Aurukun Camp dogs

 

Wood carving is an important ceremonial art in Aurukun, a town and coastal locality in western Cape York Peninsula, North Queensland. Major sets of carved icons used in public ceremonies in the 1950s and 1960s have been collected and are now housed in Australia’s major museums. The renaissance of art in the community has centred…

Queensland shields

‘I, Object’, currently on display at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) until 29 August 2021, focuses on objects rather than paintings to reveal the rich history of Indigenous Australian culture from colonial times to the present day. Within the exhibition, a selection of rare shields are on loan from a private collection in Sydney.…

Martin Boyce re-imagines twentieth-century Modernism

A hidden gem outside the western precinct of the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Martin Boyce’s three Cubist inspired trees are nestled within nature waiting to be discovered. Boyce re-imagines twentieth-century Modernism through his sculptures and installations, which rework and give new life to modernist forms of art, architecture and design. Here we delve into…

Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF) returns October 2020

The Brisbane International Film Festival returns to cinemas in October, opening with the Australian premiere of Stephen Maxwell Johnson’s High Ground (featured image), and with one of the film’s stars, multi-award-winning Australian actor Jack Thompson AM and Academy Award-nominated film editor Jill Bilcock AC as the Festival’s 2020 Patrons. It’s an honour to have the support of two…

Papunya Tula Art Movement boards retained in Australia

QAGOMA has acquired seven Papunya boards with funds from the Australian Government’s National Cultural Heritage Account, painted in the first critical years of Australia’s contemporary Aboriginal art movement. The Gallery is dedicated to showcasing historical and contemporary Indigenous Australian art and reflecting the rich diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. This acquisition guarantees…