Visit the Gallery Watermall & Sculpture Courtyard

The Queensland Art Gallery’s (QAG) permanent home at South Brisbane since 1982 was designed around the Brisbane River, and the spectacular Watermall within its cavernous interior runs parallel to the waterway threading its way through the ‘River City’. Watermall On entering the Queensland Art Gallery, the grand Watermall is one of the most striking exhibition…

Go on a gallery sculpture walk with us

Ever wondered how many sculptures are surrounding the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art? We have compiled our precinct Sculpture Walk highlighting the 10 fascinating artworks by leading Australian and international artists. The walk is a delightful way to explore the works at your leisure at any time. Background Even before the Queensland…

Go back in time to an evening at Dutton Park in Brisbane

Evening (Mt Coot-tha from Dutton Park) 1898 (illustrated) is an accomplished work of a painter aware of the work of his Australian contemporaries Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton and Charles Conder. Frederick James (FJ) Martyn Roberts, born in 1871 was 27 at the time he completed Evening using the Australian impressionists broad-brushed technique to depict the…

A tale of two blooms

During springtime, Brisbane is awash with colour — the lavender of the jacaranda mix with an array of red and yellow flowers. Spring is also when you can see the vermilion blooms of the Butea at its peak, due to its fiery appearance, it’s given the name ‘Flame of the Forest’. R (Richard) Godfrey Rivers…

Go back in time to the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Fountain

We take a look back at a lost but not forgotten Brisbane landmark — The Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Fountain — however the installation of a fountain in the Brisbane River in front of the Queensland Art Gallery was not part of the original plans for the Queensland Cultural Centre. When the Queensland Government…