September/October 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 Sept 18 Showtime – amid the current global pandemic, the Ekka and many regional shows around the country have been cancelled for 2020. The photographic exhibition, Showtime explores how the Ekka grounds look today through the eyes of the AFTM Foto Group members in contrast to artist Sylvain Minier’s bustling Ekka extravaganza snapshots.
Sept 11 to 20 Exhibition online: AFTM Queensland Outsider Art Awards.
Sept 28 to Oct 16 AFTM Gallery: Finalists Exhibition. Check AFTM website for details.
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.
Sept 11 to Oct 17 Connections by Miles Allen.
Also, Spring – a group show.
29 Merthyr Road, New Farm 4005.
Modern light-filled hire space available in 2-week blocks, booking being taken for the remainder of the year.
Sept 15 to 27 Celebrating 50 years of Wet Paint by Rick Everingham.
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.
Fax (07) 3252-5072.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Sept 5 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.
Sept 18 to Dec 19 the churchie emerging art prize. The 2020 finalists’ exhibition will provide a survey of some of the most compelling art being produced by emerging artists in Australia today. The 2020 finalists are Nathan Beard, Tom Blake, Jessica Bradford, Marina Pumani Brown, Martin George, Yasbelle Kerkow, Guy Louden, Lachlan McKee, Georgia Morgan, Nabilah Nordin, James Nguyen, Emily Parsons-Lord and Athena Thebus.
Throughout 2020, Making Art Work: Online & at IMA Belltower. A new commissioning initiative of the IMA. Visit makingart.work and IMA Belltower to see artworks produced in response to the COVID-19 lockdowns. Latest commissions include work by Hannah Brontë, Monika Noémi Correa, Merinda Davies, Julian Day, Ana Paula Estrada, Gordon Hookey, Chantal Fraser, Jenna Lee, Steven Oliver, Sarah Poulgrain and Angelica Roache-Wilson.
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.
Mitchell Fine Art
86 Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.30, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Sept 2 to Oct 3 Primaveral – an eclectic group exhibition to welcome spring including all represented artists along with selected invited artists.
Oct 7 to 31 Steve Lopes | Still and Still Moving – an exhibition born from the artist’s interactions and encounters with people and places in the far-reaching margins of Australia. Inspired by stories of discovery, the ideas that develop from the melting pot of disparate peoples, communities and languages within our own shores.
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.
Sept 18 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.
Sept 15 to Oct 10 Tim Storrier.
Oct 13 to Nov 7 Lisa Adams.
QCA Galleries, Griffith University, 381 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00
Aug 24 to Sept 6 (opening Tue Aug 25, 6-8pm) Constructive Reductive – Joseph Buis (FR), Judith Cisneros (AR), Elizabeth Day (AU), Judith Duquemin (AU), Liz Helman (UK), Gosia Koscielak (PL/US), Roland Emile Kuit & Karin Schomaker (NL), Aaron Perkins (AU), Charley Peters (UK), T. Michael Stephens (US), Jon Thogmartin (US). Curated by Dr Judith Duquemin.
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 Jan 31, 2021 Two Sisters, A Singular Vision: Celebrating the Gifts of Margaret and Cathryn Mittelheuser – celebrates the patronage by Margaret Mittelheuser AM (1931-2013) and Cathryn Mittelheuser AM which began in 1985. They have supported the acquisition of works across many areas of the Collection, in particular the Gallery’s holdings of Indigenous Australian Art by female artists. More Information: www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/whats-on/exhibitions/two-sisters,-a-singular-vision
To Feb 7, 2021 Mavis Ngallametta: Show Me the Way to Go Home. Mavis Ngallametta (1944-2019) an elder of the Putch clan and a cultural leader of the Wik and Kugu people of Aurukun, was one of the most well-regarded senior community-based artists in Australia. This exhibition surveys a decade of the artist’s intricate and animated paintings. Read more…
To Oct 17 Kayili Car Bonnets – known as the Kayili artists, Pulpurru Davies, Nola Campbell, Mary Gibson, Jackie Kurltjunyintja Giles and Ngipi Ward – were among the last nomadic desert peoples forced into settler life. They now live in a small community at Patjarr, in the heartland of the Western Desert. Populated with decaying cars, the artists have used car bonnets to create vivid paintings that reflect their calling as tradition-bearers of their vast desert world. More Information: www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/whats-on/exhibitions/kayili-car-bonnets
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.
To Nov 8, Odd Bedfellows brings together the work of six remarkable Queensland artists held in the QUT Art Collection, with works spanning over five decades, a time when Brisbane was transitioning from that place ‘out woop woop’ to the cosmopolitan city that it is today.
Redland Art Gallery
Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba 4157.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 4.00.
Sept 5 to Oct 13 Reasonable & Necessary: Prints and artist books by Artel Artists. Artel, the creative studio of CPL – Choice, Passion, Life, is located in Redcliffe and provides the necessary tools, space, and instruction to support its artists to creatively express themselves as a dynamic artistic movement.
Redland Art Gallery
Cnr Middle and Bloomfield Streets, Cleveland 4163.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Sun 9.00 to 2.00.
Sept 13 to Oct 18 JamFactory Icon: Clare Belfrage – A Measure of Time. With a career spanning almost three decades, the multi-award-winning artist Clare Belfrage has forged an international reputation for her finely detailed glass sculptures that marry organic blown forms with intricate line work.
Sept 13 to Oct 18 Presence of Place: Catherine Parker. In her exhibition Presence of Place, Catherine Parker celebrates the beauty in both the urban and natural landscape, choosing to honour, rather than divide the two. Exploring different regions through her paintings on wood and canvas, Parker takes heart that within any landscape there are always mysterious elements. For her, a sense of being watched, an invisible presence perhaps that keeps the balance in check.
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.
New installation now showing: DEMOS (Sandstone), an Australian-first commission by Athens-based artist and architect, Andreas Angelidakis exploring community building through art and architecture.
New exhibition launched online: Conflict in My Outlook: We Met Online, an exhibition investigating the way the Internet mediates and shapes social relations and ideas. Read more…
To Jan 16, 2021 Centre of the Centre by Mel O’Callaghan. Read more…
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.
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.
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.
Sept 19 to Nov 7 Flesh and Bone by Ian Smith, and Extracts by Rowley Drysdale.
Also, Penance and Repentance by Beatrice Prost.
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.
Check the website for opening hours.
To Nov 15 Breaking News: Captain Cook in 2020. Captain James Cook’s three historic voyages across the Pacific Ocean 1768-1780 are breaking news – especially in Australia this year. New information, interpretations and images about his voyages make them not simply past events but also currently occurring and developing stories. This exhibition showcases original engravings from the Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection’s extensive holdings of Cook literature as well as contemporary artworks that present alternative and Indigenous views of Cook’s voyages.
Sept 5 to Oct 25 Ambient | Existent | Emergent – 2020 Toowoomba Biennial Emerging Artist Award and Exhibition.
The Toowoomba Biennial Emerging Artist Award Exhibition showcases the work of emerging artists from south east Queensland who are engaged in a contemporary art practice. The exhibition seeks to bring together and celebrate artists in the region who have developed a clear area of interest in their art practice and body of work. This year’s exhibition Ambient / Existent / Emergent investigates the physical, social and cultural constructs that shape and define how we live in the world.
Civic Precinct, cnr Gordon and Macalister Streets, Mackay 4740.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 3.00.
To Sept 13, 2020 Libris Awards: The Australian Artists’ Book Prize. Since opening its doors in 2003, Artspace Mackay has been dedicated in its exploration and support of the artists’ book medium. The Libris Awards, Artspace Mackay’s national artists’ book prize, plays a significant role in showcasing the very latest and best in contemporary artists’ book practice in Australia. To view the full list of 2020 Libris Awards winners, the illustrated catalogue of finalists and have a 3D virtual tour of the exhibition, please visit www.artspacemackay.com.au
To Sept 20 Michelle Vine: Contested Biography. Read more…
To Oct 18 Finding the Funny: The Art of Judy Horacek.
Sept 25 to Nov 29 Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection On Tour. Read more…
Also, Janet Ambrose: Conversations with Australian South Sea Islanders.
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, closed public hols.
To Oct 4 Sidney Nolan: Ned Kelly Series.
Also, SHIFTING THE NARRATIVE: Alternative Histories.
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.
Level 1, 35-37 Macaree Street, North Rockhampton 4701.
(07) 4921 0241.
Mon-Thurs 8.00-6.00, Fri-Sat by appt.
Aug 29 to Oct 2 POP! – Clinton Barker, Jasmine Crisp, Richard Janson and Veronika Zeil. Think Yayoi Kusama or James Rosenquist. In our world that’s at times almost hyper-real, hi-fi and synthetic-aesthetic, we are exploring all things pop culture and pop art; projecting bright, dynamic themes to reflect this HD, 4K reality and its underlying notions. With the rise of ‘Instagrammable art’ in the form of dynamic, interactive art installations and bold, contrasting pieces, art is becoming both an immersive and ‘jolting’ experience. This exhibition will capture the viewer’s attention in jarring, comic book fashion giving way to lasting impressions, and ultimately creating a dynamic atmosphere of clashing thought provocation with works that pop!
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 will be open Tues-Fri and Sun weekly 11.00 to 2.00.
For more information on gallery updates, visit our website.
To Sept 20 North Queensland Ceramic Awards.
Sept 25 to Nov 22 Shireen Malamoo/Work is a healer. Shireen 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.
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.
Sept 5 to Nov 14 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: Contemporary: Selections from the Western Downs Region Art Collection Dogwood Crossing, Miles gallery spaces will reopen on Sept 5 with the exhibition Contemporary: Selections from the Western Downs Region Art Collection. This cross-medium selection of works, created in the past four decades by more than 30 local and nationally recognised artists, represents a wide range of approaches to the political, social, and artistic flux that have shaped the regions cultural landscape. Featuring Davida Allen, Irene Amos, David Blackburn, Robyn Bauer, Mike Brown, Rodrick Bunter, Gunter Christmann, Roy Churcher, Shay Docking, Guy Grey-Smith, Arthur Gunthorpe, Warren Guy, Brian Hatch, Shirley Kennedy, Stephen Killick, Les Kossatz, Morrie Lake, Richard Larter, Keith Looby, Jeffrey Makin, Victor Majzner, Max Miller, John Millington, Mervyn Moriarty, Nick Mourtzakis, David Paulson, John Peart, David Rankin, Donald Ross, Andrew Sibley, Ann Thomson, Elizabeth Turnbull, Ken Whisson, Mary Williams and Rod Withers.
Sept 5 to Nov 14 Curved Wall: Landscape: Western Downs – Phil Bazzo, Helen Dennis, Joe Furlonger, Angela Goulton, Barbara Hancock, Barb Lee, Carol McCormack, Judy Powell, Jo Smiles and Jack Wilson.
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.