Queensland Art Gallery
|Queensland Art Gallery|
Stanley Place entrance to the Queensland Art Gallery.
|Location||Stanley Place, South Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|Owner||Government of Queensland|
|Public transit access||Bus: Cultural Centre station
Train: South Brisbane station
The gallery was established in 1895 as the Queensland National Art Gallery. Throughout its early history the gallery was housed in a series of temporary premises, and did not have a permanent home until the opening of its current architecturally-acclaimed building on Brisbane's South Bank in 1982, the first stage of the monumental Robin Gibson-designed Queensland Cultural Centre.
The Queensland Art Gallery was considered to be a building of its time for it incorporated the best techniques and materials available within the economic limits of the project. It was also the first major building to be built on the south side of the river adjacent to the new Victoria Bridge, which established a benchmark of scale and quality for future buildings.
The Queensland Art Gallery is a 4700 square metre display space broken down with walls and barriers that interchange between the art world and the public. The walls have been placed purposely to create flow and change of course of the viewer’s journey. The primary orientation element of the Gallery’s design is the Watermall that separates the tranquil environment of the exhibition galleries from the proactive environments of the administration, education and library areas. The varying ceilings heights and floor levels, colour and textured surfaces enhance variety and define the sequence of display areas. The entrance foyer efficiently acts as a hub for the public circulation and main access point for arrivals and departures for all visitors where they are able to select which collections they plan to visit. The buildings use of light coloured and maintenance free materials such as cement reflect and adapt to the Mediterranean- like quality of Brisbane’s sub tropical climate.
The gallery's collection includes a number of significant works, including:
- "La Belle Hollandaise" by Pablo Picasso (1905) 
- Portrait of Archibald Meston by B.E. Minns, donated by public subscription in 1936
- "Under the Jacaranda" by Richard Godfrey Rivers (1905)
- "Equestrian self portrait" by William Robinson, winner of the 1987 Archibald Prize
- "Self-portrait with stunned mullet" by William Robinson, winner of the 1995 Archibald Prize
- "Creation landscape – earth and sea", by William Robinson, winner of the 1996 Wynne Prize
The Gallery is committed to profiling Indigenous Australian art and strengthening relationships with Queensland's Indigenous communities.
- "Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado" (21 July - 4 November 2012).
Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art
The Gallery's flagship project is the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art series of exhibitions, now a major event on the national and international arts calendar. The expertise developed over the past decade in staging the Triennial has led to the establishment of the Australian Centre of Asia-Pacific Art (ACAPA), to foster alliances, scholarship and publishing, and the formation of an internationally significant collection of art from the Asia-Pacific region.
Art for children
The Gallery is also recognised as an international leader in presenting innovative museum-based learning programs for children. These programs are coordinated through the Children's Art Centre. Developing youth audiences for visual art is another priority for the Gallery and this is achieved through programs such as the annual Prime event.
To ensure all Queenslanders have access to the collection, travelling exhibitions tour to regional and remote centres of the state.
The Gallery's governing body is a Board of Trustees appointed by the Queensland Government, and it is managed by an Executive Management Team.
Open daily 10.00am to 5.00pm. Closed Christmas day and Good Friday. Open from 12 noon ANZAC day.
- Queensland Art Gallery. "History". Retrieved 20 June 2013.
- Queensland Art Gallery. "Trustees & Executive Management Team". Retrieved 20 June 2013.
- Government of Queensland. "Cultural Precinct Strategy". Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts (Queensland). Retrieved 2 September 2013.
- Government of Queensland. "Queensland Art Gallery Act 1987". Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Council. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
- "Pablo Picasso - Queensland Art Gallery". Queensland Art Gallery. Retrieved 12 March 2012.
- "GIFT TO ART GALLERY.". The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) (Brisbane, Qld.: National Library of Australia). 31 October 1936. p. 7. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
- "R. Godfrey Rivers". Queensland Art Gallery. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
- "Equestrian self portrait 1987". Retrieved 20 September 2011.
- "Self portrait with stunned mullet 1994". Retrieved 20 September 2011.
- "Creation landscape – earth and sea 1995". Retrieved 20 September 2011.
- Exhibitions - Official website of the Queensland Art Gallery
- About Huang Yong Ping's giant snake skeleton sculpture
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Queensland Art Gallery.|
- Queensland Art Gallery - official website
- Queensland Art Gallery - official exhibitions website
- Artitecture award
- Cultural Centre Busway Station map - includes showing position of the Queensland Art Gallery - pdf file