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Where to see art in Brisbane

From renowned institutions to funky artists’ collectives, find art galleries and museums in Brisbane for local and international talent

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Fact: true works of art are best enjoyed in person (sorry, Instagram). Put down that phone and see for yourself at some of Brisbane’s art galleries and museums, curated by the Time Out community.

Where to see art in Brisbane

HOTA Gallery

HOTA Gallery

The results of an extraordinary $60 million development opened in May 2021. HOTA Gallery is a world-class fine art gallery housed in a six-level...

The Burrow Art Gallery

The Burrow Art Gallery

Café? Bar? Library? West End's the Burrow is all of these things... and now it's an art gallery and workshop space, too

Woolloongabba Art Gallery

Woolloongabba Art Gallery

Woolloongabba Art Gallery has been shining a light on contemporary art from across the Australasia since 2004. With three gallery spaces, and a diverse...

QUT Art Museum

QUT Art Museum

Sitting opposite the Botanic Gardens, QUT Art Museum presents contemporary art exhibitions from the Queensland University of Technology's sizeable...

HOTA - Home of the Arts

HOTA - Home of the Arts

Surfers Paradise is not just a paradise for surfers – arts lovers have a terrific facility they can visit too. Perched on the Nerang River behind the...

Ipswich Art Gallery

Ipswich Art Gallery

As a Covid safe compliance measure, visitors to Ipswich Art Gallery must currently pre-book their 90-minute sessions in advance. Ipswich Art Gallery is one...

UQ Art Museum

UQ Art Museum

UQ Art Museum is home to the University of Queensland's collection of more than 4,400 artworks dating back as far as Australia's colonial period. That's not...

Institute of Modern Art

Institute of Modern Art

The number and history of Brisbane's contemporary arts institutions is quite staggering and this one, in the Valley, has a 45-year history of...

Want more? Find museums in Brisbane

Museum of Brisbane

Museum of Brisbane

The Museum of Brisbane is an impressive attraction from the get go. The venue is housed in Brisbane City Hall – the elegant, imposing...

RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre

RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre

The RAAF base at Amberley is the largest Air Force base in Australia, with an incredible 5,000 personnel employed there. At the base's Aviation Heritage...

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

For stargazers and budding astronomers, you can’t go past a trip to the planetarium. Housed in Mt Coot-tha’s Botanic Gardens, the planetarium...

Queensland Museum

Queensland Museum

This multifaceted museum residing in Brisbane's riverside cultural precinct of South Bank tells the changing story of Queensland. It is home to millions of...