30 000 butterflies & moths migrate to GOMA

 

Carlos Amorales’s Black Cloud 2007/2018 (illustrated) is a sublime and surreal gathering of 30 000 black paper butterflies and moths in sculptural formations. Alighting on the walls, ceiling, and light fittings at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) during the exhibition ‘Air’, the flight of insects is both wondrous for its unexpected arrival in the…

Joe Furlonger: Where sea meets land & sky

The exhibition ‘Horizons’ at the Queensland Art Galley until 29 January explores Queensland artist Joe Furlonger’s practice, from his early engagement with the human figure to his more recent creative compulsion to depict the Australian landscape. Furlonger’s practice is informed by his early years in semi-rural Samford, on the north-west outskirts of Brisbane, which profoundly…

Concrete is an unlikely home to an ecosystem of plants

Jamie North develops his living sculptural forms around the contrast between nature and industry, growth and decay, progress and collapse, in Portal 2022 (illustrated) currently on display in the exhibition ‘Air’, two circular concrete columns composed of cast concrete with aggregates of industrial remains open up to an emergent tree habitat, offering an unlikely home…

Lloyd Rees: The process of observation & composition

Brisbane-born Lloyd Rees (1895–1988) is known for his fluid, light-saturated paintings of the Australian landscape in which the human figure and built environment harmonise with trees, cliffs and bodies of water. The artist is also remembered for his expert drafting skills honed over a lifetime of close observation and drawing, with a selection currently on…

Gallery Sculpture Walk

Ever wondered how many sculptures are surrounding the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art? We have compiled our precinct Sculpture Walk highlighting the 10 fascinating artworks by leading Australian and international artists. The walk is a delightful way to explore the works at your leisure at any time. Background Even before the Queensland…

Large-scale globe casts Earth in an emergency-red glow

Currently on display in the exhibition ‘Air’ at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Mona Hatoum’s large-scale globe Hot Spot 2006 maps the continents in startling red neon, casting viewers in an emergency-red glow. Hot Spot is at once a map and model of the Earth: an underlying structure laid bare; an energy system; and…