2012 AICCM Paintings Group + 20th Century in Paint Symposium

The Meaning of Materials in
Modern and Contemporary Art

Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

10-11 December 2012

Brisbane Travel and Accommodation Guide

Getting from the Domestic and International Airports to the city centre


A taxi rank is located on the front terminal road at the Domestic Terminal, and on the Arrivals Level 2 at the International Terminal.

Fares vary due to distance, traffic conditions and time, however, you can anticipate that a fare to Brisbane's CBD from Brisbane Airport will be approximately A$40-$50 plus a A$3.00 fee applicable to departing taxis only. Travel time is approximately 30 minutes. For further information on fares and bookings:

 Black and White CabsYellow Cab
 Phone: 133222Phone: 132227
 Website: http://blackandwhitecabs.com.auWebsite: http://yellowcab.com.au


Con-X-ion operates a large fleet of coaches servicing Brisbane Airport?s Domestic and International Terminals. Con-x-ion offers direct transfers between Brisbane Airport and Brisbane City/ transit centre and CBD hotels. The cost is A$20.00 per person one way.

 Phone: +61 7 5556 9888
 Email: bookings@con-x-ion.com
 Website: http://con-x-ion.com/default.aspx


Airtrain offers services to and from the Brisbane CBD and the Gold Coast. The cost of a one way ticket from the airport to Central or South Brisbane is $15.50 and takes 22 minutes. Trains run from from 5 am to 9.59 pm daily, 7 days per week. The Airtrain departs every 15 minutes during peak hours. Website: http://www.airtrain.com.au

Getting to the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

The symposium venue is located within the Cultural Centre precinct of Brisbane;

A Taxi rank is located on Stanley Place (off Grey Street) in between the two Gallery sites (outside the State Library).
Phone 131 924 or 131 008
Taxi phones located near cloak rooms in QAG, GoMA and State Library.

Public transport information, including a detailed journey planner can be found at www.translink.com.au

 Buses: The nearest bus station is the Cultural Centre station, located on Melbourne street.
 Trains: the closest train station to the Cultural Precinct is South Brisbane, NOT South Bank. It is worth noting that Airtrain is the cheapest ($15.50 one way) and quickest way to the Domestic Airport (people have been known to miss evening flights waiting for a Taxi)

Parking: There is very limited all day metered street parking around the Gallery. All other street parking is 2 hours only, so check your location carefully. Undercover parking is available beneath the Queensland Art Gallery and the State Library for $15 per day.

Accommodation within walking distance of the Symposium venue at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art: The highlighted properties are the closest. It is best to book directly with the hotel or watch out for specials eg www.wotif.com or www.lastminute.com

Brisbane Accommodation
3-3.5 Star
Explorers Inn63 Turbot St3211 3488www.explorers.com.au
Terraces on Wickham345 Wickham Tce3831 6177www.terracesonwickham.com.au
Hotel George Williams317 George St3308 0700www.hgw.com.au
Hotel Ibis Brisbane27-35 Turbot St3237 2333www.ibisbrisbane.com.au
Edmondstone MotelRussell Street South Brisbane32550777www.edmondstonemotel.com.au
Oaks North Quay293 North Quay32361440www.theoaksgroup.com.au
Sapphire Resort55 Boundary St3217 2588www.townguide.com.au
4-4.5 Star
Hillcrest Central Apartments311 Vulture St, South Brisbane3846 3000www.central-apartments.com.au
Holiday InnRoma St3238 2222www.holiday-inn.com.au
MacArthur Chambers201 Edward St3221 9229www.macarthurchambers.com.au
Mercure Hotel85-87 North Quay3236 3300www.mercurebrisbane.com.au
Novotel Brisbane200 Creek St3309 3309www.novotelbrisbane.com.au
Oaks Lexicon ApartmentsCnr Ann & Wharf Sts3222 4999www.theoaksgroup.com.au
Pacific International Apartments570 Queen St3234 8888www.pacificinhotels.com.au
Rendezvous Hotel255 Ann St3001 9888www.rendevoushotels.com.au
Riverside Hotel South Bank20 Montague Rd, South Bank3846 0577www.riversidehotel.com.au
Rothbury on Ann Suites301 Ann St3239 8888 www.rothbury-on-ann.com.au
Royal Albert HotelCnr Albert & Elizabeth Sts3291 8888www.atlantisproperties.com.au
Royal on the ParkCnr Alice & Albert Sts3221 3411www.royalonthepark.com.au
Rydges South BankCnr Grey & Glenelg St3255 0822www.rydges.com
Saville South Bank161 Grey Street, South Bank3305 2500www.savillesuites.com
Sebel Suites BrisbaneCnr Albert & Charlotte St3224 3500www.mirvachotels.com.au
*The Chifley At Lennons66 Queen St3222 3222www.touraust.com.au
Westend Central Apartment Hotel220 Melbourne St3011 8333www.central-apartments.com.au
Banana Bender118 Petrie Tce3367 1157www.bananabender.com
Brisbane Backpackers Resort110 Vulture St, West End3844 9956www.brisbanebackpackers >>
Cloud 9 Backpackers350 Upper Roma St3236 2300www.cloud9backpackers.com.au
Explorers Inn63 Turbot St3211 3488www.explorers.com.au
Palace BackpackersCnr Edward & Ann Sts3211 2433www.palacebackpackers.com.au
Palace Embassy Backpackers214 Elizabeth St3002 5777www.palacebackpackers.com.au
Somewhere to Stay45 Brighton Rd, Highgate Hill3844 6093www.somewheretostay.com.au
Tinbilly Travellers462 George St3238 5888www.tinbilly.com
Highgate Hill B & B117 Dornoch Tce, Highgate Hill3844 1228www.highgatehillbedand >>

Other information

Automatic Teller Machines are located at ground level entry of QPAC building, opposite QAG & Queensland Museum on the other side of Cultural Centre Busway. ATM?s are also located at the Queen Street Mall and Myer Centre in the city, and the corner of Melbourne Street and Edmondstone Street in West End.

Where to eat: Each of the Cultural Centre venues (Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland State Library, Queensland Museum and Queensland Performing Arts Centre) have in-house cafés or restaurants, all within a 5-minute walk of each other. Further dining choices can be found in the adjoining South Bank and West End precincts (10-15 minute walk), while the Brisbane CBD is also nearby (10-15 minute walk).

Climate: Brisbane enjoys a climate of vibrant summers and mild winters. Average temperatures in December range from a minimum of 20oC (68oF) and maximum of 29oC (84oF), with an average humidity of 61%. At this time of year we will be entering the rainy season.

For further tourist information about Brisbane see these websites:

  Experience Brisbane: www.visitbrisbane.com.au
Events guide Brisbane: www.everguide.com.au/brisbane
Tourism Queensland: www.queenslandholidays.com.au
Discover Brisbane: www.discoverbrisbane.com
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