Not unlike the myth, ‘Narcissus garden’ mesmerises

Future Collective member Rosemary Willink shares some thoughts on her Collection favourite — Yayoi Kusama’s Narcissus garden 1966/2002. Yayoi Kusama is everywhere right now. By this I mean she is the subject of large retrospective exhibitions worldwide and her work is captured, circulated and seen by millions of people every day on social media. So why…

Major survey at GOMA celebrates Yayoi Kusama

A career-spanning survey of work by leading contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama opens at GOMA in November. ‘Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow’, co-curated by QAGOMA and National Gallery Singapore, is a wonderful journey through key moments in Kusama’s vast artistic career over seven decades. Now in her late 80s, Kusama is one…

Vale: Win Schubert, AO

It was with deep sadness that the Gallery – and the greater Queensland arts community – said farewell to one of its greatest supporters and friends, Mrs Win Schubert, AO, following her recent passing. Mrs Schubert was one of the most generous benefactors in the QAGOMA Foundation’s 37 year history. Her inspiring patronage – which spanned over…

APT Watermall projects

  We’re currently installing Haegue Yang’s Sol LeWitt Upside Down — Open Modular Cubes (Small), expanded 958 times which uses over 1000 Venetian blinds to create a formal, immersive structure, so we thought it was time to look back at all our ‘Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ Watermall projects since 1993. Follow the APT8 installation on our Flickr albums before…

We can make another future: Japanese art after 1989

‘We can make another future: Japanese art after 1989’ includes works by Yayoi Kusama, Lee Ufan, Daido Moriyama and others. This is an insight into the Heisei period and the works it inspired. Running until September 2015, ‘We can make another future: Japanese art after 1989’ surveys the Gallery’s collection of Japanese contemporary art. The…

Yayoi Kusama’s ‘The obliteration room’

Renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s The obliteration room returns to the Gallery after touring to locations in South America, Asia and Europe. Here, we unpack the meaning behind the Kusama’s dots. The obliteration room 2002–present sponsored by Santos GLNG and supported by Ikea Logan is an interactive work initially developed by senior Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama in…