Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane (must see)

Brisbane is undergoing a true renaissance at the moment with more and more cultural activities garnering national and international attention. The Queensland Art Gallery is one of the frontrunners in providing Queenslanders and visitors with a range of art to see and enjoy. The gallery is located in the Queensland Performing Arts Complex, known locally as QPAC, just across the river from the CBD. The gallery was originally opened in 1895, but it shifted to its current location in 1982. In addition to its sizeable permanent collection, the gallery has a fine history of presenting impressive national and international visiting exhibitions.

The Queensland Art Gallery has always had the philosophy of connecting people through art and in this vein it has always had extensive indigenous art and children’s art programs and displays in place. The permanent collection features works by indigenous artists such as Albert Namatjira and Thanakupi. The Australian collection has works by Arthur Streeton and many other well known artists. There are also sizeable Asian and Pacific collections along with European works by Provost and Tintoretto. Combined with a visit to the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), right next door, the gallery is providing exciting and inspiring installations to artists and admirers of all ages.

Hours: Monday-Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Sight Name: Queensland Art Gallery
Sight Location: Brisbane, Australia
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Art Galleries and Museum  

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