Foundation Appeal launched for Michael Zavros ‘Self-Portrait’

At an exclusive launch at the Gallery of Modern Art, this striking self-portrait Bad dad 2013 by Michael Zavros was announced as the focus of the QAGOMA Foundation 2016 Appeal. This is the first time a work by a contemporary Queensland artist had been the sole focus of the Foundation’s Annual appeal. With the help of…

Highlight: Yukultji Napangati

Glenn Manser shares a few thoughts on his favourite work in the Collection. Among the hubbub of the APT8 opening night and the kaleidoscopic representations of a multiplicity of cultures, there was one particular work on display — a recent addition to the Collection — that simply mesmerised me. This large and strikingly beautiful painting…

New Australian art secures a new generation of support

An important event took place last year when, despite being in its inaugural year and still building momentum, the QAGOMA Future Collective‘s then 28 young and engaged members came together to select the first project to receive their support. Curators passionately championed exciting and distinct projects in spaces across the Gallery. It was not an…

The Future Collective – 12 months on

In November 2014, the Gallery Foundation launched the Future Collective, a new supporters program for young professionals to get involved in the Gallery’s projects, engage in contemporary art, and connect with others who share a common interest. One year into the program, we asked Future Collective member Danielle Dunsmore to share her thoughts on being…

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.…

QAGOMA honours Richard W.L. Austin AO, OBE

Last month, the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) awarded former Chair of the Gallery’s Board of Trustees Richard (Dick) Austin AO, OBE (1919–2000) with the inaugural QAGOMA Gallery Medal. The medal recognises Austin’s incredible vision, energy and leadership that even now continue to guide the Gallery towards Asia and the Pacific…