The story of tow row

The story of Judy Watson’s tow row transcends its physical form and speaks of cultural retrieval and community activation. This stunning work, generously funded by the Queensland Government, the Neilson Foundation, Cathryn Mittelheuser, AM, and others, is a fitting acknowledgment of the ancestor spirit of Kurilpa. Public art has the power to change the cultural landscape…

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…

Judy Watson introduces tow row

Judy Watson’s work is deeply connected to concealed histories, the significance of objects and the power of memory and loss. In tow row, Watson has responded to a site close to the Brisbane River by referencing woven nets used by Aboriginal people of the area, acknowledging the traditional owners of the site and their everyday fishing activities…

GOMA turns ten

GOMA turns ten this weekend and everyone is invited to join in the celebrations. The special milestone includes the unveiling of a major new public artwork by Queensland Indigenous artist Judy Watson, the opening of the exhibition ‘Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything‘, live performances of American artist Nick Cave’s vibrant HEARD 2012, hands-on workshops,…

Create 10 beautiful masterpieces

To coincide with GOMA Turns 10, the Children’s Art Centre has collaborated with seven of QAGOMA’s favourite Collection artists to develop our latest book for kids 10 Ways to Make Art. With no more than the simple treasures that lie waiting around your home or garden, this book shows you how to create 10 beautiful masterpieces…

From the Director: Spring update

The Gallery has seen some intense activity since APT8 closed: we’ve opened no less than four important exhibitions in as many weeks over May and June. The vibrant palette of the late Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori’s Dulka Warngiid – Land of All exhibition, which has filled the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) with the spirit of north…