• 2019 Jeremy Hynes Award recipient Tay Haggarty's 'LINK' performance. Photo: Joe Ruckli.

  • Caitin Franzmann, 'to the curve of you' performance. Photo: Marc Pricop.

  • Art Enquirer 2019 studio visit with Vernon Ah Kee. Photo: Savannah van der Niet.

  • Loops and Knots: a festival of weaving across waters. Photo: Louis Lim

  • Art Enquirer 2019. Photo: Savannah van der Niet.



Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

The IMA is always looking for enthusiastic people to join our Volunteer Program.

Being a volunteer at Australia’s oldest independent contemporary art gallery is a rewarding role and a great introduction into the contemporary art world in Australia. You will have the chance to meet the IMA staff, exhibiting artists, and members of Brisbane’s arts community. IMA Volunteers receive many incentives, including; regular training and tours from curators and artists, complimentary IMA publications, and a letter of referral.

If you would like to apply, please email ima@ima.org.au.

Don’t forget to sign up for email updates to be the first to find out about new opportunities.

Open Calls and Programs

  • The Visual Field: Art Industry Insights for Teens

    The Visual Field is our professional development program for teens curious about a career in the arts after school. Participants will meet artists, curators, content creators, and industry professionals to explore different career pathways during a weekend intensive at the IMA.  

    Grade 11 and 12 students are invited to learn about the industry, connect with likeminded peers, gain valuable art writing skills, and be immersed in the exciting world of contemporary art. This three-day face to face experience is delivered in partnership with Flying Arts Alliance.

    This year, the Visual Field will be held from 29 June–1 July.


    Participation costs are only $100 for this three-day program and include catering. Bursaries are available to cover registration costs. Please contact Flying Arts for  registration or bursary enquiries at info@flyingarts.org.au or on +61 7 3216 132.


  • Jeremy Hynes Award

    Since 2009, the IMA has had the honour of presenting the $10,000 Jeremy Hynes Award to an experimental Queensland artist in the earlier stages of their career, made possible through a bequest from the family of artist Jeremy Hynes. Applications for this biennial opportunity are currently closed.

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.