Queensland Art Gallery

Queensland Art Gallery was established in 1895 and moved to its current residence at South Brisbane in 1982. QAG is home to our permanent Australian, Asian and International Art collections, bringing together art from different times and across cultures.

Daily: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Gallery of Modern Art

Our second site, the Gallery of Modern Art, opened in 2006 with both expansive and intimate spaces to house exceptional contemporary art. GOMA is home to the Children's Art Centre, presenting interactive artworks for kids and families, and a cinema that celebrates film from around the world.

Daily: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Getting here

Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art
Stanley Place, South Brisbane, Queensland

Our two galleries are a short walk from the city and adjacent to South Bank Parklands, and only 150 metres apart. QAG's riverfront entry is near Melbourne St and Victoria Bridge, and both buildings have an entrance from Stanley Place.

Directions & Parking


Entry to QAGOMA is free.
This includes most exhibitions, screenings and programs. Some exhibitions and special events have an entry fee and tickets can be purchased online or onsite at the ticket desk. Entry to the Children's Art Centre is always free.

Opening Hours


10.00am – 5.00pm

QAG Cafe


10.00am – 4.00pm

GOMA Bistro


9.00am – 4.00pm

Wed – Sun

11.30am – 3.00pm

Australian Cinémathèque

Open 30 minutes prior to start time for free films and 60 minutes prior for ticketed films, including Wed and Fri evening sessions

James Turrell Night Life


Sunset to midnight

Sequence runs for 88 minutes

Tue – Fri

10.00am – 4.45pm

By appointment only

Gallery Closure Dates

Anzac Day

Open From 12.00 noon

Good Friday


Christmas Day


Boxing Day


Conditions of Entry

For the safety of artworks and visitors, we ask that you accept and comply with the following conditions of entry.

A free cloakroom service is available to visitors. The following items must be stowed:

  • Backpacks
  • Suitcases
  • Umbrellas
Visiting with Kids

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Visiting with Kids

We welcome families with children of all ages. There are plenty of ways to get creative with QAGOMA. Discover new exhibitions, fun activities and helpful tips for families.

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Access for all audiences

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QAGOMA is committed to providing access for all audiences with a range of service and programs.

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Students viewing the QAGOMA Collection

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Groups and Tours

Student and community association groups are required to book in advance.

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Enjoying a meal at the GOMA Bistro

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Cafe, Bistro & Restaurant

Three mouth-watering locations to tempt your tastebuds on your next visit.

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A Volunteer Guided Tour of the Indigenous Australian Collection

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Guided Tours

Volunteer guides offer free guided tours in QAG and GOMA on most days. Tours last about 40 minutes and focus on exhibitions or collection displays. Check the Events Calendar for tour times.

Booked community groups of 10 or more people can request a guided tour. A minimum of 15 days’ booking notice is required and tours are subject to availability.

Group Bookings Office

Visitors drawing in the Gallery on the opening weekend of the Australian Collection / September 2017 / Queensland Art Gallery / Photography: J Ruckli

Visitors drawing in the Gallery on the opening weekend of the Australian Collection / September 2017 / Queensland Art Gallery / Photography: J Ruckli / View full image

Drawing from the Collection

Drop-in and creative with the free drawing materials provided. Grab a drawing board, paper and a pencil, then take inspiration from the art around you to create your own unique response.

Share your creation

Take a photo or video of your creation and share on social media. @QAGOMA #MyDrawingQAG

This self guided activity is designed for people of all ages. Drawing stations offering free materials are located in Gallery 5, Gallery 7 and Gallery 11 at the Queensland Art Gallery during opening hours.

Visiting Brisbane

Brisbane is understated and unpretentious, with a welcoming laidback feel that flips the traditional city experience on its head.

After visiting the our beautiful galleries and the surrounding Queensland Cultural Centre, spend some time exploring the city’s stunning natural assets and subtropical lifestyle.