2. UQ Art Museum


Exit the front sliding door of the Student Centre and turn right (when facing the bus stop). Follow the dotted route to your next stop: the UQ Art Museum.

The University of Queensland Art Museum was established in the Forgan Smith Tower in 1976 to house artworks collected by UQ since the 1940s. It was relocated to its present site in 2004. Now, with more than 3,000 artworks, the University’s art collection is the second largest public art collection in Queensland.

Enter through the glass doors to experience the serene and tranquil atmosphere of the gallery. If you are carrying a bag please be aware that gallery staff may need to check it.

Along with Australian artworks from the colonial period to present day, the museum is home to the Nat Yuen Collection of Chinese Antiques, National Collection of Artists' Self Portraits and Stuartholme-Behan Collection of Australian Art.

The UQ Art Museum also recently opened a study space for students.

The University actively acquires the work of major Queensland and Australian contemporary artists, and encourages gifts and bequests. For details of the exhibitions, public programs and publications initiated by the UQ Art Museum check out their e-news.

 Don't forget to stop for a selfie with the smiling tombstone on your way out!

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