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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | December 15, 2019

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Gallery Guide: Our Favourite Five

Gallery Guide: Our Favourite Five

| On 07, Oct 2014

Move over Melbourne and sit back Sydney, your little brother Brisbane is abundantly buzzing with its own art scene.

Often overlooked as a creative hub, Brisbane does indeed have a lot to offer when it comes to galleries featuring a plethora of local and emerging artists. While I’m sure most have visited one of the many blockbusters the GoMA has seen in recent years…and boy have they been blockbusters; Picasso, Valentino & Warhol among others, we’ve compiled a list of love for five Brisbane galleries. While they may not encapsulate with the white cube effect of GoMA, these cute counterparts are worth a look for all those interested in art.

REDSEA Gallery

Representing local and international artists from Australia, Europe, Vietnam and Indonesia, REDSEA gallery, located on James St offers opportunities of inspiration and discovery of modern and contemporary art.

redsea

27 James St

Fortitude Valley, QLD, 4006

 

White Canvas Gallery

Tucked away on Church St in the Fortitude Valley, White Canvas Gallery is home to an ever changing abundancy of works from both established and emerging artists. Mechanic shop turned gallery space, White Canvas Gallery works on a lease basis allowing artists to rent the space in block periods.

whitecanvas

26 Church St

Fortitude Valley, QLD, 4006

 

UQ Art Museum

While visiting uni for leisure may haunt many, the UQ Art Museum guarantees to spark interest and inspiration among creatives providing an experience much more enjoyable than the usual caffeine induced 8am lecture. Holding over 3000 works of Australian art, this impressive collection of both historic and contemporary works is worth a look. With Frequently changing exhibitions and free admission, a wander around this architecturally designed space is well worth the time.

uq

James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (Building 11), The University of Queensland

University Drive

St Lucia, Qld, 4067

 

Philip Bacon Gallery

As one of Australia’s leading curators, Philip Bacon’s gallery is guaranteed to at all times be exhibiting a leading artist. As Brisbane’s prestigious private gallery, this space is regarded both nationally and internationally as among the best.

philiobacon

2 Arthur Street, Corner Brunswick Street

Fortitude Valley, QLD, 4006

 

Institute of Modern Art

The IMA, located on Brunswick St in the Valley is one of Australia’s earliest contemporary art spaces, hidden under the Judith Wright Centre. Often exhibiting the quirky and the cool, this art space is a leading gallery for the production, presentation and circulation of contemporary art.

ima

420 Brunswick Street,

Fortitude Valley, QLD, 4006

Images from featured galleries Instagram accounts and elle-louise burguez