Quality Hotel Airport International
528 Kingsford Smith Dr.
Brisbane, QL 4007
Phone: (61) 7 32686388
Fax: (61) 7 32687395
Arts & Museums
The Karin Hunter Art Studio & Web Gallery specializes in art work that typically represents Australian landscapes. Karin who runs the gallery with her husband Tom has made art accessible to residents of the neighborhood and also offers services such as restoration and valuations. Check the website for a list of upcoming events and artist profiles.
Walk between two large weeping figs and enter this elegant home. Inside, enjoy the ornately decorated iron balustrades, filigree columns and friezes. Built in 1886, Miegunyah is now set up museum-style to show how folk lived in the 1880s and particularly showing the conditions the women then worked under. Note the fireplace, no stove, in which the woman of the house had to cook meals and heat water for baths. Walk through the wide cedar doorway onto polished pine floors, see lofty ceilings, antiques and marble fireplaces and enjoy the grandeur of this foregone era; note even the silver plate for calling cards.
Doggett Street Studio is an exhibition space that covers approximately 300 square meters (3229.17 square feet) of floor space and over 150 meters (492.13 feet) of hanging space. Since 1993, has branched to six exhibition spaces and is one of the largest exhibition spaces in Brisbane. The studio displays six separate exhibitions at a time, which means artists can target a larger audience and visitors can see more art on display. The space is available for hire not only by artists but also curators, galleries, touring bodies and institutions. Exhibitions such as Milkana Kirov's Still Life with Ultramarine Blue or Cath Brophy's Cupola are crowd pullers, as are artists like Nick Ashb, David Atkinson and Rachel Arthur. Do visit their site for more details.
Fireworks Gallery displays works by artists all over Australia. Contemporary works of Australian artists as well as artists of other nationalities, emerging as well as established artists, all find their artwork displayed on the walls and floor of the Fireworks Gallery. In 1993 it became a commercial gallery space and now is directed by Michael Eather. The gallery has hosted artists like Ian Waldron, Michael Nelson Jagamara's Summer Storms Paintings and Dorothy Napangardi and Jenny Fraser as well. Do contact them for more details.
If you're looking for something fun and a bit different to decorate your walls with, then pop into this gallery along Brunswick Street. Freeze Frame is an animation gallery that buys direct from major animation studios, recognized dealers, and original animators. All pieces are authentic and come with the gallery's certificate of authentication guaranteeing the arts originality. The art is of the best quality and is framed to conservation standards, using acid-free framing and mounting products. If buying cells framed, the gallery will custom frame the work to your requirements. The pieces would make a perfect novelty gift.
Set up in September of 2004, Suzanne O'Connell Gallery focuses on Aboriginal art from all across Australia. Suzanne is a much regarded art dealer throughout the continent. Some of the artists represented by the gallery are Elizabeth Djutarra, Fiona Omeenyo, Galuma Maymuru and Gordon Pupangamirri among many respected others. These artists create wonderful pieces of art from ceramics, sculpture, painting, fiber work and even paper. The gallery holds regular exhibitions of authentic indigenous Australian art so do visit the website for more details.
Andrew Baker Art Gallery is located on the periphery of the arts locality in Brisbane. A popular art dealer, Andrew Baker is an art space ideal for the contemporary Australian visual arts that have become so popular and much appreciated. The gallery is well equipped to display photography, sculpture, prints and paintings. They promote a number of mid-career artists as well as promising emerging artists from the Cape York Peninsula. Some of the artists represented by the gallery are Sam Bullock, Tony Coleing, Fiona Foly and Ian Friend. Do visit the website to view their work.
After having garnered fame and recognition from their home country Singapore, the owners of the Red Sea Gallery have brought their love for art to Brisbane. Located within Fortitude Valley, the gallery is a haven for art lovers as it exhibits all that is best in the contemporary art world of South East Asia and also the rest of the world. The paintings, sculptures and drawings are made more intelligible to visitors through an insight into the artist's background. For further information, log on to their website.
The whisper of the surreal winds and the clutter of everyday din is best expressed with the least amount of words in the form of art. Making one experience such subtleties is the Heiser Gallery that charms with beautiful works of art on display. The work of Australian skilled art since the 1920's is exhibited in all its glory and splendor. Expertise on arrangement and placement of artwork in household and official spaces can also be availed of. For further information, log on to the website.
The paintings and artwork on display at Neo Gallery showcase Contemporary Australian and Indigenous art. Surreal and pristine paintings enamor the onlooker and tell stories that are waiting to be discovered. Art sales allow one to take home the stunning masterpieces and preserve for posterity. For further information, log on to the website.
Libby Edwards Galleries has a fleet of galleries across Australia, and the one in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley is popular with the artist community who flock here for the exhibitions that showcase some of the best raw talent. Sculptors too are patronized and offered sufficient opportunities to have their works exhibited and even sold to art collectors.
The Jan Murphy Gallery in Fortitude Valley supports emerging local artists as well as inter-state and foreign artists in their quest to get exposure. This is a great place for art aficionados to meet like-minded people and form connections. Check their website for more information on upcoming exhibitions, art profiles and events.