October 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, Marian Drew, Ruki Famé, Fiona Foley, Donna Marcus, Michel Tuffery, Katarina Vesterberg and William Yang.
Oct 16 to Nov 16 Island in the sun by Katarina Vesterberg.

Art from the Margins Gallery & Studios
136 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
(07) 3151-6655.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
Oct 12 to Nov 16 Blue Dreams by Margarita Iakovleva.
Also, Nicky Carey solo exhibition.

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 Oct 19 Matches 6: Group Exhibition – Three Clusters.

Jack Britten, Bungle Bungles, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 163cm. Courtesy the artist and FireWorks Gallery

Oct 24 to Nov 30 Matches 7: Collaborations featuring Michael Nelson Jagamara, Wangkatjungka artists and more.

Graydon Gallery
29 Merthyr Road, New Farm 4005 .
Two week hire space, for all art practice and artisans.
One space available in late November and now taking 2020 bookings.
Oct 1 to 13 Arts Connect.
Oct 15 to 27 Julie Whitehead.
Oct 29 to Nov 10 Epic Assist.

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.
To Oct 26 IMA Belltower: Presence by Robert Andrew. Andrew expands on his kinetic installation practice to create a new physical landscape that combines programmable technological machinery, string, earth pigments, ochres, rocks and soil.
To Dec 21 the churchie national emerging art prize 2019. The IMA and the churchie have partnered for the first time to present the work of 19 emerging artists from across Australia. Read more…

John Andrew Blackwell, Pt Lookout Fish, 2018, marine plastic debris on ply/acrylic, 49 x 44 x 3cm. Courtesy the artist and Institute of Modern Art

To Dec 21 Earwitness Theatre by Lawrence Abu Hamdan – the first solo exhibition in Australia by Beirut-based artist and ‘private ear’ Lawrence Abu Hamdan, whose practice examines the politics of listening through installations acutely attuned to sound.

Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Earwitness Theatre. Installation view: Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, May 17 ­August 18, 2019. Photograph: Dusty Kessler. Courtesy 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.
Oct 2 to 26 The Familiar Strangers by Dai Li.
Also, Transient Journals by Adriane Strampp.

Dai Li, The Familiar Strangers, Queensland Winter, 2019, stoneware with glaze, 13 x 12 x 32cm. Courtesy the artist and Jan Manton Art

Adriane Strampp, Transient Journals, oil on paper, 25 x 25cm. 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 19 That’s my corner by Martin Smith.
Oct 22 to Nov 9 Wobble by Monica Rohan.

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 12 David Hayes.
Oct 16 to Nov 9 Thomas, Walala and Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri.

David Hayes, Eternity, 2018, acrylic and resin on aluminium composite, 120 x 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.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00, Fri 10.00 to 7.00.
To March 15, 2020 New Woman: Celebrating a century of women in Brisbane art recognises the lives of Brisbane women artists over the past 100 years. The exhibition is a snapshot of the art, personal stories and enduring legacies of Brisbane’s most significant and ground-breaking artists between 1920-2019 reflected in artworks, sculpture, performance and installation works on a scale never seen. Free.

Caroline Barker, Untitled (life class model) (detail), c.1925, oil on canvas. Gift of the artist, 1982. City of Brisbane Collection, Museum of Brisbane. Courtesy Museum of Brisbane

To April 19, 2020 High Rotation – see, hear, feel – 30 years of Brisbane music takes you backstage through three epic decades of Brisbane’s incredible music scene. Discover and revisit iconic songs, music videos, photographs, instruments and souvenirs from 1989 to present-day, from the likes of Powderfinger, Regurgitator, Keith Urban, Thelma Plum, Violent Soho, Sheppard, Savage Garden, Emma Louise, The Grates and more. A ticketed event. Visit website for more information.

Museum of Brisbane’s ‘High Rotation’ exhibition. 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 & 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 Oct 12 Rick Amor.
Oct 15 to Nov 9 Philip Wolfhagen.

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 Feb 2, 2020 Jon Molvig: Maverick.
To March 1, 2020 Shirley Macnamara: Dyinala Nganinya.
To Oct 13 Quilty, and Margaret Olley: A Generous Life.
To June 21, 2020 I, Object.
To July 19, 2020 Work, work, work.

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 Oct 27 Gemma Smith: Rhythm Sequence is the first career survey of Australian abstract artist Gemma Smith.
Also, Empathy Swarm experiments with human-robot social interaction, exploring whether non-anthropomorphic robots can feel empathy.

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 22 Restriction/Emotion: Joanne Braddy.

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 27 Legacy: Reflections on Mabo, and Wetland Wander.

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.
Oct 5 to Nov 9 A Journey to the East by Naomi Hobson.

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 Dec 21 Unlearning – brings together new artworks, commissions and collection exhibitions from artists and creative thinkers including Lara Merrett, Freja Carmichael, Elizabeth Willing, John Baldessari and Jacobus Capone.
To Nov 9 Workshop – interrogates institutional processes by making visible ‘behind-the-scenes’ work within the UQ Art Museum.

Jacobus Capone, Dark Learning (detail), 2015, 7-channel video, high definition, colour, audio duration 0:22:21 mins. Collection of The University of Queensland, purchased 2017. Courtesy the artist and 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.
Oct 19 to 30 The Shape Of Things – sculpture exhibition.

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.

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, 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.
To Oct 27 What’s Left Behind – Juan Ford, Kristian Haggblom, Ash Keating, Masao Okabe, Nicole Voevodin-Cash, Bianca Beetson and Leah Barclay.

Juan Ford, Rock n Roll, 2012, oil on linen, 166 x 213cm. Courtesy the artist and Noosa Regional Gallery

Oct 12 to 27 Floating Land: point to point – Brook Andrew, Leah Barclay, Leonie Barton, Bianca Beetson (w. Leah Barclay), David Bentley Trio with cellist Dr Danielle Bentley, Domenico de Clario, Juan Ford, Ash Keating, Tamara Kirby and Corrie Wright, Kris Martin and Gabrielle Quakawoot, James Muller, Masao Okabe and Chihiro Minato, Jane Parker and Maureen Riggs, Karla Pringle and Ross Annels, Red Chair, Samantha Taylor and Miles Allen, Nicole Voevodin-Cash, Art forARTSake, and others.

Ash Keating, Hume Response, 2019. Photograph: Dan Preston. 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.
To Nov 16 Stopping Time: Material Prints from 3000 BC to Now; www.stoppingtimeart.com

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
531 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba 4350.
(07) 4688-6652.
Free admission.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 1.00 to 4.00, closed Mon and public hols.
To Nov 3 Contemporary Wearables ’19 Biennial Jewellery Award & Exhibition.
Contemporary Wearables Biennial Jewellery Award and Exhibition recognises and promotes experimentation, exploration and innovation in design and use of materials in the creation of contemporary jewellery. The award exhibition brings together a diverse range of contemporary works created by jewellers, artisans and makers that are contemporary in both design and concept. Artists’ works selected for the exhibition are eligible for acquisition by Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery for the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery – Toowoomba City Collection. Contemporary Wearables Biennial Jewellery Award and Exhibition is proudly supported by Toowoomba Regional Council.

Luke Abbot, Mandible setting, 2017, articulated ring: titanium, 925 silver, gem, 2.8 x 2.1 x 0.7cm: 2017 Award Winner. Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery – Toowoomba City Collection. Courtesy the artist and Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

Sept 4 to Dec 1 SAME SITES HINDSIGHT. In 1996 photographer Doug Spowart undertook a project called New sight-Same sites which ‘re-imaged’ Downs landscapes and other regional sites depicted in selected works from the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery — Toowoomba City Collection. This exhibition revisits those images exploring ideas of visual recording: a painting may allude to its content but does a photograph really record its subject?

Doug Spowart, The Old Court House, 1996, black and white photograph, 48 x 63.5cm. Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery – Toowoomba City Collection. Courtesy the artist and Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

USQ Foyer Gallery
Artsworx Building, USQ Toowoomba Campus
West Street, Darling Heights 4350.
(07) 4631-1111.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00.
Oct 1 to 23 (opening Tues Oct 1, 5pm) Scratching the surface: self-portraiture – Exploring the Body as Self by Chris Abrahams.

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 13 Phaseshift by Kit Webster.
To Nov 3 Some people are stories by Vincent Serico.

Vincent Serico, The Road to Cherbourg, 2009, folio print reproduction, archival inks on 300gsm Hahnemuehle rag paper, 62 x 87 x 3.5cm. City of Ipswich Collection, Ipswich Art Gallery. Photograph: Mick Richards. Courtesy FireWorks Gallery and and Artspace Mackay

To Nov 24 Violent Salt.
Oct 18 to Jan 19, 2020 Reasonable and Necessary – Artel.

Karla Dickens, Wiradjuri People, Quartered, 2017, mixed Media, dimensions variable. Mackay Regional Council Art Collection. 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 Oct 13 emerge 2019 – selected artwork from the Bundaberg Region High Schools.
Also, Nest works by Christine Smyth and John Evans.

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 Oct 31 Home – Gertrude Davis, Fiona Elisala, Wanda Gibson, Daisy Hamlot, Walter R. Lui, Tania Major, Michael Marzik, Priscilla Ong and Francesca Rosa.
To Dec 8 Life Clings Closest by Patricia Piccinini.

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).

KickArts Contemporary Arts
School of Arts, 93-105 Lake Street, Cairns 4870.
(07) 4050-9496.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 1.00.
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 9.00 to 12.00, closed Sun.
Oct 21 to Dec 10 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: 2019 Western Downs Regional Artists’ Exhibition: Inside out – an annual exhibition showcasing artists who live and or work on the Western Downs. Curved Wall: Offerings by Gail Kutasi and Penny Eamer – an exhibition of small handcrafted items.

Kardia Stokes, Australia Du schöne!, 2019, photography on canvas, 51cm x 100cm. Courtesy the and Dogwood Crossing, Miles

Gail Kutasi, Multi-coloured cowl, 2017, yarns, diameter 100cm. Courtesy the 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 Nov 8 Ken Done: Paintings you probably haven’t seen: selected works 2000-2017. With thanks to The Ken Done Gallery, Sydney.

Ken Done, Violet Coral Head (detail), 2011-2016. Courtesy the artist and Outback Regional Gallery, Winton

To Feb 28, 2020 Life on the Line and I’ve Been Working on the Railway – a touring exhibition by The Workshops Rail Museum.
To Feb 2020 Winton Through the Lens – a photographic exhibition.

Anne Coleman, Boundary Fence, 2015-2017. Courtesy the artist and Outback Regional Gallery, Winton