The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9)

As with previous Triennials, APT9 will be expansive in its scope and geographic reach and it will be presented across both QAG and GOMA. It will include significant projects from Australia, China, Hawaii, India, Iran, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Pakistan, The Philippines, Turkey, PNG and other parts of the Asia Pacific, with works by more than 80 senior, mid-career and emerging artists.

24 November 2018 – 28 April 2019

Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection

Exclusive to GOMA, this is the Australian artist’s most ambitious project to date and includes major new commissions contextualised with works from the past 15 years. It occupies GOMA’s entire ground floor as well as a dedicated Children’s Art Centre space, where an interactive project Piccinini has developed for children will draw young audiences into an immersive environment filled with soft sculptural creatures.
Continues until 5 August 2018

Tony Albert: Visible

This exhibition features works from 2002 to the present, including the artist’s epic appropriations and re-appropriations of kitsch ‘Aboriginalia’, text-based installations and the award-winning photographic series ‘Brothers’.

Tony Albert’s work interrogates representations of Aboriginal people through a mix of humour and poignancy, while tackling issues of race and representation head-on. He won the Fleurieu Art Prize in 2016, and in 2014 he secured both the Basil Sellers Art Prize and the prestigious Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award.

2 June – 7 October 2018

Time and Tides: Art in the Torres Strait Islands

This display features works from the gallery’s collection by leading TSI artists, including Allson Edrick Tabuai, Ken Thaiday Snr, Rosie Ware, Segar Passi, George Arago Sambo, George Nona, James Eseli and Alick Tipoti.
Continues until 5 August 2018

The Long Story: Asia Pacific Collection

This display explores themes and practices that have long shaped the gallery’s Asian and Pacific Art Collection, and includes new acquisitions, seminal holdings, historical artefacts, and works acquired throughout the Asia Pacific Triennial series.

Continues until 23 September, 2018

For more information on these and other QAGOMA programs visit www.qagoma.qld.gov.au


A World View: The Tim Fairfax Gift

A World View: The Tim Fairfax Gift is a regional touring exhibition developed by QAGOMA. This is  the story of a deep commitment to contemporary art and to the Queensland Art Gallery and  Gallery of Modern Art.

Since 2002, Tim Fairfax AC has supported the acquisition of some of the most remarkable works to have entered the Collection.
Reflecting this generosity, this regional touring exhibition presents works by both renowned and emerging artists, from large-scale artworks to intimate photographic works. The donor’s willingness to venture into new collection-building territory, particularly with acquisitions from Africa, South America and the Pacific, is apparent in the great diversity of works on display.

Touring exhibition at HOTA from 21 July – 9 September 2018

Other venues include Gladstone, Cairns, Townsville, Gympie and Toowoomba, until May 2019.


Jack Oudyn, Tear juice 2006, collage, etched wax, shellac, water soluble oil paint and inks on Arches paper.

Redland Art Awards

Now celebrating its 31st year, Redland Art Awards is a national contemporary painting competition held biennially at the gallery in Cleveland. The competition is open to all Australian painters, with no categories or themes. There is a prize pool of $22,000, with an acquisitive first prize of $15,000, a second prize of $4,000, a third prize of $2,500, and The Meredith Foxton People’s Choice Award of $500.

2 September – 14 October 2018

Opening event: 6.30pm, Friday 31 August.

Floor talk and light lunch: 12 noon Sunday 9 September.

My Father’s an Artist

This exhibition delves into what it’s like having an artist as a father and what it’s like being a father who practises art. A selection of artists who are fathers with ties to the Redlands area feature in this exhibition that celebrates Father’s Day 2018. Drawn from the Redland Art Gallery collection and private collections, My Father’s an Artist promises to bring interesting stories for all to enjoy.

25 August – 9 October 2018

Floor talk and canapés: 5.30 pm, Thursday 6 September.


Logan Art Gallery

He kakano ahau

The exhibition title, which translates to ‘I am a seed’, is from the ancient Māori proverb (whakataukī)  that is well known throughout all Māori tribes in New Zealand.

‘E kore au e ngaro, he kākano i ruia mai i Rāngiatea’
‘I will never be lost, for I am a seed sown in Rangiātea’

The concept of He kākano is that of growth, development and expansion, and the seed represents greatness. Even before the seed is planted it has the inherent potential to grow into an enormous tree. A person, like a seed, is inextricably linked to generations who have gone before and are yet to come. It cannot be isolated or detached from those connections. It is both history and potential.

In the artists’ words, ‘just because Māori are no longer living in New Zealand, and not practicing culture or fluent in Māori language, it does not mean that Māori are lost. We are still Māori and aim to awaken the very essence of what it means to be Māori  through this exhibition’.

19 October – 24 November 2018



PINERIVERS Braddy,-Joanne,-My-Soul,-70x-60,acrylic-on-canvas

Black Dog, Blue Butterflies
In Australia over 45% of the population will experience mental health issues at some stage of their lives. Add in all of the people who are affected when a loved one experiences mental health issues and there would be very few people unaffected.

This exhibition draws its title from the well-known euphemism ‘the black dog’ for one of the most common mental health issues, depression. ‘Butterflies’ refers to another very common affliction, that of anxiety.

11 August 2018 – 10 November 2018



Image: Tyson Evans, Sandhill Crane 1997, oil on board.

Tyson Evans Scholarship 2018

This is an annual exhibition of selected artwork by Tyson Evans Scholarship applicants who must be 12 to 18 years of age and attend school or live in the Moreton Bay Regional Council area.

A bursary of $2000 for first place will be awarded to the winning entrant for the purpose of undertaking study, research or tuition in an aspect of the visual arts, to further their art education and develop their artistic skills. There are two additional $500 bursaries for second place – one for a student in grades 7 to 9 and another for students in grade 10 to 12.

28 July 2018 – 18 August 2018



Jo St Baker – First Wave

Winner of the 2017 Flying Arts Queensland Regional Art Award, Jo St Baker’s exhibition elaborates on the artist’s engagement with land/sea transitions and conceptual and physical thresholds associated with coastal culture and environment. It features the growth of her Sandman sculptural series and beautiful wood carved drawings, print and installation.

17 July 2018 – 11 August 2018

Mary Elizabeth Barron – Under foot

The beauty in the often less appreciated and noticed natural wonders beneath our feet are the source of inspiration for this body of work. The works seek to draw attention to the intricacies of natural debris. The colour, shape and textural qualities of leaves in their dying stages, fallen bark and twigs are complex and intriguing. These elements are often either un-noticed or considered green rubbish. Mary Elizabeth Barron’s Under foot seeks to re-contextualise these elements through the use of these natural materials and drawing inspiration from their presentation.

06 November 2018 – 01 December 2018


Caloundra Regional Gallery

Jandamarra Cadd: United Journey

This exhibition of new paintings by Sunshine Coast based artist Jandamarra Cadd considers relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, not one of more value than the other but in true harmony and equality. Cadd’s paintings depict a moment in time that tells of a journey of embracing, understanding and learning from one another in a truly symbiotic relationship – a United Journey. The exhibition will include an interactive children’s art activity space and will be accompanied by a fold-out catalogue with a new text by author Nycole Prowse.

21 June to 12 August 2018

Official Opening (starting with a Smoking Ceremony and dancers): Wednesday 20 June, 5.30 pm.

Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2018

The Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2018 is a national contemporary acquisitive award presented by Sunshine Coast Council. The award is open to any artist who is an Australian resident, working in a 2D medium. Forty finalists have been selected for exhibition at the Caloundra Regional Gallery and the winning work will be added to the Sunshine Coast Art Collection.

16 August to 14 October 2018



Image: Deborah Kelly & collaborators: Latai Funaki Taumoepeau from No Human Being Is Illegal (in all our glory), 2014.

No Human Being is Illegal: evolution

No Human Being is Illegal: evolution is a collaborative collage project with celebrated Australian artist, Deborah Kelly, re-working an artwork from her acclaimed exhibition, Deborah Kelly: No Human Being is Illegal (in all our glory), initially commissioned for the 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014).  The 20 life-sized photographic portraits have evolved into intriguing collage works through the collaborative creativity of teams of public participants over the course of many months.

Conceived and organised by the artist, the work continues to unfold throughout its tour of regional galleries and museums around Australia.

20 July to 2 September 2018




Manggan – gather, gathers, gathering

Manggan – gather, gathers, gathering is a travelling exhibition in partnership between Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, the South Australian Museum, and toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland. It features contemporary artworks by 18 artists from the Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, together with selected cultural objects drawn from the South Australian Museum collection gathered from the Girringun region.

23 May 2018 to 14 July 2018

Official Opening Saturday 26 May, 1.30pm including Welcome to Country by Bianca Beetson (KubiKubi Elder) followed by an Art Chat Session 2.30-4.30pm.



Connect 3

Contemporary abstract artists Denise McMahon, Jennifer Neubecker and Kym Tabulo draw on the traditions of abstract art as they transform their well explored theories and experiments into three distinct but complementary practices. Each drawing or painting represents a universal aim that binds the trio, and their show: that is to value both conscious and intuitive decisions in making their works. Sensitive to each other’s aesthetics, and the experience of the viewer, the three friends hope to nurture a sense of visual adventure that showcases the wonders of creative abstraction.

22 June – 24 July 2018

Opening event:  Friday, June 22, 6pm – 8pm.



Emporium of Apparatus Concerning Mechatronic Variants

Russell Anderson’s art and design practice is focussed on whimsical kinetic sculpture, play and interactivity from small to large-scale, in both private and public settings. This has extended into playground design and manufacture of play elements. Russell has been a full time artist for 20 years in public art commissions, community projects, theatrical design and festivals. He lives on acreage bordering a national park in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. His ‘off the grid’ completely solar powered workshop/studio is equipped with CNC tooling and a full machine shop.

‘The idea of the tea bag jiggler came to me one night when a friend was making me a cup of tea [earl grey] for the first time. I looked at the way she was jiggling the tea bag and thought the process could be automated, thus starting an obsession. I increased the absurdity of the endeavour by not stopping at just one version, instead making several variations – a theme which has carried through to my current work. I have also built two all-terrain bubble blowing vehicles and I’m now planning a third.’

1 July to 31 July 2018

Moto Niwa – MISCE 108

Motoyuki Niwa is a multi-disciplinary artist who works in sculpture, installation, drawing and performance. He has an extraordinary range of experience and skills in visual arts and performing arts. He is a serious disciple of tradition and has spent over 40 years studying traditional arts, including Japanese Noh Mask Drama, calligraphy, kimono textile design and techniques with acclaimed masters. Moto’s experience includes graphic arts, editorial engineering, industrial design, planning and conceptual arts for major companies.

5 June to 1 July 2018



35th Annual Competitive Art Competition— Hervey Bay Art Society

The Hervey Bay Art Society 35th Annual Regional Competitive Exhibition features Australian artists displaying work in seven categories.

3 August to 9 September 2018


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