February 2020 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, Marian Drew, Ruki Famé, Fiona Foley, Donna Marcus, Michel Tuffery, Katarina Vesterberg and William Yang.

Art from the Margins Gallery & Studios
136 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3151-6655.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00.
Jan 28 to Feb 28 Serenity: the art of John Fu Chong. John Fu Chong grew up in Malaysia and moved to Singapore to study fine art before immigrating to Australia in 1981. Coinciding with the 2020 BrisAsia Festival, Serenity: the art of John Fu Chong features landmarks and rural landscapes from across Australia, a nostalgic record of Fu Chong’s exploration of his adopted homeland.

John Fu Chong, Keep the Developers off the Bridge, 2004, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 62 x 87cm. Courtesy the artist and Art from the Margins Gallery & Studios

Edwina Corlette Gallery
629 Brunswick Street, New Farm 4005.
(07) 3358-6555.
Director: Edwina Corlette.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
To Feb 15 With the sun in my Eyes by Bridie Gillman. Read more…

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.
Feb 14 to March 21 Tribute: Paddy Carroll & Campfire Group.

Graydon Gallery
29 Merthyr Road, New Farm 4005.
Two-week hire space, for all art practice and artisans.
Now taking 2020 bookings, only three spaces available between Feb 4 and June 21.

Graydon Gallery

Institute of Modern Art
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.
Feb 22 to April 25 Mariana Simnett: CREATURE. The first exhibition in Australia by London-based artist Marianna Simnett brings together a body of video and sculptural work telling wicked tales of transformation with a cast of children, beasts, and mutants. Surveying the last six years of Simnett’s practice, alongside new work, this will be the largest solo exhibition of her moving image work to date.

Marianna Simnett, Blood In My Milk (still), 2018. Courtesy the artist and Institute of Modern Art

Feb 22 to April 25 IMA Belltower: Sancintya Mohini Simpson: Kūlī nām dharāyā / they’ve given you the name ‘coolie’. Simpson works between painting, video, poetry, and performance to address the impact of colonisation on the historical and lived experiences of her family. More broadly, she traces the movements and passages of indentured labourers from India to South Africa during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Her practice draws on the archive to explore the complexities of migration, memory, and trauma. Through narrative and ritual, she creates spaces for ongoing resistance and healing.

Sancintya Mohini Simpson, Remnants, 2019, watercolour on archival inkjet print.

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.
Feb 12 to March 7 At the still point, there the dance is by Aaron Perkins.
Also, History of the Landwehr Canal by Jonathan Kopinski.

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.
March 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of Jan Murphy Gallery. To celebrate, we are undertaking an extensive renovation of our existing building. The gallery will re-open at the end of March.
March 17 to 21 Art Basel Hong Kong, Booth 3C33: Sylvia Ken & Tjungkara Ken.

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.
Jan 29 to March 21 Director’s Choice.

Makinti Napanangka, Kungka Kutjarra, acrylic on linen, 90 x 90cm. Courtesy 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 March 15 New Woman: Celebrating a century of women in Brisbane art reveals the art, personal stories and enduring legacies of Brisbane’s most significant and groundbreaking female artists over the past 100 years. It traces vast changes in ideas of gender, artistic styles, subject matter and ways of seeing the world through sculpture, painting and photography. New Woman features works from leading 1920s artists and advocates Daphne Mayo and Vida Lahey, as well as artists such as Judy Watson, Fiona Foley, Tracey Moffatt and Davida Allen and includes significant historical and contemporary works from the Museum of Brisbane and City of Brisbane Collections, as well as loans from various institutions and private lenders.
Read more…

‘New Woman’ exhibition on display at Museum of Brisbane, 2019. Photograph: David Kelly. Courtesy Museum of Brisbane

To April 19 High Rotation dives into the songs, stories and images of the Brisbane music scene, exploring a world of musicians and managers, labels and producers and venues. Featuring highlights over the past 30 years, High Rotation will reveal a snapshot of how popular music in Brisbane exploded from the local scene onto national and international stages.

‘High Rotation’ exhibition at Museum of Brisbane. Photograph: Dylan Evans. Courtesy Museum of Brisbane

Petrie Terrace Gallery home of the RQAS
Unit 3, 162 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane 4000.
(07) 3367-1977.
Gallery hire bookings open for 2020 – 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.
(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 March 1 Summer Exhibition.

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 March 1 Shirley Macnamara: Dyinala, Nganinya. Free.

Shirley Macnamara, Erkel (vessel), 2010, twined spinifex (Triodia pungens), red ochre, galah feathers, nylon thread and synthetic polymer fixative, 14 x 31 x 25cm. Purchased 2010 with funds from the Bequest of Grace Davies and Nell Davies through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. Photograph: Natasha Harth, QAGOMA. © the artist and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne. Courtesy the artist, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne and Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

To April 26 Water. Ticketed.

Cai Guo-Qiang, Heritage (detail); Animals: polystyrene, gauze, resin and hide. Installed with artificial watering hole: water, sand, drip mechanism. Purchased 2013 with funds from the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Diversity Foundation through and with the assistance of the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation. Collection: Queensland Art. Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art. © the artist. Photograph: Mark Sherwood, QAGOMA

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 Feb 23 Anne Wallace: Strange Ways – the most comprehensive survey of Wallace’s idiosyncratic practice to date, exploring her unique contribution to Australian painting over the last 30 years. Read more…

Anne Wallace, Poptones, 2015, oil on linen Collection of the artist. Courtesy the artist and QUT Art Museum

Anne Wallace, The Go-Betweens, 2001, oil on canvas. QUT Art Collection. Purchased 2019. 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 March 17 Beneath the surface by Chrys Zantis.

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.
Feb 2 to March 8 Adaption – Miles Allen, Helena Jackson-Lloyd and Nicola Moss.
Also, Drawn by a whisper by Rachael Lee.

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.
Feb 5 to March 14 ALWAYS ON THE MOVE a solo exhibition by Doreen Chapman.

Doreen Chapman, Untitled, acrylic on canvas, 101.5 x 101.5cm. Courtesy the artist and Suzanne O’Connell Gallery

Doreen Chapman, Untitled, acrylic on canvas, 101.5 x 122cm. Courtesy the artist and Suzanne O’Connell Gallery

UQ 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 March 18 Brook Andrew: SMASH IT – an iconoclastic work that challenges the usefulness of Western laws and structures for Indigenous Australians.
To June 18 Front Window Commission: Sam Cranstoun: To Speak of Cities.
Feb 22 to July 4 Mel O’Callaghan: Centre of the Centre – traces the origins of life and its regenerative forces.

Workshop, installation documentation. Photograph: Carl Warner. Courtesy the UQ 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.

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.
To Feb 29 The Summer Exhibition 2019 – a selection of works by artists in the stable. To be officially opened by Tracy Cooper-Lavery, Director-Gallery, HOTA Home of the Arts.

Sunshine Coast

Montville Art Gallery
138 Main Street, Montville 4560.
(07) 5442-9211.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Featuring the works of 45 regional and interstate artists on permanent display in our 100-year-old Queenslander. All works can also be seen on our website.

Wayne Malkin, Turbulence #44, oil on canvas, 90 x 200cm. Courtesy the artist and Montville Art Gallery

Noosa Regional Gallery
Ground floor, 9 Pelican Street, 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.
Jan 31 to March 8 A Life in Patches – the stories of lives lived in the company of stitching. Woven into each patch-worker’s story is another; the story of the Wallace House Quilters. The largest group under the auspices of the Noosa Arts and Crafts Association, Wallace House Quilters has 55 members, some of whom feature within the 29 quilts, photographic portraits and conversations on show.

Jill O’Brien, Jill’s Goodbye Quilt, 146 x 188cm. Photograph: Mark Crocker. Courtesy the artist and Noosa Regional Gallery

South East Region

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.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 1.00 to 4.00, closed Mon and public hols.
Feb 8 to March 22 Violent Salt.
The works presented in Violent Salt reflect on a social, physical and geographical landscape that has been witness to violence and oppression. It questions how we can repair deep wounds, re-connect across culture and assert and celebrate cultural identities meaningfully and transformatively. Violent Salt is an Artspace Mackay Touring Exhibition co-curated by Yhonnie Scarce and Claire Watson.

Jemima Wyman, Pairabeenee People, Aggregate Icon (from centre to periphery: Free-Gaza protester, Palestine, 5th May 2012 (Che Guevara t-shirt), Anti-government protester, Milan, 14th December 2010 (screaming skull), Union member protester against labour and fiscal reform, Madrid, 31st March 2012 (striped t-shirt), Indigenous land rights protester, Caledonia, 28th February 2006 (camo hoodie)…..), 2016, hand-cut digital photographs, collage, 173cm diameter. Mackay Regional Council Art Collection. Reproduced by kind permission

Feb 1 to April 26 Sharing the Vision: Marion Bolton and the Lindsay Collection.
This exhibition pays tribute to Marion Bolton (1908-1994) and her vital role, alongside her husband W.R.F. Bolton (1905-1973), to establish and maintain the Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection. The Lindsay Collection was officially opened to the public in 1959 and has been housed at Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery since 1994.

Lionel Lindsay (1874-1961), Balconies, Venice, n.d., watercolour and pencil, 38.8 x 26.8cm sheet. Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection 044. © National Library of Australia. Reproduced by kind permission

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 Feb 16 Sacred Ink: Connecting to culture.
To Feb 23 Losing Home, Finding Home by Mika Nakamura-Mather.

Mika Nakamura-Mather, Telescoping (the tyranny of distance), 2016-2018, Japanese indigenous bamboo, kyogi timber sheets, natural Japanese pigment, ink, wood. Photograph: Louis Lim. Courtesy the artist and Artspace Mackay

To April 5 Disquiet, Ecological Anxieties and Transformations by Barbara Dover and Robyn Glade Wright.

Barbara Dover, Decoy (detail), 2018, found squid hooks washed up on Far North Queensland beaches, metal, glue, 35 x 35 x 25cm. Courtesy the artist and Artspace Mackay

Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
1 Barolin Street, Bundaberg 4670.
(07) 4130-4750.
Mon-Fri 9.30 to 5.00, Sat-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 2.00.
To Feb 9 Tradelines.
Feb 14 to April 19 The Brothers Gruchy.

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 9 Cairns Art Society 72nd Annual Art Exhibition.
To March 1 William Yang: My Family in North Queensland.
Feb 7 to March 29 John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new.

Gab Titui Cultural Centre
Cnr Blackall Street and Victoria Parade, Thursday Island 4875.
(07) 4069-0888.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 4.30, Sat 9.30 to 1.30 (until Oct).

NorthSite Contemporary Arts
96 Abbott Street, Cairns 4870.
(07) 4050-9494.
KickArts Contemporary Arts begins 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. Visit the website for more information.

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Cnr Flinders and Denham Streets, Townsville 4810.
(07) 4727-9011.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 2.00.
Feb 14 to March 29 I’m Neither Here Nor There by Jim Paterson – showcases a selection of recent works by talented draftsman and artist, Jim Paterson. With a visionary style that is grounded as much in his own imagination as the recurring industrialised sites of Broken Hill and the Port of Melbourne, Paterson’s work is in turn profoundly personal, universal, political, and fantastic, cut with understated humour, mechanical, biological and geographic hybrids, and an eye for the strangeness of the everyday. Produced in partnership with Broken Hill Regional Gallery.

Jim Paterson, Broken Hill Boats, 2014, charcoal and conte on paper, 112 x 76cm. Courtesy the artist and Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Feb 14 to March 29 Inwards by Stanley Wany. Wany’s stunning, intricately rendered images create profound tales reflecting the ironies, the contractions, and the oddity of life. Unravelling on the page, memories of a journey originating from the depths of the unconscious combine to create Inwards, a series of pen and ink works presenting tales from the mind as tapestries of symbolic, mythological and contemporary images.

Stanley Wany, Ice Cream Truck, 2019, markers and ink on Strathmore paper, 51.2 x 76.2cm. Courtesy the artist and Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Rockhampton Art Gallery
62 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton 4700.
(07) 4936-8248.
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Daily 10.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.
To Feb 16 KAGI.
To March 14 Inside Out.
To March 30 Reflected.
To April 19 Exposed. Read more…

Deborah Paauwe, Entwined strands, 2013. Donated by the Queensland Centre for Photography, 2019. Courtesy the artist, GAGPROJECTS, South Australia and Rockhampton Art Gallery

Western District

Dogwood Crossing, Miles
81 Murilla Street, Miles 4415.
(07) 4628-5330.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 12.00, closed Sun.
Feb 8 to March 28 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: Abstract Comics #4 an exhibition of abstract sequential art by Dr Kym Tabulo. Curved Wall: Searching for Beauty in each Day an exhibition of photographs by Megan McNicholl.

Megan McNicholl, Sprinkled with Dust, 2019, photograph, 54 x 44cm. Courtesy the artist and Dogwood Crossing, Miles

Kym Tabulo, Celebrating, 2018, acrylic paint on canvas, 90 x 122cm. Courtesy the artist and Dogwood Crossing, Miles

Outback Regional Gallery, Winton
Waltzing Matilda Centre, 50 Elderslie Street, Winton 4735.
(07) 4657-2625.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00. Sat-Sun 9.00 to 3.00.
To Feb Winton Through the Lens – a photographic exhibition.
To Feb 28 Life on the Line and I’ve Been Working on the Railway – a touring exhibition by The Workshops Rail Museum.