Institute of Modern Art Brisbane

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420, Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, 4006, Australia

Institute of Modern Art Brisbane Events

Nestled in the heart of Brisbane’s vibrant Fortitude Valley, the Institute of Modern Art (IMA) is Australia’s oldest independent visual art space, offering a unique setting for your next event. Whether you’re planning a modern inner-city wedding or an impressive corporate event, the IMA’s various gallery spaces and inviting open-air courtyard can be tailored to suit your needs.

With over 500 square metres of flexible floor space, the IMA’s bright and airy gallery spaces feature three-metre-high ceilings, dimmable LED lighting, stunning contemporary artworks, and polished concrete floors throughout. You’ll have the freedom to bring in your own suppliers and catering team to create the perfect event at this unique Brisbane venue.

Boasting a convenient location at the Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts in Fortitude Valley, the Institute of Modern Art is central to popular cultural precincts like leafy James Street, Howard Smith Wharves, and the bustling Brisbane CBD. Event guests can enjoy convenient public transport links, access to taxi services, and a secure car park right across the street.


Highlights of the Institute of Modern Art Brisbane Events:

  • Unique, versatile venue in Brisbane’s vibrant Fortitude Valley
  • Host private events and weddings surrounded by striking contemporary artworks
  • Freedom and flexibility to bring in your own caterers and suppliers
  • State-of-the-art AV equipment, including projectors, speakers and microphones
  • Conveniently located near public transport links and plenty of hotels
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sitting Up to 120 Sitting
standing Up to 300 Standing


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A

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Institute of Modern Art Brisbane Private Function Hire

The IMA Galleries

The IMA Galleries offer 500+ square metres of versatile space for hosting private events, weddings and corporate functions. These contemporary galleries offer bright, modern surroundings with striking artworks and are well-equipped with projectors, speakers and microphones.


The location of Institute of Modern Art Brisbane

Nearby attractions:

  • Howard Smith Wharves
  • James Street
  • Roma Street Parkland

Hotels nearby:

  • Hotel X Brisbane
  • The Calile
  • Spicers Balfour Hotel

Frequently Asked Questions

The venue hire fee for weddings at IMA starts from $4,600 + GST.

The IMA can accommodate 120 seated guests and up to 300 standing.

Weddings here are unique and memorable occasions, taking place amidst striking contemporary artworks. 

Yes, the Institute’s four stunning gallery spaces offer an impressive setting for corporate events in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.

There is no on-site parking available at IMA. Secure parking is available across the street.

The Institute works closely with renowned caterers Cuisine on Cue to offer exceptional menus for weddings and events, with a range of options to suit all tastes and budgets. You also have the freedom to bring in your preferred caterers, should you wish.

If your event is over 60 guests, then yes, security is needed. The security fee is $350.


Ciara Coghill

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Ciara brings a refreshingly calm mindset to planning events of all sizes and styles. She's well-versed in the best local spots and will help guide you through your options in an efficient and friendly manner.

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