April 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 FamÈ, Fiona Foley, Stephen Hart, Donna Marcus, Michel Tuffery and Katarina Vesterberg.
To May 1 Natures mortes by Michael Cook.

Michael Cook, Nature morte (Ailment), 2021, inkjet print, 91 x 122cm or 122 x 172cm. Courtesy the artist and Andrew Baker Art Dealer

Michael Cook, Nature morte (Religion), 2021, inkjet print, 91 × 122 m or 122 × 172cm. Courtesy the artist and Andrew Baker Art Dealer

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 May 22 Reflection Distortion explores the precarious path of misperception and misconception and the potential risk in slippages of interpretation. Each of the four large-scale, highly crafted works convey a conceptual response to reflective material, thus pushing back on the misconception that Craft-based practices are non-conceptual.

Dadang Christanto, Nineteen Sixty-Five. Photograph: Carl Warner. Courtesy the artist and Artisan

Brian Sanstrom, Reflections III, 2020. Courtesy the artist and Artisan

Avril Johnson Gallery of Fine Art
Shop 3, 7 Main Street (next to Craig Doyle Real Estate), Samford 4520.
0431-648-563 for personal appts.

Baboa Gallery
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.

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.
March 26 to May 2 Two group shows – Now & Then: Works from Papunya Tula artists 1974-2020, and Body Line.

Griffith University Art Museum
226 Grey Street, South Bank 4101.
(07) 3735-7414.
Refer to gallery website for opening details.

Institute of Modern Art
Judith Wright Arts Centre, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3252-5750.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
April 10 to June 5 Khadim Ali: Invisible Border – in his largest Australian solo exhibition to date, Hazara artist Khadim Ali explores the normalisation of war and the experience of refugees through a series of poetic installations and textile works. Invisible Border comprises sound installation, miniature painting, and a monumental nine-metre-long tapestry, hand woven by a community of Hazara men and women, some who have lost family members in war.

Khadim Ali, Sermon on the Mount (detail), 2020, tapestry, embroidery and acrylic, 553 x 400 cm. Photograph: Carl Warner. Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane

April 10 to June 5 Tay Haggarty: LINK – Tay Haggarty was the recipient of the 2020 Jeremy Hynes Award, given to an experimental Queensland artist in the earlier stages of their career, made possible by the family of Jeremy Hynes. LINK is a series of new object-based works that explore slowness, productive ambiguity, and the shared experience of risk taking.

Tay Haggarty, How to Right An Upturned Caravan, 2019, video still. Courtesy the artist and Institute of Modern Art

Jan Manton Art
Contemporary Australian + International Art
54 Vernon Terrace, Teneriffe 4005.
Director: Jan Manton.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00 or by appt.
Jan Manton Art has a changing program of leading and emerging contemporary artists.

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 April 10 Mind how you go by Monica Rohan.
Also, Flowerings by Louise Tate.
April 13 to May 1 This is a love song by Jacqueline Hennessy.
Also, Grotesque grotto by Laura Patterson.
April 15 to May 15 Jan Murphy Gallery at Hugo Michell Gallery Adelaide.

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.
April 7 to May 8 Ngale Sisters: Polly, Angelina & Kathleen Ngale.

Polly Ngale, Anwekety (Bush Plum), acrylic on linen, 120 × 120cm. 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.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 18 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.

‘Bauhaus Now: art + design + architecture, A legacy of migration and modernism in Brisbane’, 2020. Photograph: Toby Scott. Courtesy Museum of Brisbane

Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack (Frankfurt, Germany 1893-1965), (untitled), 1959, watercolour over monotype on paper. Gift of Olive Hirschfeld 1976, collection of The University of Queensland. Photograph: Carl Warner. Courtesy the artist’s estate and Museum of Brisbane

Petrie Terrace Gallery
Home of the RQAS, Brisbane Branch
Unit 3, 162 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane 4000.
(07) 3367-1977.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 3.30.
Welcomes membership from professional and hobby artists, open and members exhibitions, workshops, private gallery hire, corporate and event hire.

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.
April 13 to May 8 The Figure.

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.
March 27 to Aug 22 William Yang: Seeing and Being Seen.
To Aug 1 Now Is the Time.
To Aug 29 I, Object.

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.
March 27 to June 6 On Earth – traces conceptions of landscape and the environment as it is expressed and represented through the poetic devices of art. The exhibition examines the ways landscape manifests through culture, or personhood, and attempts to bring the two together, rather than separating them. Artists: Robert Andrew, Ray Beattie, Ian Burn, Michael Cook, Dean Cross, Nici Cumpston, Bonita Ely, Emma Fielden, Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, Kinly Grey, Dale Harding, Isaac Walter Jenner, Jillian Namatjira, Claude Pannka, Toni Robertson, Joe Rootsey, Kate Shaw, Sancintya Mohini Simpson, Yasmin Smith, Warraba Weatherall, Keemon Williams, Women’s Domestic Needlework Group and two historical works by artists once known.

Dean Cross, This Placed (almost but not quite), 2018, pure pigment print on cotton rag. Courtesy the artist, Yavuz Gallery, Sydney and QUT Art Museum

Redland Art Gallery
Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba 4157.
(07) 3829-8899.
Free admission.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 4.00.
To May 18 Sheer Light by Helle Cook.

Redland Art Gallery
Cnr Middle and Bloomfield streets, Cleveland 4163.
(07) 3829-8899.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Sun 9.00 to 2.00.
March 28 to May 9 Singing Up Spirit of The Land.
Also, Recent Acquisitions: Works From The RAG Collection.

UQ Art Museum
James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (Building 11), University Drive, The University of Queensland, St Lucia 4067.
(07) 3365-3046.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00.
UQ Art Museum UNION 2021 Program Major exhibitions and projects by artists and collectives exploring what union, and disunion, looks like beyond the challenging events of 2020:
To June 19 Occurrent Affair – Vernon Ah Kee, Tony Albert, Richard Bell, Megan Cope, Jennifer Herd, Gordon Hookey and Laurie Nilsen. The first exhibition at a major institution by Australia’s leading urban Aboriginal art collective, proppaNOW, will explore notions of protest, cultural identity and protecting country.

Jennifer Herd, In defence, 2021, vinyl lettering. UQ Art Museum Window Commission. Courtesy of the artist and FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane. Photograph: Carl Warner

To June 19 The City of Ladies by Zanny Begg and Elise McLeod, and DEMOS (Sandstone) an Australian-first commission by Athens-based artist and architect, Andreas Angelidakis.

Zanny Begg and Elise McLeod, The City of Ladies, 2016-2017, photographic stills by Federique Barraja. Courtesy the artists and UQ Art Museum

To March 1, 2022 Conflict in My Outlook_We Met Online – Zach Blas, Natalie Bookchin, Chicks on Speed, Xanthe Dobbie, Sean Dockray, Kate Geck, Elisa Giardina Papa, Matthew Griffin, Kenneth Macqueen, Daniel McKewen, and Zach Blas & Jemima Wyman.

Gold Coast

Anthea Polson Art
Shop 120 Marina Mirage, 74 Seaworld Drive, and 29 Tedder Avenue, Main Beach 4217.
(07) 5561-1166.
Director: Anthea Polson.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
March 27 to April 10 Growing Wild by Jodie Wells.
April 17 to 30 New Works by Martin Edge.

Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery
Studio 87, 87 Ridgeway Avenue, Southport 4215.
(07) 5532-7170, 0418-767-495.
Open by appointment.
April to June All Eyes on the Arts – an exhibition to celebrate and honour the new HOTA Gallery.

Sunshine Coast

Noosa Regional Gallery
Level 1, 9 Pelican Street, Riverside, Tewantin 4565.
(07) 5329-6145.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 3.00. Closed Sun, Mon, public holidays and during exhibition changeover.
To May 16 Undercurrent by Peta Clancy.
Also, Unvanished by Kent Morris, and Ochre Bee: Ochre Energetic Activation!

Peta Clancy, Undercurrent, 2018-2019, inkjet print, 106 × 150cm. Courtesy the artist, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney and Noosa Regional Gallery

Kent Morris, Boonwurung (St Kilda) – Crow, 2017, edition 8 + 2AP, archival print on rag paper, 120 x 80cm. 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 10.30 to 3.30, Sun 1.00 to 4.00.
Closed Mon and public hols.
April 6 to May 30 Art Textile Biennale 2020. Fibre Arts Australia showcase contemporary art textile practice in their inaugural biennial award, Art Textile Biennale 2020. The selected works expand upon traditional applications of textiles and fibre to explore the innovative, unexpected and conceptual potential of the medium. The Art Textile Biennale is produced and managed by Fibre Arts Australia.

Eszter Bornemisza (Hungary), Matter of time, 2019, canvas, self-made paper pulp, concrete, newspaper, dye, paint, threads, 178 × 145cm. Winner – Art Textile Biennale 2020. © Eszter Bornemisza

April 6 to May 30 Works from Glenys Mann & Nonie Sutcliffe, Partners of Fibre Arts Australia. For over 25 years, Fibre Arts Australia has hosted workshops and events, giving professional and amateur artists from Australia and around the globe the opportunity to spend time indulging their passion for creating art from fibre and textiles. Works from Glenys Mann & Nonie Sutcliffe, Partners of Fibre Arts Australia features the textile works of directors Glenys Mann and Nonie Sutcliffe, highlighting their experience and passion for textiles and fibre arts. Mann’s series ‘Beyond Silence’, inspired by the stillness of the Little Rann Desert in Gujarat, India, explores the quiet power of simplicity. In her series ‘Sojourn’, Sutcliffe uses free form, repetitive stitch on naturally dyed backgrounds to draw attention to the poetics of the natural world.

L-R: Nonie Sutcliffe, Sojourn #5 – Fallen (detail), 2020, hand-stitched on natural dyed wool, 52 x 53cm / Glenys Mann, Beyond silence #5 – Salt (detail), 2019, salt on found hessian bag, 91 x 92cm. Reproduced by kind permission. © the artists


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 May 12 Dylan Mooney: The Wall.

Dylan Mooney, Away from country, 2020, lithography and watercolour, 111.5 x 77cm. Courtesy the artist and Artspace Mackay

To May 16 Tony Druery: Horizons.
Also, A Changing Ecology, and Ron McBurnie: In Search of Arcadia.

Ron McBurnie, Rain clouds over Kinchant Dam, 2020, ink on paper, 46 x 62cm. Courtesy the artist and Artspace Mackay

Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
1 Barolin Street (cnr Quay Street), Bundaberg 4670.
(07) 4130-4750.
Mon-Fri 9.30 to 5.00, Sat-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 2.00.

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.
Closed Sun.
To May 2 Sammy Baloji / Ade Adekola: Reframing The Exotic.
Also, Alberta Whittle: Mammmmmmmywata Presents Life Solutions International.
Also, 2020 Archibald Prize – Art Gallery Of New South Wales Touring Exhibition.

Gab Titui Cultural Centre
Cnr Blackall Street and Victoria Parade, Thursday Island 4875.
(07) 4069-0888.
www.gabtitui.gov.au www.facebook.com/GabTituiCulturalCentre
Admission Fees.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 4.30, Sat 9.30 to 1.30, (April-Oct) 10.00 to 3.00, (Nov-March) Mon-Fri 10.00 to 3.00, 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.

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Cnr Flinders and Denham Streets, Townsville 4810.
(07) 4727-9011.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 3.00 and Sun 10.00 to 1.00.
April 3 to June 13 Entropicana by Hannah Murray. Hannah Murray is fast growing a name for herself as one of North Queensland’s most beloved artists, and Entropicana is her first major solo exhibition. Entropicana explores the duality of life in the tropics through lush illustration, and a playful postmodern approach to composition, juxtaposing seemingly unrelated imagery to create a series of beguiling montages.

Hannah Murray, Floating World, 2020, graphite on Arches Aquarelle watercolour paper, 76 x 57cm. Courtesy the artist and Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

April 16 to June 13 Carolyn McKenzie and Damian Dillon: (Dis)Location(Dis)Location examines the intangibility of affect over Australia’s post-colonial landscape. This exhibition brings a range of new and recent works by both artists, including printmaking and photography, performative, sculptural and installation elements to fuse a new whole between the artists and their various media.

Damian Dillon, (Dis)integration #5, 2019, unique C-type print on Alupanel, 90 × 100cm. Courtesy the artist and Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Pinnacles Gallery
Riverway Art Centre, 20 Village Boulevard, Thuringowa 4817.
(07) 4727-9011.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 1.00 to 3.00, Sat 10.00 to 1.00.
April 30 to Aug 8 Graphic Tendencies: Works from the City of Townsville Art Collection – includes works by Davida Allen, Garry Andrews, Vincent Bray, George Baldessin, Barbara Cheshire, John Firth-Smith, Christian Flynn, George Gittoes, Robert Jacks, Scott Redford, Margaret Wilson, and many more. The Townsville region has long been the home of many artists deeply invested in graphic practices, art which uses the visual elements for immediate and satisfying results. With a strong commitment to drawing, which has been translated into disciplines such as printmaking, painting and photography, Townsville and North Queensland artists and collectors have helped shape the City of Townsville Art Collection to include a range of visually dynamic works, a selection of which are presented here. Curated by Jonathan McBurnie.

Ian Smith, The Meaning Beyond the Sign – The Truth Behind the Ad, 2002, oil and synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 107 × 144cm. City of Townsville Art Collection. Courtesy the artist and Pinnacles 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.
April 6 to May 15 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: 2020 Vision: Glenmorgan Art Group 50th Anniversary Exhibition – showcasing art produced by GAG artists demonstrating their diverse approaches both to painting and creativity. Curved Wall: On the beach an exhibition of paintings by Mervyn Moriarty. Founder of Flying Arts Alliance.

Jane Bridle, Tree Fern, 2019, acrylic on linen, 64 x 79.5cm. Courtesy the artist and Dogwood Crossing

Mervyn Moriarty, On the beach looking north, 2019, watercolour on rag paper, 270x 37cm. Courtesy the artist and Dogwood Crossing

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 May 7, 2021 John Villiers Outback Art Prize Finalist Exhibition sponsored by The John Villiers Trust.

Kathy Ellem, Hearts as Big as the Sky, 2019. Courtesy the artist and Outback Regional Gallery, Winton