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…

Malick Sidibé: Regardez-moi (Look at me!)

With the generous assistance of Tim Fairfax, AC, the Gallery recently acquired a group of photographs by Malick Sidibé, taken soon after independence was declared in the north-west African country of Mali. Malick Sidibé (1935 – 2016) is one of Mali’s most distinguished photographers. In 2003, he won the Hasselbad Award, the Golden Lion for…

Mindirr

Seven mindirr (conical baskets) by Arnhem Land artist Margaret Rarru were recently acquired by the Gallery through the generosity of an anonymous donor. Though quite austere, these baskets carry the cultural weight and mystery of their origins. Margaret Rarru Garrawurra was born in 1940 in farthest northern Arnhem Land into the Liyagawumirr people. She is…