APT8: Angela Tiatia Edging and Seaming

The video work Edging and Seaming is a love letter to humility. Angela Tiatia’s tightly composed video and performance works often act as portraits of both an individual’s experience and an aspect of contemporary society. They present Tiatia’s own body or those of her loved ones, performing repetitive actions of physical or symbolic endurance, enabling…

Highlight: Yukultji Napangati

Glenn Manser shares a few thoughts on his favourite work in the Collection. Among the hubbub of the APT8 opening night and the kaleidoscopic representations of a multiplicity of cultures, there was one particular work on display — a recent addition to the Collection — that simply mesmerised me. This large and strikingly beautiful painting…

New Australian art secures a new generation of support

An important event took place last year when, despite being in its inaugural year and still building momentum, the QAGOMA Future Collective‘s then 28 young and engaged members came together to select the first project to receive their support. Curators passionately championed exciting and distinct projects in spaces across the Gallery. It was not an…

Abdul Abdullah ‘Coming to terms’

The ‘Coming to terms’ series is Abdul Abdullah’s most recent reply to the present mistrust directed towards Muslims in Australia. Featured in APT8, and selected by QAGOMA’s new Future Collective as their first contribution to the Gallery’s Collection, these five photographs repurpose the palatable tropes of traditional wedding photography to convey complex intercultural narratives, with…