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Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art
Stanley Place
South Bank
4101 Queensland
Australia
Venue Type: Gallery
CURRENT EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
December 3rd - April 17th, 2017
Rotation 2: A World View: The Tim Fairfax Gift
Candice Breitz, Anthony McCall, Timo Nasseri, Uche Okpa-Iroha, Julian Opie, Tomas Saraceno
November 26th - July 30th, 2017
Lucent: Aboriginal and Pacific works from the Collection
Henry Gambika Nupurra Dhamarandji, Richard Galnardiwuy, David Lakarriny Gurruwiwi, Gali Yalkarriwuy Gurruwiwi, Paul Gurruwiwi, Trevor Gurruwiwi
November 19th - April 17th, 2017
Mirror Mirror
Hrafnhildur Arnardottir aka Shoplifter
October 15th - January 29th, 2017
July 16th - February 12th, 2017
Into View
Neha Choksi, Shadi Ghadirian, Simryn Gill, Nasreen Mohamedi, Pushpamala N
June 25th - February 12th, 2017
May 28th - August 6th, 2017
Moving Pictures: Towards a rehang of Australian art
Rupert Bunny, Russell Drysdale, E Phillips Fox, Nora Heysen, Vida Lahey, Godfrey Rivers
May 14th - May 14th, 2017
Untitled 2006-07
Anish Kapoor
QUICK FACTS
Open hours
Sun-Sat 10-5
Phone
+ 61 (0)7 3840 7303
Other phone
(07) 3840 7303
Fax
+ 61 (0)7 3844 8865
Gallery type
Contemporary
DESCRIPTION

The Queensland Art Gallery is Queensland's premier visual arts institution and a leading art museum nationally. The Gallery's driving philosophy is to connect art and people.

The Gallery was established in 1895 as the Queensland National Art Gallery. Throughout its early history the Gallery was housed in a series of temporary premises, and did not have a permanent home until the opening of its current architecturally acclaimed building on Brisbane's south bank in 1982.

Since opening, the Gallery's Collection, exhibitions, audiences and programs have grown in size, complexity and diversity. To cater for the community's future needs, during the 1990s the Gallery embarked on extensive research and wide consultation, resulting in the concept of a second building.

The Gallery of Modern Art, which opened in December 2006, complements the Queensland Art Gallery building. Situated at Kurilpa Point only 150 metres from the Queensland Art Gallery building, the Gallery of Modern Art focuses on the art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

The Gallery's flagship project is the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art series of exhibitions, now a major event on the national and international arts calendar. The expertise developed from staging the Triennial for over a decade has led to the establishment of the Australian Centre of Asia-Pacific Art (ACAPA), to foster alliances, scholarship and publishing, and the formation of an internationally significant collection of art from the Asia-Pacific region.

Similarly, the Gallery is committed to profiling Indigenous Australian art and strengthening relationships with Queensland's Indigenous communities.

The Gallery is also recognised as an international leader in presenting innovative museum-based learning programs for children. These programs are coordinated through the Children's Art Centre. Developing youth audiences for visual art is another priority for the Gallery and this is achieved through programs such as the annual Prime event.

To ensure all Queenslanders have access to the Collection, travelling exhibitions tour to regional and remote centres of the state.

The Gallery's governing body is a Board of Trustees appointed by the Queensland Government, and it is managed by an Executive Management Team.