner. Courtesy the artist and Museum of Brisbane

From June 18 World of Wonder: Margot McKinney – with a lifetime dedicated to luxury, Australian jewellery designer Margot McKinney is one of the world’s boldest talents. From the coral reef in our own backyard to the rich palette of colours found on safari in Tanzania, this exhibition will be a mesmerising celebration of the complex and profoundly beautiful environments and materials that have inspired her designs.

Margot McKinney in her Brisbane Store, 2022. Photograph: Georgia Wells. 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.
May 31 to June 25 Wendy Sharpe.

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)
Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Bank, Brisbane 4101.
(07) 3840-7303.
Fax (07) 3844-8865.
Free entry, unless otherwise stated.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Good Friday, Christmas and Boxing Day. Open from 12.00 Anzac Day.
To July 10 APT10 Extended.
May 28 to Aug 21 Creative Generation 2022: Excellence Awards In Visual Art.
June 18 to Oct 3 Chiharu Shiota: The Soul Trembles (ticketed).
To Nov 20 Get Up, Stand Up Indigenous Australian Art Collection.
Also, Aurukun men’s contemporary ceremonial 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 4.00, Sun 10.00 to 2.00. Closed Mon, Sat and public hols.
Visit website for programs and events.
To June 19 Looking Glass: Judy Watson and Yhonnie Scarce – an important and timely exhibition, which brings together two of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, Judy Watson (Waanyi) and Yhonnie Scarce (Kokatha and Nukunu). At its heart, the exhibition is both a love song and a lament for Country; a fantastical alchemy of the elemental forces of earth, water, fire and air. Developed by TarraWarra Museum of Art and Ikon Gallery with Curator Hetti Perkins. Touring nationally with NETS Victoria.

Yhonnie Scarce, Only a mother could love them, 2016, hand blown glass, 25 × 15cm diameter each (variable sizes – approx.). Monash University Collection. Purchased by the Monash Business School 2017. Courtesy of Monash University Museum of Art. Courtesy of the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY, Melbourne

Judy Watson, standing stone, kangaroo grass, red and yellow ochre, 2020, acrylic and graphite on canvas, 250 × 181.5cm. Photograph: Carl Warner. Courtesy the artist, Milani Gallery, Brisbane and QUT Art Museum

William Robinson Gallery:
Old Government House, 2 George Street, QUT Gardens Point Campus (next to the City Botanic Gardens), Brisbane 4000.
(07) 3138-8005.
To Sept 11 William Robinson: Nocturne – this exhibition of nocturnal works illuminates Robinson’s fascination with the shimmering night sky and the sparkling landscape sprawling below, highlighting his signature multi-point perspective from the vantage point of the twilight hours.

William Robinson, Untitled, c.1995, glazed stoneware bowl wheel thrown by Errol Barnes. Private collection, Brisbane

William Robinson, Out of the dawn, 1987, oil on linen, 72 × 102cm. Private collection, Brisbane

Redland Art Gallery
Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba 4157.
(07) 3829-8899.
Free admission.
Mon–Fri 9.00 to 4.00.
To July 12 Mei Mei Liu: Impressions of Mangroves.

Mei Mei Liu, I can feel the beat (detail), 2021, ink and synthetic polymer paint on paper. Courtesy the artist and Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba

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 19 Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize.
June 26 to Aug 14 Rachael Wellisch: Polymorphic Magic: Textiles Transformed.
Also, Fiona West: The Marvellous and Magical: Collage and the Moving Image.

Julian Kingma, Tom at the drain (detail), 2020, digital image. Courtesy the artist and Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland

UQ Art Museum
James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (Building 11), University Drive, The University of Queensland, St Lucia 4067.
(07) 3365-3046.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00.
To June 25 Oceanic Thinking featuring SUPERFLEX, Sancintya Mohini Simpson, Isha Ram Das, Elise Rasmussen, Léuli Eshraghi, Izabela Pluta, Monira Al Qadiri, Tabita Rezaire, Stephanie Comilang, Alicia Mersy, Birrmuyingathi Maali Netta Loogatha, Kuruwarriyingathi Bijarrb Paula Paul, Salote Tawale, Benjamin Armstrong and Charles Callins. Read more . . .

Salote Tawale, I don’t see colour (still), 2021, 5:45 minutes, HD video, colour and sound. Courtesy the artist and UQ Art Museum

SUPERFLEX, Dive-In, 2019, originally commissioned by Desert X in collaboration with TBA21–Academy, music composed by Dark Morph (Jónsi and Carl Michael von Hausswolff). Photograph: Lance Gerber. Courtesy the artists, Desert X, California and UQ Art Museum

Gold Coast

Anthea Polson Art
29 Tedder Avenue, Main Beach 4217.
(07) 5561-1166, 0417-707-326.
Director: Anthea Polson.
Mon–Sat 10.00 to 6.00, Sun 10.00 to 4.00
Visit the gallery website for exhibition program.
May 28 to June 11 Hinterland by Cathy Quinn.
June 26 to July 9 Seduced by Corinne Lewis.

HOTA Gallery
135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise 4217.
(07) 5588-4000.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
HOTA Gallery is filled with multiple ideas, an unfolding experience of viewpoints and trails that challenge us to dig deeper and get lost in creative ideas. Go online to view the exhibitions and events calendar.

Sunshine Coast

Boomerang Art
Gallery closing down
13 William Street, Coolum Beach 4573.
After almost 30 years, Boomerang Art is closing its doors. All paintings must be sold and are available at substantially discounted prices.

Caloundra Regional Gallery
22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra 4551.
(07) 5420-8299.
Free entry.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat–Sun 10.00 to 2.00. Closed public hols.
To June 26 Feeling of the Place: from here to there and back again by Rex Backhaus-Smith.

Rex Backhaus-Smith, Kalbarri Wildflowers, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 150 × 150cm. Courtesy the artist and Caloundra Regional Gallery

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 June 19 Paint – a group exhibition of young and emerging Sunshine Coast artists, including Ebony Busk, Evelyn Marina Paolino, June Sartracom, Lauren Jones, Mitchell Cheesman and Odessa Mahoney-de Vries. Supported by the Australian Government’s Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism (CHART) program.
June 25 to July 10 Imaginate – an interactive exhibition by the Slow Art Collective.

Evelyn Marina Paolino, The Ocean Is Like Glitter (detail), 2022, acrylic, spray paint, marker on canvas, 91.44 × 121.92cm. Photograph: Warwick Gow. 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.
The Gallery is closed until further notice. Check website for updates.


Artspace Mackay
Civic Centre 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 June 19 Libris Awards: The Australian Artists’ Book Prize.
Also, Focus on the Collection: Barbara Hanrahan, and The Art of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

Dianne Fogwell, Inferno, 2020, linocut, woodcut, and burnt wood drawings, 79.5 × 27.5 × 3cm. Winner, Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal National Artists’ Book Award, 2020 Libris Awards. Mackay Regional Council Art Collection, acquired 2020. Photograph: Jim Cullen Photography

To June 22 Undulations: Tamika Grant-Iramu.
June 25 to Aug 21 Nathalie Hartog-Gautier: Looking for Paradise.
June 25 to Aug 22 Shelley Engwirda: We Rise.

Cairns Art Gallery
Cnr Abbott and Shields streets, Cairns 4870.
(07) 4046-4800.
Free entry.
Archie 100 extended hours: Mon–Sun 9.00 to 5.00.
To June 12 Archie 100: A Century of The Archibald Prize.
June 25 to Aug 21 A Story of My People by Dylan Mooney.
June 25 to Oct 2 Faceless: Transforming Identity.

Gab Titui Cultural Centre
Cnr Blackall Street and Victoria Parade, Thursday Island 4875.
(07) 4069-0888.
Admission fees.
Mon–Fri 9.00 to 4.30, Sat 9.30 to 1.00 (April to Oct), Mon–Fri 10.00 to 3.00, Sat 9.30 to 1.00 (Nov to March).
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.
To July 3 The Percivals 2022 presented by Townsville City Galleries.
Having begun in 2007, The Percivals is an open competition for artists. While showcasing Australian artists’ outstanding and innovative work, the competitions have also allowed many emerging artists to engage with portraiture and share their expressions of themselves and those close to them. The 2022 prizes have been awarded; acquisitive Percival Portrait Painting Prize of $40,000 to Michael Lindeman for his artwork I…; the acquisitive Percival Photographic Portrait Prize of $10,000 to David Cossini for his artwork Double Trouble; and the Percival Animal Portrait Prize of $1,000 went to Eliza Dedini for her artwork Intrinsic. This year, we also presented an additional Percival Animal Portrait Prize, kindly donated by our judge Chris Pretorius, awarded to Luisa Dellebaite for her artwork Silvi.

Cutler Footway, Jack Betteridge Costumed as an Elf: Don’t F. with Me, Fellas! (detail), 2020, acrylic on canvas, 122 × 92cm. Winner of the acquisitive Percival Portrait Painting Prize 2020. Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, City of Townsville Art Collection. Courtesy the artist and Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

See more on The Percivals 2022 by visiting the Townsville City Galleries website and keep your eyes peeled for a virtual tour of the exhibition coming soon, as well as celebratory Percival Animal Portrait Prize video!

The Percivals 2022, installation view at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery. Courtesy Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Pinnacles Gallery
Riverway Art Centre, 20 Village Boulevard, Thuringowa 4817.
(07) 4727-9011.
Free entry.
Pinnacles Gallery will be closed until late 2022 renovations take place at the Riverway Art Centre. Keep an eye out for updates later this year regarding the Gallery reopening.

UMI Arts Gallery & Gift Shop
4/1 Jensen Street, Manoora 4870.
(07) 4041-6152.
Instagram: @umiarts
Mon–Thurs 9.00 to 4.00.
UMI Arts is the peak Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultural organisation for Far North Queensland; it extends north of Cairns to include the Torres Strait Islands, south to Cardwell, west to Camooweal and includes the Gulf of Carpentaria and Mt Isa regions. UMI Arts’ goal is to strengthen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practices, including visual arts and crafts, dance, ceremony, story telling and music.

UMI Arts Gift Shop. Photograph: Lovegreen Photography. Courtesy UMI Arts Gallery & Gift Shop

Through June, Culture Through Our Eyes – a painting and photographic exhibition by First Nations students – showcasing young Indigenous creators.
July to Aug, Freshwater Saltwater – an annual curated group exhibition at UMI Arts showcasing our mid-career and established member artists. The title reflects a metaphorical ideology of mainland Aboriginal custodians mostly connected to “freshwater” and Torres Strait Islanders who are surrounded by “saltwater”. The title acknowledges the association Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have with freshwater and saltwater in Far North Queensland.

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 Aug 20 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: 10 Artists: Chapter Two – Guy Breay, Megg Cullen, Kristen Flynn, Tracey Irvine, Kay Joyce, Sonia Miers, Leigh Nicholson, Bill Perry, Sharlene Smith and Meg Stevenson. An exhibition showcasing the stories of artists who live and work on the Western Downs.

Sonia Miers, Dalby. Photograph: Rachel Sieger. Courtesy the artist and Dogwood Crossing, Miles

To Aug 20 Curved Wall: Bury me in the Brigalow by Kieth Murray – an exhibition celebrating life in the Western Downs through image, sound and original poetry.

Kieth Murray, Kobble Gum Creek, 2021, photograph, 33 × 50.8cm. 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 10.00 to 3.00.
To June 25 Beforehand: The Private Life of a Portrait – a touring exhibition and program from the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) Canberra. A new exhibition revealing the backstories behind iconic works from the NPG collection and the creative and social process of making a portrait.

David Rosetzky, Jessica Mauboy, 2018. Commissioned with funds provided by Sony Music Entertainment Australia 2018. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Outback Regional Gallery, Winton

Bundaberg / Hervey Bay

Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
1 Barolin Street (cnr Quay Street), Bundaberg 4670.
(07) 4130-4750 .
Mon–Fri 9.30 to 5.00, Sat–Sun 10.00 to 2.00.
Visit gallery website for exhibition program.

Hervey Bay Regional Gallery
166 Old Maryborough Road, Hervey Bay 4655.
(07) 4197-4206.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat–Sun and public hols 10.00 to 2.00. Closed Mon.
June 11 to Aug 21 Still in My Mind: Gurindji location, experience and visuality.
Also, Land, Sea and Sky.

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