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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.


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Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

The IMA is not currently seeking internship and volunteer applications. Subscribe to our mailing list to be the first to hear about new volunteer and employment opportunities.

Open Calls and Submissions

  • 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 are now open for students wishing to participate in the 2019 program. Apply before 7 June via the Flying Arts Alliance website here.

    Travel subsidies are available thanks to Brian Tucker Accounting. Follow the link above for more details and to apply.

  • 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. Jeremy Hynes was a key figure in the Brisbane art scene in the 1990s, predominantly known for his experimental performance works. Hynes had numerous exhibitions locally and nationally, his exhibition Macro-Surveillance was presented at the IMA in 2000. The Jeremy Hynes Award is not currently open for submissions.

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, and Richard Bell

Find out more about this year’s gala here. To enquire about sponsorship opportunities contact Jenna Baldock or call the Gallery on (07) 3252 5750.

  • 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 Owners of the lands where the IMA now stands, and pay respect to Elders, past, present, and emerging.

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