December 2018 | January 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, 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.

45 King Street, Bowen Hills 4006.
(07) 3215-0800.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
Artisan is Queensland’s home of craft and design. Gallery, store and workshop space supporting and promoting contemporary craft and design practice for both makers and their audiences.
To Feb 16, 2019 Mona Ryder Lone Star. Over four decades Mona Ryder has developed an emotionally charged and unique visual vernacular, exploring issues of motherhood, marriage, birth and rituals of domesticity. Her skilful crafting and juxtaposition of common household materials, old furniture and detritus illustrate the exchanges of meaning, tensions and shifts in value for which she has become renown.

Left and right: Mona Ryder, untitled (detail) 2018
Photograph: Don Hildred. Courtesy the artist and Artisan

Baboa Gallery – The Tapa Gallery
5 Denning Street (off Madeira Street), The Gap 4061.
Wed and Sat 12.00 to 6.00 until 22 Dec, or by appt. Jan, 2019 by appt only.
Baboa Gallery is found in the leafy surrounds of The Gap. It is committed to the exhibition and advocacy of a small community of tapa beaten bark cloth artists, The Omie from a very remote region of Papua New Guinea (PNG). Natural pigments, traditional and innovative design makes Omie tapa the most brilliant and transformative tapa from the Pacific region. It is light, easily transportable, organic and steeped in meaning. Baboa has carvings from PNG mainly in ebony from the Trobriands Islands, and a diverse bilum and string bag collection, ideal for gifts. Torres Strait and far north Queensland printmakers principally Dennis Nona and Lisa Michl Komanggen are also represented. Floor talks: groups of four or more are invited to request floor talks at a time to suit.

Courtesy Baboa Gallery

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 Dec 22 Punch the Clock – Anthony Lister, Pat Hoffie, Paul Bong, Jennifer Herd and Vincent Serico. Gallery closed Dec 23 to Jan 29, 2019.

Graydon Gallery
29 Merthyr Road, New Farm 4005 .
Taking 2019 bookings enquire by email or phone.
Dec 11 to 23 Epic Assist.
Feb 11 to 17, 2019 Rod Cassidy.
Gallery closed through Jan 2019.

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.
To Dec 22 The Commute – Natalie Ball, Hannah Brontë, Bracken Hanuse Corlett, Chantal Fraser, Lisa Hilli, Carol McGregor, Ahilapalapa Rands and T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss. Presented by the IMA’s Visiting Curators Freja Carmichael, Sarah Biscarra Dilley, Léuli Eshr ghi, Tarah Hogue and Lana Lopesi. From Feb 2019 Dale Harding.

Lisa Hilli, Sisterhood Lifeline, 2018, digital photograph. Courtesy of the artist and Institute of Modern Art

Carol McGregor, Skin Country, 2018, possum skins, charcoal, ochre, binder medium, waxed thread, installation view: The Commute, Institute of Modern Art, 2018. Photograph: Carl Warner. Courtesy of 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.
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.
To Dec 22 Revelation by Jumaadi. Also, Stories with Endings Changed by Michael Doolan.
Jan 23 to 27, 2019 we will be exhibiting at S.E.A. Focus Gillman Barracks Singapore please visit to view Sydney-based Indonesian artist Jumaadi’s exhibition Convoy.

Jumaadi, Forbidden Tree, 2018, acrylic on cutout buffalo hide, 85 x 55cm
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 Dec 8 Liu Zhuoquan and Li Ning.

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 Jan 28, 2019 Dress Code – presents five contemporary creative artists – Gerwyn Davies, Hannah Gartside, Lisa Hilli, Grace Lillian Lee and Emily McGuire – exploring fashion as the material embodiment of culture, gender and historical identity. Read more…

Emily McGuire, Calvin Klein, 2017, embroidery thread, second-hand garment, interfacing, adhesive.
Courtesy the artist and Museum of Brisbane

Hannah Gartside, Sophia as a herald, 2017, digital photograph
Courtesy the artist and Museum of Brisbane

To April 22, 2019 The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive – takes you beyond fashion, revealing the design secrets of a major Australian fashion label. Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson’s unique approach referenced art, travel, film, literature and music to create a bold aesthetic characterised by daring patterns, innovative materials, meticulous techniques and a sustainable ethos. The exhibition features 200 garments selected in collaboration with the designers along with sketches, accessories, samples, look books, photographs, interviews and anecdotes from their extensive design partnership. The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive is an inspiring experience for all lovers of fashion giving you an exclusive insider’s look at one of Australia’s most iconic labels.

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.
To Dec 22 John Young, and Kirsten Coelho.
Gallery closed Dec 23 to Jan 22, 2019.

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, 2019 Across QAG and GOMA: The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9). Read more…

Zico Albaiquni, When it Shook – The Earth stood Still (After Pirous), 2018, oil on canvas, 120 x 200cm
Courtesy the artist, Yavuz Gallery, Singapore, and Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

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 Feb 3, 2019 Beyond Reason – a rambling picaresque exhibition of works that venture into the fairytale, the absurd, masquerade, animal/human transformation, theatre, satire, anti-fashion and parody. Beyond Reason exudes whimsy, improvisation, spontaneity, humour, gesture and intuition whilst exploring ideas of cultural identity, popular culture, and sexuality. Read more…
To June 2019 William Robinson Gallery: Nature imagined. While the spectacular hinterland of South East Queensland has provided unparalleled inspiration for William Robinson’s work, the artist draws equally upon his imagination and his capacity to summon memories and visual impressions of places he has experienced. Nature imagined offers a new understanding of Robinson’s sophisticated vision of his lived environment, and how, while providing source material, the landscape is never a mere representation but an emblem of Robinson’s world view. www.ogh.qut.edu.au/wrgallery/nature-imagined.php

Kyoko Imazu, Odile II, 2018, black paper, perspex, 39 x 49cm
Courtesy the artist and QUT Art Museum

Sally Bourke, Watershed, 2018, oil and acrylic on archival mount board, 104 x 84cm framed
Courtesy 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 Jan 28, 2019 In Focus 2018.

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 Jan 20, 2019 Australien Future – Tales of Migration: Deb Mostert. Read more…
Also, Shore Birds: An installation by Redlands-based artists.

Deb Mostert, First Steps – Australian Soil
Courtesy the artist and Redland Art Gallery

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 Feb 9, 2019 Play On: The Art of Sport – presents a selection of key works from 10 years of the Basil Sellers Art Prize.

Shaun Gladwell, The archer (after Chuang Tzu), 2014, single-channel HD video, 16:9 ratio, colour, sound, 10:47 minutes
Courtesy of the artist, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne and University of Queensland Art Museum

Dec 3 to May 18, 2019 Summer Mixer: New Shows, New Curators – a suite of exhibitions curated by students Taylor Hall, Brittany-lea Traverso, and Bree Di Mattina.

Paul Adair, Slurpee cup, 2011, Machinist: Graeme Adair, hand-machined aluminium
Collection of The University of Queensland. Gift of Paul Adair, 2013. Courtesy the artist and University of Queensland Art Museum

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.
Dec 1 to 14 Through Myself And Back Again by Sophie Gralton.

Sophie Gralton, There Was A Little Girl II, 2018, oil on canvas 61 x 61cm
Courtesy the artist and Anthea Polson Fine Art

Sophie Gralton, Not A Hair Out Of Place, 2018, oil on canvas, 61 x 61cm
Courtesy the artist and Anthea Polson Fine Art

Dec 15 to Jan 5, 2019 Little Treasures – a Christmas exhibition.
Jan 19 to Feb 2, 2019 Trilogy – exhibition and book launch by Marilyn Peck.

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.
Dec 8 to Feb 17, 2019 Let there be rock!.

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.
Dec 1 to end Feb, 2019 (opening Sat Dec 1, 4-6pm) The Summer Exhibition 2018 a selection of works by artists in the stable. To be opened by Jodi Ferrari, Education & Audience Development Officer – Tweed Regional Gallery.

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.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 3.00.
Closed Mon, public hols and during exhibition changeovers.
Dec 7 to Jan 27, 2019 Tree Place.

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.

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.

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.
To Jan 27, 2019 Soft Core. Curated by Micheal Do, in conjunction with Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.

Koji Ryui, HAVE A NICE DAY, 2014, unfired clay, polyethylene bag, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney and Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

Dec 15 to March 10, 2019 The Print Room: Australian Printmaking from the Toowoomba City Collection 1960-1979.

George Baldessin, Final banquet for no eating III (final version), 1972, etching and aquatint with colour stencils, 47 x 101cm. Toowoomba City Collection 368. Courtesy the artist and 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 Jan 27, 2019 Sugar vs The Reef .
Nov 30 to Feb 17, 2019 JamFactory Icon Gerry Wedd: Kitschen Man.
Nov 30 to Feb 3, 2019 Focus on the Collection: Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison.
Nov 30 to March 17, 2019 I come in peace, take me to your leader: David Ray.

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 Dec 9 emerge 2018 – selected artwork from the Bundaberg Region High Schools.
Dec 4 to Jan 20, 2019 The Burnett Waltz by Alice McLaughlin and Kym Connell.
Dec 13 to Feb 10, 2019 Land and Sea by Joe Furlonger, and The Big Turtle: Concept for an Icon by Anna-Wili Highfield. Read more…

Anna-Wili Highfield, Turtle installation from the 2017 Bundaberg Residency
Courtesy the artist and Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery

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 Feb 10, 2019 Stories of This Land by Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey.
Nov 30 to Feb 3, 2019 Physical Video.

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 10.00 to 2.00, closed Sun.
To Jan 15, 2019 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery and Curved Wall: Homecoming, a local perspective: navigating the experience of returning from conflict – a commemorative Anzac exhibition. A Dogwood Crossing, Miles exhibition curated by Annabelle Brayley.
Jan 19 to March 5, 2019 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: Boss Drovers by Robert MacPherson – a selection from Boss Drovers 1996-2014 which comprise 2400 individual drawings.

Robert MacPherson, Jim Laffin, 1000 FROG POEMS: 1000 BOSS DROVERS (“YELLOW LEAF FALLING”) FOR H.S. (No.1913) 1996-2014, graphite, ink and stain on paper. Purchased 2014 with funds from the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation, Paul and Susan Taylor, and Donald and Christine McDonald, Collection Queensland Art Gallery. Courtesy Dogwood Crossing, Miles

Curved Wall: Mulga Bill – Darling Downs Textile Art Group – present a collection of 11 panels illustrating Banjo Patterson’s famous verse ‘Mulga Bill’s Bicycle’. Participating artists: Gillian Knott, Sue Schmidt, Jenny Burgess, Sandra Tessmann, Noelle Hodges, Hilary Fogerty, Margie Creek, Elizabeth Schmidt, Robyn Anderson, Jan Scudmore and Kay Joyce.

Gillian Knott, Mulga Bill (panel 1), 2016, textiles, 80cm x 50cm. Courtesy the artists and Dogwood Crossing, Miles

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.
Now showing: Flowers in the Dust by Jenny Mace – botanical watercolour illustrations of the native flora of Queensland’s Desert Uplands and Arid Regions. March to July, 2019 John Villiers Outback Art Prize – $13,000 in prizes and Plein Air workshop with leading Australian landscape artist Joe Furlonger.
From July 27 to Sept, 2019 Wanderlust – 2018 Queensland Regional Art Awards, state touring exhibition presented by Flying Arts Alliance, supported by Exhibition Touring Partner, Holding Redlich.