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Art galleries in Brisbane – The places where you can enjoy exceptional artistry

With recent developments in the industry, Brisbane's art scene is slowly coming into the spotlight. It has also given the leisure industry a boost by drawing many into the city from across the world.


Gallery of Modern Art

Since the opening in 2006, Gallery of Modern Art has become one of the renowned art galleries in Brisbane. The bone fine art lovers including locals and foreigners travel from afar to enjoy the works of Ai Weiwei, Yayoi Kusama, Anish Kapoor, Martin Creed, William Robinson, Fiona Hall and so on. GOMA is located by the edge of Brisbane River, close to The Milton Brisbane: one of the hotels near Suncorp Stadium. It is not that far away from the city centre. Aside from the artworks that are on display, the building itself is a work of art boasting brilliant architecture by Architectus studio.


Mitchell Fine Art

Located in Fortitude Valley, Mitchell Fine Art is one of the cutting-edge private art galleries in Brisbane. With 20 years of experience to horn the art lover's experience, Mitchell Fine Art flaunts a wide selection of artworks by Aboriginal and contemporary artists. The refined concrete floor, large white walls that spread over 250 square meters provide a lovely stage setting for its regular art shows.


Institute of Modern Art

One of the first few contemporary art forums in Australia, IMA was opened in 1975 – since then it has become an integral part of the Brisbane art scene. With the compliments of dancing, music, theatre, cabaret shows and circus to amplify the art lover's experience, IMA boasts regular displays of exhibitions and events.


Jan Murphy Gallery

For over 18 years, Jan Murphy has been displaying pieces of contemporary art from the three window spaces of her art gallery. Among the masterpieces on display are works done by both celebrated artists and emerging artists which include Ben Quilty, Kirra Jamison and Rhys Lee. The main focus of the gallery is contemporary art thus contributing massively to Brisbane's contemporary artistry scene.


QUT Art Museum

The museum has a vast assemblage of decorative arts, sculptures, paintings and ceramics. Located right next to Botanical Gardens of Brisbane, QUT Art Museum gives preference to the latest technology works done by Aboriginal artists. The collection of the museum is made all the more interesting by 70 pieces of artistry done by William Robinson.


Philip Bacon Galleries

Philip Bacon was mere a university student when his friends – Lawrence Daws and Charles Blackman – suggested the idea of an art gallery. Having considered the idea, in 1974, he decided to enter the art business by turning a former tile warehouse into a gallery. Over the years, the business continued to flourish making the gallery one of the elite art galleries in Fortitude Valley. The building went through a major makeover in 2001 which has undoubtedly magnified the appeal of the place. Among the most displayed artists at the gallery are Margret Olley, William Robinson, Tim Storrier and Robert Dickerson.


Edwina Corlette Gallery

The gallery's focus ranges over printmaking, photography, sculpture, digital art and painting. Located in the centre of Brunswick St, Edwina Corlette Gallery is named after its creator Edwina Corlette who at a time worked with Jan Murphy. The art forum recently displayed artworks of Marisa Purcell, Bundit Puangthong and Mark Whalen.


Redsea Gallery

After the successful execution of their art gallery in Singapore, Chris and Charlie Churcher decided to open another offshoot of their gallery in Brisbane – so they did in 2008. The gallery's primary focus gravitates around artworks from South East Asia, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. There are diversified forms of arts which include illustrations, sculpture and paintings. The British aesthetes' good artistic taste no doubt has furnished Brisbane's art scene with its current status.