William Yang: The beach

 

William Yang, like many of his fellow Australian photographers, cannot help but be fascinated with the beach. In 1969, Yang left Brisbane for the bright lights of Sydney, and he fell in love with the city. At a distance from his family and Queensland’s conservatism, Sydney provided an opportunity for reinvention. It was here that…

5 films about the Masters and The Met, New York

As QAGOMA opens its doors to the eagerly anticipated exhibition, ‘European Masterpieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York‘ (12 June – 17 October 2021), the Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA has curated a selection of insightful and playful films that delve into the history of the Masters and the modern-day museum with ‘The Met: The…

European Masterpieces: A journey through five centuries

The Australian-exclusive ‘European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York‘ at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from 12 June until 17 October 2021 is a remarkable journey through five centuries of European painting from exquisite devotional scenes of the early Renaissance to fleeting glimpses of nature captured by the Impressionists. The exhibition…

Revolution and Art for the People: European Masterpieces from the Met, New York

From Goya’s 1810 portrait of the child José Costa y Bonells (died 1870), Called Pepito to Claude Monet at the height of Impressionism in the early 1900s, the 18 works displayed in ‘Revolution and Art for the People’ herald the emergence of the Modern era, when the radical notion of the creatively independent artist took…

Documenting Queensland’s history through watercolour

Watercolours feature in the earliest records of European exploration and settlement of Australia. Its continuous presence in the history of Queensland art has changed and evolved with shifts in culture, as well as with the demands and innovations of its practitioners. We look at the medium’s important role in enriching Queensland’s visual history. Together with…

The Rave scene: Its connection to film and pop culture

Following on from the Rave film program that recently screened at the Australian Cinémathèque and in time for Record Store Day on 12 June, Brisbane-based musician and DJ, Phil Smart reflects on his experience of the rave scene and its connection to film and pop culture. When you’re part of a subculture, it’s not often…