• Khadim Ali in collaboration with Sher Ali, 'Urbicide 2', 2020. Installation view: IMA. Photo: Marc Pricop.

  • 'The Commute' exhibition opening. Photo: Markus Ravik

  • Tom Nicholson, 'Cartoons for Joseph Selleny', 2014, Wall drawing created through pouncing with cheesecloth full of ground charcoal, Dimensions variable, Courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane. Photograph: Christian Capurro

  • Marianna Simnett, 'Blood In My Milk', 2018, 5-channel HD video installation with 9.1 surround sound, 01:13:00, looped. Photo: Louis Lim.

  • Visitors with the work of 'the churchie' finalist Jess Bradford. Photo: Marc Pricop.

  • Installation view, Ross Manning, ‘Dissonant Rhythms’, Institute of Modern Art, 2017. Photography: Louis Lim. In view: Ross Manning, ‘Bricks and Blocks’, 2016.

  • First Thursdays, Eric Bridgeman. Photo: Savannah ven der Niet


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.

The Institute of Modern Art acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land upon which the IMA now stands, the Jagera, Yuggera, Yugarapul, and Turrbal people. We offer our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first artists of this country. In the spirit of allyship, the IMA will continue to work with First Nations people to celebrate, support, and present their immense past, present, and future contribution to artistic practice and cultural expression.