UQ Art Museum

UQ Art Museum

We aim to connect each visitor with new ideas in creative practice, and with learning in its many forms. We offer free exhibitions and public programs, study space, and a range of teaching and learning facilities and resources. We are also the home of The University of Queensland Art Collection, one of Queensland’s most significant public art collections.

Entry is free. Members of the public are very welcome.

#Getting There


The University provides a range of parking options at all campuses and most locations for staff, students and visitors.
Paid parking applies at our St Lucia, Herston and Dutton Park campuses.

Public Transport

St Lucia campus is conveniently serviced by more than 10 direct bus routes from the Brisbane CBD and outer suburbs.

Some routes travel via rapid-transit busways, which offer congestion-free services to and from campus. There are also frequent services from Indooroopilly Shopping Centre and Toowong.

St Lucia campus has two bus stations, located at Chancellor’s Place and the Lakes.

Ride Your Bike

We encourage travel on bicycles, electric bikes (e-bikes) and electric scooters (e-scooters), as a cleaner, greener way to get to and around St Lucia campus.

To help you to ride safely and easily at UQ, we're implementing new transport initiatives that support a safe riding environment for both pedestrians and riders.

These include creating the rideables network to help you find your way around, ensuring safe zones for pedestrians, and adding new locations to park shared devices so you can leave easily when you're done.



There are a range of Persons with Disability (PWD) parking spaces at the UQ St Lucia campus. Please see the St Lucia PWD parking map below for a detailed breakdown.

The closest parking spaces for patrons with an Australian Disability Parking Permit are located in the parking bay on University Drive, next to the Art Museum .

Building access

UQ Art Musuem is located in Building 11. It has one entrance located at the front of the building. The entrance is reached by following the cement path that runs adjacent to the Forgan Smith Building (Building 1). It is flat, with two automatic glass doors and is wheelchair accessible. The entrance also doubles as the exit.


UQ Art Museum has one public lift located toward the back of the Foyer. The lift provides access to Level 1, where the toilets are located, as well as our exhibition spaces on Levels 2 and 3.

Accessible toilets

Accessible toilets are located on Level 1 to the left of the lift. They can be reached by both the lift and stairs.

Assistance dogs

Guide dogs and registered assistance dogs are welcome at UQ Art Museum.


A wheelchair is available free of charge for use during your visit to UQ Art Museum. To secure a booking for a wheelchair, please contact our Visitor Engagement team on via phone: (07) 3365 3046 or email us at artmuseum@uq.edu.au. Subject to availability.


There are several ottomans placed throughout the exhibition space for you to sit on. We also have several chairs and lounges in our Foyer for you to enjoy.

Free portable stools are available on request for use when exploring our exhibitions. If you require a portable stool please ask one of our friendly staff anytime during your visit.

Food and drinks

We permit food and water to be kept on your person for medical reasons only. We ask that you consume your food and water outside of exhibition spaces – for example in the Foyer – where possible. This assists us to keep the artworks and the UQ Art Collection safe.

Mental health support

Artworks address difficult and important issues, and sometimes contain challenging or upsetting content. If you are distressed by the themes brought up in our exhibitions, support is available.

Audio labels and descriptions

Audio labels (an audio version of the written labels that are displayed with each artwork in an exhibition) are available via QR codes at our reception desk and throughout our exhibitions. Please bring your own device and headphones. Audio labels can also be accessed via SoundCloud.

Sensory considerations

Some of our exhibitions feature artworks that contain sounds and video. You may like to bring ear plugs or other aids for your visit.

Our staff will be able to assist you in identifying artworks that may be particularly challenging for visitors with sensory concerns.


Here you will find answers to common questions about visiting UQ Art Museum.

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UQ Art Museum

James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre Building, , University Dr, St Lucia QLD 4067, St Lucia

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