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…

Daido Moriyama’s ‘Kiroku’ and other highlights

The current exhibition ‘We can make another future: Japanese art after 1989’ celebrates the breadth of Japanese art in the Gallery’s Collection, including holdings from the Research Library and Australian Centre of Asia Pacific Art (ACAPA) Archives. The Library holds an impressive range of items on and by Japanese artists, many especially acquired in conjunction…

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…

Japanese art and fashion this summer

The Gallery will present a program of exhibitions celebrating contemporary Japanese art and fashion this summer. In addition to The obliteration room 2002 – present, the ever-popular ‘dot’ installation by world-renowned artist Yayoi Kusama, QAGOMA will present significant collection-based exhibitions including ‘Hanga: Modern Japanese Prints’ and ‘We can make another future: Japanese art after 1989’, as…