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…

Foundation news

During March, our Contemporary Patrons took an interstate tour of the Biennale of Sydney, the first night of which saw members and guests enjoy dinner with exhibiting artist Lee Mingwei before attending the Biennale’s opening-night party on Cockatoo Island. The following days were filled with tours of private collections, and guided viewings of the Biennale’s…

GOMA Q: Dale Harding in conversation

Dale Harding has gained recognition for works that investigate the social and political realities experienced by members of his family, who lived under government control in Queensland around 1930. their little black slaves, perished in isolation is on view in ‘GOMA Q: Contemporary Queensland Art’ currently at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) until 11 October.…

‘GOMA Q’ Emerging Writers competition – by Sarah Bradley

In conjunction with ‘GOMA Q: Contemporary Queensland Art’, emerging writers had the opportunity to enter the ‘GOMA Q’ Emerging Writers Competition, launched on the opening weekend of the exhibition. A judging panel comprised of the Emerging Creatives team and the QAGOMA Blog coordinator had the difficult task of choosing a winner and four talented runners up from…

GOMA Q: Kim Guthrie in conversation

Kim Guthrie is a compulsive photographer. He documents his encounters with the people, objects, scenes, signs and settings that he encounters daily in his surrounds and travels. Guthrie explains: I’ve spent most of my career to date being overlooked and ignored because the world admires popular culture and my worldview is an un-popular culture — things the…