Highlight: Edwin Roseno ‘Green hypermarket’ series

In the lead up to ‘The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT8) we look back to a work acquired during APT7 by artist Edwin Roseno.  ‘Green hypermarket’ was a gift of the artist, the series a poignant reminder of economic and environmental tensions that are increasingly relevant today in countries of the Asia Pacific…

Highlight: Robert MacPherson ‘1000 BOSS DROVERS’

The generous benefaction of Paul and Susan Taylor and Donald and Christine McDonald, through the QAGOMA Foundation, has enabled the Gallery to acquire this substantial work by senior Queensland artist Robert MacPherson. This immense work features prominently in the ‘Robert MacPherson: The Painter’s Reach’ exhibition. 1000 FROG POEMS: 1000 BOSS DROVERS (“YELLOW LEAF FALLING”) FOR…

Highlight: Scott Redford ‘Proposals’

This work is the third of Scott Redford’s ‘Proposals’ acquired for the Collection, a generous gift of Dr Michael and Eva Slancar. What others may call kitsch, the Gold Coast artist sees as embodying a complex history and identity. Redford’s ‘Proposals’ series of sculptures examine and celebrate the Gold Coast as a remarkable phenomenon in…

Highlight: Marvin Newman

The Gallery has nine colour photographs by North American photographer Marvin Newman — four prints from his series ‘Coney Island’ 1953, and a complete set of five prints from the ‘Wall Street’ series 1956. The photographs taken by New York photographer Marvin Newman in the 1950s that make up the series ‘Coney Island’ 1953 and…

Highlight: Emil Otto Hoppé ‘Little Charwoman’ and ‘London Amusements’

Two vintage gelatin silver photographic prints, Girl Sweeping, ‘Little Charwoman’, London 1934 and London Amusements c.1935 made by Emil Otto Hoppé (1878–1972) capture undoctored views of life in the British capital between the wars. In the early decades of the twentieth century, EO Hoppé was one of the most successful and widely recognised photographers working…

Highlight: Brook Andrew ‘TIME’ 2012

Brook Andrew is a leading Australian contemporary artist who over the past 20 years has developed an interdisciplinary practice that encompasses photography, printmaking, sculpture, sound and installation. His work has consistently engaged with and elaborated on the potent themes of colonialism and post-colonialism, cultural difference, sexuality, the role of language in determining historical and contemporary…