Taste the sea

The Gabori Sisters: Gathering by the Sea is an interactive exhibition that explores the close relationship of Dorothy, Elsie and Amanda Gabori — the daughters of Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori — with their ancestral homeland of Bentinck Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Bring the family in to visit the Children’s Art Centre at GOMA…

Behind the scenes: The cleaning of an important Brisbane landscape

The Gallery is currently expanding the collection storage space at the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) with a mezzanine development that will increase storage capacity. At the same time it is taking the opportunity to upgrade and modernise storage systems originally installed when QAG opened in 1982. The combination of the mezzanine construction and system upgrades will…

The culture of the beach

Bathing hour (L’heure du bain) c.1909 is one of two versions of the same painting made by Emanuel Phillips Fox, the second version entitled The bathing hour 1909. Both versions are close to the same size and are equally finished, thus, it cannot be assumed that one was a study for the other. However it has…

Ancestral storys and personal history overlap in Sally Gabori’s art

The overwhelming majority of Mirdidinkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori’s paintings focused on Dibirdibi Country, the Country associated with the Rock Cod Ancestor, and of her husband. In 2005 Sally was introduced to painting, and her unique style, vision and story captured the imagination of the art world. Mixing wet paints on canvas to create tonal shifts, she…