Reshaping Student Learning

Authentic arts experiences in the Gallery context play an important role in students’ learning. The Learning team has been building a solid platform of Q&A programs over the past 18 months where secondary students can question and inquire about the Gallery’s contemporary art collection and major exhibitions in an open mic format. More than 320…

Vale: Ray Hughes

Dr Raymond (Ray) Robert Hughes (1946–2017) will be publicly remembered as one of Australia’s most flamboyant and passionate advocates for artists, particularly for those he spent most of his professional life representing as an art dealer. Privately, he was an inveterate traveller and bon vivant who developed an encyclopedic knowledge of art from his particular…

Helen Johnson, Australia b.1979 / Women’s work (1902) 2017 and Women’s work (1912) 2017

The power of a Collective and the power of a vote

Future Collective member Belinda Elderton reports on the art, the tough decisions, and the collective camaraderie of the group’s recent project pitch event At a time when the marriage equality survey is causing the Australian people to question the value of their vote, the QAGOMA Future Collective members demonstrated the uplifting power of democracy at our annual…

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…

Design Tracks

Design Tracks

Creative Pathways Program Residential Camp What happens when a bunch of developing artistically talented and deadly Indigenous teens come together for Design Tracks Creative Pathways Program to work through creative challenges in the company of an amazing line up of Indigenous mentors, educators, designers and artists? They nail it! Together, through the Design Tracks Creative Pathways…

Art as exchange

Learning staff are travelling to five regional communities to deliver digital storytelling workshops with secondary students and regional arts education roundtables with arts educators. The first round of host venues include: Cairns Regional Art Gallery, Pinnacles Gallery Townsville, Gladstone Art Gallery and Museum, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery and Dogwood Crossing. Miles will co-facilitate the program…