APT8: United Arab Emirates and West Asia

In 2014 Ellie Buttrose and Simon Wright journeyed to the United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Georgia And Turkey, undertaking research for ‘The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’, which opens this November. Here we continue our series on the research and development behind the Gallery’s flagship exhibition series. West Asia encompasses the countries…

APT8: Malaysia and Indonesia

In 2014, Hamish Sawyer travelled to Malaysia and Indonesia with José Da Silva undertaking research for ‘The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’, which opens this November. Here we continue our series on the research and development behind the Gallery’s flagship exhibition series.   Malaysia is one of the most culturally diverse countries in…

Brook Andrew: ‘TIME’

Brook Andrew is a leading Australian contemporary artist who over the past 20 years has developed an interdisciplinary practice that encompasses photography, printmaking, sculpture, sound and installation. His work has consistently engaged with and elaborated on the potent themes of colonialism and post-colonialism, cultural difference, sexuality, the role of language in determining historical and contemporary…

SaVAge K’lub

Excitement is building around the development of one of the major projects in the Pacific representation of APT8 – the SaVAge K’lub by Rosanna Raymond. A multi-art installation and performance event, Raymond’s APT8 SaVAge K’lub riffs off the late-Nineteenth Century gentlemen’s club of the same name, though placing less emphasis on secret men’s business and more…

Uuriintuya Dagvasambuu / Path to wealth 2013

Artists from Asia and the Pacific take the international stage

All eyes will focus on QAGOMA in November 2015, when we host over 80 artists at the world’s largest exhibition focused on art from Asia and the Pacific, ‘The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT8). On display at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) from 21 November 2015…

Uuriintuya Dagvasambuu / Path to wealth 2013

Zurag paintings: Mongolia

Acquired for the Collection for inclusion in ‘The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art‘ (APT8) 21 November 2015 – 10 April 2016, are four paintings by the most inventive practitioners of contemporary Mongolian zurag. These are a fine introduction to the art being produced in one of Asia’s most exciting new artistic contexts. APT8 marks…