April 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 (PNG), Fiona Foley, Michel Tuffery (New Zealand/Polynesia), Katarina Vesterberg and William Yang.
April 3 to May 11 Peking duck duck duck by Tony Coleing.

Tony Coleing_One day son, all this will be yours #3, 2017, Inkjet print on canvas, edition 5, 80 × 120cm. Courtesy the artist and Andrew Baker Art Dealer

Art from the Margins
136 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3151-6657.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
April 13 to May 18 Black Dog, Blue Butterflies.

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.
March 29 to May 4 Matches 2: Ancestor Spirits at Double Stone by Fiona Omeenyo.
Also, Crossing the Great Divide by Rod Moss, and Under the Sun by Itamar Freed.

Graydon Gallery
29 Merthyr Road, New Farm 4005 .
Taking 2019 bookings enquire by email or phone.

Griffith University Art Museum
226 Grey Street, South Bank 4101.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To April 27 Architecture Makes Us: Cinematic Visions of Sonia Leber and David Chesworth. Read more…

Sonia leber and David Chesworth, Zaum Tractor, Eternal Pools, 2013, archival inkjet print, 66 x 100cm, from the Zaum Tractor video project. This project has been supported by Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, Gridchinhall Art Centre, Moscow, Art-Amnesty Project by Olga Kalashnikova, Rostov-on-Don, Russia, and 16thLINE Gallery, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Courtesy the artists 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.
April 13 to June 8 Haunt – Zanny Begg, Heman Chong, Fiona Connor, Megan Cope, Brian Jungen & Duane Linklater, Joar Nango, Christian Nyampeta and Amie Siegel present works focusing on the conceptions, creations, developments, and experiences of home. Curated by Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh.
Also, New Eelam: Brisbane by Christopher Kulendran Thomas in collaboration with Annika Kuhlmann – a sci-fi vision of an alternate reality. Curated by Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh.

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.
April 3 to 27 Capture, Tourture, Kill & Throw by Dadang Christanto.
Also, Chronicle by Aaron Perkins.

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 April 6 A.J. Taylor.

A.J. Taylor, Hillside with pink ash, 2018, oil on board, 91.5 x 91.5cm. Courtesy the artist and Jan Murphy Gallery

April 9 to May 4 Marina Strocchi.

Marina Strocchi, The Escarpment – Kangaroo Valley IX, acrylic on handmade Indian rag paper, 60 x 75.5cm. 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.
March 27 to April 27 Bernard Ollis.

Bernard Ollis, Gardens with Story Bridge, oil on linen, 82 x 106cm. 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 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.).
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.
May 10 to 26 BRISBANE ART DESIGN festival 150+ artists and designers. 25 venues. 17 days.
May 10 to Aug 11 BRISBANE ART DESIGN exhibition.

PHAB Architects, The Condensery Somerset Regional Art Gallery, 2015, photo by Manson Images. Photograph: David Kelly. Courtesy Museum of Brisbane

BRISBANE ART DESIGN [BAD] design by Craig and Karl, 2018

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. April 2 to 27 Sam Fullbrook.

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 across QAG and GOMA: The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9). To Sept 29 QAG: A Fleeting Bloom : Japanese Art from the Collection.

Unknown, Japan, six-fold screen with nobleman’s cart under a flowering cherry tree, c.1650, gold leaf, ink and colour on paper on wooden framed screen, 167.5 x 392cm (overall); 167.5 x 64.6cm (each panel)
Gift of James Fairfax AC through the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation 2018

Tosa School, Japan, pair of six-fold screens with pine trees c.1650, gold leaf with moriage detail and colour on paper on wooden framed screens, 165 x 374cm (each screen); 165 x 62cm (each panel). Gift of James Fairfax AC through the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation 2018.
Collection: Queensland Art Gallery.

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 April 28 Exchange Value – brings together works by 11 Australian and international photographers in an exhibition that offers rich and challenging insights into the world of documentary photography. Artists: Kim Guthrie (QLD), Raphaela Rosella (QLD), Gavin Watson (UK), Bieke Depoorter (Belgium), Simon Terrill (UK), Micky Allan (VIC), Leah King-Smith (QLD), Atong Atem (VIC), Patrick Pound(VIC), Kallena Kucers (VIC) and Mick Richards (Brisbane).

Gavin Warson, Neville and Gary up the local park 1980, black and white photograph on gloss paper. Courtesy of 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.
To May 7 Adorned Narratives.

Magpie Goose, Munjimunjingu Manma (sea food bush tucker), print from the ‘After the rains’ collection
Print designed by Nancy McDinny, 2018
Photograph: Kate Harding, Modell: Esmeralda Philmax, Katherine . Courtesy Magpie Goose and Redland Art Gallery

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 April 14 Parallel: Catharine Ellis and Kay Faulkner.
Also, From Little Things: Artist books by Robyn Foster and St James Lutheran Community Kindergarten.

Catharine Ellis, Four hundred steel threads, 2005, hand woven stainless steel, woven Shibori torched
Photograph: Robert Gibson. Courtesy the artist and Redland Art Gallery

Suzanne O’Connell Gallery
93 James Street, New Farm 4005.
(07) 3358-5811, 0400-920-022
Fax 3358-5813.
www.suzanneoconnellgallery.com 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 May 18 Summer Mixer: New Shows, New Curators – a suite of exhibitions curated by students Taylor Hall, Brittany-lea Traverso, and Bree Di Mattina.
To June 29 Second Sight: Witchcraft, Ritual, Power – brings together artists who conjure ideas related to witchcraft, sorcery and magical practices.

Naomi Blacklock, Padma, 2018, performance documentation from ‘NETHERWORLDS’ exhibition, Spring Hill Reservoir, Brisbane, 9 June 2018. Photograph: Charlie Hillhouse. Courtesy the artist and UQ Art Museum

Woolloongabba Art Gallery
613 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba 4102.
(07) 3891-5551, 0475 848 124.
alex@wag.com.au, joangwinter@gmail.com
Tue-Sat 9.30 to 6.00.
To May 4 Buborero Jo’e ie – The Hornrbill Sings – PNG Omie tapa (beaten bark cloth) in Australia; omietapaartpng.com

Lila Warimou (b. c1947, Dahoraje) Mahu vahoje – foot print of a pig, 40 x 62cm

Patricia Matomguo Warera (b. 1985, Nugoraje, Gora), Sihote Vo’o Hore – spider’s hole and tracks, 120 x 56cm

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 April 6 Wild And Wonderful by Jodie Wells.
April 27 to May 11 Obsolete by Peter Smets.

Boomerang Art
Aboriginal Art Gallery
27 Margaret Street, Southport 4215.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
Aboriginal Art sourced directly from Utopia Artists and Aboriginal owned Art Centres located in remote areas of Australia.

Minnie Pwerle, acrylic on linen, 125 x 270cm. Courtesy Boomerang Art

HOTA, Home of the Arts
135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise 4217.
(07) 5588-4000.
Mon-Sat 9.00 to 9.00, Sun 10.00 to 8.00.
To April 28 Gallery at HOTA: Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits.

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.
To May 13 ON THE WING – Gold Coast Indigenous Arts Collective – Glennys Briggs, Neville Torrisheba, Carol McGregor, Rebecca Ray, Alicia Melonie Jones and Ronda Sharpe. Exhibition was opened by Judy Watson.

Glennys Briggs, Mantis. Courtesy the artist and Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery

Sunshine Coast

Caloundra Regional Gallery
22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra 4551.
(07) 5420-8299.
Free entry.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
April 5 to May 26 Painting Space features work by Margaret Ellen Turner together with early career artists, Carley Cornelissen, Alison Mooney and Robyn Shaw. The exhibition sees Turner going after vast. In a series of 20 works, which emerged following time sketching the escarpments and gorges of the Macdonnell Ranges, she evokes ‘the wordless and visceral experience of direct contact with Australia’s ancient and uncompromising landscapes’. These are theatrical works that demand you be overawed with the majesty of the naked escarpments of Australia that are always so impressive (and so red).

Margaret Ellen Turner, Remembering Ruby Gap #669, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 140 x 100cm. Courtesy the artist

Margaret Ellen Turner, Remembering Ruby Gap #660, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 140 x 100cm. Courtesy the artist

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.
To April 28 Promiscuous Provenance by Anna Glynn, and Atlas of the Human Heart by Simone Eisler. Also, Julia deVille.

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.
April 6 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

David Rapoport and Leá Rapoport, W.R.F. Bolton, colour photograph, 27 x 34.5 cm. Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection 457. 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 April 28 Foundations in Drawing.
To May 19 Obsessed: Compelled to Make. ADC On Tour: An Australian Design Centre national touring exhibition.
April 16 to Aug 14 The Wall: Buff Diss.

Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
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 April 14 Built Your Self Too by Cameron Eaton.
Also, Safe Space – Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, David Cross, Keg de Souza, Karla Dickens, Franz Ehmann, Will French, Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro, Rosie Miller, Michelle Nikou, Alex Seton and Tim Sterling.
To April 28 Geometry and Place by Judith Duquemin.

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 April 21 Prints by David Hockney.
Also, Decadence by Elizabeth Hunter.
To May 5 Tropical Design by Linda Jackson.
Also, FASHIONING BLACK IDENTITY: Africa and the African Diaspora.

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.
To April 27 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: Wanton, Wild & Unimagined by Alison McDonald. A playful exhibition of sculpted recycled plastics organised by Umbrella Studio contemporary arts and toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland.

Alison McDonald, Trickle, 2013, individuallyhand cast and reduced recycled plastic lidsand wire, 100 x 60 x 1cm.Photograph: Alison McDonald.Courtesy the artist and Dogwood Crossing, Miles

Curved Wall: Miles High Showcase – Miles State High School Visual Art Students.

Moses Magri, 2018 Miles State High School Showcase 2018. Courtesy 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.

Katheryn McGovern, Memories, Dreams and Reflections. Major Award Winner of the 2015 John Villiers Outback Art Prize. Courtesy the artist and Outback regional Gallery

To Sept 13 What a Life! Rock Photography by Tony Mott – an exhibition organised by the State Library of New South Wales.

Tony Mott, Elton John, 1986. What A Life! Rock Photography by Tony Mott. Exhibition organised by the State Library of New South Wales. Courtesy the artist and Outback Regional Gallery

From July 27 Wanderlust – 2018 Queensland Regional Art Awards – a state touring exhibition presented by Flying Arts Alliance, supported by Exhibition Touring Partner Holding Redlich.