• Free Public Art Gallery
  • Opening Hours
  • Tuesday–Saturday 11am–6pm
  • First Thursday of every Month 11am–9pm

Venue Hire

Hire the IMA for your next party, cocktail reception or private dinner and host your event in flexible space in heart of Brisbane which can be tailored to your needs.

The IMA is available Tuesday to Saturday from 6pm until late, and all day on Sunday and Monday. Recently the IMA has been used for film and photo shoots, company anniversary celebrations, and fashion shows. We aim to accommodate all requests within our exhibition program however there are some restrictions depending on current exhibition displays.

If you require an empty space, the galleries will be available from 1 April – 25 April (gallery 3 and 3) and 28 October–4 November (gallery 1 through 4) in 2017.

For more information please email Ally Bennett ally@ima.org.au or call 07 3872 9081.

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  • Capacity: Up to 500 guests standing, including the courtyard. Typically we host 75-100 guests for cocktail receptions and 40 guests seated for dinner.
  • Rental area: We have 4 interconnected galleries and a courtyard available for hire. Please download our floor plan here.
  • Rental rate: Rates from $1,500. IMA Sponsors receive 1 complimentary venue hire each calendar year. More about sponsorship here.
  • AV equipment: AV equipment is available for rent and we have highly trained staff available at reasonable rates.
  • Access: Secure parking is nearby as well as easy access to buses and trains
  • Catering: Preferred catering partner: Caxton St Catering. Beverage sponsors: Splitrock/Tiro, Burch Family wines and Newstead Brewing Co.
  • Location: We are located in Fortitude Valley and within walking distance of James Street. Here is a map.

Please note that the IMA has a curated program and does not allow the exhibition of other artworks.

Upcoming Events

First Thursdays, Radha La Bia
2 March 2017

Launching our First Thursdays program for the year, performance artist Shahmen Suku will take over the IMA...

Bus Tour, Close enough
4 March 2017

Caloundra Regional Gallery has kindly organised a free bus tour, for their opening of Close...

In Colour, debate
9 March 2017

Our 2017 lecture series In Colour looks at the often-neglected topic of colour in contemporary...

Art Enquirer
17 March 2017

Art Enquirer is a young artist development program in critical writing skills especially for senior...