Our Favourite Art Galleries Across Brisbane City
Explore artworks from across the nation and across the world by visiting one of the many art galleries across Brisbane City.
Brisbane’s cultural scene is brimming with emerging talent, and luckily for us, there are plentiful places to find it! There are dozens of galleries across the city, so we’ve narrowed the list down to the top eight art spaces in Brisbane that not only showcase our local talent, but nationwide and international exhibitions as well.
Opening its doors in 1974, the Phillip Bacon Galleries have become a leading space in Brisbane for local artists. Exhibiting national artists from the twentieth century, there are five spaces within the building to showcase their impressive stockroom collection as well as monthly artist representations.
2 Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley
With a focus on representing indigenous artists, FireWorks gallery hosts a mix of contemporary Australian artworks and installations. Located in a renovated concrete warehouse, this Bowen Hills space has operated as a commercial gallery since 1993. The director of the gallery, Michael Eather, comments that the curatorial theme for the gallery’s exhibition program and it’s ongoing projects remains the desire to present artworks by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists alongside one another.
9/31 Thompson Street, Bowen Hills
Located on Arthur Street, in the hub of Brisbane’s art scene, you’ll find the Mitchell Fine Art gallery. Showcasing contemporary Australian art as well as Indigenous artists, this gallery also boasts an annual exhibition calendar of high calibre artworks to delight and inspire your creative and cultural palate.
86 Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley
The household name when it comes to art and culture in Brisbane, QAGOMA spans two adjacent buildings and houses over 16,000 pieces of art, historical and contemporary alike. With frequent exhibitions, installations and events, QAGOMA offers Brisbane locals the opportunity to truly immerse themselves in the splendour of artists from near and far.
Stanley Place, South Brisbane
A household name amongst the Brisbane creative scene, the Institute of Modern Art (IMA) is renowned for its diverse range of exhibitions and events. Housed within the iconic Judith Wright Centre in Brisbane’s progressive Fortitude Valley locale, the IMA is a free public space for all to enjoy, and an absolute must-do for any art lover.
Ground Floor, Judith Wright Centre, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
Hosting exhibitions, events, workshops and more, Artisan is a hub for creatives. This not-for-profit venture has been supporting and uplifting local makers and creators since its inception in 1970 and remains integral to Brisbane craftspeople to this day. Artisan also operates as an online and physical marketplace, enabling artists to keep doing what they do best.
45 King Street, Bowen Hills
If you’re looking to add something very special to your collection, the Jan Murphy Gallery is not to be missed. With over 20 years of experience, this carefully curated gallery offers regular exhibitions and sales of top-tier contemporary Australian art to their patrons. Showcasing established and emerging artists from across the nation, be sure to mark this gallery as a must-do when you’re ready to surround yourself with beauty and creativity.
486 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
Comprising a large catalogue of art from established and emerging artists alike, the Red Hill Gallery hosts monthly exhibitions of realist, impressionist and contemporary paintings. You can expect to browse a mix of mediums, spanning paper, bronze sculpture, ceramics and glass when exploring the little red building that the Gallery has called home from 1986.
61 Musgrave Road, Red Hill
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