South Bank art galleries and museums to reopen after flooding on March 18

When the rain starts to fall in Brisbane, escape to one of the city’s riverside cultural institutions – and peruse all that adorns the walls and rooms of the Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Art Gallery and Queensland Museum – is a must-do activity. That said, if it rains so much that it floods, all three South Bank spots are usually affected, as they were in 2011 and again this year.

As a result, the trio of venues have been closed for the past three weeks due to devastating wet weather which ended in February 2022, heralded the start of March and saw large parts of Brisbane – including South Brisbane – flooded. But after going into cleaning mode, the three have set a reopening date. So mark Friday, March 18 in your calendar.

The list of reopenings includes the Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Museum and SparkLab, Sciencecentre, all reopen on the same day. And, at GOMA, it’s celebrated with a party – with the already scheduled APT10 Up Late events, which cover after-hours evenings of the gallery’s 10th Asia-Pacific Contemporary Art Triennial, taking place on Friday March 18 and Saturday March 18, 19.

GOMA will also reopen the exhibition itself, as well as its accompanying programs – including its film programming – while QAG will also resume operations.

At the Queensland Museum, all but the Dinosaur Garden will reopen – although the venue is between major exhibitions after its Brickman Wonders of the world The Lego storefront closed in January and before Disney: the magic of animation opening in June.

A word of caution: at this time, all Queensland Cultural Center car parks will remain closed due to the flooding. So if you feel like making art and driving, you’ll need to look for street parking – with paid parking free until the end of March – or drive to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition car park Center. Or continue via public transport, taxis or ride-sharing services.

Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Museum and SparkLab, Sciencecentre will all reopen on Friday March 18.

Top image: 10th Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT 10), GOMA, C Callistemon.

Posted on March 14, 2022 by

Sarah Ward


Mildred D. Field