About the IMA
The Institute of Modern Art (IMA) is one of the Asia-Pacific’s most important, visible, and relevant forums for contemporary visual art. The IMA champions contemporary art, artists, and ideas, connecting local voices to global dialogues via inclusive, sustainable, and innovative institutional practice.
Founded in 1975, the IMA is Australia’s oldest independent public art gallery and has been at the centre of the Queensland arts ecology for 48 years.
The IMA’s reputation for experimentation, care, and criticality is a legacy we proudly continue. Our exhibitions, events, publications, education program, touring exhibitions, and off-site projects connect us with artists and audiences from Queensland, Australia, and around the world.
Entry to the IMA is always free, offering transformative experiences that amplify voices, ignite curiosity, and inspire change through contemporary art.
The IMA is a registered charity and membership organisation supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, the Australian Government through Australia Council for the Arts, and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian Federal, State, and Territory Governments, and many private sponsors and donors. The IMA is a founding member of Contemporary Art Organisations Australia.