Remembering Brian and Marjorie Johnstone’s Galleries

WHEN : 31st May - 17th August
WHERE : University of Queensland Art Museum

Between 1950 and 1972, galleries run by Brian Johnstone were Brisbane’s foremost forums for contemporary Australian art; Marodian Gallery (1950–1952), and The Johnstone Gallery run with his wife Marjorie (1952–1972), represented an impressive range of Australian artists. The Johnstone Gallery was arguably Australia’s most famous commercial gallery at that time, exhibiting the works of Charles Blackman, Arthur Boyd, Ray Crooke, Lawrence Daws, Donald Friend, Sidney Nolan and Margaret Olley, among others. The exhibition comprises artworks shown at The Johnstone Gallery, along with scrapbooks, photographs and other gallery records drawn from The Johnstone Gallery Archive, one of the treasures of the State Library of Queensland’s Australian Library of Art collection.

Curator: Dr Nancy Underhill


Saturday 31 May 3.15 for 3.30 pm
to be opened by
Dr David Dunstan
Senior Lecturer, Monash University (godson of Brian Johnstone)
RSVP here by Friday 23 May

Public Program

Wednesday 11 June 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Curator Tour

Please join curator Dr Nancy Underhill on a guided tour of the exhibition.
Free. All welcome.
Refreshments served after the talk.