A cultural centre for Queensland

Since the Queensland Art Gallery opened in 1982, the Cultural Centre has evolved into the arts and culture centrepiece of the state. The Gallery and the Cultural Centre is architecturally significant and demonstrates the evolution of modern landscape architecture in Queensland. Having recently entered the Queensland Heritage Register, we look at the many proposals to…

Galvanised into action: The transformation of the Queensland Art Gallery

When the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) opened in a new building at South Brisbane in 1982, the contrast with the first art gallery established in Queensland could not have been more marked. The Queensland National Art Gallery was established in 1895, occupying a room on the first floor in the Brisbane Town Hall.1 It was…

Sneak peek: View the Gallery’s Collection in storage

For the first time, the recently heritage listed Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) is inviting visitors to view its extensive artwork collection in storage during Brisbane Open House. Visit QAG on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 October 2016 between 10am and 5pm for a behind-the-scenes peek at our Collection Storage Upgrade. The Gallery is modernising and…

The Collection is at the heart of the Gallery

Change is afoot at the Queensland Art Gallery with the Collection Storage Upgrade project. Art museums are defined by the quality and significance of their collections. Consequently, the expansion and preservation of the art collection is part of QAGOMA’s mission, this has been the case since the first work was purchased in 1895. Many of…

Change is afoot at the Queensland Art Gallery

Change is afoot at the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) with the Collection Storage Upgrade project. A mezzanine level in QAG’s Collection Storage space, part of architect Robin Gibson’s original intention for the building, will finally be made a reality through a major capital works project that will increase the building’s storage capacity by nearly a…

From the Director: QAG revisits founding years on 120th anniversary

Sunday 29 March marks 120 years to the day since the doors opened on a room in Brisbane’s Town Hall dedicated to the putative Collection of the Queensland National Art Gallery. On that day, Governor, Sir Henry Wylie Norman, “in the presence of a large gathering”, officially opened an exhibition consisting of “thirty-eight pictures, many…