Announcing our re-opening News

Announcing our re-opening

15 June 2020

We are thrilled to announce the re-opening of the IMA from Thursday 9 July.

Our exhibitions on show before the lockdown will re-open to visitors; Marianna Simnett’s CREATURE in our ground floor galleries and Sancintya Mohini Simpson’s Kūlī nām dharāyā / they’ve given you the name ‘coolie’ at IMA Belltower.

Please note our spaces will operate with reduced opening hours of Thursday–Friday, 10am–5pm and Saturday, 10am–3pm. Social distancing and sanitation measures will be employed, and more information about how we are keeping visitors safe can be found here.

As part of our commitment to artists, all planned exhibitions will go ahead with revised dates into 2021—more announcements to come.

The remainder of our exhibition program for 2020 includes; long water: fibre stories, an exhibition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s fibre practices curated by Freja Carmichael from 5 September, followed by the churchie emerging art prize finalists’ exhibition featuring the work of 13 emerging artists from across Australia, and Rachel O’Reilly’s INFRACTIONS, both on view from 18 September.

Projects produced as part of Making Art Work, our new commissioning initiative, can be seen online now at

Follow our social media for the latest updates and we’ll see you at the gallery soon.

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

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.