South Bank's Art Galleries and Museums Will Reopen After the Floods on March 18
After a three-week-long closure following Brisbane's wild weather, Queensland Art Gallery, the Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Museum and the Sciencentre will reopen their doors.
March 14, 2022
When rain starts to fall in Brisbane, escaping into one of the city's riverside cultural institutions — and perusing whatever happens to be gracing the Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Art Gallery and Queensland Museum's walls and halls — is a great go-to activity. That said, if it pours so much that it floods, all three South Bank spots are usually impacted, as they were in 2011 and again this year.
As a result, the trio of venues have been shut for the past three weeks due to the devastating wet weather that closed out February 2022, heralded the start of March and saw large parts of Brisbane — including South Brisbane — flooded. But after going into clean-up 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, Sciencentre, all throwing open their doors again on the same day. And, over at GOMA, it's celebrating with a party — with the already-scheduled APT10 Up Late events, which span after-hours parties in the gallery's 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, going ahead on Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19.
GOMA will also reopen the exhibition itself, as well as its accompanying programs — including its cinema lineup — while QAG will be back in business as well.
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Over at Queensland Museum, everything except the dinosaur garden will reopen — although the venue is between major exhibitions after its Brickman Wonders of the World Lego showcase closed in January, and ahead of Disney: The Magic of Animation opening in June.
One caveat to be aware of: at present, all Queensland Cultural Centre carparks will still remain closed following the flood. So, if you're keen to get you art on and head in by car, you'll need to look for street parking — with metered parking free until the end of March — or hit up the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre carpark. Or, mosey on over via public transport, taxi or ride share services.
Top image: The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT 10), GOMA, C Callistemon.