About us

UQ Art Museum is a site for progressive and contemporary creative inquiry. Our work speaks to the distinct context of the Art Museum’s place within the University. We aim to connect each visitor with new ideas in creative practice, and with learning in its many forms. 

We collect and exhibit progressive works of art, which stimulate dialogue and debate. We’re committed to opening up dialogue with the faculties, research institutes and centres of the University, and to place education at the core of our activities. 

UQ Art Museum: 

  • provides creative, active learning through specialised, curriculum-based experiences to diverse disciplines. These include: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Education, Drama, Linguistics, Art History, Museum Studies, and Economics (see UQ Student Strategy > Authentic assessment); 

  • produces cross-disciplinary, research-based exhibitions that partner with a variety of academics and disciplines on campus; in doing so, contributing productively to Excellence in Research for Australia outcomes, and the Australian Research Council’s Engagement and Impact assessment; and 

  • provides industry-based training to UQ students to equip them for careers in the arts and humanities. The Art Museum aims to be a national leader in industry-based education. 

UQ Art Museum is a member of University Art Museums Australia.

University Art Museums Australia

Banner image: Ensayos Collective, Bog is Good, jVivan las Tuberas!, Hol-Hol Tol, 2022. Installation view, Oceanic Thinking, The University of Queensland Art Museum, 2022. Photo: Louis Lim.