Explore Brisbane's art galleries

Uncover Brisbane’s burgeoning art scene in one of our many thriving innovative spaces. Head to the heart of the city to see travelling international art exhibitions, wander through trendy neighbourhood streets to see cool underground artists, or marvel at real and artistic impressions of beautiful landscapes in one of our many regional galleries.

Major Galleries

The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) 

Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)

QAGOMA is a single institution located across two adjacent riverside buildings in South Bank’s Cultural Precinct. QAGOMA holds a collection of more than 16,000 works of historical, modern and contemporary art, and stages a dynamic program of Australian and international exhibitions. The hub is home to the Children's Art Centre which collaborates on interactive artworks with leading artists from around the world, and the Australian Cinémathèque, the only dedicated cinema facility in an Australian art museum.

Boutique Galleries

Fortitude Valley to New Farm

Phillip Bacon Galleries

Born from the encouragement of artists Lawrence Daws, Margaret Olley, Charles Blackman and Robert Dickerson, the gallery was established in 1974 and is now renowned for the depth of its stockroom and for exhibiting many of the country’s most celebrated artists.

Mitchell Fine Art

Mitchell Art Gallery

Formerly Muk Muk Fine Art, the converted industrial space is an exciting venue in the Brisbane art scene. The annual exhibition calendar presents a range of high-calibre art from artists including George Gittoes, Jeff Makin, Johnny Romeo, Geoff Todd, Bernard Ollis and Margaret Loy Pula. 

Heiser Gallery

Created in 2004 by Bruce Heiser, a former employee of Philip Bacon, the eponymous Heiser Gallery represents the work of Australian artists and also deals in Australian works of art dating from 1920 onwards. Check out its edgy contemporary art exhibits. 

Jan Murphy Gallery

Jan Murphy Gallery

With more than 20 years in the business, this hotspot is dedicated to the exhibition and sale of contemporary art of the highest calibre and features a varied selection of local and interstate Australian art by both established and emerging artists.

FireWorks Gallery 

FireWorks Gallery is known for exhibiting some of Australia’s favourite contemporary artists. The gallery’s exhibition program strives to present artworks by indigenous and non-indigenous artists alongside each other.

REDSEA Gallery

Redsea Art Gallery

REDSEA Gallery Brisbane represents artists and sculptors from across Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia. Originally established in Singapore, REDSEA Gallery opened in Brisbane in 2008 and inspires visitors to discover unique international contemporary art.

Artisan

Artisan presents, promotes and celebrates excellence in craftsmanship and design. With everything from furniture to jewellery, this is the place to appreciate cutting-edge design. Artisan's commercial outlet M (ART) is a must for some unique Queensland art.

Edwina Corlette

Edwina Corlette worked with Jan Murphy before opening her own space. The gallery exhibits contemporary painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, installation and digital art from Australia and the Asia Pacific. Keep your eye out for this gallery’s artist talks and offsite programs. 

Institute of Modern Art (IMA)

Institute of Modern Art

The IMA has been a leading independent space for 40 years. The gallery concentrates on commissioning new works by Australian and international artists at pivotal points in their practices, as well as shedding light on underrepresented artists. Check out its fabulous artist talks.

Spring Hill

Spiro Grace Art Rooms

Established in 2010, this tiny cottage-turned art gallery features offbeat contemporary art from emerging and mid-career artists. Come here for some of the most cutting-edge art in Queensland.

The City

QUT Art Museum

Comprising more than 2000 objects, the collection includes paintings, sculptures, decorative arts and works on paper, chiefly by Australian artists. The collection has a history of a strong and adventurous commitment to contemporary art, with the majority of works dating from the 1960s onwards. 

Metro Arts

Metro Arts

Championing all contemporary art forms, Metro Arts exhibits both performance and visual art. Step inside its heritage-listed building in the Brisbane CBD and take a closer look at experimental boundary-pushing exhibitions and performance.

Paddington

Lethbridge Gallery

Lethbridge Gallery is owned and run by artist Brett Lethbridge and specialises in highly detailed and technically outstanding paintings from a group of Australian artists.

Regional galleries

Ipswich Art Gallery, Ipswich

With more than 100,000 visitors a year, the gallery is one of the most popular regional galleries in Australia. It presents a dynamic program of exhibitions and heritage displays with complementary workshops, performances and even a permanent interactive children’s gallery.

Redland Art Gallery, Redlands

Redland Art Gallery

With two locations in neighbouring bayside suburbs, Cleveland and Capalaba, Redland Art Gallery features six spaces across the two locations and specialises in works that look to define a Redlands' cultural identity.

Live at The Centre, Scenic Rim

Built as part of major renovations to the Beaudesert Shire Hall in 2007, the gallery, designed by Cox Raynor Architects, includes soaring atriums and over 60 running metres of hanging space of touring and locally developed exhibitions.  

Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Moreton Bay

Caboolture Regional Art Gallery

Check out the gallery’s four outstanding exhibition spaces. The Main gallery hosts major local and touring exhibitions; the Long gallery offers boutique exhibitions of paintings and photography; the Focus gallery is a dynamic multimedia space; and the Hub gallery showcases developing local artists.

Redcliffe City Art Gallery, Moreton Bay 

The Redcliffe City Art Gallery is an outstanding public gallery with its roots firmly planted in the cultural history of the region. Through both local and touring exhibitions, the gallery offers visitors a unique perspective of the Redcliffe peninsula and the Moreton Bay region.

Lockyer Valley Art Gallery, Lockyer Valley

Lockyer Valley Art Gallery

Featured within the Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre at Lake Apex, Gatton, the art gallery provides an exhibition space for local and visiting artists, with displays changing each month.

Logan Art Gallery, Logan City

Established in 1995, the Logan Art Gallery celebrates the diverse practices of visual artists, craft workers and designers. Exhibitions feature touring exhibitions and local artists and often are accompanied by a range of free talks, events and practical workshops.

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