Judy Watson introduces tow row

Judy Watson’s work is deeply connected to concealed histories, the significance of objects and the power of memory and loss. In tow row, Watson has responded to a site close to the Brisbane River by referencing woven nets used by Aboriginal people of the area, acknowledging the traditional owners of the site and their everyday fishing activities…

From here to ear: Beyond the experience of listening

Our current exhibition Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything features over 250 contemporary artworks exploring light, space, architecture and the senses which reflect our complex connections to the natural world with an explosion of colour, sensation and spinning delights. The exhibition, besides showcasing major new works, also marks the return of much-loved favourites including Céleste…

From the Director: Major Arthur Boyd painting gifted

A recent major gift to the Collection is destined to join the ranks of the most celebrated and iconic works in the QAGOMA Collection: a painting by Arthur Boyd, which I had the great pleasure of unveiling at the recent QAGOMA Foundation Annual Dinner. From the celebrated allegorical series of paintings ‘Love, Marriage and Death…

From the Director: Judy Watson to create public artwork for GOMA entry

This morning, it was my pleasure to be joined at the Galley of Modern Art (GOMA) by Leeanne Enoch, Queensland’s Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business, for the announcement that Queensland artist Judy Watson has been selected to realise a major public artwork at the building’s entrance. The…

Early prints by Pablo Picasso acquired

Announcing the acquisition of five extraordinary early prints by Pablo Picasso (1881–1973), Director Chris Saines noted the economy, sensitivity and brilliance with which their human subjects were captured. He also recognised generous support for the acquisition from the Margaret Olley Art Trust, the Henry and Amanda Bartlett Trust and the Airey Family through the QAGOMA…

Albert and Vincent

The generosity of Dirk and Karen Zadra means that this work by Vincent Namatjira, a member of one of Australia’s most well-known artistic families, can be displayed beside the painting that inspired it, and will enrich the ongoing importance of its famous subject. Vincent Namatjira is one of the leading lights of the emerging generation of…