Mella Jaarsma asks: What does it feel like to live in another’s body?

A frog skin is one of the fascinating and surprising items collected by the QAGOMA Research Library, and can be found specifically in the file of Mella Jaarsma, the Netherlands-born artist living in Indonesia. The skin accompanies the preliminary sketches for her ‘The Third Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT3) proposal, Hi inlander 1999,…

Young Pasifika

QAGOMA’s Pacific Art department continues to connect with South East Queensland’s Pacific community cultural groups and activities. As the reach and impact of the Gallery’s Pacific Exhibitions, Public Programs, and Learning activities develop, these connections have had increasing relevance. QAGOMA is committed to seeking opportunities to give focus to this as an area of research…

APT10 Pacific curator in residence

As the host of the inaugural Creative New Zealand Pacific Curator Residency (Australia), QAGOMA, with partners Creative New Zealand and Tautai Pacific Arts Trust is pleased to announce that Natasha Matila-Smith has been selected as the inaugural curator in residence. Natasha will work with QAGOMA’s Asian and Pacific Art team towards ‘The 10th Asia Pacific…

Patachitras: A form of audiovisual communication

Thought to be one of the oldest forms of audiovisual communication, with their traditional presentation involving storytelling and songs, patachitras are deeply embedded in the vernacular traditions of West Bengal. Patachitras or ‘pats’ are scroll paintings from West Bengal, in eastern India, that are intimately bound up with itinerant storytelling and song. Historically, pats were…

Contemporary Art from the Asia Pacific Triennial travels beyond Queensland

The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), is extremely pleased to have been invited to present an exhibition of works from ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9) and previous APT exhibitions at the Centro Cultural La Moneda in Santiago, Chile (CCLM). This is the first time a selection of…

Contemporary Patrons travel to the Honolulu Biennial

Members of the Gallery’s Contemporary Patrons group travelled to Hawai‘i recently to experience the second iteration of the Honolulu Biennial (HB19), a two-month celebration of contemporary art from Hawaii and the Pacific. HB19 MAKE WRONG / RIGHT / NOW featured 47 artists and artist collectives from Hawai’i and the countries and continents linked by the…