Delve into the secrets of ‘A busy corner of the Brisbane River’

 

George Wishart worked as a professional photographer and was taught painting by Isaac Walter Jenner, Brisbane’s foremost marine painter. He mainly painted scenes of Moreton Bay and the Brisbane River. When A busy corner of the Brisbane River 1897 was first exhibited at the Queensland International Exhibition in 1897, it was highly praised as ‘decidedly one of…

APT9: The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art returns in November

Leading Chinese artist Qiu Zhijie, one of the most important Chinese artists of his generation and a leading figure in conceptual and new media art globally, will be onsite at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in late August to create his major, APT9 site-specific work Map of Utopia 2018. This enormous ink painting will…

Looking at Patricia Piccinini’s monsters looking at us

Our culture — its art, music, theology and techno-science — is filled with the promises of monsters, that is to say, the irreverent energy of those who deviate from prescriptive normality.1 Known for her imaginative lifelike creatures, visit ‘Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection‘ at GOMA until 5 August 2018, and ponder our place in a world…

Kenneth Macqueen: A fresh approach to Australian landscape

Exceptional works in both style and subject, a generous gift of five paintings by Kenneth Macqueen (1897-1960) from the artist’s son and daughter‑in-law, Revan and Nell Macqueen, not only add to the Gallery’s existing holdings, but also confirm QAGOMA as the largest institutional holder of works by this significant Australian artist. Five new WORKS BY…