420 Brunswick Street
Phone: 61-7-3252-5750
Fax: 61-7-3252-5072

Institute Of Modern Art

Founded in 1975, we are one of Australia’s first contemporary art spaces. We run a programme of exhibitions and events featuring local, national and international artists; emerging and established artists. Our programme takes in aspects of the moving image, sound art and new music. We also publish. We receive major funding from Arts Queensland and the Australia Council and are a member of Australia's Contemporary Art Organisations network (CAOS).


Please see for details of current and forthcoming exhibitions.


Free admission

Opening hours

Tuesday–Saturday 11am–5pm
Open Late Thursday until 8pm

Getting there

The IMA is located in the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, which houses theatre spaces, resident companies (including Australian Film Commission, Australian Film Television and Radio School, Circa, Elision, Expressions Dance Company, Kooemba Jdarra Indigenous Performing Arts and Youth Arts Queensland) and Glass Bar.

190, 191, 193, 194 and 195 buses stop nearby, and we are a 5 minute walk from Brunswick Street train station.

Dooley's Car Park, Berwick Street (opposite the IMA); King's Parking, Warner Street; Chinatown Car Park, Ann and Wickham Streets; and Chinatown Mall, Alfred and Alden Streets

Museum internal and external photos (1)

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We provide a range of education services for secondary schools, universities and art schools. The director and staff are always happy to talk about current exhibitions and the organisation. We are well equipped to receive groups, but it's good to give us a few days notice. The Director also has a powerpoint presentation on the IMA and its programme and will travel within Brisbane to present it to interested groups.


Becoming a member is the most direct way of supporting us and keeping in touch with what’s happening. Members are invited to all exhibitions and events and to our exclusive Annual Members Cocktail Party. They enjoy a discount at our bookshop and at key art suppliers, entertainment and retail outlets around Brisbane. Members also have the opportunity to get involved politically, to vote for board members and to stand for the board at the AGM. $50 individuals, $75 families, $150 premium and $500 friend.

Venue hire

We hire out the gallery space for functions, parties, product launches, fashion shows, weddings and corporate entertaining. It's a beautiful well-appointed venue, with over 900 square metres of floor space plus an external courtyard. Located at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in Brisbane’s trendy Fortitude Valley, we are within walking distance of the CBD, Fortitude Valley and James Street, with convenient bus and train access and nearby carparking buildings. We can accommodate up to 500 guests and our spaces can be sectioned off to accommodate smaller groups. Our competitive rates are based on the number of guests, the space required and the timing and duration of the hire. We offer a 15% discount on venue hire if our leading sponsor Caxton St. Catering is used to cater for the event. All hires must be accommodated within our exhibition programme. Corporate members receive one free venue hire per year.