Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow

 

The Gallery presents an expansive survey of works by senior Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, who seamlessly intergrates Pop, Surrealism, Minimalism and psychedelia. ‘Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow‘ is on show at GOMA until 11 February 2018. In the six years since QAGOMA presented ‘Look Now, See Forever’, Yayoi Kusama’s last exhibition at…

Gerhard Richter and Sonic Youth partner on Daydream Nation

Gerhard Richter’s Two candles (499-4) 1982 currently on show in ‘The Life of Images‘ belongs to a series of vanitas-inspired images that were a focus for Richter in the early 1980s. The vanitas tradition and the closely related concept of memento mori, at their height in the seventeenth century, used symbolic objects to remind the viewer…

Bernard Hall, Lady with sponge 1922

Dreamlike and evocative is the Lady with sponge

Lady with sponge is a striking, intriguing work by artist Bernard Hall whose skill as an artist was often overshadowed by his other significant achievements. Lindsay Bernard Hall (1859–1935) was an artist, teacher and director of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in Melbourne from 1892 to 1933. Hall is noted for his interiors and still…

Noel McKenna, Australia b.1956 / Butterflies of Australia 2010

Australia ordered by Noel McKenna

Welcome to Noel McKenna’s ‘Map’ series where instinct meets a most personal experience. Born and educated in Brisbane and now based in Sydney, McKenna is one of Australia’s most industrious and idiosyncratic artists. With a busy career spanning more than 30 years, his work is admired for its spare brushstrokes and poignant observations. McKenna’s maps…

Gerhard Richter, 1970 © Gerhard Richter 2017 (23082017)

Five things to know about Gerhard Richter

For Gerhard Richter, history, painting and photography are intimately linked. We therefore asked David Burnett, Curator, International Art, QAGOMA to list five things that help understand one of the world’s leading and most influential living artists. See ‘Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images‘ at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) before it must close on 4 February 2018.…

2017: That’s a wrap!

2017 has been a huge year for both the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) and Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). This can be attributed to GOMA’s tenth anniversary program beginning the year, our Family Festival during ‘Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything’, and ‘Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe’. We can also look forward to strong attendances…