Investing in the development of QAGOMA’s Collection

Now in its third year, QAGOMA’s youngest supporter group, the Future Collective are putting their combined might behind Australian artists and investing in the development of the Gallery’s Collection. The group met at GOMA last month to discuss all things commissioning and hear from the artist they voted to commission two new works by in…

QAGOMA celebrates its benefactors

The outstanding contributions of three of the Gallery’s most dedicated benefactors have recently been honoured with new named acknowledgments. Alongside our GOMA Turns 10 celebrations, the three named spaces provide an excellent opportunity for us to recognise the crucial importance of benefaction to the Gallery, and in particular the inspiring giving of the three donors being…

Broaden your knowledge and appreciation of contemporary art

My earliest memory of the Queensland Art Gallery would either be the impossible tension that Rene Magritte creates by stripping the twilight out of his sudden juxtapositions of night and day, or the deep perspective of a lonely Giorgio de Chirico piazza rich with a sense of loss and the horizon’s unlikely possibility. Both were…

What bridges could you cross with $40,000?

VIDA LAHEY TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIP Applications for the 2017 Vida Lahey Memorial Travelling Scholarship Close Soon The Vida Lahey Memorial Travelling Scholarship offers its recipient $40,000 to enable research based travel, and in 2015 it provided its inaugural beneficiary Matthew Perkins with a valuable year of study of the development of Australian video art. Matthew’s project sought…

From the Director: Major Arthur Boyd painting gifted

A recent major gift to the Collection is destined to join the ranks of the most celebrated and iconic works in the QAGOMA Collection: a painting by Arthur Boyd, which I had the great pleasure of unveiling at the recent QAGOMA Foundation Annual Dinner. From the celebrated allegorical series of paintings ‘Love, Marriage and Death…