Our Mission

The Third Quarter is the first of its kind in Australia.

Our objective is to facilitate awareness around critical social issues through public engagement with the arts – effectively and meaningfully combining the arts and community in a public sphere.

Considering that creative expression is a major contributing factor to mental health and wellbeing, The Third Quarter has developed its public program as a celebration of the creative process as a journey towards wellbeing, and a dedication to connecting Artists with Artists, and Artists with community.

Our team is dedicated to presenting a diverse spectrum of artists – in particular, artists from the margins – providing a platform to create meaningful artwork, whilst also propagating a strong community between artists, patrons of the gallery, investors, collectors and the general public. 


Embracing diversity

By hosting dual exhibition openings every week, we're facilitating shared promotion, audiences and outcomes. We're seeing bridges built between audiences and artists to embrace community and ultimately acceptance of diversity.

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Kudos from our community

"Brisbane has gained and embraced a contemporary gallery run with energetic conviction and chutzpah across a complex terrain of today’s creative processes. The Third Quarter’s tenacious approach unearths and embraces ever evolving art practices and initiatives with respect, insight and an outcome involving many people in sharing and utilising its creative endeavours. TQ enriches a wide community with their artistic vigour and thoughtfully balanced approach in Brisbane and beyond."

Kate Barry, Established Brisbane Artist

Kudos from our community

"The Third Quarter is a young initiative with an old soul! It’s making opportunities for artists (as well as art itself) more accessible by connecting our creative communities across diverse disciplines, ages and backgrounds. We recently hosted an event in their space in collaboration with The Design Conference and The Third Quarter went above and beyond in helping us create an intimate and seamless event. Emily is a pleasure to work with – she brought wonderful ideas and somehow anticipated our every need!"

Tia Queen, Co-founder Gangplank

Kudos from our community

"The Third Quarter is a really significant space within Brisbane. It is not only a space that physically enables people to come together and experience local conversations around artwork, but also allows those who may usually be intimidated by art spaces to engage with a really supportive and welcoming community."

Tammy Law, Established Brisbane Artist

Kudos from our community

"Emily and her dynamic team never faltered in their professionalism, friendly enthusiasm and knowledge. The whole process from painting selection to installation, bar and catering on opening night and efficient social networking made exhibiting with TQ a positive an invigorating experience which advanced my painting practice."

Kate Barry, Established Brisbane Artist

Kudos from our community

"The Third Quarter team are really supportive of local artists. Although the team is small and ever-growing, they offer an immense amount of support and connectivity with a variety of communities and promote meaningful work that is often overlooked by larger, commercial spaces. The Third Quarter is a great balance of professionalism, vision and heart."

Tammy Law, Established Brisbane Artist