• Art Enquirer participants touring Agatha Gothe-Snape and Wrong Solo's exhibition 'Certain Situations'. Photo: Sarah Osborn.

  • Art Enquirer 2019, visiting artist Dale Harding's studio. Photo: Sarah Osborn.

  • Photo: Louis Lim

  • Photo: Marc Pricop

  • Photo: Louis Lim



As one of Australia’s leading independent contemporary art spaces, we re committed to providing learning opportunities that ignite curiosity and champion contemporary art.

At the IMA we work closely with artists to commission and present ground-breaking art, providing education audiences with accessible and authentic experiences that offer insights to ideas, artforms, and processes.

Get in touch to find out how we can support you and your students to forge meaningful connections with contemporary art and artists.

Programs and Resources

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Exhibition Tours

Entry to the IMA is always free. We recommend booking an exhibition tour facilitated by our trained staff to maximise learning outcomes. Tours can be tailored to your group’s needs or a specific curriculum focus.


Build critical and creative thinking skills in students with an interactive workshop inspired by our current exhibitions. Drawing on contemporary art and artists’ practices, students will follow an inquiry-based model of making and responding, with a creative output they can take home. Workshops can be paired with an exhibition tour to enhance learning outcomes.

Art Enquirer

An immersive writing program, Art Enquirer supports young creatives to build arts writing skills and provides insight to career pathways in the arts.

Participants will hone their critical thinking and written communication skills with studio visits and talks by artists, curators, and arts industry professionals. Presented in partnership with Flying Arts Alliance.

Professional Development

IMA Education delivers a range of professional development programs for teachers each year. Programs are focused on contemporary art and tailored to specific exhibitions or artists.

Education Resources

Online Resources: education kits, podcasts, videos, and more to complement a gallery experience or facilitate learning in the classroom

Online Archive: developed for the 40 year anniversary of the organisation presents an overview of the four decades of the organisation’s history, including exhibition images and interviews with past IMA Directors

Publications: the IMA has a longstanding commitment to publishing critical readers, exhibition catalogues, and artist monographs

Visiting the IMA

Contact Us
(07) 3252 5753
Judith Wright Centre
420 Brunswick Street
Fortitude Valley
Brisbane QLD 4006

Booking a Visit

Bookings are required for all guided and self-guided group visits to the IMA. To make a booking, contact IMA Education or use our online booking form.

Planning a day excursion? There are many commercial and independent galleries close by that we can suggest adding to your excursion to make the most of your visit to the IMA.

Getting Here

The 199, 196 and 195 buses stop directly outside the Judith Wright Arts Centre, and the IMA is a short walk from Fortitude Valley train station. Visit the Translink Website for more information.

IMA can arrange coach-parking if required, however on-street parking is limited.

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands where the IMA now stands. We pay our respect to Elders past, present, and emerging.