• Peter Biddulph Wind on Water

    Peter Biddulph | Wind on Water

  • Line Found Form

  • Metcalfe Gallery

    Metcalfe Gallery

  • Underpinnings I Judith Kentish

Metcalfe Gallery

Coming Soon

29 February - 13 March 2024

On the BEAM | Peter Biddulph

Peter Biddulph On the BEAM

On the Beam

Peter Biddulph

The exhibition features a collection of sculptural/functional vessels in fine, translucent porcelain and coarse stoneware clays. A new range of original glazes has also been developed for these works.

All works are high fired to 1280 C.

Images of works will be published on my website at https://www.ceramicdesign.org following the exhibition.

The exhibition is free and all are welcome.

Current Exhibition

18 January - 14 February 2024

A Thousand Plateaus | Minqi Gu

Minqi Gu A Thousand Plateaus

This solo exhibition by artist/object designer Minqi Gu delves into and explores the world of playful, nomadic and random forms. These forms reference food, childhood, consumer culture and architectural influences of the artist’s past.
Gallery Hours - Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm (Friday 3pm).

Recent Exhibitions

1 December - 8 December 2021

BIA End of Semester Exhibition 2023 |

BIA End of Semester Exhibition 2023

The exhibition covers both levels of the wonderful studios and gallery at Windsor. Hundreds of pieces produced by students during the semester are on show. We encouraged you to invite family and friends to visit the show over the weekend and during the week. Once again, we are very pleased to share this celebration of the year's creative output with the community.
If you would like to learn more about the different classes on offer at BIA, be sure to visit this vibrant student exhibition.
Hours: 10.00am - 4:00pm daily


Recent Exhibitions

10 November - 22 November 2023

Touched by Timber | Simon Hooper

Simon Hooper Touched by Timber

This exhibition which has been created over the last 15 years, embodies Simon’s mastery of laminating, marquetry, inlay, veneering and cabinetry. Seventeen pieces will be on show including side tables, chairs (including a hanging chair), jewellery boxes, a screen, a saloon table and a tabouret. Each piece demonstrates Simons meticulously hand crafted work, reflecting his love of timber, its properties and characteristics.
Inspired by Art deco and Japanese design, Simons treatment of the timber enhances its natural grains and unique patterns. Each piece of wood is chosen carefully for its individuality and inherent beauty. He particularly likes using veneers to showcase exotic rare species of timber. Veneering uses paper thin slices of timber adhered to a stable substrate to give all the positive features of solid timber whilst maximising resources.
Simon discovered his artistic vocation and his passion for wood in his 20’s while living on the Atherton Tablelands in North Queensland among the World Heritage listed rainforests. He has honed his wood artistry from his workshop in Brisbane as well as during his time at the Canberra Institute of Art where he completed a Diploma of Visual Art specialising in wood.
Simon has exhibited at the High Court in Canberra, the Canberra Institute of Art, (Alumni Exhibition) Bungendore Woodworks Gallery, ( Studio Furniture Makers Exhibition ) Cooroy Butter Factory, Brisbane City Hall, (Chair Exhibition) and the Circle Gallery and Quisqualis Gallery in Brisbane. This work results from a lifelong passion for timber, its essence and its possibilities.

Recent Exhibitions

10 November - 22 November 2023

Pigment Matters | Sandy Dunstan & Natalie Taylor

Sandy Dunstan & Natalie Taylor Pigment Matters


Recent Exhibitions

27 October - 5 November 2023

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Wednesdays

This is a group exhibition from our studio group who have been together at the Brisbane Institute for some time – many of us for many years.

Themes of landscape (including real, urban, imagined and internal), space, time and everyday objects will be referenced by the artists. The referenced themes will cover both abstract and figurative work.

As a group, we have viewed and considered the work of numerous noted artists and discussed the various aspects of their approach. While this shared experience has influenced us all, as has our group review and commentary of our own works, our very individual interpretations are quite diverse.

The group exhibition will highlight the different approaches used in composition, mark making and colour. The intention being to create a thought-provoking contrast and comparison for the viewer.

The works will be mainly in the medium of acrylic or oil on canvas or board. Collage and mixed media will also be incorporated into many of the pieces.

Recent Exhibitions

13 October - 25 October 2023

Creative Generation Visual Arts Metropolitan Exhibition | Excellence Award in Visual Arts

Excellence Award in Visual Arts Creative Generation Visual Arts Metropolitan Exhibition

The Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art recognise and promote excellence in senior visual art education throughout Queensland state and non-state schools. Since 1990, the program has helped raise community awareness of the degree of sophistication in concepts, diversity of technical competence, and the high standard of visual art education in Queensland secondary schools.
Nominations for the 2023 program have closed and eligible works will be published on the creative generation website soon.

Award ceremony: 6.00pm Friday 13 October
Venue: Brisbane Institute of Art
Address: 41 Grafton Street, Windsor


2022 Excellence winner, Tahlia Holden, Albany Creek State High School – Invasion. Installation of single channel video with graphite and pencil drawing on paper.

Current Exhibition

30 September - 10 October 2023

Milchstrasse | Stephen Newton

Stephen Newton Milchstrasse


Current Exhibition

28 September - 11 October 2023

METAMORPHOSIS | Yoshiko MCGregor

Yoshiko MCGregor METAMORPHOSIS


Recent Exhibitions

15 September - 26 September 2023

Favourite Places | Rick Everingham

Rick Everingham Favourite Places

Oil paintings from Italy, France and Australia.

Opening night will be Friday 15 September 6pm - 8pm
Exhibition 15 September to 26 September
Our gallery hours will be 10am - 5pm daily

I am also giving 2 gallery talks for anyone interested. Sunday 17 September at 2.30pm, and on the following Sunday 24 September again at 2.30pm.

Recent Exhibitions

1 September - 12 September 2023

ELEMENTAL | Ceramic Arts Queensland

Ceramic Arts Queensland ELEMENTAL

ELEMENTAL is Ceramic Arts Queensland’s annual showcase event featuring the ceramic arts from established and emerging artists of its members from throughout Queensland and northern New South Wales.
The exhibition highlights the diversity of contemporary ceramic art practice, with sculptural work, decorative objects, and functional ware on display. Most of the pieces will be available for purchase.
The exhibition officially opens on Friday 1 September 2023, at 6pm at the Metcalfe Gallery, Brisbane Institute of Art (Windsor) and will continue until Tuesday 12 September. Entry is free and all are welcome.

Recent Exhibitions

18 August - 29 August 2023

SMALL TALK | NIGHTLADDER

NIGHTLADDER SMALL TALK


Recent Exhibitions

17 August - 30 August 2023

Here on Earth | Gwen Tasker | John Doyle

Gwen Tasker | John Doyle Here on Earth

The artists share a love of the genre of landscape and a deep appreciation of mark making and abstraction in art. From this commonality they explore a chosen subject from different perspectives and with a different approach to making art. John’s work is intuitive and lyrical, and shows a continual exploration of materials and surfaces. Gwenn’s work is also explorative of materials and techniques, but has a more ideas-based approach to developing her images. The works look at the physicality and geography of the earth, and travel into thinking about political and cultural landscapes.

Exhibition hours: 10:00am to 4:00pm daily
The artists will be in attendance on the opening weekend 19 - 20 August

Recent Exhibitions

4 August - 15 August 2023

Vision |

Vision

Please join us on Friday 4th August at 7pm. Opening address by David Paulson.

Recent Exhibitions

22 July - 1 August 2023

The Rim | Tony Rice

Tony Rice The Rim

Please join the artist at the opening of this exhibition of recent paintings and ceramics inspired by the Queensland Scenic Rim.
Opening on Saturday 22 July 3:00 to 6:00pm

Recent Exhibitions

21 July - 1 August 2023

The Vibrant Landscape | Catherine Perkins

Catherine Perkins The Vibrant Landscape

Please join the artist at the opening on Friday 21 July from 7:00 to 9:00pm.
Exhibition continues until 1 August.l

Recent Exhibitions

21 July - 2 August 2023

Life Drawing Show |

Life Drawing Show

A diverse exhibition of drawings from the Monday night life drawing group at Brisbane Institute of Art.
Please join us for the opening night from 7:00pm on Friday 21 July. All welcome and finished art work for sale.
Exhibition continues until 2 August.

Recent Exhibitions

9 July - 15 July 2023

Student Exhibition IX | Kinyu Ink Studio

Kinyu Ink Studio Student Exhibition IX

Come and join us for the opening celebrations of the Annual Kinyu Ink Studio Student Exhibition from 2-4pm on Sunday 9th July! Demonstrations from 3pm. The Exhibition is on until Saturday 15th July at BIA - Brisbane Institute of Art.

Recent Exhibitions

23 June - 30 June 2023

BIA End of Semester Student Exhibition 2023 | Brisbane Institute of Art

Brisbane Institute of Art BIA End of Semester Student Exhibition 2023

The exhibition, opening at 6:00pm on Friday 23 June, features hundreds of pieces produced by students during the semester. We look forward to your family and friends attending the opening night or viewing the show over the weekend and during the week. Once again, we are very pleased to share this celebration of the year's creative output with the community.
If you would like to learn more about the different classes on offer at BIA,
be sure to visit this vibrant student exhibition.
The exhibition continues until Friday 30 June and is open from 10:00am to 4:00pm daily.

Recent Exhibitions

5 May - 26 May 2023

Milburn Art Prize for Landscape 2023 | Brisbane Institute of Art

Brisbane Institute of Art Milburn Art Prize for Landscape 2023

Congratulations to the artists selected for the finalists' exhibition. Artist and FireWorks Gallery director, Michael Eather will select a winner for the prize which will be announced at the exhibition opening on Friday 5 May.
We are looking forward to this outstanding exhibition where both established and emerging artists bring a sense of surprise and openness to their interpretation of Landscape as a space for creative discovery.
Opening: Friday 5 May @6:00pm
BIA 41 Grafton Street, WINDSOR



Recent Exhibitions

24 March - 31 March 2023

Annual Members' Exhibition | Brisbane Institute of Art

Brisbane Institute of Art Annual Members' Exhibition

You are warmly invited to our annual members’ exhibition for 2023, to be held in BIA’s Metcalfe Gallery from Friday 24 March – Friday 31 March. Opening night will be on Friday 24 March at 6.30pm following the Annual General Meeting.
This year’s exhibition is a very special celebration as the annual members’ exhibition was not held in 2022 due to the flood. Works in a broad range of media are on display; drawings, paintings, prints, photography, ceramics, sculpture..

A $250 ‘Exhibitors’ Prize will be awarded to the artist whose work receives the most votes in a secret ballot open to everyone, including participating members in the show. People are invited to vote for their choice of the 3 best works in the show, and the winning artist will be awarded the prize at the Opening.
The show will be open to viewing for the purposes of voting from 10am on Friday morning, and votes can be cast at the opening event as well.

Recent Exhibitions

11 March - 22 March 2023

The Solace of Grass | Sally Cox | Nameer Davis | Barbara Penrose

Sally Cox | Nameer Davis | Barbara Penrose The Solace of Grass

Hi Everyone - you're warmly invited to our opening, or to attend during the run of the show. If you can't make it and would like to see images, let me know and I'll send you a link to a Wordpress post in due time.
Regards Nameer, Barbara & Sally

Recent Exhibitions

23 February - 8 March 2023

Fluid | Peter Biddulph

Peter Biddulph Fluid

Fluid presents a development of forms thrown on the wheel then altered while still in a very plastic state. The exhibition features wheel thrown, hand built and slip cast works in coarse dark stoneware clays or fine white porcelain. The series Sea of Clouds utilises the fluidity of both form and glaze to create an impression of sky viewed from above the cloud cover.
Many of the vessels would lend themselves well for use with Moribana or Nageire Ikebana arrangements and work-specific Ikebana displays will be installed by Sogetsu Ikebana teacher Vernisher Wooh.
All works were high fired to 1280°C and are thus functional and watertight.
Images and details of works will be published on www.ceramicdesign.org following the exhibition.

Recent Exhibitions

11 February - 21 February 2023

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Recent Exhibitions

14 January - 7 February 2023

TACIT |

TACIT

Few other spheres of culture simultaneously celebrate, scrutinise and test the notion of tacit meanings to the degree inherent in the arts. In most cases, the generation of a creative work will reflect many layers of meaning in nuanced ways unobtainable through a straight-forward literal form.
This exhibition presents four fundamentally diverse bodies of work, which range from pieces that play on your sensory responses while elusively evading any attempts at defining any specific meanings, to ones that tease your cognitive abilities by offering potentially recognisable fragments of meaning through the choice or juxtaposition of materials, motifs or subjects - only to present you with more layers that allude to additional ways of reading the works - while other pieces may challenge you to ponder the implicit dangers that emerge when the interpretive nature of cultural or historical discourse begins to be stripped of its consensus base of agreed meaning or ‘facts’.
Whatever the point of engagement that works for you, this exhibition will provide a great way to start your art viewing year, and is definitely a show to visit more than once!

Recent Exhibitions

11 November - 23 November 2022

Under the Spotlight | Christine Atkins

Christine Atkins Under the Spotlight

'Under the Spotlight' is an exhibition of new paintings of still life and outdoor subjects. The colours of life glow vividly under the spotlight and the landscape shines brightly under the warmth of our Queensland sun. These are the colours I have tried to catch in my paintings.
Please join me to celebrate my exhibition
Friday 11th November from 6 - 8 pm
Metcalfe Gallery
Brisbane Institute of Art
41 Grafton St, Windsor

Exhibition: Friday 11 November to Wednesday 23 November
Gallery hours 10am - 4pm every day
The exhibition will contain around 50 paintings. I will be there each day - so come in and say hello.
Phone: 0449 601 563
Email: art@christineatkins.com.au



Recent Exhibitions

28 October - 8 November 2022

Travelling Again | Rick Everingham

Rick Everingham Travelling Again

Desley and I have just spent three wonderful months back in Italy, finding new material, and also re-experiencing Italy's sights, sounds and smells.
I believe these properties somehow work their way into my paintings, and it is very important for me to regularly refresh these sensations.
The obvious title for this exhibition is "Travelling Again"
We take great pleasure in inviting you and your friends to this exhibition of my most recent paintings.
Please join us for opening drinks on
Friday 28th October from 6 - 8 pm
Metcalfe Gallery
Brisbane Institute of Art
41 Grafton St, Windsor

Exhibition: Friday 28 October to Tuesday 8 November 2022
Gallery hours 10am to 4pm weekdays, 10am to 5pm weekends
Preview all paintings on: www.rickeveringham.com.au
email: restudio@ozemail.com.au tel: 0488 594 616

Recent Exhibitions

14 October - 21 October 2022

Metropolitan Exhibition | Creative Generation Excellence Award

Creative Generation Excellence Award Metropolitan Exhibition

The Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art recognise and promote excellence in senior visual art education throughout Queensland state and non-state schools.

Since 1990, the program has helped raise community awareness of the degree of sophistication in concepts, diversity of technical competence, and the high standard of visual art education in Queensland secondary schools.

Recent Exhibitions

30 September - 8 October 2022

Student Exhibition VIII | Kinyu Ink Studio

Kinyu Ink Studio Student Exhibition VIII

Kinyu Ink Studio is a school founded and run by Sensei Yumiko Kigoshi. Yumiko is a Master Japanese Ink Brush painter, and is founder and director of the Qld Kinyu Sumi-e Academy (a local branch of the International Sumi-e Association). Yumiko also holds the rank of 8th Dan calligrapher with the prestigious Syogeiin school of Japanese calligraphy.
Bringing these two ancient and complimentary arts together, Yumiko teaches both calligraphy and Japanese Ink Brush painting under the banner of “Kinyu Ink Studio”.

Recent Exhibitions

16 September - 27 September 2022

Dragon and Blossom | Yumiko Kygoshi

Yumiko Kygoshi Dragon and Blossom

Enjoy Sumi-E (Japanese ink art) in a new exhibition, ‘Dragon and Blossom’ by artist Yumiko Kigoshi at the Brisbane Institute of Art this September 16-27.
Sumi-E uses black ink and carefully curated white space to create stunning artworks of traditional landscapes and imagery.
The main theme of this exhibition is the dragon – a legendary creature in Japanese mythology and folklore.

Recent Exhibitions

16 September - 27 September 2022

The Figure | Monday Night Life Drawing

Monday Night Life Drawing The Figure

A dedicated group of artists of some thirty years experience at the BIA invite you to their first show of Life Drawings and Finished Artworks at the Brisbane Institute of Art this Friday 16th September, 6:30 pm until 9:00pm. Exhibition continue until 27th September.

Recent Exhibitions

15 September - 28 September 2022

Drift | Peter Biddulph

Peter Biddulph Drift

This new body of work is comprised of Southern Ice porcelain and coarse, dark stoneware.

In this work I have further explored form using some experimental techniques to discover what may be possible during and post construction.

The collection features a variety of surfaces, some iridescent, some deeply textured, achieved through experimentation with new techniques and surface finishes, and introduces some recently developed matte macro crystalline glazes.

While some works have a lustrous quality reminiscent of raku ware, all work is high fired and thus functional and watertight.

Drift is open daily from 10am to 4pm including weekends and from 6 to 8pm Thursday evenings.

Following the exhibition all works may be viewed at www.ceramicdesign.org

Recent Exhibitions

2 September - 13 September 2022

Existence is Fertile | Carmel Lumley

Carmel Lumley Existence is Fertile

A playful ceramic exploration of the twin themes of Change and Growth, as seen through the lens of the Natural World

Recent Exhibitions

19 August - 30 August 2022

Elemental | Ceramic Arts Queensland

Ceramic Arts Queensland Elemental

The exhibition shows the diversity of contemporary ceramic art practise, with sculptural work, decorative objects, and functional ware on display. Many of the pieces will be for sale.
“The astonishing upswing in ceramic activity is bringing a new energy to current practice, and never before has there been such a varied array of styles and techniques, some completely new to today’s audiences. It is a truly exciting time to be creating in clay” (Dianne Peach, President, Ceramic Arts Queensland).

Recent Exhibitions

5 August - 17 August 2022

The Visitation | Kerry Holland

Kerry Holland The Visitation

Making art is my way of exploring ideas of tenderness, imperfection, memory and narrative. This exhibition is based on my contemplation of the sentence, ‘And Mary stayed with Elizabeth about three months.’ from the Christian gospel of Luke (1:56). Contemplating how these two pregnant women spent their time together for three months and what it would mean having a visitor stay for that length of time has been fascinating. To do this work I am drawing on life experience, everyday domestic pattern, clues from history, biblical passages, Ignatian spirituality and other narratives to produce abstract, symbolic and expressive pieces. Although the work is informed by Christian tradition and spirituality, I think it will be generally accessible because the experiences are translatable.
Kerry Holland

Recent Exhibitions

25 July - 17 August 2022

Blessing of Unicorns | Karl de Waal

Karl de Waal Blessing of Unicorns

The last couple of years have been trying times. With an inability to move freely we have been forced to look for the beauty and magic in the banality of the everyday while hoping for a better tomorrow. This sculpture is a result of hope. Vintage saw-horses and vintage furniture legs have been combined to create a visual reference to the mythical Unicorn. Utilising garish paint combinations, shimmering glitter and a dash of irony these objects transcend the mediocrity of their origins becoming something more, metamorphosing into blessing of Unicorns. (Karl de Waal.)

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm
BIA has a strict policy of only double vaccinated people being able to attend the gallery and studios.

Recent Exhibitions

4 December - 10 December 2021

BIA End of Semester Exhibition 2021 |

BIA End of Semester Exhibition 2021

The exhibition covers both levels of the wonderful studios and gallery at Windsor. Hundreds of pieces produced by students during the semester are on show. We encouraged you to invite family and friends to visit the show over the weekend and during the week. Once again, we are very pleased to share this celebration of the year's creative output with the community.
If you would like to learn more about the different classes on offer at BIA, be sure to visit this vibrant student exhibition.
Hours: 10.00am - 4:00pm daily


Recent Exhibitions

25 February - 9 March 2022

Paper Scissors Flower | Gabriella Veidt

Gabriella Veidt Paper Scissors Flower

This project contemplates beauty found anywhere; of light and colour, of light and darkness, the passing of time, getting older. I've used mostly dried-up flowers to explore this. The collection consists of soft pastel works, papercuts and one artist's book. I tend to find my subjects while walking in the bush or neighbourhood. They are objects that at first glance seem pretty ordinary, but if I take a closer look, colours reveal themselves, light, and even stories. These unremarkable encounters bring me such joy that I thought it might be worth sharing.

Opening Friday 25 February 6pm - 8pm.
Please contact Gabriella if you are planning to attend 0428 777 164.
Exhibition continues 26 February - 9 March
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm
BIA has a strict policy of only double vaccinated people being able to attend the gallery and studios.

Recent Exhibitions

11 February - 23 February 2022

The Goat Stand | Colin Peile

Colin Peile The Goat Stand

Colin has had 2 previous solo exhibitions at the Metcalfe gallery. This one called “The Goat Stand” involves a review of his 62 years and his small attempts to change things. The goal being to better understand our society, particularly to make sense of what is going wrong and how things could be better. There will be 60 paintings on display and 20 paper sculptures.

BIA has a strict policy of only double vaccinated people being able to attend. As a result of Covid, there is a staggered opening, on Friday 11 February, with 3 time slots. To help with planning please rsvp mcpeile@gmail.com and nominate which time spot you would like to attend on Friday 11 February.

12:00am to 4.30pm
5:00pm to 6.30pm
7:00pm to 8.30pm

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm or Saturday and Sunday 11:00am to 4:00pm. Colin will be in the gallery on the weekends.

Recent Exhibitions

4 December - 10 December 2021

BIA End of Semester Exhibition 2021 |

BIA End of Semester Exhibition 2021

The exhibition covers both levels of the wonderful studios and gallery at Windsor. Hundreds of pieces produced by students during the semester are on show. We encouraged you to invite family and friends to visit the show over the weekend and during the week. Once again, we are very pleased to share this celebration of the year's creative output with the community.
If you would like to learn more about the different classes on offer at BIA, be sure to visit this vibrant student exhibition.
Hours: 10.00am - 4:00pm daily


Recent Exhibitions

28 January - 8 February 2022

Toward the Sea | Lesleigh Stewart

Lesleigh Stewart Toward the Sea

Much of our viewpoint in recent times has turned inward towards ourselves. Our focus narrowed throughout stages of isolation. Our worlds have shrunk at times to spaces we could not leave. My response was to look towards the sea, to turn my gaze outwards. To reflect and take a breath in this natural world. The seductive, expansive vistas of the ocean provided a place to go.

Recent Exhibitions

5 November - 16 November 2021

The Lower Brisbane River at Night | John Forster

John Forster The Lower Brisbane River at Night

For nearly thirty years I have lived near the Brisbane River, looking North and East across its lower reaches. I love the visual ambiguity created by the night, the glare, colours and shadows of artificial lights hiding as much as they reveal. Downstream from the Apollo Ferry Terminal it is increasing industrial and open space compared to commercial and residential use, determining a pattern of lights appearing and disappearing as activities start and change and cease. But I have been highly selective, ignoring the well-lit Fisherman’s Island in favour of the largely unlit mangroves of Boggy Creek, and using the Gateway Bridge as a vantage point rather than as subject matter. And, interested in visual ambiguity, I veer between abstraction and representation, with many of the works being studies for other works in the show.

Recent Exhibitions

21 October - 3 November 2021

Metamorphosis | Yoshiko McGregor

Yoshiko McGregor Metamorphosis

Figurative and animal form ceramics inspired by Japanese mythology

Recent Exhibitions

21 October - 3 November 2021

Call Me | David Parker

David Parker Call Me

Paintings by David Parker
Opening 6:00pm Friday 22 October

Recent Exhibitions

9 October - 16 October 2021

Creative Generation Excellence Award Metropolitan | Group Show

Group Show Creative Generation Excellence Award Metropolitan

The Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art recognise and promote excellence in senior visual art education throughout Queensland state and non-state schools.

Since 1990, the program has helped raise community awareness of the degree of sophistication in concepts, diversity of technical competence, and the high standard of visual art education in Queensland secondary schools.

Submissions for the 2021 program have closed. Winners will be announced in September/October 2021.
Image: 2020 Excellence Award Winner: Lara Madeline Rand The Tide’s Lament, Mansfield State High School

Recent Exhibitions

25 September - 5 October 2021

Come As You Are | Group Show

Group Show Come As You Are

This exhibition is a display of works by a network of artists and artworkers both working and practising in the Moreton Bay region and greater Brisbane area. Artists were invited to ‘Come as you are’, no theme, no particular concept, just an exploration of their own unique contemporary practice. There is a variety of practices, concepts and mediums including but not limited to painting, photography, sculpture and ceramics. A must see exhibition with an intriguing cast of artists.
Exhibiting Artists: Jordan Azcune, Danielle Berry, Leah Booth, Mel Brady, Chelsea Chua, Brittany Dale, Karl de Waal, Deborah Eddy, Georgia Hayward, Anita Holtsclaw, Yi-Jung Hsien, Tim Kerr, Kirsten Lawlor , Halley Martin, Julie Martin, Rebecca Piper, Nina Pye, Taryn Raffan, Hayley Roberts, Cecilia Rollinson, Simon Suckling, Karen Waddell.
Opening Event: 25 September from 6pm.

APPLYING FOR AN EXHIBITION

Metcalfe Gallery, located within the Brisbane Institute of Art building in Windsor, is a contemporary exhibition space that aims to present a dynamic program of exhibitions across its three gallery spaces. Central to the exhibition program is the presentation of a visual culture which honours risk, experimentation and creativity, and stimulates dialogue and debate, especially amongst the BIA audience.

Artistic Aims of Metcalfe Gallery

  1. To develop and extend critical debate about contemporary visual art and culture.
  2. To create opportunities for emerging artists, writers and curators challenging the boundaries of contemporary visual practice.
  3. To encourage and support ambitious projects by less established artists.
  4. To promote the exchange of exhibitions, ideas and practices between artists, writers, curators and a diverse audience.
  5. To introduce BIA students to art work which extends their understanding of what contemporary art can be.

How to Apply: Exhibitions

Exhibition proposals and applications are to be emailed to enquiries@brisart.org or posted to Metcalfe Gallery, PO Box 2083, Windsor 4030.

Eligibility

Contemporary artists working professionally in any visual arts medium are eligible to apply for exhibitions in Metcalfe Gallery art spaces. Students and artists engaged in full-time study may also apply for exhibitions.

Program Structure

Metcalfe Gallery accepts applications from individual artists, collaborations between two or more artists and artist groups, with or without a curator.

Artists/curators can make applications which are developmental in nature and involve a future body of work, or the exploration of a particular idea. To avoid misinterpretation, it is important that written material presented be especially clear and concise. If approved, an artist or curator will have the scope to develop the exhibition. In the case where an idea is approved, the basic character of the idea must remain throughout.

Artists/curators can also apply to exhibit a particular completed body of work to which only minor changes will take place. In this instance, it is expected that the work seen by the committee will be that actually proposed for the exhibition and not just an indication of it.

TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

Please ensure that you understand the gallery rental conditions (see below). When applying for an exhibition at Metcalfe Gallery, you should include:

  1. The preferred date for the exhibition: see the 2023 and 2024 Gallery Dates tabs above
  2. Relevant visual material of the best possible quality (details and installation views).
  3. Please remember to indicate whether or not the work viewed is the work proposed for exhibition. Preferred visual materials: 12 digital images on CD , 1 DVD (10 minutes max.), slides, catalogues, photographs, colour photocopies, a website or any other printed material. In the case of group exhibitions, no more than 6 images/5 minutes moving image per person. Material must be clearly labelled with the artist's name, title of work and date of execution. N.B. Safe return of improperly labelled material cannot be guaranteed. Do not send original or irreplaceable material.
  4. A synopsis for the planned exhibition. This should be a clear and concise description of the exhibition and its ideas. It should not be longer than one A4 page. It should include a discussion of themes, theoretical background and reasons for wanting to show at Metcalfe Gallery. It should make clear what the relationship is between ideas and artworks. It should also include a description of the visual appearance of the exhibition, including the number and dimensions of works and the amount of space required, how the work will be installed and details of participants. The clearer the picture applicants are able to provide, the more informed the assessment of the proposal can be.
  5. A selected up-to-date curriculum vitae abridged to no more than one A4 page. For group shows, applicants are asked to abridge biographical information to half a page per artist.
  6. If posting or bringing in applications please provide a large, stamped and self addressed envelope to ensure the return of your material. Metcalfe Gallery cannot return visual materials if a stamped, self-addressed envelope is not supplied.

Insurance

Successful applicants wishing to be fully insured against fire, flood, theft, loss or damage must organise this independently.

Checklist

Have you included the following?

  • Name, address, email address and contact number
  • Proposal
  • CV
  • Labelled visual material (CD, DVD and / or slides)

NB. Gallery staff are not able to contact artists to seek material missing from proposals.

Gallery Plans

Click to view the Gallery Plan. If your work is to be site-specific it would be beneficial to view the space personally.

Rental cost

A TWO week show is preferred by the BIA and is recommended in order to give a range of viewers sufficient time to get to the gallery. Gallery rental for two weeks:

  • Space One (B) Metcalfe Gallery: 2024 $ 625.00 (plus $50 refundable bond) 2025 $ 665.00 (plus $50 refundable bond)
  • Space Two (A) Metcalfe Gallery: 2024 $ 625.00 (plus $50 refundable bond) 2025 $ 665.00 (plus $50 refundable bond)
  • Foyer Metcalfe Gallery: 2024 $ 625.00 (plus $50 refundable bond) 2025 $ 665.00 (plus $50 refundable bond)
  • Utilize two spaces: 2024 $ 1155.00 (plus $50 refundable bond) 2025 $ 1235.00 (plus $50 refundable bond)
  • Utilize three spaces: 2024 $ 1700.00 (plus $50 refundable bond) 2025 $ 1815.00 (plus $50 refundable bond)

Current BIA members are entitled to a 10% discount. Longer periods can be negotiated but are not advised. NOTE : In order to be familiar with the spaces and the way the gallery is set up, it is highly recommended that artists and exhibitors visit the gallery and discuss arrangements with the gallery staff prior to booking.

Rental conditions

  1. Metcalfe Gallery opening hours:- The gallery is open Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm. When renting the space week-end opening times are the responsibility of the artist. The exhibition must remain fully installed for the full duration of the advertised period.
  2. Promotion of exhibition:– It is the artist’s responsibility to promote the exhibition (i.e. printing and mailing costs). If you provide information and an image of your work, the BIA can facilitate a bulk mail out to our email list. Exhibitions in the gallery are also promoted through BIA facebook.
  3. Hanging of Work:- Works may be hung using pins nails, screws or picture hanging hooks. Plinths are available for 3D works. ONLY PENCIL MAY BE USED TO MARK THE WALLS AS A GUIDE TO HANGING. STICKY TAPE, OR ANY OTHER FORMS OF ADHESIVE ARE GENERALLY NOT ACCEPTABLE TO USE FOR HANGING WORKS - AND DEFINITELY NO SELF-ADHESIVE VELCRO IS TO BE USED (stapling the Velcro to the wall is acceptable in some circumstances).
  4. Opening Night:- Kitchen/bar facilities are available. The artist is responsible for catering and the clean up after the opening. Due to the security system, openings need to finish by 8.30pm and clean up by 9.30pm. The building must be securely locked.
  5. Sale of Work:- Labelling, signage and sales are the responsibility of the exhibitor.
  6. Clean up Procedures for Gallery:- Supplies are available for clean up from administrative staff – filler, sandpaper, paint, roller and tray.
    • Rub out any pencil marks etc.
    • Fill all holes using filler, sand back when dry and paint using roller and paint supplied.
    • Plinths need to be left in good condition.
    • Clean roller and tray in sculpture room sink at back of building.
    • Sweep or vacuum gallery floor.
    • Return all equipment to the administration staff.

Gallery Bookings 2024

Space Start Date Finish Date
Foyer Thursday, January 18, 2024 Wednesday, January 31, 2024
One (B)
Two (A) Booked
Foyer Thursday, February 01, 2024 Wednesday, February 14, 2024
One (B)
Two (A)
Foyer Thursday, February 15, 2024 Wednesday, February 28, 2024
One (B)
Two (A)
Foyer Thursday, February 29, 2024 Wednesday, March 13, 2024
One (B)
Two (A) Booked
Foyer Booked Thursday, March 14, 2024 Wednesday, March 27, 2024
One (B) Booked
Two (A) Booked
Foyer Thursday, March 28, 2024 Wednesday, April 17, 2024
One (B)
Two (A)
Foyer Booked Thursday, April 18, 2024 Wednesday, May 1, 2024
One (B) Booked
Two (A) Booked
Foyer Booked Thursday, May 2, 2024 Wednesday, May 22, 2024
One (B) Booked
Two (A) Booked
Foyer Booked Thursday, May 23, 2024 Friday, June 7, 2024
One (B) Booked
Two (A) Booked
Foyer Booked Saturday, June 8, 2024 Wednesday, July 3, 2024
One (B) Booked
Two (A) Booked
Foyer Booked Thursday, July 4, 2024 Wednesday, July 17, 2024
One (B)
Two (A)
Foyer Thursday, July 18, 2024 Wednesday, July 31, 2024
One (B) Booked
Two (A) Booked
Foyer Thursday, August 1, 2024 Wednesday, August 14, 2024
One (B)
Two (A)
Foyer Booked Thursday, August 15, 2024 Wednesday, August 28, 2024
One (B) Booked
Two (A) Booked
Foyer Booked Thursday, August 29, 2024 Wednesday, September 11, 2024
One (B) Booked
Two (A) Booked
Foyer Booked Thursday, September 12, 2024 Wednesday, September 25, 2024
One (B) Booked
Two (A) Booked
Foyer Booked Thursday, September 26, 2024 Wednesday, Octoberber 09, 2024
One (B) Booked
Two (A) Booked
Foyer Thursday, October 10, 2024 Wednesday, October 23, 2024
One (B)
Two (A)
Foyer Thursday, October 24, 2024 Wednesday, November 06, 2024
One (B)
Two (A)
Foyer Booked Thursday, November 7, 2024 Wednesday, November 20, 2024
One (B) Booked
Two (A) Booked
Foyer Booked Thursday, November 21, 2024 Saturday, December 7, 2024
One (B) Booked
Two (A) Booked

Gallery Bookings 2025

Space Start Date Finish Date
Foyer Thursday, January 9, 2025 Wednesday, January 22, 2025
One (B)
Two (A)
Foyer Thursday, January 23, 2025 Wednesday, February 5, 2025
One (B)
Two (A)
Foyer Booked Thursday, February 6, 2025 Wednesday, February 19, 2025
One (B) Booked
Two (A) Booked
Foyer Thursday, February 20, 2025 Wednesday, March 5, 2025
One (B) Booked
Two (A)
Foyer Booked Thursday, March 6, 2025 Wednesday, March 26, 2025
One (B) Booked
Two (A) Booked
Foyer Booked Thursday, March 27, 2025 Friday, April 11, 2025
One (B) Booked
Two (A) Booked
Foyer Booked Saturday, April 12, 2025 Wednesday, June 4, 2025
One (B) Booked
Two (A) Booked
Foyer Thursday, June 5, 2025 Wednesday, June 18, 2025
One (B) Booked
Two (A) Booked
Foyer Booked Thursday, June 19, 2025 Wednesday, July 9, 2025
One (B) Booked
Two (A) Booked
Foyer Thursday, July 10, 2025 Wednesday, July 23, 2025
One (B)
Two (A)
Foyer Thursday, July 24, 2025 Wednesday, August 6, 2025
One (B)
Two (A)
Foyer Thursday, August 7, 2025 Wednesday, August 20, 2025
One (B)
Two (A)
Foyer Thursday, August 21, 2025 Wednesday, September 3, 2025
One (B)
Two (A)
Foyer Thursday, September 4, 2025 Wednesday, September 17, 2025
One (B)
Two (A)
Foyer Thursday, September 18, 2025 Wednesday, October 1, 2025
One (B)
Two (A)
Foyer Booked Thursday, October 2, 2025 Wednesday, October 15, 2025
One (B) Booked
Two (A) Booked
Foyer Booked Thursday, October 16, 2025 Wednesday, October 29, 2025
One (B) Booked
Two (A) Booked
Foyer Thursday, October 30, 2025 Wednesday, November 12, 2025
One (B)
Two (A)
Foyer Booked Thursday, November 13, 2025 Wednesday, November 26, 2025
One (B) Booked
Two (A) Booked
Foyer Booked Thursday, November 27, 2025 Wednesday, December 17, 2025
One (B) Booked
Two (A) Booked