Experience one of the finest hotels near GOMA in Brisbane

Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art


QAGOMA is two galleries in one, featuring contemporary Australian, Asian and Pacific art. The galleries include exhibitions, the Children’s Art Centre and the Australian Cinémathèque, which shows both free and ticketed films and videos.  The galleries, cafes and shopping are just 900 metres from Novotel Brisbane South Bank on Stanley Place and open every day.

Address: Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Bank, Brisbane.



Art connects visitors to worlds they may never have access to. QAGOMA is one of the largest museums of art in the country with more than 20,000 artworks from Australia and around the world.

QAGOMA is the term used for the two distinct personalities that make up the site:
The main building is the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG). Just 150 metres away, and just a bit further along from Novotel Brisbane South Bank is the second building, known as the the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA).

Choose your art experience by your mood or the extensive collections that you’re interested in viewing. Both sites are renowned for empowering you to look outside of your own reality and to encourage you to get lost in the exotic, quirky and truly unique sides of life. Visitors can view inspiring installations, cultural and historic pieces of art and interactive exhibitions, The Australian Cinémathèque is also housed at the QAGOMA complex.

The gallery is also home to a Children’s Art Centre for families, with a focus on activities which are generally free and empower children’s imagination.

The Queensland Art Gallery is also home to the vibrant, individualistic and culturally rich work of Indigenous Australian artists.

After spending the day frolicking in the halls of Queensland galleries, come home to Novotel Brisbane in South Bank which is only a short walk from Brisbane’s QAGOMA.


Two Queensland artists in the late 19th century decided Brisbane City needed a state art gallery. As artists themselves, they knew the value of expression and the educational benefits of art. Galleries can provide an insight into other cultures and work as a visual representation of moments in history that moulded our societies into what they are today. After successfully lobbying the government for the state art gallery, it opened its doors in 1982 and has been treasured by the public ever since.

As art evolved, so did the Queensland National Art Gallery. Following the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) exhibition in 1993, The Gallery of Modern Art opened its doors in 2006. QAGOMA’s two galleries differ from each other but share the same purpose of showcasing art from all over the world to entertain, enlighten and educate the public.


Hours fly by when immersing yourself in the ever-changing exhibitions at QAGOMA. If art doesn’t capture your attention, there is something for everyone within the striking gallery walls.


Children’s Art Centre

Engaging activities and programs for children that are designed and developed with artists to inspire and capture young minds.

Mother and young toddler looking up at brightly coloured artwork


Sit back and soak in the wonders of film. Exclusive access to international cinema, 35mm prints and world-changing filmmakers.

Empty movie theatre with a stage at the bottom and empty screen at the right

Gallery Shop

Boasting art inspired apparel, books, accessories, Indian handmade art and unique home decor. Find the perfect piece for you or the perfect gift for someone else.

Artistically angular building in foreground against a backdrop of an early night sky

Outdoor Cafe and Award Winning Restaurant

Delight all of your senses with the dining options at QAGOMA. Get lost in conversation while tantalising your tastebuds with a diverse menu.

Garden outside gallery lined with green grass and trees and water feature


There are few hotels near GOMA in Brisbane like the Novotel Brisbane South Bank.

Boasting hotel facilities with the comforts of home, each room is equipped with contemporary features and carefully curated for our guests comfort. With floor to ceiling windows, you’re encouraged to bask in the picturesque view of the cityscape or take a moment of reflection while gazing out into the greenery of Musgrave Park.

Novotel Brisbane South Bank is only a short walk to the Brisbane River, the cultural centre and the colourful inner city suburb of West End. With an array of dining options and different cuisines to choose from. Fully immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan lifestyle and come home to our super welcoming staff.


“Clean, comfortable and welcoming hotel in a great location, close to public transport and lots within walking distance.”
– Gemma C.

“The hotel is perfectly located in the South Bank precinct with easy access to the many attractions in the area. The hotel is modern, the rooms are very clean and luxurious. The staff are attentive and courteous, nothing was a problem. Overall a great place to stay.”
– Warren H.

“Excellent hotel in the city – great location, modern and airy rooms, awesome staff and really great value. This hotel has it all and we really enjoyed our stay. Will definitely be coming back again in the future!”
– Thomas P.


How long does it take to get to QAGOMA from Novotel?
Only a short 15 minute walk from the galleries and Brisbane’s most vibrant and cultural precinct, South Bank.

Are there any hotel offers?
Novotel Brisbane South Bank has an array of offers and specials available If you book directly with us. Packages usually coincide with current exhibitions at QAGOMA and the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Our friendly staff will ensure you get the most value out of your booking with Novotel.

Is QAGOMA part of Queensland’s Cultural Centre?
Queensland’s Cultural Centre is the hub for arts and cultural institutions in Brisbane. Centrally located in South Bank and classed as heritage land for their significance to the community.

The Centre is home to the following attractions:
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)
Queensland Museum and Sciencentre
Queensland Performing Arts Centre
State Library of Queensland

Not only is Novotel in South Bank, a highly rated hotel near QAGOMA, it is also near all of the state’s celebrated artistic institutions that are worth visiting if you are in Brisbane.

Is there car parking available at Novotel Brisbane South Bank?
There are car parking options available at the hotel. However, the hotel is nestled among Brisbane’s top tourist destinations and you are spoiled for chocie when it comes to public transport. There’s an abundance of bus stops in the area, and South Bank train station and ferries are nearby as well. You can find timetables and further information on the Translink website.

Novotel Brisbane South Bank ☆☆☆☆

38 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane, 4101 Brisbane
Tel: +61 7 3295 4100
Email: HA0X0@accor.com

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