Aleks Danko: What time is it?

 

DAY IN DAY OUT (second version) 1991 by Aleks Danko has recently been installed in the reimagining of the Australian collection at the Queensland Art Gallery. This important and enduringly captivating work is for the first time, given a place in a ‘permanent hang’ of the Australian collection in a context which is both diverse…

Art and Dementia

Art and Dementia tours at QAGOMA

Since 2014, visitors with dementia have become regulars at QAGOMA via our Art and Dementia program. Dementia-friendly tours employ contemporary person-centred care approaches, with the key principles of reminiscence, validation and socialisation being at the heart of the 60-minute visit. Most importantly, the program enables people with dementia to be active and engaged within a…

‘Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images’ opens at GOMA

An extensive exhibition of works by Gerhard Richter, one of the world’s most highly regarded and influential artists, opens exclusively at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from 14 October 2017 until 4 February 2018. This is an incredible opportunity to see the first major exhibition of Richter’s work in Australia. ‘Gerhard Richter: The Life…

Dale Harding working on his commission onsite at the Queensland Art Gallery

Dale Harding discusses his incredible year

Dale Harding graduated from the Queensland College of Art in 2014, yet his opportunities and achievements since speak to a much longer practice, indeed a ‘cultural continuum’ to which he is connected through country. His artwork includes wall murals, sculpture and installations which are an exploration of the political histories and presence of his family…

Charles Blackman, Australia b.1928 / Stradbroke ferry 1952 / Enamel and tempera on heavy cardboard / Gift of Barbara Blackman, AO, through the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation 2016. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery / © Charles Blackman 1952/ Licensed by Viscopy 2017

Stradbroke ferry, a reminder of Charles Blackman’s time in Brisbane

The Gallery holds a good selection of Charles Blackman’s work, the quality of Stradbroke ferry 1952 and its connection to the artists early formative Queensland years, and to other significant works in the Collection painted the same year make it one of Michael Hawker’s (Associate Curator, Australian Art) favourite Blackman paintings. The painting also makes a strong…

Production still from Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant (The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant) 1972 / Image courtesy: Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation

The tenderness of the wolves

The Australian Cinémathèque begins a two-part retrospective of works by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. His films were provocative during his lifetime, and his stories continue to resonate with contemporary audiences. I’d like to be for cinema what Shakespeare was for theatre, Marx for politics and Freud for psychology: someone after whom nothing is as it used to be.1…