Emily Floyd’s ‘Steiner rainbow’ 2006

Just about everyone in Brisbane must have heard that we recently celebrated GOMA’s 5th Birthday on Friday 2nd December 2011! Melbourne sculptor Emily Floyd has very generously gifted to the Gallery the perfect birthday present for a youngster like GOMA — her Steiner rainbow 2006. Part of the weekend celebrations were a series of talks…

The book as art

In an age when an increasing number of people are consuming books and texts electronically via screens, the book as object has come to occupy a unique role. The particularly twentieth—century phenomenon of high—end book production by publishers such as Ambroise Vollard, Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, Albert Skira and Tériade (Stratis Eleftheriades) is broadly known as the…

Freecycles

In a world where almost anything imaginable can be produced, it is challenging to find products which combine a great design aesthetic with sustainable production. While plenty of plastic products seem a great idea at the time, how many of us stop to consider what will happen to those items in time when the enthusiasm…

Welcome

At the Gallery we are constantly looking for new avenues to develop stronger connections with our audiences. Our online dialogues have grown significantly in recent years and we have been overwhelmed by the positive responses we have had to past virtual forums. We believe now is the right time to offer a permanent, multi-voiced blog,…

A long engagement

A frequent question to curators and directors of art museums by media and visitors is ‘How long did it take to put the exhibition together?’ Of course there is no single answer, but on average, exhibitions of the scale and breadth of ‘Matisse: Drawing life’ take years rather than months. In this case it is…

Harder than it looks

My line drawing is the purest and most direct translation of my emotion. The simplification of the medium allows that. At the same time, these drawings are more complete than they may appear to some people who confuse them with a sketch. Henri Matisse, ‘Notes of a painter on his drawing’, 1939 Henri Matisse wrote…