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…

Cosmos

We profile ‘Cosmos’, the last of our five ‘Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything’ chapters joining past blogs on ‘Sweetmelt’, ‘Blackwater’, ‘Soaring’, and ‘Treasure’  Imagine the journey of an ancient serpent Bending and rewriting space and time Imagine you are high above the earth, leaving this atmosphere heading into the stars Imagine you are a…

Scale is relative

Huang Yong Ping’s spectacular Ressort 2012 is part of a series of large-scale sculptures that depict a snake or dragon, a central symbol in Chinese culture, as well as in many other countries around the world. The work plays on different interpretations of the snake, from creation and temptation to wisdom and deception. Symbolically linking sky and…

View the time lapse of Sandra Selig’s ‘mid-air’

Sandra Selig’s installation practice concerns the site-specific interpretation of architectural spaces. The volume and form of space, air and light are evoked by works that employ the delicate, refined materials of nylon, plastics, cotton threads and pins. …I’ve always been interested in shapes and the formlessness of form.  These thread pieces are an attempt to…

Soaring

Complex connections between humanity and the natural world are celebrated and reconceived in ‘Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything’. The exhibition plays with ideas of abundance, dizziness and disorientation in five contrasting chapters. We continue our profile on the exhibition themes with ‘Soaring’. Imagine the earth falling away beneath you, a sensation of lightness…

Can a slide be art?

Our ‘experience’ is the primary ‘material’ Carsten Höller manipulates as an artist. He aims to alter how we perceive the world and spark the senses in new ways. Inspired by his work as a biologist, Höller uses the museum to make scientific and philosophical experiments that reshape our expectations about art and produce unexpected outcomes.…