An introduction to Contemporary Queensland Art

Chris Saines, Director, Jason Smith, Curatorial Manager, Australian Art, and Bruce McLean, Associate Curator, Indigenous Australian Art are joined in conversation by Justin Bishop, Director, KickArts Contemporary Arts, and Sally Butler, Lecturer, Art History, The University of Queensland to discuss some of the issues and considerations around the current state of art in Queensland. Channon…

From the Director: Curating contemporary Queensland

‘GOMA Q’ attends to something of a wicked problem for art museums everywhere: how to engage with the local; to specify what it is without circumventing the national and global contexts in which it functions. While we didn’t conceive of ‘GOMA Q’ to argue for or to locate the essential nature of contemporary Queensland art,…

Inaugural recipient of $40,000 scholarship announced

The inaugural recipient of the $40,000 Vida Lahey Memorial Travelling Scholarship has been announced as Melbourne-based curator, artist and writer Matthew Perkins. The scholarship, established by the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) late last year in honour of pre-eminent Australian painter Vida Lahey (1882-1968), was made possible through the generous bequest…

From the Director: QAG revisits founding years on 120th anniversary

Sunday 29 March marks 120 years to the day since the doors opened on a room in Brisbane’s Town Hall dedicated to the putative Collection of the Queensland National Art Gallery. On that day, Governor, Sir Henry Wylie Norman, “in the presence of a large gathering”, officially opened an exhibition consisting of “thirty-eight pictures, many…

From the Director: Major Curatorial boost for QAGOMA

QAGOMA Director Chris Saines has announced two key appointments to the Gallery’s curatorial team. Aaron Seeto, current Director of the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, will take up the role of Curatorial Manager of Asian and Pacific Art. Geraldine Kirrihi Barlow, currently Senior Curator at Monash University Museum of Art, has been appointed Curatorial…

David Lynch exclusive for Brisbane

In an Australian first, an exhibition of the art and cinema of David Lynch will be presented at GOMA from 14 March 2015. ‘David Lynch: Between Two Worlds’ is an exclusive to Brisbane 50-year retrospective that considers the artist’s practice across all media. QAGOMA Director Chris Saines said the Gallery was working directly with the renowned…