Tour Program


Meeanjin & Minjerribah
(Brisbane & North Stradbroke Island)
18–19 November

Join the post-conference tour which will travel to Australia’s northeast state, Queensland, to visit Meeanjin (Brisbane) and Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island).

The two-day optional program includes visits to Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) – one of the leading institutions for Australian and Asian-Pacific contemporary art; Milani Gallery and Artist Studios – one of the best galleries in Brisbane with a newly refurbished space; and Institute of Modern Art – the oldest contemporary art space in Australia. The program will conclude with guided tours by Aboriginal custodians on country, where you will have the opportunity to experience Aboriginal culture on a return day cruise from Meeanjin (Brisbane CBD) to Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island). This will include the sharing of song, dance, creation stories, traditional local language, weaving and native fine foods.

As part of the tour, attendees will experience James Turrell’s latest work Night Life (2018) illuminating GOMA’s building and overlooking the Brisbane River. Through shifts in tempo, hue and intensity of colour, the artist invites us to consider how we are affected by light. A decade after the opening of GOMA, this dynamic work realises the architects’ vision of animating the building’s façade at night.

This post-conference tour offers a unique opportunity for industry leaders to come together and experience the stunning destination of Australia’s northeast coast. Spaces are limited.

All fees will be charged in Australian dollars to the full cost of the trip, $1000AUD [645,00€] by CIMAM’s conference team in Sydney. Deadline for registration is 30th September 2019.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact

Day 1: Monday 18 November

7:15 – 7:30 Meet at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney
7:30 – 8:30 Travel by coach to Sydney Airport
9:30 – 10:00 Flight from Sydney, Kingsford Smith, Terminal 3 (QF514 Qantas Airways) to Brisbane Airport, Terminal D.
11:15 – 11:45 Travel by coach to Milani Gallery
11:45 – 12:15 Visit and tour of Milani Gallery
12:15 – 12:45 Travel by coach to Milani Artist Studio
13:30 – 14:30Lunch served in Dale Harding’s Studio (Milani Artist Studio)
14:30 – 14:45 Travel by coach to Institute of Modern Art (IMA)
14:45 – 15:30 Visit and tour of Institute of Modern Art
15:30 – 15:45 Travel by coach to Emporium Hotel South Bank
15:45 – 16:30 Check in at Emporium Hotel South Bank
16:30 – 16:45 Travel by coach to Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)
16:45 – 17:45 Tour of Australian Collection at QAGOMA
18:00 – 20:30 Viewing of James Turrell Night Life (2018), at GOMA. Drinks and canapés served [estimated sunset 6:20pm]
20:30 – 20:45 Travel by coach to Emporium Hotel South Bank

Day 2: Tuesday 19 November

7:30 – 7:45 Walk from Emporium Hotel South Bank to River Outlook Pontoon (10 minutes)
8:00 – 11:00 Boat cruise to Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)
8:30 – 8:45 Welcome to Country and introduction
8:45 – 10:00 Small group workshops, didgeridoo playing, traditional weaving
10:00 – 10:20 Morning tea
11:00 – 11:10 Arrive at Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)
11:10 – 11:50 Traditional smoking ceremony, Quandamooka dance performance
11:50 – 12:40 Lunch
12:40 – 13:50 Minjerribah Walk
13:50 – 14:00 Board boat cruise
15:30 – 15:50 Afternoon tea
14:00 – 17:00 Cruise to River Outlook Pontoon
17:00 – 17:30 Travel by coach to Brisbane Airport
18:35 – 21:10 Flight from Brisbane Airport, Terminal D (QF553 Qantas Airways) to Sydney, Kingsford Smith, Terminal 3.
21:10 Arrive in Sydney (Domestic Airport)

Tour registration includes:

— Return flights (Sydney – Brisbane QF514 and Brisbane – Sydney QF553)
— Accommodation, 1-night at Emporium Hotel Brisbane
— Lunches, dinners and refreshment breaks
— Access to organized visits

Cancellation policy:

— Full payment required at time of booking
— Fully refundable prior October 1st, 2019
— 30% refundable between October 1st and 15th, 2019
— Non-refundable after October 15th, 2019
— Deadline to register is 30 September

To register for the post-conference tour, please click here.