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  • Loops and Knots: a festival of weaving across waters. Photo: Louis Lim

  • Lu Forsberg accepting the 2017 Jeremy Hynes Award. Photo: Louis Lim.

  • Mandy Quadrio, 'The Country Within', IMA Belltower. Photo: Louis Lim.

  • Photo: Louis Lim


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Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

We are excited to relaunch our volunteers program in 2020, allowing keen individuals to work closely with IMA staff and contribute to our community. Budding artists, arts workers, and art enthusiasts are invited to develop their skills, assisting with gallery invigilation, public programs support, and more.

Applications are open now for volunteer positions starting late January—all are welcome to apply!

Find out more and apply here.

Open Calls and Submissions

  • Jeremy Hynes Award

    Since 2009, the IMA has had the honour of presenting the $10,000 prize to an experimental Queensland artist in the earlier stages of their career, made possible by a bequest made by the family of Jeremy Hynes in his name.

    The Jeremy Hynes Award is now closed for submissions.

  • IMA Belltower Call Out

    Early career Queensland artists are invited to submit proposals of new or existing works for IMA Belltower at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts open-call out program which includes:

    • Exhibition opportunity IMA Belltower
    • Artwork projection on the façade of the building

    Submissions now closed.

  • Art Enquirer

    Art Enquirer is a three-day art immersion program for senior high school students presented with Flying Arts Alliance 3–5 July. After a cultural tour of a number of galleries and studios in Brisbane, students will hone their art writing skills with the help of industry professionals. The program culminates in the publication of Art Enquirer, a collection of student’s writings.

    Applications for Art Enquirer 2019 are now closed.

Annual Gala

In 2015, to celebrate its 40th Anniversary, the IMA launched its first black tie Gala and Benefit Auction. Now the event has become a national leader in contemporary art fundraising, and one of Brisbane’s most glamorous winter events. Each year the IMA’s Annual Gala is held in honour of a leading Australian artist, academic, or curator for their role in shaping the Australian contemporary art landscape as well as their connection to the organisation’s past. Previous honourees have included Robert MacPherson, Nancy Underhill, Tracey Moffatt, Richard Stringer, Rex Butler, Judy Watson, Richard Bell, and Madonna Staunton.

  • 2018 Annual Gala and Benefit Auction honouring Richard Bell

  • 2018 Annual Gala and Benefit Auction honouring Richard Bell

  • 2018 Annual Gala and Benefit Auction honouring Richard Bell

  • 2018 Annual Gala and Benefit Auction honouring Richard Bell


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