April 2020 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, Simon Gende, Donna Marcus, Michel Tuffery, Katarina Vesterberg and William Yang.
April 15 to May 30 Liviní the dream by Michael Cook.

Michael Cook, Livin’ the dream (BBQ), 2020, edition 8, inkjet print, 120 x 180cm or 80 x 120cm. Courtesy the artist and Andrew Baker Art Dealer

Michael Cook, Livin’ the dream (Birthday), 2020, inkjet print,120 x 180cm or 80 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.
April 18 to May 22 Survival. Balance. Growth: 2020 AFTM Emerging Artists Exhibition – presents the work of five emerging artists that have been inspired by personal journeys to healing, and the challenges being faced by our natural environment. The exhibition includes works by Clinton Barker, Janice Crosbie, Anne Parker, Crystal Parry and Michael Tichowitsch.
UPDATE: AFTM Gallery & Studios are temporarily closing, until further notice.

Baboa Gallery
5 Denning Street, The Gap 4061.
By appt only.
To May 30 The Sons and Daughters – new Tapa Art from Omie PNG.

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 May 2 From the Desert & From the Sea.

Graydon Gallery
29 Merthyr Road, New Farm 4005.
Two-week hire space, for all art practice and artisans.
Now taking 2020 bookings.

Graydon Gallery

Institute of Modern Art
Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3252-5750.
Fax 3252-5072.
To April 18 Mariana Simnett: CREATURE. Often featuring the artist performing alongside a cast of non-actors, UK artist Marianna Simnett’s work speaks to the relationships we develop with our bodies – shifting between control and violence, phobia, and dysmorphia – as they undergo intervention and transformation.
UPDATE: IMA is currently closed until further noticed.
To April 18 IMA Belltower: Sancintya Mohini Simpson: Kūlī nām dharāyā / they’ve given you the name ‘coolie’. Simpson evokes the lived experiences of indentured labourers taken from India to Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) to work on sugar plantations during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Continuing to trace her familial history of indenture, Simpson creates a new archive that speaks to shared narratives of indentured labour.
UPDATE: IMA is currently closed until further noticed.

Sancintya Mohini Simpson, Plantation, 2020, single-channel projection. Courtesy the artist and Institute of Modern Art

Jan Manton Art
Contemporary Australian + International Art
1/93 Fortescue Street, Spring Hill 4000.
(07) 3831-3060, 0419-657-768.
Director: Jan Manton.
Jan Manton Art has a changing program of leading and emerging contemporary artists.
UPDATE: Jan Manton Gallery is closed until further notice but will continue to operate online.

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 9 In the midst of disappearing by Louise Tate – online exhibition.

Louise Tate, A bronze weapon smelling of honey (after Kate Llewellyn), 2019, oil on linen, 127 x 96cm

Gallery closed for renovation until the end of April. Stockroom can be viewed by appt.
April 28 to May 23 Sylvia Ken & Tjungkara Ken.

Tjungkara Ken, Seven Sisters, 2019, acrylic on linen, 152 x 122cm

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 April 18 Air and Space by Ann Thomson.
April 22 to May 16 Defying Convention by Janelle Stockman Napaltjarri.

Janelle Stockman Napaltjarri, My Country, acrylic on linen, 93 x 122cm. 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.
From April 4 The Storytellers.
Uncover Brisbane’s histories, myths and tales as told by the storytellers of the city. Featuring new stories by Victoria Carless, Simon Cleary, Matthew Condon, Trent Dalton, Nick Earls, Benjamin Law, Hugh Lunn, Kate Morton and Ellen van Neerven. The Storytellers creates an immersive and interactive experience combining historical objects, artworks, and written and narrated histories to share Brisbaneís many identities. Ever wondered what it would be like to spend a night in Boggo Road Gaol, what Kangaroo Point has to do with kangaroos, or what went on at your Nan’s place during the Second World War? Step into an immersive storybook landscape of Brisbane and relax around the kitchen table or take a seat at the tram stop to discover the personal, funny, inspiring and darker stories of Brisbane told by some of the cityís greatest wordsmiths. The Storytellers will capture the imagination of visitors of all ages and be complemented by a program of workshops and events focusing on creative writing and various forms of storytelling. We invite you to step inside the stories of Brisbane city.
UPDATE: M0B is closed until further notice.

Todd Fuller, The Last Kangaroo, 2020, digital video, chalk, charcoal and acrylic animation on paper (animation still). Writer and narration: Simon Cleary. Courtesy the artist, Simon Cleary, MAY SPACE, Sydney and Museum of Brisbane

Todd Fuller, The Last Kangaroo, 2020, digital video, chalk, charcoal and acrylic animation on paper (animation still). Writer and narration: Simon Cleary. Courtesy the artist, Simon Cleary, MAY SPACE, Sydney and Museum of Brisbane

Petrie Terrace Gallery home of the RQAS
Unit 3, 162 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane 4000.
(07) 3367-1977.
Gallery hire bookings open for 2020/2021 – Petrie Terrace Gallery and Studio Gallery available for workshops, private hire, corporate and event hire. Competitive rates and great Brisbane city location.
UPDATE: Petrie Terrace Gallery is closed until further notice.

Philip Bacon Galleries
2 Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3358-3555.
UPDATE: open by appointment only.
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.
March 31 to April 24 Important Australian Paintings.
April 28 to May 23 Neil Frazer.

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)
Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Bank Brisbane 4101.
(07) 3840-7303.
Fax 3844-8865.
QAG: to Aug 2 Mavis Ngallametta: Show Me the Way to Go Home.
GOMA: to April 26 Water. Ticketed.
UPDATE: QAGOMA is temporarily closed to the public, until further notice. During this period, their website will be updated with relevant news.

Chiharu Shiota (b.1972, Kishiwada, Osaka Prefecture, Japan), In Silence, 2002/2019, burnt piano, burnt chair, Alcantara black thread, dimensions variable. Production support: Alcantara S.p.A. Installation view: Shiota Chiharu: The Soul Trembles, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2019. Photograph: Sunhi Mang. Courtesy the artist, Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya/Tokyo and Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

William Yang (b. 1943, Australia), Life Lines #3 – Self portrait #2,1947/2008. Collection of The University of Queensland, purchased 2010. Courtesy the artist

QUT Art Museum
2 George Street, QUT Gardens Point Campus (next to the City Botanic Gardens), Brisbane 4000.
(07) 3138-5370.
To May 10 Rite of Passage responds to the significance of the year 2020 ñ 250 years since James Cook first arrived on our shores – reframing the way that we perceive this year in our history. Curated by Shannon Brett, a descendant of the Wakka Wakka, Butchulla and Gurang Guran clans.
UPDATE: QUT Art Museum is closed and all public programs, including tours and school bookings, are cancelled until further notice.

Jenna Lee, un/bound passage (detail), 2019, hand-dyed and folded paper installation from pages of ‘The Voyages of Captain Cook’ Ladybird Book, with video projection. Courtesy the artist and QUT Art Museum

Nici Cumpston, Listening to the river, 2005, backlit transparent archival film (lightbox), edition of 5 + 2AP. Courtesy the artist, Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney and QUT Art Museum

Redland Art Gallery
Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba 4157.
(07) 3829-8899.
To May 19 The Family Home: Works from the Redland Art Gallery Collection.
UPDATE: Redland Art Gallery has closed until further notice.

Redland Art Gallery
Cnr Middle and Bloomfield Streets, Cleveland 4163.
(07) 3829-8899.
To April 26 Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft \ Prue Venables, and Wildish by Emma Gardner.
UPDATE: Redland Art Gallery has closed until further notice.

Suzanne O’Connell Gallery
93 James Street, New Farm 4005.
(07) 3358-5811, 0400-920-022.
Fax 3358-5813.
Member of ACGA.
Specialising in contemporary Australian Indigenous art. Representing leading Aboriginal artists; works include paintings, fibre and wood carvings.
UPDATE: Suzanne O’Connell Gallery is closed until further notice.

UQ Art Museum
James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (Building 11), University Drive, The University of Queensland, St Lucia 4067.
(07) 3365-3046.
To July 4 Mel O’Callaghan’s Centre of the Centre – traces the origins of life and its regenerative forces.
UPDATE: UQ Art Museum is closed to the public until further notice.

Mel O’Callaghan, Centre of the Centre, 2019, installation view UQ Art Museum. Photograph: Simon Woods. Courtesy the artist, KRONENBERG MAIS WRIGHT, Sydney, Galerie Allen, Paris, Belo-Galsterer, Lisbon and UQ Art Museum

To July 4 Sam Cranstoun: To Speak of Cities and front window commission to July 18.
To June 13 Music of Spheres ñ Lincoln Austin, Eugene Carchesio, Daniel Crooks, Michaela Gleave, Tjungkara Ken, Peter Kennedy, Lindy Lee, Dylan Martorell, Leonie Pootchemunka & Rosalind Atkins, Koji Ryui, Sandra Selig, David Stephenson and Guan Wei.
UPDATE: UQ Art Museum is closed to the public until further notice.

Sam Cranstoun, To Speak of Cities, 2019, acrylic on cardboard, 21 parts, each 150 x 120cm. Collection of The University of Queensland, purchased 2019. Photo: Carl Warner. Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane

Gold Coast

Anthea Polson Art
Shop 120 Marina Mirage, 74 Seaworld Drive, and 29 Tedder Avenue, Main Beach 4217.
(07) 5561-1166.
Director: Anthea Polson.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
April 1 to 30 – Our Special Easter Exhibition. A superb selection from our stockroom and represented artists of artworks and sculpture for purchase.

Cathy Quinn, Passing through #2, oil on canvas, 91 x 61cm. Courtesy the artist and Anthea Polson Art

Cathy Quinn, Roads travelled, oil on linen, 120 x 120cm. Courtesy the artist and Anthea Polson Art

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.
Through April selected works from the LP Stable.

Sunshine Coast

Montville Art Gallery
138 Main Street, Montville 4560.
(07) 5442-9211.
Featuring the works of 45 regional and interstate artists on permanent display in our 100-year-old Queenslander.
UPDATE: Montville Art Gallery is at present operating with minimal opening hours and will open by appointment for private viewings. All work is still for sale, available to view online, and able to be freighted if required.

Wayne Malkin, Turbulence #47, oil on canvas, 75 x 100cm. Courtesy the artist and Montville Art Gallery


Wayne Malkin, Obi Creek Mist, oil, 90 x 200cm. Courtesy the artist and Montville Art Gallery

Noosa Regional Gallery
Level 1, 9 Pelican Street, Riverside, Tewantin 4565.
(07) 5329-6145.
To April 26 Mary Macqueen: A Retrospective.
Also, The Spaces Between The Trees by Rosie Lloyd-Giblett.
UPDATE: Noosa Regional Gallery will remain closed until further notice. All Public Programs have been postponed.

Mary Macqueen, Giraffe, 1972, charcoal, 68 x 50cm. Courtesy Noosa Regional Gallery

South East Region

Gympie Regional Gallery
39 Nash Street, Gympie 4570.
(07) 5481-0733.
The gallery promotes the development of the arts as an integral part of the lives and industry of the local community.
UPDATE: Gympie Regional Gallery is closed until further notice.

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
531 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba 4350.
(07) 4688-6652.
To April 26 Sharing the vision: Marion Bolton and the Lindsay Collection.
This exhibition pays tribute to Marion Bolton (1908-1994) and her vital role, alongside her husband W.R.F. Bolton (1905-1973), to establish and maintain the Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection. The Lindsay Collection was officially opened to the public in 1959 and has been housed at Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery since 1994.
UPDATE: Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery is temporarily closed until further notice.

Lionel Lindsay (1874-1961), Balconies, Venice, n.d., watercolour and pencil, 38.8 x 26.8cm sheet. Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection. © National Library of Australia

Far North

Artspace Mackay
Civic Precinct, cnr Gordon and Macalister Streets, Mackay 4740.
(07) 4961-9722.
To April 5 Disquiet, Ecological Anxieties and Transformations.
To June 3 Art of Collection: Ros Jones.
Also, Elysha Rei: The CQUniversity Wall.
UPDATE: Artspace Mackay is temporarily closed to the public until further notice.

Elysha Rei, Hand-cut paper study – poinsettia tiles (detail), 2017, paper, 18 x 18cm. Courtesy the artist

To June 7 JamFactory ICON: Catherine Truman: No surface holds.
April 14 to June 7 Michelle Vine: Contested Biography.
UPDATE: Artspace Mackay is temporarily closed to the public until further notice.

Catherine Truman, Ongoing Being (detail), 2010-ongoing, multimedia, dimensions variable. Photograph: Grant Hancock. Courtesy the artist and Artspace Mackay

Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
1 Barolin Street, Bundaberg 4670.
(07) 4130-4750.
To April 16 Finding Vera: The Vera Scarth-Johnson Exhibition.
To April 26 The Brothers Gruchy.
UPDATE: Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery is temporarily closed to the public.

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 26 Destination North: Artist Studio Residency and Exhibition Project.
To May 3 Melanie Smith: Fordlandia.
To June 14 Sidney Nolan: Ned Kelly Series.
April 3 to June 21 Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the soul.
UPDATE: Cairns Art Gallery is closed to the public until further notice.

Gab Titui Cultural Centre
Cnr Blackall Street and Victoria Parade, Thursday Island 4875.
(07) 4069-0888.
UPDATE: Gab Titui Cultural Centre is closed and their scheduled programme of events have now been postponed or cancelled until further notice.

NorthSite Contemporary Arts
96 Abbott Street, Cairns 4870.
(07) 4050-9494.
KickArts Contemporary Arts begins a new chapter in 2020 following the completion of the Centre of Contemporary Arts’ building redevelopment. The organisation returns with a new artistic vision, brand identity and a stimulating program of exhibitions and activities. UPDATE: NorthSite Contemporary Arts is closed until further notice. Visit the website for more information.

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Cnr Flinders and Denham Streets, Townsville 4810.
(07) 4727-9011.
April 3 to 17 Reflections: The TNQ7 Film Archive Project – a special project between Townsville City Libraries and Galleries. 8 local artists respond to historic TNQ7 Film Archive footage that is of significance to the artist and our city. Artists include Neil Binnie, Elijah Clarke, Rob Douma, Kathy Cornwall, Sheree Kinlyside, Hannah Murray, Anneke Silver and Kellie Williams.
April 3 to 17 Stewart MacFarlane/Outside Looking In. Outside Looking In – reflects the last 50 years of MacFarlaneís fascination with the world, with people and places, and how light falls on it all. As the dialogue of the art world has gradually become narrower and politically driven, MacFarlane prefers to remain on the outside looking in; a figurative, narrative painter from an earlier time.
UPDATE: Perc Tucker Regional Gallery is temporarily closed until further notice.

Stewart MacFarlane, The Evening, 2014, oil on canvas, 165 x 121.5cm. Courtesy the artist and Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Rockhampton Art Gallery
62 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton 4700.
(07) 4936-8248.
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To May 8 KAGI.
To May 15 Exposed.
To May 22 Inside Out.
To May 29 Reflected.
UPDATE: Rockhampton Art Gallery is closed until further notice.

Jo Grant, Urr, 2001 Donated by Queensland Centre for Photography, 2019. Courtesy the artist, M.33 Gallery, Melbourne and Rockhampton Art Gallery

Eduardo Paolozzi, the locus of C is thus (no 8 from the suite). Courtesy the artist and Rockhampton Art Gallery

Western District

Dogwood Crossing, Miles
81 Murilla Street, Miles 4415.
(07) 4628-5330.
April 4 to May 23 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: Unseen by donna davis – an exhibition of sculpture, installation and digital media exploring the unseen living networks that nurture and sustain our planet. Curved Wall: Vibrancy of life by Aleesha Sanewski – an exhibition of vibrant and positive paintings.
UPDATE: Dogwood Crossing is closed until further notice.

donna davis, Hidden Worlds (detail), 2017, pigment print on fine art rag. Courtesy the artist and Dogwood Crossing, Miles

Aleesha Sanewski, Foxy Loxy, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60cm. 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 May 8, 2020 John Villiers Outback Art Prize  finalist exhibition and award winners.