Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey: Taking his culture and stories to the world

 

Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey (1924–85) was born on Mornington Island before European missionaries and colonial squatter-settlers established a strong presence in the Gulf of Carpentaria. His mother, Kuthakin (later renamed Minnie), selected a small stretch of coast fringed with pandanus palms to give birth, a place known as Gara Gara (Karrakarra), near Goobirah Point (Kupare). He…

Design Tracks: The next generation

Design Tracks is a highlight in the QAGOMA Learning calendar. Each year the Gallery works closely with program partners at GILIMBAA to bring together Indigenous Australian artists, designers and leaders in the creative industries to connect with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students. Now in its fourth year, 2019 will see alumni return…

Let’s make some noise with John Patterson from The Grates

Go on a musical journey through ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9) with our ‘Let’s Make Noise’ tours. Led by pied-piper John Patterson from iconic Brisbane band The Grates, the special tour encourages you to do something that doesn’t come very naturally in a gallery setting – make as much noise as possible. An…

Science and art: More closely related than you might think

Now in its 4th year – the World Science Festival in Brisbane explores and celebrates the relationship between science and art. Science and art are more closely related than you might think as both attempt to understand and explain the world around us. Both scientists and artists strive to see the world in new ways, explore…

Jonathan Jones ‘untitled (giran)’ is a murmuration of winged sculptures

‘Murun’ — a Wiradjuri word meaning breath or life — and the English word ‘murmur’ — a low recurring sound, or soft voices — are two words born far from each other, one long of this land, one newly spoken here. They converge in this project by artist Jonathan Jones, the most recent in a…

Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey: Stories of this Land

The first major retrospective celebrating the life and work of artist and Lardil man Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey (1920–1985) opens at the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) from 30 March 2019. ‘Stories of this Land’ recognises the artistic and social contributions of Roughsey, a revered elder, artistic pioneer and legend of Queensland Aboriginal art. The exhibition features…