Vale: Win Schubert, AO

It was with deep sadness that the Gallery – and the greater Queensland arts community – said farewell to one of its greatest supporters and friends, Mrs Win Schubert, AO, following her recent passing. Mrs Schubert was one of the most generous benefactors in the QAGOMA Foundation’s 37 year history. Her inspiring patronage – which spanned over…

Soaring

Complex connections between humanity and the natural world are celebrated and reconceived in ‘Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything’. The exhibition plays with ideas of abundance, dizziness and disorientation in five contrasting chapters. We continue our profile on the exhibition themes with ‘Soaring’. Imagine the earth falling away beneath you, a sensation of lightness…

2013: GOMA turns 10 countdown

With GOMA turning 10 in just a couple of weeks, we look back at one of the most dramatic exhibitions held at GOMA. ‘Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth’ (23 November 2013 – 11 May 2014) showcased major new works by a global artist whose large-scale installations and explosion events have made him one of…

2009: GOMA turns 10 countdown

This, our fourth blog highlights another major exhibition in our weekly countdown to GOMA’s tenth birthday this December. In 2009 ‘The China Project’ opened at GOMA (28 March – 28 June 2009), a three-part display of contemporary Chinese art practice that displayed around 150 extraordinary works from the 1980s by 51 contemporary Chinese artists. Paralleling this…

APT Watermall projects

  We’re currently installing Haegue Yang’s Sol LeWitt Upside Down — Open Modular Cubes (Small), expanded 958 times which uses over 1000 Venetian blinds to create a formal, immersive structure, so we thought it was time to look back at all our ‘Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ Watermall projects since 1993. Follow the APT8 installation on our Flickr albums before…

Gold Coast Benefactor awarded 2015 QAGOMA Medal

In recognition of her exceptional and inspiring contribution to the state art collection, the Gallery has awarded Gold Coast-based philanthropist Mrs Winifred (Win) Schubert AO the 2015 QAGOMA Medal. Win Schubert was presented with the Medal in front of 150 guests at the 2015 Foundation Annual Dinner held at the Gallery on Saturday 10 October.…