October 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.
To Oct 20 Apophoria (The way of negation) by Leonard Brown.

Leonard Brown, Untitled, 2018
Courtesy the artist and Andrew Baker Art Dealer

Contemporary Art Awards Exhibitions
T 0407-739-871.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Oct 1 to 29 Unreal Reality by Lauri Smith.

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 Nov 3 Punch the Clock – a group exhibition.

Anthony Lister, It ends the same way, 2017, acrylic and mixed media, 194 x 194cm
Courtesy the artist and Fireworks Gallery

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. Taking 2019 bookings enq. email or phone.
Oct 2 to 14 Gary Myers.
Oct 18 to 28 (opening Fri Oct 19, 6-9pm) Around the Place contemporary narrative landscapes by Brisbane-based visual artist Pamela Gough. Daily 10am to 6pm; www.pamelagough.com, 0439-677-755.

Pamela Gough, Home & the Thought of Kells, mixed media on canvas, 100 x 100cm

Pamela Gough, Retiring to the Country, acrylic on canvas, 102 x 50cm
Courtesy the artist

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.
Oct 3 to 27 Surge by Michelle Gilbert.
Also, New Work by Kate McKay.

Michelle Gilbert, Through the overgrowth, 2018, oil on linen, 84 x 61.5cm
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 Oct 6 John Nicholson.
Oct 9 to 27 James Guppy.
Oct 30 to Nov 17 Adam Pyett.

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 Oct 13 George Gittoes.
Oct 17 to Nov 10 Min-Woo Bang.

Min-Woo Bang, Sky Light, 2018, oil on linen, 102 x 102cm
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 – provides a vivid insight into daily life in the settlement using original documents, personal accounts and contemporary art, alongside immersive new technologies.
To Oct 28, 100% Brisbane – brings together 100 residents who currently call Brisbane home. Fascinating and deeply moving, their personal stories will be revealed alongside beliefs and attitudes that shape who we are, creating a real-time snapshot of our city.

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 Oct 20 Vera Moller.
Oct 23 to Nov 17 Peter Anderson.

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.
To Oct 7 Tony Albert: Visible. Read more…
Ongoing, Australian Collection Reimagined.
Nov 24 to April 28, 2019 The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9).
Ongoing, James Turrell: Nightlife 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, closed Mon and public hols.
Visit website for programs and events.
To Nov 4 ‘the churchie’ National Emerging Art Prize – an exhibition of 35 finalists. This annual exhibition profiles new and emerging artists, and explores a broad range of contemporary art making, from new media and installation to traditional mediums.

Min Wong, Too fit to quit, 2017, neon, 60 x 200cm
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 Oct 9 My Father’s an Artist.
Oct 13 to Nov 27 A Consumer’s Guide to Unobtainable Happiness: Susan Gourley.

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 Oct 14 Redland Art Awards 2018.
Oct 21 to Dec 2 Australian Exotica: A MGA Travelling Exhibition.
Also, House of Hope: Susan Fell McLean.

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.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Wed 10.00 to 8.00, closed Sun and public hols.
To Nov 10 Defying Empire – bringing together works by 30 contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across the country, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum.
To Nov 24 Shirley Macnamara: Layered threads – includes the major installation ‘Mugama for Country’ (2018), standing for generations of traditional knowledge, the resilience of Macnamara’s people, and the need to care for Country. Read more…

Shirley Macnamara, Mugama for Country (detail), 2018, spinifex, feathers, bone, ochre and spinifex resin
Photograph: Carl Warner. Courtesy the artist and University of Queensland 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.
Oct 27 to Nov 10 Robert Ryan – new works.
Also, Marise Maas – new works.

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 Oct 14 ENERGIES 2018 – profiles artwork from senior secondary schools across the Gold Coast.
Oct 20 to Nov 25 Josephine Ulrick And Win Schubert Photography Award 2018.
Also, Breathing In Trees: Nicola Moss.

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.
Oct 6 to Nov 23 (opening Sat Oct 6, 4-6pm) Art and Architecture by Kathy Mackey. Official opening by Brett Adlington, Director, Lismore Art Gallery.

Kathy Mackey, Judd and Jug, digital photograph
Courtesy the artist and Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery

Kathy Mackey, Projected Interior 4
Courtesy the artist and Lorraine Pilgrim 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.
Tue-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 3.00.
Closed Mon, public hols and during exhibition changeovers.
To Oct 14 As far as the eye can see – an exhibition of works by prominent Australian printmakers investigating their local landscapes.

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..

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.
Oct 11 to 26 Rush Art Competition.
Oct 31 to Dec 1 I am that…that I am by Bianca Beetson.
Also, Unassuming A Gender by Tyza Stewart.

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 Oct 28 Toowoomba Biennial Emerging Artist Award & Exhibition.

Christine Ko, There’s a place and time 2, 2015, digital inkjet print with cutouts and foamcore, 83 x 83 x 4cm (framed)
Toowoomba City Collection 2154

To Nov 4 kanalaritja: An Unbroken String.

Ashlee Murray, king marina shell, 2016
Purchased TMAG Foundation 2016. Courtesy the artist and Tasmanian Museum and 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 Oct 28 Familiar distance: Clara Adolphs.
To Nov 25 On yer bike.
Sept 29 to Nov 18 Ray White Mackay City: Postcard Exhibition & Competition.

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 Oct 7 Happy Birthday Play School: Celebrating 50 Years – National Museum of Australia.
Also, Dreamscape by Maki Horanai.

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 Oct 7 Olaf & Kerstens: Erwin Olaf and Hendrick Kerstens.
To Nov 11 The Tim Fairfax Gift: A World View.
To Nov 18 The Nature of Blue by Mollie Bosworth.
Sept 28 to Nov 25 Between Nature and Sin by David Griggs.

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.

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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 Nov 6 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: Voyages Botanical – an exhibition of solar plate engravings by Christine Johnson. Curved Wall: Thirteen Years in Review – an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Kerryn Rabone.

Christine Johnson, Chorizema illicifolia, 2015, solar-plate engraving, 56 x 47cm
Courtesy the artist and Dogwood Crossing, Miles

Kerryn Rabone, Windmill, 2017, watercolour and ink
Courtesy the artist and Dogwood Crossing, Miles

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