FireWorks Gallery - known for exhibiting and promoting artworks by some of Australia’s best contemporary artists - is nestled in the art and design hub on Doggett Street, Newstead.
Artworks are sourced from across Australia and showcased through exhibitions. Unique collections - private and corporate - are built featuring contemporary works from established and emerging artists, Indigenous and non-Indigenous. FireWorks emerged as a commercial gallery space in Brisbane in 1993, following the networks of Campfire Group consultancies and collaborative projects that began in 1987.
A desire to present artworks by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists alongside each other has been a constant theme underpinning the gallery’s exhibition program and associated projects. Director of FireWorks Gallery, Michael Eather, comments: Remarkably, the premise of cultural collision—originally cloaked in political and educational contexts of artists’ shared influences—still seems as relevant today as it did some thirty years ago.
FireWorks Gallery projects include facilitating and coordinating public and private commissions, developing collaborative projects, publishing limited-edition print folios from the Estates of Lin Onus and Vincent Serico and, more recently, commissioning limited-edition sculptures. Large, dynamic open stockrooms throughout the gallery house numerous works including paintings, sculpture, installations, works on paper and new media.