November/December 2020 Listings
Andrew Baker Art Dealer
26 Brookes Street, Bowen Hills 4006.
(07) 3252-2292, 0412-990-356.
Thurs-Sat 10.00 to 4.00 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.
Art from the Margins Gallery & Studios
136 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00.
To Nov 27 Alterations showcases selected Queensland artists who are blind or partially sighted. Curated by disability arts researcher, writer and emerging curator, Donna McDonald, the exhibition reveals how vision impaired artists adapt and alter artistic creative processes to make art in response to their world and make adaptations in their everyday lives.
Dec 7 to Jan 15, 2021 In Her Hands. Strong Women Talking, Marigurim Mubi Yangu Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander group presents In Her Hands. Her future… their future… our future… In her hands.
5 Denning Street, The Gap 4061.
By appt only.
Omie Tapa Artists have a very rich tapa painting tradition. They entered the international arts market more than 10 years ago. They are a remote community of fine artists having transformed their ceremonial and utilitarian beaten bark cloth to enhance not only transitional cultural practices in a post colonial age but to increase their opportunities and engagement in a global context through support, training and ethical practices that will eventually lead to further education and self sustainability.
To Dec 30 Bamboo and Fertility – Double Meanings In Omie Tapa beaten bark Paintings, Oro Province PNG – a new group show.
9/31 Thompson Street, Bowen Hills 4006.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
To Nov 28 Fracture by Samantha Hobson.
Also, Ronnie Tjampitjinpa – Special Edition: New screen-prints.
Dec 5 to 24 Christmas Show – New works & works from stock.
29 Merthyr Road, New Farm 4005.
Modern light filled hire space available in 2 week blocks, booking being taken for remainder of year.
Oct 27 to Nov 8 Celebrating 50 years of Wet Paint by Rick Everingham.
Also, Home, Hearth & Harbingers by Sarah Hickey.
Griffith University Art Museum
226 Grey Street, South Bank 4101.
Refer to gallery website for opening details.
Elizabeth Newman: Is that a ‘No’? Formal structures in the works of Melbourne-based artist Elizabeth Newman resonate and repeat. Newman’s paintings, cut-fabric pieces, collages, sculptures and constructions engage with voids and frames and offer encounters between words and wordlessness. Is that a ‘No’? spans thirty years, from 1989-2019, and considers the ways in which Newman’s creative and linguistic acts include a questioning attitude to art, as well as to the unconscious which is unruly, which manifests, and finds meaning and a likewise a lack of meaning. Dates: see website for details.
Institute of Modern Art
Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 3.00.
To Dec 19 long water: fibre stories – an exhibition of the fibre practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women that share an inseparable relationship to water. Featuring the work of Susan Balbunga, Elisa Jane Carmichael, Sonja Carmichael, Fiona Elisala-Mosby, Janet Fieldhouse, Ruth Nalmakarra with Helen Ganalmirriwuy and Mandy Batjula, Paula Savage, Lucy Simpson and Delissa Walker.
To Dec 19 the churchie emerging art prize. The 2020 finalists – Nathan Beard, Tom Blake, Jessica Bradford, Martin George, Yasbelle Kerkow, Guy Louden, Lachlan McKee, Georgia Morgan, Nabilah Nordin, James Nguyen, Emily Parsons-Lord, Marina Pumani Brown and Athena Thebus.
And, INFRACTIONS – premiering in Australia at the IMA is INFRACTIONS, a feature length video installation in dialogue with frontline Indigenous cultural workers’ struggles against threats to more than 50% of the Northern Territory from shale gas fracking.
Throughout 2020 Making Art WorkOnline & at IMA Belltower – a new commissioning initiative of the IMA in response to the COVID-19 lockdowns. Visit makingart.work and IMA Belltower to see new works by QLD artists.
Jan Manton Art
Contemporary Australian + International Art
54 Vernon Terrace, Teneriffe 4005.
(07) 3831-3060, 0419-657-768.
Director: Jan Manton.
Jan Manton Art has a changing program of leading and emerging contemporary artists.
The Gallery is closed until further notice but will continue to operate online.
Jan Murphy Gallery
486 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
Director: Jan Murphy.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
Oct 27 to Nov 21 Still life after the virus by Ben Quilty.
Nov 24 to Dec 19 Summer hang – a group exhibition.
Mitchell Fine Art
86 Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.30, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Nov 11 to Dec 19 Franck Gohier | #ozpop. Gohier’s latest body of work investigates the perceived patronising lens of the classic vintage comic books of the 1950’s and 1960’s. Works in the exhibition hark back to a time in early Pop Art when the commodification and objectification of all popular culture, including the female form, was accepted as the norm.
Museum of Brisbane
Level 3, Brisbane City Hall, Adelaide and Ann streets, King George Square, Brisbane 4000.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00, Fri 10.00 to 7.00.
To April 18, 2021 Bauhaus Now: art+design+architecture, A legacy of migration and modernism in Brisbane – discover how the legacy of a 20th Century German design school lives on at Museum of Brisbane’s new exhibition Bauhaus Now: art+design+architecture, A legacy of migration and modernism in Brisbane. Uncover the history of the movement and its impact on Brisbane and Australia through the Second World War and beyond, with this free exhibition that showcases almost 100 pieces of art, architecture, and historical artefacts curated by Professor Andrew McNamara.
Petrie Terrace Gallery home of the RQAS
Unit 3, 162 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane 4000.
Gallery hire bookings open for late 2020 and 2021 – Petrie Terrace Gallery and Studio Gallery available for workshops, private hire, corporate and event hire. Competitive rates and great Brisbane city location.
Philip Bacon Galleries
2 Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
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.
Nov 10 to Dec 5 Michael McWilliams. Also, Kirsten Coelho.
Dec 8 to 24 Summer Exhibition.
QCA Galleries, Griffith University, 381 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)
Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Bank Brisbane 4101.
Free entry, unless otherwise stated.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Good Friday, Christmas and Boxing Day.
To Feb 7, 2021 Mavis Ngallametta: Show Me the Way to Go Home.
To Aug 1, 2021 Now Is the Time.
To Aug 29, 2021 I, Object.
Also, Cut It: Collage to Meme, and Welcome to Colour Television.
From Nov 7 Unfinished Business: The Art of Gordon Bennett.
From Nov 28 The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire. Ticketed.
QUT Art Museum
2 George Street, QUT Gardens Point Campus (next to the City Botanic Gardens), Brisbane 4000.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
Visit website for programs and events.
Nov 21 to March 14, 2021 miffy and friends – captivating children and adults alike for over 65 years, miffy and friends brings the original work of Dutch illustrator, Dick Bruna to Australia for the first time. Now a universally loved design icon, Miffy is placed alongside the work of seven Australian contemporary artists; Stephen Bird, Sadie Chandler, Nadia Hernández, Carla McRae, Nell, Brian Robinson and Vipoo Srivilasa.
Redland Art Gallery
Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba 4157.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 4.00.
To Jan 12, 2021 In Focus 2020 is an exhibition held annually at RAG that celebrates the wealth of artists living and working in the Redlands Coast and the important role art groups and artists play in the cultural life of the region.
Redland Art Gallery
Cnr Middle and Bloomfield streets, Cleveland 4163.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Sun 9.00 to 2.00.
To Dec 6 Canaipa Mudlines: Art and Environment. Canaipa Mudlines began in 2016 with a small collective of Southern Moreton Bay Island artists seeking ways of connecting their creative practices with the island ecology. Based on Canaipa (Russell) Island, the project has developed as both established and emerging artists from the island and beyond make regular site excursions to create mostly ephemeral works in response to the places and qualities they encounter.
To Dec 6 Wetlanders: The Overwintering Project Moreton Bay is a collection of original prints, artist books and drawings sourced from sojourns across Moreton Bay – Anna Bonshek, Jen Conde, Sandra Pearce, Sue Poggioli, Jenny Sanzaro-Nishimura, Helen Sanderson, Evelyne Upton and Pat Zuber. Known as the Migaloo Press Artists Collective they have been meeting and collaborating with other artists, bird watchers and environmentally concerned people around Moreton Bay.
Suzanne O’Connell Gallery
93 James Street, New Farm 4005.
(07) 3358-5811, 0400-920-022.
Member of ACGA.
Specialising in contemporary Australian Indigenous art. Representing leading Aboriginal artists; works include paintings, fibre and wood carvings.
Open by appointment.
UQ Art Museum
James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (Building 11), University Drive, The University of Queensland, St Lucia 4067.
UQ Art Museum has re-opened! Mon-Fri 10:00 to 4:00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00.
To Jan 16, 2021 Centre of the Centre exhibition by Mel O’Callaghan.
Also, To Speak of Cities exhibition and front window commission by Sam Cranstoun.
Also, Music of Spheres – an exhibition evoking a constellation of ideas relating to cosmic mysticism, spirituality, imagined worlds, parallel universes and hidden forces.
To March 1, 2021 Conflict in My Outlook_We Met Online – an exhibition investigating the way the Internet mediates and shapes social relations and ideas – Zach Blas, Natalie Bookchin, Chicks on Speed, Xanthe Dobbie, Sean Dockray, Kate Geck, Elisa Giardina Papa, Matthew Griffin, Kenneth Macqueen, Daniel Mckewen and Jemima Wyman.
To June 19, 2021 DEMOS (Sandstone) by Andreas Angelidakis – an Australian-first commission by Athens-based artist and architect, Andreas Angelidakis exploring community building through art and architecture.
Anthea Polson Art
Shop 120 Marina Mirage, 74 Seaworld Drive, and 29 Tedder Avenue, Main Beach 4217.
Director: Anthea Polson.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
Nov 14 to 28 Charles Blackman Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture – works from the private collection of Christabel Blackman.
Dec 5 to 19 Sophie Gralton: New Paintings.
All opening events are held at 29 Tedder Avenue, Main Beach.
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.
Nov 28 to Feb 28, 2021 (opening Sat Nov 28, 4-6pm) A Sense Of Place solo exhibition by Maryanne Wick – still life paintings 2010 – 2020. Official opening by Tracy Cooper-Lavery, Director Gallery and Visual Arts, HOTA Home of the Arts.
Montville Art Gallery
138 Main Street, Montville 4560.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Montville Art Gallery is situated in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast hinterland, with over 40 artists on permanent display. It has been operating since 1974 and is open 7 days a week.
Noosa Regional Gallery
Level 1, 9 Pelican Street, Riverside, Tewantin 4565.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 3.00. Closed Sun, Mon, public holidays and during exhibition changeover.
Nov 14 to Jan 23, 2021 Furusato: Patterns from pilgrimage by Elysha Rei.
Also, Miscellanous Assemblies by Daniel Agdag, and New York Rambling by Miriam Innes.
South East Region
Gympie Regional Gallery
39 Nash Street, Gympie 4570.
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.
Tues-Sat 10.30 to 3.30, Sun 1.00 to 4.00. Closed Mondays and public hols.
Nov 21 to Mar 14 Darkness Within: Weird and eerie works from the Collections. Lionel Lindsay once wrote that ‘my vagrant melancholy was haunted’ by the mysterious, morose and grotesque worlds of Gothic writer Edgar Allan Poe. Lindsay’s wood engravings tended to project his inner darkness, his fears and torments, and his dread of his times. While answering to our uncertain ‘new normal’, this selection of pre-COVID-19-era works shows that it is not unprecedented for visual art to express states of tension and depression, unease and weirdness. Featuring works by Lindsay and other Australian artists, including Peter Booth, Margery Edwards, James Gleeson and Anne Wallace.
Dec 5 to Jan 24, 2021 Gathering in the Light: Stephen Spurrier and David Usher. Gathering in the Light features a dialogue about the working practices of two Toowoomba based artists, Stephen Spurrier and David Usher. The exhibition explores their creative processes – looking at how they use solitude while overcoming isolation through collaboration. Capturing a moment in time, Spurrier and Usher’s artworks are a direct response to the social, environmental, esoteric and cosmic influences that have shaped 2020. These works celebrate how Spurrier and Usher embrace the landscape in their respective practices; especially the critical role light plays in balancing image making. Shifting across painting, printmaking and ceramics, the exhibition explores the many ways in which the process of making reflects layers of lived experience. It delves into the artists’ psychological and emotional responses to physical locations. There is a particular focus on memory and the pivotal moments, situations and adventures that influence an artwork.
Civic Precinct, cnr Gordon and Macalister Streets, Mackay 4740.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 3.00.
To Nov 29 Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection On Tour.
Also, Conversations with Australian South Sea Islanders: A Missing Chapter from Australian History.
To Jan 17, 2021 Jabu Birriny [Land + Sea].
Dec 5 to Feb 14, 2021 Lyn Laver-Ahmat: Light on Landscape.
Dec 11 to Feb 14, 2021 Systematic.
Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
1 Barolin Street, Bundaberg 4670.
Mon-Fri 9.30 to 5.00, Sat-Sun and public hold 10.00 to 2.00.
Cairns Art Gallery
Cnr Abbott and Shields streets, Cairns 4870.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 10.00 to 2.00.
To Dec 6 Xapiri by Gisela Motta & Leandro Lima.
To Jan 10, 2021 Reimagining: between tradition and innovation.
Oct 23 to Jan 31 Made / Worn: Australian Contemporary Jewellery.
Gab Titui Cultural Centre
Cnr Blackall Street and Victoria Parade, Thursday Island 4875.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 4.30, Sat 9.30 to 1.30, (April-Sept) 10.00 to 3.00, (Oct-March) Sat 9.30 to 1.00.
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.
NorthSite Contemporary Arts
96 Abbott Street, Cairns 4870.
KickArts Contemporary Arts begin 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.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 1.00.
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Cnr Flinders and Denham Streets, Townsville 4810.
Gallery open Tues-Fri 10.00 to 3.00 and Sun 10.00 to 1.00.
For more information on gallery updates visit our website.
To Nov 22 Work is a Healer: Shireen Malamoo. Malamoo’s paintings are meditations on the artist’s upbringing in the strict, Pentecostal church system, and fuse the iconographies and narratives of Christianity and her own South Sea Islander and Aboriginal heritage. Drawing on these very distinctive cultural and spiritual backgrounds, it is no surprise that Malamoo’s works are complicated and beautiful meditations on her people’s past and future. The artist expresses her own difficulties in reconciling these parts of her life, as well as some of the more troubling aspects of only Australia’s colonial history, specifically the people of the South Sea Islands, whose story is such a seminal, heartbreaking and often overlooked part of North Queensland’s history. Malamoo’s paintings are vivid, beautiful and powerful, reflecting her own complex world.
Oct 30 to Jan 10, 2021 50 Treasures: Celebrating 50 Years of James Cook University.
Nov 27 to Feb 7, 2021 Men and Cones by Andrea Huelin.
Also, Leonie Wood: Life Lines, and Geraldine Henrici: All the Single Ladies.
Rockhampton Art Gallery
62 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton 4700.
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Rockhampton Art Gallery is closed until further notice.
Dogwood Crossing, Miles
81 Murilla Street, Miles 4415.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 12.00, closed Sun.
Nov 21 to Jan 30, 2021 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: 10 Artists – Carol McCormack, Cindy Grimes, Dion Cross, Elizabeth Graetz, Graeme McCullough, Helen Dennis, Karen Gaskell, Patricia Hinz, Regina Hyland and Ruth Storey. Curved Wall: Eclectic by Miles Art Group. Featured artists: Patricia Hinz, Shirley Makin, Lisa Stiller, Anna Moeba and more.
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.
To Jan, 2021 Captured: Portraits of Crime 1870-1930. A travelling exhibition from State Archives and Records Authority of New South Wales.