Since 1975, the Institute of Modern Art (IMA) has been the hub of Brisbane’s contemporary art scene, presenting an annual program of exhibitions, public programs, publications, and offsite programs by Queensland, Australian, and international artists.
As one of Australia’s leading independent contemporary art spaces, IMA’s vision is to become an inclusive, sustainable, and future-focused organisation. Through its artistic programs, which include exhibitions, publications, offsite projects, and public programs, it invests in the local, shape the national, and impact the international.
“The IMA has been at the centre of Queensland’s contemporary art scene for over 45 years. We exist to amplify the voices of those that often go unheard, to ignite curiosity in all who come our way, and to inspire change, both within and outside of our community. It is a place where artists, thinkers, writers and arts lovers can come together to speculate, share radical ideas and experience visual art by some of Australia’s— and the world’s— leading practitioners.” —Liz Nowell, executive director of the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.
Since 2019, the IMA has been home to the churchie emerging art prize, showcasing the best rising talents in contemporary art and offering a $25,000 prize pool. The exhibition provides a survey of the compelling and diverse work being produced by emerging artists today.
- Free guided tours
- Gallery shop
- Theatre & screening room
- Wheelchair access
- Workshops and classes
Featured image: Khadim Ali, Sermon on the Mount, 2020. Linen, cotton, nylon, ink, natural dye, synthetic dye, acrylic paint; painting, hand and machine embroidery. Collection: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2021. Photo: Marc Pricop. Courtesy: the artist and the Institute of Modern Art, Fortitude Valley.