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…

Explore contemporary Indigenous art with QAGOMA Learning

The QAGOMA Learning team delivers professional development programs to empower Queensland teachers with practical and enjoyable approaches to explore contemporary Indigenous art in the Gallery and in the classroom. Our recent program emerged out of an increase in the number of requests from educators for more on Indigenous perspectives and incorporating this in the classroom…

A meeting of minds

Metafisica Australe 2017 is a rich, contemporary symbiosis of the personal, professional and cultural reflections of two great Australian artists. The subject of this year’s QAGOMA Foundation Appeal, Metafisica Australe is a significant 72-panel painting that is the latest artwork resulting from the collaborative efforts of Michael Nelson Jagamara and Imants Tillers. Simon Wright was present when…

The Coming of the Light

The Coming of the Light is a significant work by Gordon Bennett (1955–2014), one of Australia’s most influential contemporary artists. Bennett addresses Australian history as it has come to be represented and asks how it might accommodate new voices. The writing is on the wall, portent is thick in the air. In a corner, the surface…

New interlocutor program for APT9

For ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9), QAGOMA Asia Pacific research arm the Australian Centre of Asia Pacific Art (ACAPA) has convened a group of ten highly respected artists, curators, critics and researchers to act as interlocutors, participating in discussions, lending expertise and testing issues in the development of the APT program.…

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…