Art Galleries and Other Culture in Brisbane

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Art Galleries and Other Culture in Brisbane

Discover Brisbane’s art and culture scene, with a strong population of local creatives the city has a colourful mix of galleries to peruse and street art to stumble upon. Here is a guide to get you started on your exploration; as you wander the streets you are sure to uncover more around each alluring corner…

Fortitude Valley Galleries

Fortitude Valley is a great artistic hub and a wonderful spot to spend a day soaking up the creative vibe and being inspired by the local talented artists and creatives.

Edwina Corlette Gallery

The Edwina Corlette gallery has a sound program of exhibitions on throughout the year, currently on display are the works by ABBEY MCCULLOCH ‘MONUMENT’, this exhibition is focused around the female form through sculptures and canvas works. McCulloch faces the shift in contemporary female culture and brings to light current issues that women are facing through her art works. 12 – 30 March 2019

2 – 25 April 2019 PAUL RYAN ‘Cyan Summer’

26 April – 15 May – LYNDAL HARGRAVE ‘Florescence’

For a full schedule of exhibitions visit Edwina Corlette Gallery website

2/555 Brunswick St New Farm

Philip Bacon Galleries

One of Australia’s leading art galleries, the gallery was opened in 1974 and quickly grew in popularity and become nationally recognised. Today the gallery continues to thrive and is essential within the Brisbane art scene as both educator and commercial representative.

The gallery has exhibited major exhibitions by senior Australia artists including Isaac Walter Jenner, Ian Fairweather, Rupert Bunny, Fred Williams and others.

The gallery is known for its well piled stock room and premium quality works.

2 Arthur St Fortitude Valley

Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts

Is a boutique Brisbane theatre presenting unique and contemporary performances, affectionately known by artists as ‘the Judy’ and proudly being a base for nationally and internationally renowned art companies.

The intimate theatre space means you will always have a seat close to the action, a true live performance experience.

The pieces you see at ‘the Judy’ are unique and innovative, where performers think outside of the box to bring you anything from cutting edge, unconventional or an unusual combination of genres. Whatever you see it will be a stand out performance in a relaxed theatre setting.

420 Brunswick St Fortitude Valley

FireWorks Gallery

Features contemporary works from indigenous and non indigenous Australians, a theme that has brought a name for the gallery and a national following.

52A Doggett St Newstead


Bringing together art, design and craft and promotes local craftsmanship into the global market, the not-for-profit organisation supports emerging talent and provides an online and retail outlet for crafters and designers.

381 Brunswick St Fortitude Valley

South Bank Cultural Precinct

South Bank is Brisbane’s arts and entertainment cultural precinct and is the place to be for Brisbane’s major galleries and performances at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)

QAGOMA is Brisbane’s highly renowned galleries encompassing both the Queensland Art Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art in adjacent buildings. Presenting the city with a dynamic program of Australian and International artists as well as the permanent exhibits with a collection of more than 17000 works from contemporary through to historical pieces.

The flagship contemporary art series presented by QAGOMA is ‘The Asia Pacific triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT). Since 1993 the APT has run every 3 years, bringing the most important and dynamic contemporary art from the region in a unique presentation that allows for cross-cultural insight. The 9th APT is currently exhibiting until 28th April 2019.

Stanley Place, South Bank

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

QPAC offers Brisbane a rich showcase of local, national and international performing arts. The program has something for everyone from musicals to dance, children’s show, current pop and rock music, classic musical master pieces, ballet, comedy, circus and world music performances.

For the best performing arts live in Brisbane, QPAC is the place to be.

South Bank Cultural Precinct

Cnr Grey and Melbourne Streets South Bank

Come and immerse yourself in artistic creativity, innovation and culture as you uncover Brisbane’s art scene for yourself.

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