New Australian art secures a new generation of support
Wednesday 30 March 2016 Share FacebookDelicious Email

 blog-[FC] 20151014_ccallistemon_FutureCollective_ProjectPitch_097QAGOMA Future Collective members examine Abdul Abdullah’s The wedding (Conspiracy to commit) (from ‘Coming to terms’ series) 2015 / Purchased 2015 with funds from the Future Collective through the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation / © The artist / Photograph: Chloë Callistemon

blog-ABDULLAHabdul_TheWedding(ConspiracyToCommit)_001Abdul Abdullah, Australia b. 1986 / The wedding (Conspiracy to commit) (from ‘Coming to Terms’ series) 2015 / Chromogenic print, ed. 1/5 + 2 AP / Purchased 2015 with funds from the Future Collective through the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery / © The artist

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 easy decision but a polling process eventually revealed a clear leader. That choice was emerging Australian artist Abdul Abdullah’s series of provocative photographic prints entitled ‘Coming to terms’.

Future Collective end of year celebrationAbdul Abdullah speaking at the Future Collective end-of-year celebration / Photograph: Joe Ruckli

The Future Collective’s direct support enabled the Gallery to acquire five works from the ‘Coming to terms’ series, which currently feature in APT8. Members and guests met Abdullah in person during the Future Collective end-of-year celebration, giving attendees the opportunity to talk to the artist and learn about his bold and challenging practice.

The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT)
is the Gallery’s flagship exhibition focused on the work of Asia, the Pacific and Australia. 

APT8 Exhibition Founding Sponsor: Queensland Government
APT8 Exhibition Principal Sponsor: Audi Australia

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