Large-scale collages are based on traditional Thai paper-cutting technique

Thasnai Sethaseree is passionately interested in how power and seduction fold into state and commercial imagery — particularly in his homeland, Thailand — and his practice investigates the relation of images to political projects dating from the Cold War onwards. His large-scale collages are distinguished by their iconography and the substantial collaging of cut or…

Miniature paintings small enough to be carried around in your pocket

Risham Syed is a Pakistani artist who lives and works in Lahore, the capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab, and the country’s second largest city after Karachi. In her ‘Lahore’ series, Syed documents changes in the urban landscape. Syed draws on the refined tradition of South Asian miniature painting. Since the 1980s, this art…

Voices and visions come alive: Asia Pacific video

Artists in the Asia Pacific region were quick to embrace the possibilities of video art as it first began to emerge, and the region is home to some of the world’s leading moving image artists. With techniques that range from the most basic use of a handheld video camera to elaborate, theatrical productions, video continues…

5 Incredible film performances by untrained actors

The Australian Cinémathèque program ‘Under the Radar’ celebrates unseen cinema from Asia Pacific filmmaking highlighting hidden gems from regions that produce a very small number of feature films each year. Drawing on the past ten years, ‘Under the Radar’ includes works from Macau, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Tibet, Samoa, Kyrgyzstan and more. The films reveal cinematic…

APT10 Kids on tour

Experience a range of exciting free hands-on art-making activities when QAGOMA presents APT10 Kids on Tour at a regional and remote centre near you until 30 April 2022. APT10 Kids on Tour connects young visitors and their families with ideas and cultures from across Australia, Asia and the Pacific through a diverse range of activities…

Three decades of Asia Pacific Triennial on tour

Experience highlights from our long-running Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) series of exhibitions, when ‘Asia Pacific Contemporary: Three Decades of APT’ featuring works of art commissioned or collected from APT1 (1993) through to APT9 (2018) tours Queensland from December 2021 until July 2024. ‘Asia Pacific Contemporary’ profiles key moments which has contributed so…