For the first time, the recently heritage listed Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) is inviting visitors to view its extensive artwork collection in storage during Brisbane Open House. Visit QAG on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 October 2016 between 10am and 5pm for a behind-the-scenes peek at our Collection Storage Upgrade.
The Gallery is modernising and expanding its collection storage space in line with architect Robin Gibson’s original intention for a mezzanine level which will increase QAG’s storage capacity by nearly a third.
While the mezzanine is constructed, the Gallery has closed the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Galleries of Australian art and the Queensland Artists’ Gallery to temporarily and safely store the Collection.
Be part of a rare opportunity to view the diverse artworks that comprise the collection, like you’ve never seen them before.
A salon hang of Collection favourites, Moving Pictures: Towards a Rehang of Australian Art is also on display.
When QAG first opened in 1895, there were 109 works in its Collection. Today, that figure is over 17,000.