Situated inside the renowned James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre, the Foyer is a unique space suitable for cocktail receptions and intimate panel discussions. Located on Level 2 the Foyer is a light filled space offering stunning views of Forgan Smith Building and the university grounds. The Foyer comes equipped with high wooden tables and bar stools. Additional furniture and equipment can be hired. 

During our opening hours you will have a dedicated area of the Foyer for your event that is sectioned off from the public. Enhance your event experience by booking outside of our standard opening hours to obtain a private viewing of our current exhibitions facilitated by our team of Mediators, and access to an expanded event space. 

Room configurationMaximum capacity
Cocktail function (during opening hours)60 standing
Cocktail function (after opening hours)100 standing
Lecture style (with bar service) 28 seated
Lecture style (with no bar service) 40 seated

a group of people talking at an event in the art museum foyer

the art museum foyer from above with people standing in groups, talking and drinking

Interested in hosting your function in the Boardroom?

Check out the fact sheet and floorplan for the layout

Foyer Fact Sheet            Foyer Floorplan

a group of people in the foyer

  • From Tuesday 3 May you no longer need to be fully vacinated against COVID-19 to attend UQ locations. For more information on the University's updated COVID Safe measures and vaccination requirements please visit the UQ COVID-19 advice website.

  • The Art Museum remains dedicated to providing a COVID Safe environment for staff and visitors. Learn more about our COVID Safe practices and visitor guidelines. 

Interested in holding your event at UQ Art Museum? Enquire now and we’ll get back to you with a tailored quote.

View our Conditions of Hire for the terms and conditions of hosting your event at UQ Art Museum.