IMA News

Seeking new Director

30 January 2019

One of Australia’s leading contemporary art organisations, the IMA is seeking a new Director to lead the artistic vision and...

Seeking Curator of Public Engagement

24 January 2019

The IMA is looking for a Curator of Public Engagement to help develop and deliver an exciting range of public...

2019 Exhibition Program Announced

13 December 2018

In 2019, the Institute of Modern Art will bring visionary new works by artists to Brisbane audiences and give global...

Young critics published in Art Enquirer

27 November 2018

Pick up your free copy of the second edition of Art Enquirer from the IMA Gallery Shop or read the...

Sign up for free as an IMA Fan to win

15 November 2018

IMA Fans is a free initiative offering fans of the IMA new ways to belong. Get first access to news...

2019 Program Preview

30 October 2018

In 2019, the Institute of Modern Art (IMA) will bring visionary new works by artists to Brisbane audiences and give...

Ross Manning tours to regional Queensland

13 September 2018

Dissonant Rhythms is Brisbane-based artist and musician Ross Manning’s first-ever survey exhibition. Spanning the past decade of his practice, Dissonant Rhythms was originally...

Next generation of critics to be published in Art Enquirer

23 August 2018

In July the IMA and Flying Arts Alliance presented Art Enquirer, a three-day art immersion program for senior high school...

Luke Willis Thompson nominated for Turner Prize

10 August 2018

New Zealand born, London-based artist Luke Willis Thompson has been nominated for the 34th Turner Prize. The Turner Prize exhibition...

Haegue Yang: ‘Triple Vita Nestings’ to tour to New Plymouth, New Zealand

27 July 2018

Haegue Yang Triple Vita Nestings will tour to Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth, New Zealand 30 November...

Haegue Yang Talk and Masterclass

26 June 2018

Don’t miss your opportunity to hear from South-Korean born artist Haegue Yang when she visits the IMA this July. Hear...

Fourth Annual Gala Honouring Richard Bell

6 June 2018

Each year the IMA’s Annual Gala is held in honour of a leading Australian artist, academic, or curator for their role in...

Art Experiences for Young People

16 May 2018

The IMA is passionate about providing learning opportunities for both young people and adults through contemporary art. We offer a...

IMA Workshop Series

5 April 2018

Throughout April and May the IMA presents a series of professional development workshops designed to take your practice to the...

New IMA Publications

9 March 2018

This March, the IMA is proud to launch two new publications, The Artist As and Tom Nicholson: Lines towards Another....

Exhibition & Events Guide Jan–June 2018

23 January 2018

In 2018, we present eight exhibitions onsite including visionary Australian artist Tom Nicholson’s first survey exhibition and monograph, and solo...

Ryan Presley works needed

7 December 2017

In 2018 the IMA is proud to present a new solo exhibition by Brisbane-based artist Ryan Presley. The exhibition will...

IMA 2018 Exhibition Highlights

1 December 2017

Now in our fourth decade, the Institute of Modern Art (IMA) is Queensland’s leading independent art space. Our focus is commissioning...

Céline Condorelli Courtyard Commission

1 October 2017

A new sculpture garden has been developed for the Berwick Street courtyard of Fortitude Valley’s IMA, by celebrated London-based artist...

Green Screen Open Call

21 September 2017

Building on the success of last year's Green Screen program, the IMA is once again submissions for moving image works...

IMA’s Third Annual Gala

27 July 2017

To all our wonderful sponsors and guests, thank you for making the IMA's Third Annual Gala and Benefit Auction a great success! We...

2017 Jeremy Hynes Award Shortlist

4 July 2017

We are delighted to announce the shortlisted artists for the Jeremy Hynes Award 2017, our biannual award given to an emerging...

IMA Exhibitions Touring Internationally

16 June 2017

Nicholas Mangan's major survey Limits to Growth is showing at KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin, until 13 August. The exhibition and corresponding...

Student work to be published in IMA Publication

24 May 2017

Earlier in the month of May, the IMA and Flying Arts were delighted to present Art Enquirer, a two-day immersion...

Imaginary Accord Publication Launch

24 April 2017

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the latest IMA publication: Imaginary Accord. Join us to celebrate on Saturday 6 May,...

Artists in Residence

4 April 2017

In April, artists Zach Blas and Jemima Wyman will be in residence at the IMA. Wyman is an interdisciplinary artist...

Professional Development Workshops

14 March 2017

The IMA is pleased to present a series of professional development workshops tailored to further develop your arts practice.   This series...

Goodbyes and Hellos

6 March 2017

After eleven years at the IMA, our bookkeeper, Jewel Mackenzie is retiring. The IMA will not be the same without...

Annual Lecture Series

22 February 2017

Why don’t we talk about colour in art anymore?   Colour was once central to the understanding of art. Up...

Exhibitions & Events Guide

2 February 2017

"This year, we are delighted to be working with a diverse and visionary group of artists. Their approach to materials,...

Happy New Year!

3 January 2017

For over 40 years, the IMA has played a pivotal role in Brisbane, supporting contemporary artistic practice in the city...

Announcing Our 2017 Exhibition Program

21 November 2016

It’s with great excitement that we share the first preview of our 2017 exhibition program. The year will feature nine...

We’re Hiring!

1 November 2016

The IMA is seeking a full-time Visitor and Bookshop Assistant and a casual Communications Officer.   We looking for an...

Sancintya Simpson Joins the IMA

4 October 2016

This month we welcome new staff member Sancintya Simpson to the IMA in the role of Public Engagement Assistant. Simpson is...

IMA Green Screen Program Launches

30 August 2016

Following our Open Call in May and a process of selection by IMA Executive Directors Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh,...

IMA at Gwangju Biennale

2 August 2016

IMA Directors Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh, and IMA Senior Manager Madeleine King will travel to Korea in late August...

Installation view. Gordon Bennett. Be Polite. Courtesy of The Estate of Gordon Bennett and Milani Gallery. Photo Credit: Carl Warner.

New IMA Publications

1 July 2016

Two new IMA publications will be released this month, Gordon Bennett: Be Polite, and Nicholas Mangan: Limits to Growth. Both are published by...

Join the IMA Team

30 May 2016

The IMA is seeking a part-time Public Engagement Manager. We are looking for a committed individual to support the IMA...

Green Screen Open Call

3 May 2016

In the second half of the year, the IMA’s Green Room will transform into a space dedicated to the moving...

IMA Winter Gala

9 March 2016

The IMA Gala Committee, Board of Directors, and staff are delighted to announce that the IMA Winter Gala & Silent Auction...

The Artist As…

22 February 2016

The Artist As… is a year-long lecture series co-presented by the IMA, Brisbane, and Curatorial Practice at MADA (Monash Art...

IMA Editions

IMA Editions

2 February 2016

An original, limited edition series of zinc plate etchings by Brisbane-based artist Dale Harding is now available for purchase from the...

IMA’s 2016 Program

15 December 2015

As Queensland’s leading independent forum for contemporary art, the IMA has produced over 500 exhibitions featuring more than 2000 artists and countless...

Holiday Book Sale

30 November 2015

The holidays are coming up and we are offering 50% off of selected IMA titles in our bookstore until 20 December. This...

APT8 and AAANZ

17 November 2015

Due to the influx of interstate and international visitors to Brisbane during the opening weekend of the 8th Asia Pacific...

Embassy at Performa 15

27 October 2015

The IMA is pleased to announce a unique partnership with Performa, the biennial of new visual art performance in New...

Mirrors for Princes

28 September 2015

In October, the IMA will be presenting a major solo exhibition by the art collective Slavs and Tatars: Mirrors for...

Art Teachers Day

9 September 2015

The IMA is pleased to announce our annual Art Teachers Day, which will this year take place on Saturday the...

The Foundation Book

12 August 2015

The Institute of Modern Art (IMA) has co-commissioned major film installation by Patrick Staff, The Foundation, with Chisenhale Gallery, London; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver;...

Jeremy Hynes Award

27 July 2015

The IMA is pleased to announce the shortlist for the Jeremy Hynes Award, our biannual award given to an emerging experimental Queensland...

IMA Online Archive

16 July 2015

The IMA is pleased to announce our 40th anniversary online archive. It brings together a general overview of each of the four...

The Green Room

29 June 2015

The Green Room is a new dedicated space at the IMA for projects with a connection to our region. The Green...

Yearlong Celebration

29 May 2015

The Institute of Modern Art (IMA) is one of Australia’s most vibrant independent non-profit galleries, which has supported over 2000...

Culture Counts Survey

5 May 2015

As you may know the IMA recently participated in the Arts Queensland’s Culture Counts trial to evaluate visitor experience of...

Melbourne Art Book Fair

2 April 2015

The IMA will feature a curated selection of IMA publications, associated ephemera and archival material at the inaugural Melbourne Art...

The Foundation

15 March 2015

The Foundation is a major film installation by London and Los Angeles-based artist Patrick Staff, co-commissioned with Chisenhale Gallery, London; Spike...

New Staff

22 February 2015

The IMA is delighted to announce the recruitment of Madeleine King as Operations Manager and Tess Maunder as Public Programs and...

IMA’s 2015 Program

12 January 2015

In 2015, the IMA celebrates its fortieth anniversary, making it one of Australia’s oldest and continually vibrant spaces for contemporary art. This year,...

Celebrating Forty Years

1 December 2014

Since its establishment in 1975, the IMA has been a leading venue for the production, presentation and circulation of contemporary art...

Members Cocktail Party

27 October 2014

Becoming an IMA member is the most direct way of showing your support of timely and engaging contemporary art. Members...

IMA Re-Launch

29 September 2014

The IMA and its recently appointed Directors, Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh, are delighted to announce the re-launch of its venue...

Pre-order Kraft book

22 August 2014

In conjunction with the survey exhibition of Melbourne-based artist Stuart Ringholt, Kraft, Monash University Museum of Art and the IMA are co-publishing...

New Edition

28 July 2014

How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art was the first anthology to chronicle the global critical reception of Aboriginal art since...

Join Our Growing Team

23 June 2014

The IMA is seeking a full-time Exhibitions and Public Programs Officer. We are looking for a committed individual to support...

Too Much World

12 May 2014

Hito Steyerl, rightly considered one of the most exciting artists working today who speculates on the impact of the Internet...

New Curatorial Fellow

23 April 2014

We are pleased to announce that Vivian Ziherl has been awarded a Curatorial Fellowship with the IMA through the generous...

Craig Walsh talks to dasSUPERPAPER

28 March 2014

Craig Walsh talks to dasSUPERPAPER about the genesis of his show Embedded open at the IMA from Saturday 29 March...