• The Visual Field 2022 participants in the studio with Outerspace studio artist Holly Anderson. Photo: Cian Sanders.

  • Art Enquirer participants touring Agatha Gothe-Snape and Wrong Solo's exhibition 'Certain Situations'. Photo: Sarah Osborn.

  • Art Enquirer 2019, visiting artist Dale Harding's studio. Photo: Sarah Osborn.



As one of Australia’s leading independent contemporary art spaces, we are committed to providing learning opportunities that ignite curiosity and champion contemporary art.

At the IMA we work closely with artists to commission and present ground-breaking art, providing education audiences with accessible and authentic experiences that offer insights to ideas, artforms, and processes.

Get in touch to find out how we can support you and your students to forge meaningful connections with contemporary art and artists.

Programs and Resources

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Exhibition Tours

Entry to the IMA is always free. We recommend booking an exhibition tour facilitated by our trained staff to maximise learning outcomes. Tours can be tailored to your group’s needs or a specific curriculum focus.

Hands-on Workshops

Build critical and creative thinking skills in students with an interactive workshop inspired by our current exhibitions. Drawing on contemporary art and artists’ practices, students will follow an inquiry-based model of making and responding, with a creative output they can take home. Workshops can be paired with an exhibition tour to enhance learning outcomes.

The Visual Field: Art Industry Insights for Teens

The Visual Field is a school holiday program for teens curious about a career in the arts after school. Participants will meet artists, curators, and industry professionals to explore different career pathways during this two-day program.  

Grade 11 and 12 students are invited to learn about the arts industry, connect with likeminded peers, gain valuable art writing skills, and be immersed in the exciting world of contemporary art.

Stay tuned for the 2024 dates of our Brisbane and regional programs. Delivered in partnership with Flying Arts Alliance.

Professional Development

IMA Education delivers a range of professional development programs for educators each year. Programs are focused on contemporary art and tailored to specific exhibitions or artists.

Education Resources

Online Resources: education kits, podcasts, videos, and more to complement a gallery experience or facilitate learning in the classroom

Online Archive: developed for the 40 year anniversary of the organisation presents an overview of the four decades of the organisation’s history, including exhibition images and interviews with past IMA Directors

Publications: the IMA has a longstanding commitment to publishing critical readers, exhibition catalogues, and artist monographs

Visiting the IMA

Contact Us
(07) 3252 5753
Judith Wright Arts Centre
420 Brunswick Street
Fortitude Valley
Brisbane QLD 4006

Booking a Visit

Bookings are required for all guided and self-guided group visits to the IMA. To make a booking, contact IMA Education or use our online booking form.

Planning a day excursion? There are many commercial and independent galleries close by that we can suggest adding to your excursion to make the most of your visit to the IMA.

Getting Here

The 199, 196 and 195 buses stop directly outside the Judith Wright Arts Centre, and the IMA is a short walk from Fortitude Valley train station. Visit the Translink Website for more information.

IMA can arrange coach-parking if required, however on-street parking is limited.

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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.