Stan Lee: From comic book to cinema screen

 

Stan Lee (1922-2018) born Stanley Lieber who passed away Monday 12 November aged 95 will leave a legacy of much loved Marvel Super Heroes – Spider-Man, the X-Men, Thor, Iron Man, Black Panther, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil and Ant-Man – heroes who were brilliant, but imperfect; heroes who struggled with who they were and the…

An incident at Romani: In memory of the Light Horse Field Ambulance

Remembrance Day has a special significance in 2018. Sunday 11 November marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18), signed 11am on 11 November 1918. One hundred years on we remember those who have given their lives in conflict before and since, by taking a minute to stop, be…

Bask in purple bloom all year round

Streets and gardens are awash with the magnificent purple-blue blooms of jacarandas creating a colourful carpet of fallen flowers, so while Brisbane is in glorious bloom, we’ve rounded up our Under the jacaranda merchandise and some of our favourite jacaranda-hued finds from our QAGOMA Stores so you can continue to bask in springtime all year round.…

APT9: Boedi Widjaja engages with the Gallery’s architectural space

Boedi Widjaja’s Black—Hut, Black—Hut 2018–19 is a site-specific architectural installation that formally engages with the architectural space and distinctive materials of the lower level of the Robin Gibson designed Queensland Art Gallery. Visually the artwork extends the overhang of the Gallery’s mezzanine with a black concrete platform, treated with salt to prompt changes in the surface. The numerous…

Passage to Belle-Île

‘John Russell: Australia’s French Impressionist’, currently on display at the Art Gallery of New South Wales until 11 November, includes a number of works on loan from QAGOMA’s Collection. Russell, like his contemporaries Claude Monet and Henri Matisse, were particularly captivated and inspired by the small island of Belle-Île, with its vivid turquoise waters, steep…

A performative walk in search of the metre

In June 1792, Napoleon Bonaparte tasked two French astronomers with an ambitious task: to traverse an arc inscribed on the surface of the Earth and determine a new ‘universal’ standard — the metre. Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Delambre and Pierre-François-André Méchain traveled the length of the Meridian arc from Dunkerque to Barcelona in order to extract a singular…