Accomplished and capable: Hilda Rix Nicholas ‘The fair musterer’

 

Dressed in jodhpurs, a short-sleeved shirt and riding boots, Hilda Rix Nicholas’s ‘fair musterer’ is ready for the day’s work. Her nonchalant pose is easy, confident and self-assured; it suggests that she is both an accomplished horsewoman and a capable bushworker, a woman who actively participates in the life of rural Australia. Painted during the…

2020 program announced

QAGOMA launches its 2020 program this summer with a significant thematic exhibition on the centrality of water to human life globally, exploring water’s cultural, ecological and political dimensions. Program highlights in 2020 include a major solo exhibition celebrating the work of Japanese-born, Berlin-based contemporary artist Chiharu Shiota, a spotlight on the artistic legacies of two…

Works by Auguste Rodin offer an insight into his practice

The charismatic and obsessive French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840–1917) remains a fascinating figure, his work, the subject of numerous controversies during his lifetime, continues to inspire debate, particularly his intimate representations of the female figure. There is little dispute, however, about his importance to modern sculpture and his continuing influence on contemporary artists, writers, and…

Design Tracks: Creative Pathways and Beyond

‘Design Tracks’ is an annual residency program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students from across Queensland.  Hosted by QAGOMA Learning, the 2019 program recently offered 21 students from Far North, Central and Western Queensland, as well as South-East and metropolitan locations rich opportunities to work alongside established Indigenous Australian creative mentors. The program,…

Ah Xian: Accomplished artist and generous donor

Australian artist Ah Xian has been awarded the 2019 Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Medal in recognition of his enduring and impassioned contribution to the Gallery. We honour and celebrate the highly acclaimed artist and benefactor for his outstanding contribution to the QAGOMA Collection. His sustained and exceptional patronage places him among…