Vida Lahey: Known for her distinctive flower studies

To celebrate Mother’s Day, we have selected a suite of beautiful watercolours by (Frances) Vida Lahey (1882-1968). Of all the works by Lahey, she is best known for her depiction of the weekly wash-day, Monday morning 1912 (illustrated). Known as a painter of oils on a wide range of subjects, she was also recognised throughout…

The Met, New York comes to Brisbane

The Australian-exclusive exhibition ‘European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York’ is at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from 12 June until 17 October 2021. ‘European Masterpieces’ is the second occasion on which Art Exhibitions Australia (AEA), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met), and Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern…

William Yang: Seeing and Being Seen

‘William Yang: Seeing and Being Seen’ spans Queensland-born photographer and performance artist William Yang’s five-decade career and is the first major survey of his work to be presented by an Australian state gallery. ‘Seeing and Being Seen’ refers to the artist’s view of the world through the camera lens. Yang captures people across all walks…

List of Motorcycles: Humble origins to cutting-edge prototypes

We list the motorcycles displayed in ‘The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire’ — by year from 1871 until 2020 — these motorcycles were carefully selected for the technical achievements and aesthetic merits they represent.  Showcasing 100 motorcycles, ‘The Motorcycle’ spans the history of this dynamic and versatile vehicle, from its humble origins as an engine bolted…

5 future focused motorcycles

While the first patent for an ‘electrical motorcycle’ was filed in 1895, and an electric tandem bicycle was exhibited at the 1896 Stanley Cycle Show in London, it wasn’t until the 2000s that electric power became a viable alternative to the combustion engine. Like all emerging technologies, electric motorcycles are not currently able to keep…