Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can the Gallery help me find an image for my invitations?
A: Should you wish to use an image from the Gallery's Collection or exhibitions on invitations for your function, reproduction permission, copyright clearance, and final quality approval from the Gallery must be obtained. Depending on copyright licensing, a fee may be charged. Contact us for more information.
Q: Can I organise a guided tour for my guests?
A: The Venue Hire Officer can organise for a Gallery staff member to give guests an overview of a particular exhibition or display. An exclusive tour may also be requested (depending on the number of guests involved).
Q: Can I purchase gifts from the QAGOMA Store?
A: The QAGOMA Store offers a wide range of products, including a selection of exhibition catalogues and gifts which make a nice addition to any event. These can be purchased directly from the Gallery Store. Contact the Gallery Store on (07) 3840 7290 for advice on the most suitable gift for your clients.
Q: Where and when can I deliver equipment to the Gallery for my event?
A: Clients are able to deliver equipment from 7.30am on the day of the function to the appropriate loading dock. The QAG loading dock entrance is on Grey Street, the GOMA loading dock entrance is at Stanley Place. All equipment must be collected from the Gallery via the loading dock before 9.00am on the morning after the event.
The Gallery is a public institution and we aim to ensure minimal disruption to visitors. Should you wish to bring large-scale equipment into the Gallery, special permission is required and delivery must occur after 5.00pm. The client is also responsible for organising machinery to facilitate the delivery of such equipment.
Q: Can art works be moved for my event?
A: The Gallery is not able to move the art works on display for any event.
Q: How can I find out what exhibition is on display when I have my event?
A: Visit Exhibitions for details of current and future exhibitions.
Q: Does the Gallery have onsite technicians?
A: The Gallery encourages clients to source an onsite technician to oversee presentations and equipment for an event.
Q: Can I light candles at my function?
A: Use of open flames is not permitted given the nature of the building and the presence of art works. Battery operated candles are acceptable.
Q: What lighting effects can be achieved in the Gallery?
A: The Gallery's lighting operates on a series of circuits and switches and the extent to which clients can adjust these fixed settings is limited. There is no dimmer facility on the settings.
Q: Is parking available?
A: Parking arrangements should be made directly between the client and the operators of the Gallery/Museum car park. The Gallery has no control over the car park and takes no responsibility for its hours of operation or damage to cars. Contact the car park Manager on (07) 3840 7103 for more information.
Q: What is the cost of holding a function at the Gallery?
A: Quotes vary depending on the scale and nature of each event and the resources required by the Gallery to prepare for the event. To receive a venue hire proposal, please complete and submit the online Inquiry Form.
Quotes for venue hire include cleaning, Gallery security personnel, and the use of specific equipment as negotiated with the Gallery's Venue Hire Officer. All other costs are additional including, but not limited to, catering, staging, entertainment, floral arrangements and parking.
Q: Can I hire the Gallery for my wedding or private function?
A: The Gallery has various venues that can be hired for wedding receptions and other special occasions, including the Roof Terrace and the GOMA Cafe Bistro in the Gallery of Modern Art and the Sculpture Courtyard in the Queensland Art Gallery.
Please note wedding ceremonies must be held off-site. The Gallery can recommend suitable venues within the cultural precinct or the surrounding area for your ceremony.
To receive a venue hire proposal, please complete and submit the online Inquiry Form.
Q: Public liability insurance ― is my function covered?
A: The Gallery has public liability insurance that covers any incident that may lead to a damages claim and for which the Gallery and its staff are deemed responsible. This insurance does not extend to venue hirers for incidents that may be attributed to actions/arrangements taken/made by the hirer.
Accordingly, it is strongly recommended that the hirer arranges their own insurance cover to minimise their exposure to risk.