As we prepare to reopen the Queensland Art Gallery from Monday 22 June with free timed-entry tickets (the Gallery of Modern Art will reopen from Friday 7 August), our Curators have selected their favourite Collection works in this series of videos to get you excited for your next visit. Book a free timed entry ticket.
Tarun Nagesh, Curator Asian Art introduces a range of ‘Netsuke’ and our Six-fold screen: Cherry blossom at Yasaka-Jinja, Kyoto, on view in the Asian Art Collection; and the ‘China China’ series’ by Ah Xian in the International Art Collection.
Reuben Keehan, Curator Contemporary Asian Art gives you insights into Boomerang by Ai Weiwei, and Bicycle (20) – 1996 no.15/20 by Wang Luyanon both in ‘Errant Objects’, an exhibition exploring the legacy of the readymade, assemblage and the recontextualisations of cultural objects; plus Soldiers who don’t know themselves by Gerelkhuu Ganbold in ‘Gods and Gridlock’ featuring works by artists who, by experimenting with the techniques and iconography of classical tangka painting, seek its relevance in an age of digital communication.
Abigail Bernal, Assistant Curator, International Art focuses on our historical Collection with Edward Burne-Jones Aurora, and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes Pleasant land (Doux pays) both on display in the International Art Collection.
Katina Davidson, Acting Curator, Indigenous Australian Art, explores the work of Mavis Ngallametta, her work on show in the exhibition ‘Mavis Ngallametta: Show Me the Way to Go Home’.
All your favourite works are waiting for you when you visit the Queensland Art Gallery.
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‘Cherry blossom at Yasaka-Jinja, Kyoto’
‘China China’ series
‘Soldiers who don’t know themselves’
‘Bicycle (20) – 1996 no.15/20’
Mavis Ngallametta: Show Me the Way to Go Home
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Featured image: Boomerang by Ai Weiwei on view in ‘Errant Objects’ in the Queensland Art Gallery Watermall