July/August 2020 Listings
Andrew Baker Art Dealer
26 Brookes Street, Bowen Hills 4006.
(07) 3252-2292, 0412-990-356.
Thurs-Sat 10.00 to 4.00 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, Simon Gende, Donna Marcus, Michel Tuffery, Katarina Vesterberg and William Yang.
To Aug 1 Strata by Marian Drew, and Still • Living by Pamela See (Xue Mei-Ling).
Art from the Margins Gallery & Studios
136 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00.
To July 17 Survival. Balance. Growth: 2020 AFTM Emerging Artists Exhibition.
July 25 to Sept 18 Showtime – a photographic exhibition reminiscing on the cancelled Brisbane Ekka during the pandemic.
Artist Call Out: 2020 AFTM Queensland Outsider Art Awards. AFTM is seeking Queensland Outsider Artists to enter – what does ‘belonging’ mean to you. Up to $4000 in prizes. Entries close July 31. Due to COVID-19, the exhibition will be online in September 2020. Finalists displayed at AFTM Gallery & Studios from Sept 28. Check website for details.
9/31 Thompson Street, Bowen Hills 4006.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
July 30 to Sept 5 Joanne Currie Nalingu: River Marks.
Also, Alick Sweet: Isle of Dogs.
Institute of Modern Art
Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
Fax (07) 3252-5072.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
To July 25 IMA Belltower: Sancintya Mohini Simpson: Kūlī nām dharāyā/ they’ve given you the name ‘coolie’. Simpson evokes the lived experiences of indentured labourers taken from India to Natal, South Africa (now KwaZulu-Natal) to work on sugar plantations during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Continuing to trace her familial history, Simpson creates a new archive that speaks to shared narratives of indentured labour.
To Aug 22 Marianna Simnett: CREATURE – often featuring the artist performing alongside a cast of non-actors, UK artist Marianna Simnett’s work speaks to the relationships we develop with our bodies – shifting between control and violence, phobia, and dysmorphia –as they undergo intervention and transformation.
Online now, Making Art Work – a new commissioning initiative of the IMA; makingart.work. New work by Tony Albert, Kieron Anderson, Mariam Arcilla, ∑gg√e|n, Hannah Gartside, Mindy Gill, Kinly Grey, Susan Hawkins, Tori-Jay Mordey, Sally Olds, Amy Sargeant, Des Skordilis, and more to come.
Jan Manton Art
Contemporary Australian + International Art
54 Vernon Terrace, Teneriffe 4005.
(07) 3831-3060, 0419-657-768.
Director: Jan Manton.
Jan Manton Art has a changing program of leading and emerging contemporary artists.
UPDATE: Jan Manton Gallery is closed until further notice but will continue to operate online.
Jan Murphy Gallery
486 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
Director: Jan Murphy.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
To July 11 Islands by Adam Lester.
July 3 to 17 New York, New Work by Marina Strocchi. Read more…
July 14 to Aug 1 Changing Places by Celia Gullett.
Aug 4 to 22 Fred Fowler.
Aug 25 to Sept 12 Juz Kitson.
Mitchell Fine Art
86 Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley 4006.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.30, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To July 18 Kudditji Kngwarreye & Idris Murphy – Mitchell Fine Art presents a vibrant exhibition from an artist born in the remote centre of Australia in the late 1920’s – Kudditji Kame Kngwarreye. To complement the exhibition, Sydney based artist Idris Murphy has been invited to curate a response to Kngwarreye’s paintings through his own work. Read more…
July 22 to Aug 29 Daisy & Molly Jugadai Napaltjarri.
Museum of Brisbane
Level 3, Brisbane City Hall, Adelaide and Ann streets, King George Square, Brisbane 4000.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00, Fri 10.00 to 7.00.
Opening its doors for the first time since COVID-19, Museum of Brisbane will be launching its new exhibition on July 17 The Storytellers – ever wondered what it would be like to spend a night in Boggo Road Gaol, what Kangaroo Point has to do with kangaroos, or what went on at your Nan’s place during the Second World War. Find out when nine of Brisbane’s top wordsmiths uncover Brisbane’s histories, myths and tales. Free entry with a timed-ticket. More Info: www.museumofbrisbane.com.au
Petrie Terrace Gallery home of the RQAS
Unit 3, 162 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane 4000.
Gallery hire bookings open for late 2020 and 2021 – 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.
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.
July 21 to Aug 15 Neil Frazer.
QCA Galleries, Griffith University, 381 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00
Aug 24 to Sept 6 (opening Tue Aug 25, 6-8pm) Constructive Reductive – Joseph Buis (FR), Judith Cisneros (AR), Elizabeth Day (AU), Judith Duquemin (AU), Liz Helman (UK), Gosia Koscielak (PL/US), Roland Emile Kuit & Karin Schomaker (NL), Aaron Perkins (AU), Charley Peters (UK), T. Michael Stephens (US), Jon Thogmartin (US). Curated by Dr Judith Duquemin.
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)
Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Bank Brisbane 4101.
Free entry, unless otherwise stated.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Good Friday, Christmas and Boxing Day.
The QAG is now open. GOMA will re-open from Aug 7.
To Feb 7, 2021 Mavis Ngallametta: Show Me the Way to Go Home. Mavis Ngallametta (1944-2019) made a profound contribution to arts and culture nationally and particularly in Queensland, her home state. An elder of the Putch clan and a cultural leader of the Wik and Kugu people of Aurukun, Mavis Ngallametta was one of the most well-regarded senior community-based artists in Australia. This exhibition surveys a decade of the artist’s intricate and animated paintings, bringing together major works from her Pamp/Swamp, Kendall River, Wutan, Ikalath, Yalgamunken, intertidal estuary and powerful bushfire series for the first time. This is a powerful aesthetic experience and great insight into life on Mavis Ngallametta’s country. Read more…
To Aug 8, 2021 Errant Objects. Inspired by Ai Weiwei’s Boomerang (2006) which hangs alongside, Errant Objects explores the legacy of the readymade, assemblage and recontextualisations of cultural objects through works from our contemporary Asian art holdings.
QUT Art Museum
2 George Street, QUT Gardens Point Campus (next to the City Botanic Gardens), Brisbane 4000.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
Visit website for programs and events.
To Aug 16 Rite of Passage – responds to the significance of the year 2020: 250 years since James Cook first arrived on our shores, reframing the way that we perceive this year in our history.
To June 1, 2021 William Robinson: By the Book – draws upon Nick Earls’ non-fiction novella, A new perspective, to present an immersive exhibition experience.
Redland Art Gallery
Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba 4157.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 4.00.
To July 11 A Portrait of Australia: Stories through the lens of Australian Geographic.
July 18 to Sept 1 Placemaking: Sarah Sculley and Lara Furst.
Redland Art Gallery
Cnr Middle and Bloomfield Streets, Cleveland 4163.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Sun 9.00 to 2.00.
To Aug 2 Redland Art Awards: Works acquired 2006-2018.
Also, Breathing Space.
Suzanne O’Connell Gallery
93 James Street, New Farm 4005.
(07) 3358-5811, 0400-920-022.
Member of ACGA.
Specialising in contemporary Australian Indigenous art. Representing leading Aboriginal artists; works include paintings, fibre and wood carvings.
Open by appointment.
UQ Art Museum
James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (Building 11), University Drive, The University of Queensland, St Lucia 4067.
UQ Art Museum is re-opening soon! Stay connected for all the details @uqartmuseum
To Jan 16, 2021 Centre of the Centre – an exhibition by Mel O’Callaghan.
Also, To Speak of Cities – an exhibition and front window commission by Sam Cranstoun.
And, Music of Spheres – an exhibition evoking a constellation of ideas relating to cosmic mysticism, spirituality, imagined worlds, parallel universes and hidden forces.
New exhibition launching online in August: Conflict in My Outlook: We Met Online – an exhibition investigating the way the Internet mediates and shapes social relations and ideas.
Anthea Polson Art
Shop 120 Marina Mirage, 74 Seaworld Drive, and 29 Tedder Avenue, Main Beach 4217.
Director: Anthea Polson.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
July 18 to Aug 1 Where The Ocean Meets The Land by Steve Tyerman – instinctual energy permeates Tyerman’s works. Characterised by an intense involvement in the materiality of paint they are the outcome of intimate engagements with the environment. A fusion of elements his vistas manifest a tangible presence, as considerations of form, colour and light resolve in the immediacy of gesture and textured surfaces.
Aug 14 to 28 Tadpoles And Frogs by Robert Ryan. Ryan has always immersed himself in the process of life, his paintings interpreting and distilling experience, the pervasive theme remains the individual’s relationship to one’s surroundings and situation.
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.
From Aug 8 (opening Sat Aug 8, 3-6pm) Drawing to Dis/possess by Deb Mostert. Is the act of drawing them enough? Can I be content to have enjoyed them, spent time with them, observing their aesthetic or functional beauty or revelling in their nostalgic blast? Can I draw to dis/possess? To be officially opened by Jodi Ferrari, Education and Audience Development Officer of Tweed Regional Gallery.
Montville Art Gallery
138 Main Street, Montville 4560.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Montville Art Gallery is situated in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast hinterland, with over 40 artists on permanent display. It has been operating since 1974 and is open 7 days a week. Artist De Gillet Cox used mixed media to produce works filled with colour and the brilliance of our tropical light. See more of her works on our website.
Noosa Regional Gallery
Level 1, 9 Pelican Street, Riverside, Tewantin 4565.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 3.00. Closed Mon, public hols and during exhibition changeovers.
July 25 to Sept 12 FEM-aFFINITY – Fulli Andrinopoulos, Jane Trengove, Dorothy Berry, Jill Orr, Wendy Dawson, Helga Groves, Bronwyn Hack, Heather Shimmen, Eden Menta, Janelle Low, Cathy Staughton, Prudence Flint, Lisa Reid and Yvette Coppersmith. Read more…
South East Region
Gympie Regional Gallery
39 Nash Street, Gympie 4570.
The gallery promotes the development of the arts as an integral part of the lives and industry of the local community.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
531 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba 4350.
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery is currently closed and will reopen with these exhibitions:
Breaking News: Captain Cook in 2020. Captain James Cook’s three historic voyages across the Pacific Ocean 1768-1780 are breaking news – especially in Australia this year. New information, interpretations and images about his voyages make them not simply past events but also currently occurring and developing stories. This exhibition showcases original engravings from the Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection’s extensive holdings of Cook literature as well as contemporary artworks that present alternative and Indigenous views of Cook’s voyages.
Object / Subject: Figure studies from the collection. Figure studies have played a significant role in Western art. Sometimes in the gallery setting these studies are treated like finished works of art, although that may not have been the artist’s intention. Regardless of their status, they capture expressive and immediate gestures of the artist’s hand. This exhibition brings together a small selection of works from Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery – Toowoomba City Collection that use the figure as subject. In drawing attention to the connections between different portrayals of the figure, the perspectives of both the viewer and the maker become integral to the image.
Civic Precinct, cnr Gordon and Macalister Streets, Mackay 4740.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 3.00.
To Aug Focus on the Collection: Michael Cook.
To Aug 9 Elysha Rei: The CQUniversity Wall.
To Sept Michelle Vine: Contested Biography. Read more…
To Sept 13, 2020 Libris Awards: The Australian Artists’ Book Prize. Since opening its doors in 2003, Artspace Mackay has been dedicated in its exploration and support of the artists’ book medium. The Libris Awards, Artspace Mackay’s national artists’ book prize, plays a significant role in showcasing the very latest and best in contemporary artists’ book practice in Australia. For the latest 2020 Libris Awards news, announcement of winners and to view the illustrated Catalogue of finalists, please visit www.artspacemackay.com.au
Aug 15 to Oct 18 Finding the Funny: The Art of Judy Horacek.
Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
1 Barolin Street, Bundaberg 4670.
UPDATE: Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery is temporarily closed to the public.
Cairns Art Gallery
Cnr Abbott and Shields Streets, Cairns 4870.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To Aug 9 Sidney Nolan: Ned Kelly Series.
To Aug 23 Destination North.
To Aug 26 Fordlandia by Melanie Smith – virtual exhibition.
To Oct 4 Shifting The Narrative: Alternative Histories.
Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2020
Cnr Wharf and Lake streets, Cairns City 4870.
Aug 14 to 23 – CIAF 2020 is an online digital platform enabling everyone to experience and explore the vibrant and distinctive Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and cultures from their home.
Gab Titui Cultural Centre
Cnr Blackall Street and Victoria Parade, Thursday Island 4875.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 4.30, Sat 9.30 to 1.30, (April-Sept) 10.00 to 3.00, (Oct-March) 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.
Level 1, 35-37 Macaree Street, North Rockhampton 4701.
Mon-Thurs 8.00-6.00, Fri-Sat by appt.
July 11 to Aug 14 Halcyon Earth by Monique Morter. Morter’s ethereal, effervescent landscapes are akin to the stuff of dreams. In her newest collection of works, Morter depicts the rocky boulders of the Australian landscape, transformed into crystalline beacons of wonder and fantasy. The sky lifts from the horizon to lighten the atmosphere with a sense of reverie in a blanket of opalescent blue, altogether conjuring a scene to quell all worry – depicting a charmed land of centuries past.
NorthSite Contemporary Arts
96 Abbott Street, Cairns 4870.
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. UPDATE: NorthSite Contemporary Arts is closed until further notice. Visit the website for more information.
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Cnr Flinders and Denham Streets, Townsville 4810.
Gallery will be open Tues-Fri weekly, for two sessions only, 11.00 to 2.00. Bookings are required to attend.
For more information on gallery updates visit our website.
To July 19 The Percival Portrait Prize. The biennial Percival Portrait Prize, North Queensland’s own portrait competition, is an open competition for artists locally and internationally. The Percivals includes three categories of competition and exhibition, The Percival Portrait Painting Prize, the Percival Photographic Portrait Prize, and the Percival Animal Portrait Prize, totalling in $54,000 in prize money. This year, all three prizes will be exhibited at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery.
July 31 to Sept 20 North Queensland Ceramic Awards – the biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards has long aimed to increase public exposure to a high standard of pottery from around the nation. A showcase for both well-known and emerging artists, this competition displays the diversity of ceramic art currently being produced not only in Australia but also overseas. The City of Townsville Art Collection Award continues to provide both opportunity for artists to become a part of one of the nation’s most significant ceramic collections, as well as ensuring the continued growth of this important subsection of the City of Townsville Art Collection.
Rockhampton Art Gallery
62 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton 4700.
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UPDATE: Rockhampton Art Gallery is closed until further notice.
Dogwood Crossing, Miles
81 Murilla Street, Miles 4415.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 12.00, closed Sun.
Dogwood Crossing, Miles gallery spaces will reopen on Sept 5 with the exhibition Contemporary: Selections from the Western Downs Region Art Collection. This cross-medium selection of works, created in the past four decades by more than 30 local and nationally recognised artists, represents a wide range of approaches to the political, social, and artistic flux that have shaped the regions cultural landscape.
Sept 5 to Nov 14 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery: Contemporary: Selections from the Western Downs Region Art Collection – Irene Amos, Mike Brown, Shay Docking, Guy Grey-Smith, Arthur Gunthorpe, Brian Hatch, Stephen Killick, Les Kossatz, Richard Larter, Keith Looby, Jeffrey Makin, Victor Majzner, John Millington, Nick Mourtzakis, David Paulson, John Peart, David Rankin, Andrew Sibley, Ann Thomson, Ken Whisson and Rod Withers. Also, Curved Wall: Landscape: Western Downs – Phil Bazzo, Barbara Hancock, Barb Lee, Jo Smiles and Jack Wilson.
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.
Until late Aug, A Portrait of Australia: Stories Through the Lens of Australian Geographic – a travelling exhibition from the National Museum of Australia developed in collaboration with Australian Geographic.