Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

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#4 of 25 in Museums in Brisbane
The collections at Queensland Art Gallery include traditional Australian paintings, Aboriginal art, and European artists. You can view works by celebrated artist, including Pablo Picasso, Sydney Nolan, and William Robinson. The gallery has an innovative learning program for children. It is located beside the river, in the heart of the art precinct. The cultural center, also offers also a natural haven with terraces where you can relax in the sun. Plan my day in Brisbane using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • Beautiful building, great atmosphere, wonderful exhibits. Strongly recommend a visit here, long or short, just simply a fun place!  more »
  • Love visiting the Art Gallery most holidays or on free weekends. It's free and in a beautiful area. Easy access from town, the walk over is a nice introduction to the area. The train and bus station a...  more »
  • This is a free art gallery (with a special exhibition or charge), with a rich art exhibition that includes both local and overseas art works, and a children's museum that can be used to create creativity for the children. The river Cafélunch in the library are not very much chosen but the food is not bad.
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  • This is a fantastic place to visit and discover a bit about Australian culture and art. With dedicated sections to Aborigene art, it offers a glimpse into the variety techniques utilized. International artists are on display here too, and the gallery in itself is quite spectacular. Access to the gallery is free of charge, while some of the special expositions are paid. Certainly worth the visit if you're around the South Bank and Cultural Centre area.
  • I'm not usually a big fan of art galleries, but I happily spent several hours here. The galleries are open & spacious, and the staff are both approachable and helpful. Special kudos to the bookstore staff for their willingness to help.
  • I love beautiful art and would love to be able to take my children to an art gallery to appreciate it. There were some brilliant pieces of art and sculptures but unfortunately by calling something “art” you have permission to create any weird or obscene piece of work and this art gallery has heaps of it. On entry there are huge abstract paintings of people with knives in their heads and someone biting off their limbs with penis showing. Weird and not very family friendly. Why can’t we celebrate beauty, life and real creativity instead of the perverse, weird stuff and art that looks like it’s been done by preschoolers? Perhaps the art museums could purchase some paintings from primary schoolers to lift the quality, creativity and interest. I found this gallery boring and I’m glad I didn’t take my kids.
  • This gallery has some really amazing pieces on show at any given time, and best of all it is free. You can see all manner of artist's work here, even a Picasso or two. The gallery changes regularly, so if you visit often there is always something new to see. The gallery also has many artworks on permanent display around the exterior of the building, even a large scale geometric sculpture locals have picnics underneath!
  • Inappropriate exhibits for children and young families-knives cutting brains open???!!! Has all decency gone out the window! Not family friendly. Please think about what impact you're having. There is good in the world, but you don't show or celebrate it!

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