James Turrell light commission to transform GOMA

A major architectural light installation by internationally renowned light artist James Turrell (United States, b.1943) is set to transform the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in its 10th anniversary year. QAGOMA Director Chris Saines said the James Turrell commission would illuminate GOMA’s facade at night from early December with support from the Queensland Government, generous donations…

Strength, fragility, trauma and resolve

The Gallery is pleased to be able to display Archibald prize winner Ben Quilty’s striking portrait Sergeant P, after Afghanistan 2012, in time for reflection this ANZAC Day. The portrait was acquired through the 2014 Foundation Appeal with generous support from Foundation members and donors, including a lead donation from the Returned & Services League…

Foundation reaches appeal target for Michael Zavros ‘Bad dad’

The 2016 Foundation Appeal has secured the striking self-portrait Bad dad 2013 by Queensland artist Michael Zavros for the Gallery’s Collection. Since launching in April 2016, 170 donations have been received in support of the Appeal with Foundation President Tim Fairfax AC delighted with the generosity of benefactors who ensured the success of the campaign. The Appeal also…

Bad dad: An interview with Michael Zavros

Queensland artist Michael Zavros’s painting, Bad dad 2013, is the subject of the 2016 QAGOMA Foundation Appeal. Gallery curator Peter McKay recently spoke with the artist about the work, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Archibald Prize. Peter McKay | Audiences often appear attracted to the quality of your images as much as their content.…