Frequently asked questions

Interested in holding your event at UQ Art Museum?
Find answers to frequently asked questions about the Art Museum's venue hire policies. 
  1. What forms do I need to complete to make a booking?
  • Fill out an enquiry form and we'll get back to you with a quote. 

      2.  Is UQ Art Museum suitable for my event?

  • Suitable events for our spaces include meetings, small seminars, dinners, cocktail receptions, luncheons, and panel discussions.  

      3.  What are the conditions of hiring UQ Art Museum for my event?

  1.  Does UQ Art Museum offer catering? 
  • UQ Art Museum does not provide a catering service. We have curated a selection of high-quality, reputable caterers who are familiar with UQ Art Museum. For more information, please view our list of nominated caterers.

      5. Can UQ Art Museum turn artworks off for my event? 

  • Some exhibitions may include artworks that feature sound. UQ Art Museum cannot turn artworks off if your event takes place during our public opening hours.  

       6. I want to book the lawn outside of UQ Art Museum. Who do I contact? 

  • If you would like to book the Art Museum lawn, please contact Property and Facilities via email: pfassist@pf.uq.edu.au or phone: 336 52222.

       7. What accessibility measures do you have for guests?  

  • For information regarding accessibility please visit our accessibility page. 

  1. Does UQ Art Museum charge staffing fees?  
  • UQ Art Museum is proud to offer staff costs in-kind for events that take place during our standard opening hours. Events that take place beyond these hours incur staff costs.
  1. How much will it cost to hold my event at the Art Museum? 
  1. Where does profit obtained from venue hire go?  
  • Income received from venue hire helps to support current UQ students, and recent graduates to receive paid work experience at UQ Art Museum. Read more about your impact.
  1. Can I hire UQ Art Museum’s exhibition spaces to exhibit my artwork?  
  • Please note, we do not accept exhibition proposals to display artworks in our venue hire spaces. 
  1. What COVID-19 requirements do I need to follow during my private function?  
  • UQ Art Museum must comply with the latest Queensland Health COVID-19 advice. For the latest information on Queensland’s COVID-19 situation please refer to the QLD roadmap to easing restrictions. 
  1. What happens if COVID-19 advice changes before my event? 
  • In the event that restrictions change before your event we will contact you to discuss options. You will not incur any costs if your event needs to be cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19 advice.eee

The Art Museum is an elegant, warm and welcoming space featuring world-class design and sweeping views of sandstone buildings including the Forgan Smith building and its iconic tower.

The Boardroom and Foyer are available for event hire. Learn more: 

Boardroom                 Foyer