Below is a list of the top and leading Art Galleries in Brisbane. To help you find the best Art Galleries located near you in Brisbane, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Brisbane’s Best Art Galleries:
The top rated Art Galleries in Brisbane are:
- Queensland Art Gallery
- Red Hill Gallery
- Jan Murphy Gallery
Queensland Art Gallery
The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) is a single institution located across two adjacent river-side buildings in the Cultural Precinct at Brisbane’s South Bank. Their vision is to be the leading institution for the contemporary art of Australia, Asia and the Pacific.
QAGOMA holds a Collection of over 17,000 works of historical, modern and contemporary art, and stages a dynamic program of Australian and international exhibitions. They are home to the Children’s Art Centre which collaborates on interactive artworks with leading artists from around the world, and the Australian Cinémathèque, the only dedicated cinema facility in an Australian art museum.
QAGOMA operates its own retail outlets and cafes and restaurants, proceeds from which support the Gallery.
Events, Exhebitions, Cinema, Children’s Art Centre, Touring
“We loved wandering around the Queensland Art Gallery and enjoyed the different areas. It really is a wonderful space and the guides in each room were extremely helpful in providing further details on the pieces we looked at. We would recommend visiting this art gallery, you will not be disappointed, allow a few hours as there is so much to see!” – Angelina Gray
Red Hill Gallery
Red Hill Gallery features a comprehensive selection of fine artworks from mid and senior career artists and exciting new emerging artists. Featuring monthly exhibitions of realist, impressionist and contemporary paintings, works on paper, bronze sculptures, glass, ceramics and many hidden treasures for everyone’s enjoyment and acquisition.
Since first opening its doors in 1986,c the Gallery has remained at the same premises, in a quaint little ‘red’ building with a green awning, at 61 Musgrave Road, in a property over a century old that has become a part of Brisbane’s historical fabric.
The structure was built in the early 1900s by the Whitehouse family to house their famous organ business, supplying organs to most city halls, civic buildings, churches and cathedrals throughout Australia and New Zealand. It subsequently became the home of many other businesses including a confectionary manufacturer, a sound studio and a printing press.
Exhibitions of Paintings, Sculpture, Editions, Glass & Ceramics, Treasures, Art Chat, Events
“Curators of truly interesting local artists. Great range of affordable top range paintings & sculptures. Just love to go there periodically to see what’s exhibiting. Usually find pieces I’d like to take home. Make it a regular pop in place. Staff are very friendly, informative & helpful. See you there!” – Smiles Lind
Jan Murphy Gallery
Jan Murphy Gallery celebrated its 20th year of operation in March 2015. In that period it has taken its place as a leading Brisbane gallery, dedicated to the exhibition and sale of contemporary art of the highest calibre. Situated in the heart of Brisbane’s gallery precinct, its three exhibition spaces are heralded by the large gallery windows facing Brunswick Street, themselves local landmarks that delight passing pedestrians and motorists as they showcase the regularly changing exhibitions.
The gallery represents a stylistically varied selection of local and interstate Australian art by established and emerging artists. Gallery director Jan Murphy, a member of the Art Galleries Association of Australia (AGAA) with formal qualifications in art history, is well placed to offer specialist advice on all aspects of the establishment and maintenance of an interesting and rewarding art collection.
The exhibition program is complemented with substantial stockroom holdings of early and current works by represented artists. In addition, the gallery provides an art consultancy service for both individual and corporate clients. Services include valuations of contemporary and early Australian art, the negotiation of commissions, and liaison with interior design and architectural professionals.
The gallery is also happy to arrange on-site consultations to assist with the best selection and placement of works, and to advise on framing, restoration and conservation of artworks.
“Here is an art gallery in Brisbane with the most beautiful artwork and paintings. You not only enjoy the art work but also be welcomed by a puppy dog and enjoy a bit of patting. A must-visit for art lovers in Brisbane at regular intervals.” – Mehmet Doktan
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