• 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 Jessie Nash jessie@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

Double Opening, Tan and O’Brien
1 April 2017

Celebrate the start of our Autumn season with a double opening on Saturday 1 April,...

Audio-Visual Installation 101
8 April 2017

Become a pro at setting up single- and multi-channel video and sound installations! This hands-on...

Hanging & Handling 2D Art
22 April 2017

For professional artists, as well as art collectors and enthusiasts wanting to present their two-dimensional...

Arts Grant Writing Part 1
26 April 2017

Part 1: Wednesday 26 April, 6pm­–8pm Part 2: Tuesday 2 May, 6pm­–8pm This two-part hands-on...

QFF Screening, Speleogenesis
29 April 2017

Presented as a partnership between Queensland Film Festival and the Institute of Modern Art, this...