August 2018 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.
Aug 1 to 5 Melbourne Art Fair:
Warrior women by Karla Dickens.

Karla Dickens, Warrior woman VIII, 2017, mixed media, 30 × 18 × 10cm (undies)
Courtesy the artist and Andrew Baker Art Dealer

Aug 15 to Sept 15 KALA BÜNG (Colours join together) by Eric Bridgeman. Read more…

Eric Bridgeman, Sesmo Haus Man, Yalton, 2012. Courtesy the artist and Andrew Baker Art Dealer

Contemporary Art Awards Exhibitions
T 0407-739-871.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Aug 1 to 29 Fantastic Plastic by Karen Benjamin.

FireWorks Gallery
52a Doggett Street, Newstead 4006.
(07) 3216-1250.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
Aug 10 to Sept 16 Anniversary Group Show II – transition from Doggett St, Newstead to Thompson St, Bowen Hills.

Graydon Gallery
29 Merthyr Road, New Farm 4005.
A contemporary gallery available for short term hire to individual artists/craftsmen or groups to showcase a wide variety of works – painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery, woodcraft, bespoke furniture and fashion.
Aug 13 to 19 (opening Fri Aug 17, 6-9pm) Paul Harris – Perceptions: 16 paintings.

Left: Paul Harris, Self Portrait, oil on panel, 26 x 31cm Right: Paul Harris, oil on panel, 50 x 40cm
Courtesy the artist and Graydon Gallery

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.
Aug 1 to Sept 1 Open Ground by Miles Hall.

Miles Hall, Napthol Red, 2018, oil on linen, 30 x 40cm
Courtesy the artist and Jan Manton 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.
To Aug 18 Heidi Yardley.
Aug 2 to 4 Spring.1883.
Aug 2 to 5 Melbourne Art Fair – Lucy Culliton.
Aug 21 to Sept 15 Linde Ivimey.

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 Aug 18 Geoff Todd.

Jeff Todd, Cul de Sac, 2018, acrylic, charcoal and cotton gauze on canvas 122 x 122cm
Courtesy the artist and Mitchell Fine Art

Also, Ningurra Napurrula.
Aug 22 to Sept 15 Amanda Penrose Hart.

Amanda Penrose Hart, Toogoolawah, oil on linen, 41 x 62cm
Photograph: Penny Clay. 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 Oct 28 Life in Irons: Brisbane’s Convict Stories.

Petrie Terrace Gallery
home of the RQAS
Unit 3, 162 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane 4000.
(07) 3367-1977.
An artist-run not-for-profit organisation that supports emerging and established artists running open and members exhibitions and workshops. Private gallery hire, corporate and event hire available.

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.
July 31 to Aug 25 Peter Churcher.

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.
QAG: to Aug 12 Problem-Wisdom: Thai Art in the 1990s.
To Sept 2 Judith Wright: In the Garden of Good and Evil.
To Oct 7 Tony Albert: Visible. Ongoing: Australian Collection Reimagined.
GOMA: to Aug 5 Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection. Ticketed.
To Sept 23 The Long Story.
GOMA Children’s Art Centre: to Aug 5 Patricia Piccinini: Curious Creatures.
To Oct 7 Tony Albert: We Can Be Heroes.

Queensland College of Art ñ Project Gallery
Ground floor (level 2),
Webb Centre (SO2) at the QCA South Bank campus,
226 Grey Street, Southbank 4101.
Aug 3 to 17 (opening and winners announcement Fri Aug 3, 6pm) Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing 2018.

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 Aug 26 Abstraction: Celebrating Australian Women Abstract Artists – examines ways that Australian women artists have championed abstraction in the 21st century. A National Gallery of Australia exhibition. Also, Salon de Fleurus – a contemporary reconstruction of Gertrude Stein’s Parisian salon that existed from 1904-34.

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 Aug 21 Apomogy by Rachel Burke.
Aug 25 to Oct 9 My Father’s an Artist.

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 Aug 26 Between Nature and Sin by David Griggs.

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.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
July 28 to Nov 11 Defying Empire – bringing together works by 30 contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across the country, Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum that recognised Aboriginal people as Australians for the first time.
Aug 18 to Nov 25 Shirley Macnamara: Layered threads. ‘A landscape of spinifex rings’ is how this acclaimed senior Indigenous artist from north-west Queensland describes the suspended woven work that forms the centrepiece of her exhibition. Read more…

Shirley Macnamara, Wirtpi, 2015, spinifex with emu feathers, 7 x 22 x 22cm
Collection of the University of Queensland, purchased 2017. Courtesy the artist and UQ Art Museum

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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.
Aug 4 to 18 A Day With Martin by Martin Edge.
Also, Unravelling / A Place I Know by Emily Besser, and A Moment In Time by Nikky Morgan-Smith.

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 Sept 9 A World View: The Tim Fairfax Gift.

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.

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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.
Tue-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 3.00 closed Mon, public hols and during exhibition changeovers.
To Sept 2 No Human Being Is Illegal (In All Our Glory) by Deborah Kelly.

Stevens Street Gallery
2 Stevens Street, Yandina 4561.
Wed-Sat 9.00 to 1.00, or by appt.

Yandina Historic House
3 Pioneer Road, Yandina 4561.
(07) 5472-7181.
Art Gallery Co-ordinator: Fiona Groom croakin@bigpond.net.au
Daily 9.30 to 2.30. Gallery, craft shop, local history, local art and artists.

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South East Region

Davson Gallery
Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre,
34 Lake Apex Drive, Gatton 4343.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 12.00, or by appt.
Art by Sharon Davson.

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.
To Aug 11 Rivers of Gold.
To Sept 8 Full Circle: 4 Decades of Revision.
Aug 14 to Sept 8 Some Like it Hot.

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.
July 28 to Oct 21 Madam Life Incarnate: Portraits from the Lindsay Collection.

E. Phillips Fox, (1865-1915), Déjeuner [Mother and child no.1] c 1910-11, oil on canvas, 151.6 x 112.6cm
Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection. Courtesy Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

Also, Bent Reality: Landscapes from the Lindsay Collection.

Arthur Streeton (1867-1943), Kosciusko, n.d., oil on canvas, 62.7 x 75cm
Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection. Courtesy Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

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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 Aug 5 Hold this closely: John Honeywill.
To Aug 19, 2018 Libris Awards: The Australian Artists’ Book Prize, and The Wall: Luke Mallie.

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 Aug 26 Different Strokes – Maggie Spenceley, Carmel Birchley and Colleen Helmore.
Aug 11 to Oct 7 Happy Birthday Play School: Celebrating 50 Years – National Museum of Australia.

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.
To Aug 19 North By East West: Re-Igniting A Cultural Connection Through Pearl Shell.
To Sept 9 Mara: Indigenous Design, Politics And Food Culture.
To Sept 23 Continental Drift: Black / Blak Art From South Africa And North Australia. Read more…

Michael Cook, Invasion Laser girls, 2017, inkjet print (TP 1), edition 10, 135 x 200cm
Collection of Tony Denholder and Scott Gibson, Brisbane, Queensland
Courtesy the artist, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane and Cairns Art Gallery, Queensland

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.
To Sept 8 Indigenous Art Award 2018 – showcasing new works by artists throughout the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula area of Australia.

KickArts Contemporary Arts
96 Abbott 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.

Tanks Arts Centre
46 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill, Cairns 4870.
July 27 to Aug 19 Inkmasters Print Exhibition 2018, part of Inkfest 2018.

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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 Sept 11 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: Looking Forward, Looking Back – this is a showcase exhibition of artwork created by past and present Miles residents, or those with a connection to the Miles district. Curated by Dogwood Crossing Miles.

Kylie Bourne, Kings of the Bush, 2016, glass mosaic, 67 x 96cm
Courtesy the artist and Dogwood Crossing, Miles

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