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…

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…

New Media, Light and Movement

A significant element in the creation of new media art is the artist’s exploration into the unique possibilities that are still presented in working with every day and obsolete media. Both Robin Fox and Ross Manning, two artists in the Gallery’s 2012 National New Media Art Award exhibition, have a particular interest in established technology.…