IMA Winter Gala

IMA Gala and Benefit Auction

Friday 12 August 2022, 7pm–late
Institute of Modern Art, Fortitude Valley

The IMA’s 7th Annual Gala and Benefit Auction will take a suitably experimental form, inviting cutting edge artists to perform alongside an enviable selection of artworks available to bid on in support of the gallery.


Dress Code: Glamorous

Dining Style: Cocktail event with food by the teams at Agnes, Agnes Bakery and Jocelyn’s Provisions. Drinks by Pommery, Domaine Royal de Jarras, Bird In Hand, Coopers and Malfy Gin.

Performances by: Tay Haggarty, Tara Pattenden (Phantom Chips), Naomi Blacklock and Tina Havelock Stevens.

Benefit Auction Artists: Tony Albert, Robert Andrew, Lincoln Austin, Jordan Azcune, Christopher Bassi, Megan Cope, Sam Cranstoun, Kevin Diallo, Gunybi Ganambarr, Wanda Gillespie, Tay Haggarty, D Harding, Visaya Hoffie, Natalya Hughes, Gordon Hookey, Nicolette Johnson, Kyra Mancktelow, Carol McGregor, Laith McGregor, Clare Milledge, Five Mile Radius, Sebastian Moody, Phuong Ngo, Kahli Perkins, Jason Phu, Ryan Presley, Sancintya Mohini Simpson, Heather B. Swann, Shireen Taweel,  Andrew Tuttle, Anna Varendorff, Jake Walker, Anne Wallace, Justene Williams and Jemima Wyman.

2022 Honouree: Lawrence English

The IMA Annual Gala and Benefit Auction 2022 is held in honour of globally renowned, Brisbane-based experimental composer, artist, and curator Lawrence English.

Lawrence is a composer, artist, and curator based in Meanjin/Brisbane. Working across an eclectic array of aesthetic investigations, English’s work prompts questions of field, affect, and memory. He investigates the politics of perception and creates works that ponder subtle transformations of space, asking audiences to become aware of that which exists at the fringes of recognition.

He has curated IMA’s experimental sound program MONO for over fifteen years and is the director of the imprint Room40.

Gala Committee
Bec Malouf, Courtney Norris, Marie-Louise Theile, Bayoush Demissie and Jesse-Jack De Deyne.


The IMA acknowledges, thanks, and pays our deepest respect to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that we work with and the Country we work on.