William Dobell and Modern Mannerism

 

As we countdown to the opening of the Australian Collection reimagined from 10.00AM Saturday 30 September, we take a look at Wiilliam Dobell’s The Cypriot 1940, a portrait of his friend Aegus Gabrielides which is a strange and complex painting with an equally intriguing history. The Queensland Art Gallery’s painting is the last of six known…

Inferno

Delve deep into the world of rare horror films

‘Gothic, Giallo, Gore’ showcases rare horror film prints from around the world Nearly all of the films being screened during ‘Gothic, Giallo, Gore: Masters of Italian Horror’ have arrived on 35mm prints shipped over from Italy and America. To present this collection of cult horror classics The Australian Cinémathèque reached out to national archives, private…

Blind Cinema

Sit blindfolded as a child describes a film in hushed tones

In the darkness of a cinema, the adult audience sits blindfolded, behind sits a child who describes in hushed tones a film they are seeing for the very first time. Accompanied by a soundtrack (which has no dialogue), the whispered descriptions are an attempt by the children to make sense of what they see projected…

Conrad Martens, England/Australia 1801-1878 / Forest, Cunningham's Gap 1856 / Watercolour on paper / Purchased 1998 with funds raised through The Conrad Martens Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Appeal and with the assistance of the Queensland Government's special Centenary Fund / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

We consider depictions of the land

Telling the Story of Australian Art Highlighted in our third post on your Australian Art Collection reimagined are works which are included in the chronological ‘spine’ along the back wall of the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Galleries. Adjacent to Dale Harding’s wall commission view works from both the European landscape tradition and representations of country by…

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…

Dale Harding working on his commission, inspired by rock art

We start with the First Australians

Telling the Story of Australian Art The second in our series on your Australian Art Collection reimagined, we focus on the major commission from Dale Harding, descendent of the Bidjara, Ghungalu and Garingbal peoples of central Queensland, who has been inspired by the significant galleries of rock art around his country near Carnarvon Gorge. One of…