Having displayed innovative pieces of art from the three windows of her gallery on Brunswick Street for eighteen years, Jan Murphy has solidly established herself as one of the leading names on the city’s art scene. Inside the gallery, each of said windows frames an exhibition space where both emerging and established artists have been put in the spotlight and introduced to Brisbane’s audience. Here, a deep commitment to Australian contemporary art has brought together the colorful curves of Kirra Jamison, the powerful portraits of Ben Quilty, the abstracts and animate pictures of Rhys Lee along with many others.
Jan Murphy Gallery, 486 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Australia, +61 7 3254 1855
Edwina Corlette was working with Jan Murphy before opening her own space. Also enjoying the thrilling vibe of Brunswick Street, her eponymous gallery is located along the same stretch of road. With a diverse programme of solo and group exhibition, Edwina Corlette Gallery aims to promote a selected group of artists, mostly from Australia and the South Pacific. Painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, installation, digital art: the gallery sees a range of media populating its rooms as the exhibitions roll. Recent ones featured artists like Mark Whalen (better known as Kill Pixie), Marisa Purcell and Bundit Puangthong.
Edwina Corlette Gallery, 2/555 Brunswick St, New Farm, Australia, +61 7 3358 6555
After almost a decade of successful activity in Singapore, Chris and Charlie Churcher opened the Brisbane branch of their Redsea Gallery in 2008. The British couple consolidated the name of their Asian gallery by establishing a space where Eastern and Western art and audiences could cross paths. Redsea Brisbane gravitates around the same concept, showcasing a range of works collected from across Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and Europe. The selection of artworks that has entered the airy rooms of the galley over the years spans various media, from sculpture to painting and illustrations, bringing together artists like Zhong Chen, Val and Kerrie Hess.
Redsea Gallery, 27 James St, Brisbane, Australia, +61 7 3162 2230