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…

‘Robert MacPherson: The Painter’s Reach’ opens at GOMA

The 50-year career of one of Australia’s most important conceptual artists will be celebrated with the major survey ‘Robert MacPherson: The Painter’s Reach’, opening at GOMA from 25 July to 18 October 2015. Deceptively simple black and white paintings defined by the limits of the artist’s outstretched arm and paintings based on the language of…

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,…

Highlight: Tyza Stewart ‘Untitled’

These works, recently acquired for the Collection with the generous support of Alex and Kitty Mackay, illustrate the processes, and challenges, of the artist’s gender modification. The works will feature in ‘GOMA Q: Contemporary Queensland Art’, opening 11 July 2015. As a young teen, Tyza Stewart was frequently preoccupied with a desire to be a…