Albert and Vincent Namatjira

This work by Vincent Namatjira, a member of one of Australia’s most well-known artistic families, can be displayed beside the painting that inspired it, and will enrich the ongoing importance of its famous subject. Vincent Namatjira is one of the leading lights of the emerging generation of artists from remote central Australia. Namatjira is a…

Tyza Stewart ‘Untitled’

These works, recently acquired for the Collection with the generous support of Alex and Kitty Mackay, illustrate the processes, and challenges, of the artist’s gender modification. The works will feature in ‘GOMA Q: Contemporary Queensland Art’, opening 11 July 2015. As a young teen, Tyza Stewart was frequently preoccupied with a desire to be a…

Vale: Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda (Mrs Gabori)

The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art is saddened by news of the passing of Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda (Mrs Gabori). On behalf of the family and Mornington Island Community, MiArt released the following statement overnight: Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda (Mrs Gabori) b.c.1924 to 11 February 2015, who was and is, a respected traditional Kaiadilt elder died peacefully surrounded by…

Exhibition of new and recent works by Tracey Moffatt

Leading Australian artist Tracey Moffatt will explore how we inhabit places and are inhabited by them in an exhibition of new and recent works at GOMA from 25 October 2014. ‘Tracey Moffatt: Spirited’ will feature works completed since the artist’s recent return to Australia from New York after 12 years. This exhibition premieres Moffatt’s major…

Sally Gabori’s Dibirdibi Country

Sally Gabori is one of the most important Australian painters and Aboriginal artists currently working. Dibirdibi Country 2012, recently acquired for the Collection with the generous support of Cathryn Mittelheuser AM is among the best of her recent works. Here, we touch on some of the history behind the artist and her radiant painting. Mirdidingkingathi…

Building a collection: Glenn Manser

Private collector and Gallery benefactor Glenn Manser has gifted an astounding number of works to the Collection’s Indigenous Australian art holdings — this reflects a longstanding relationship with the Gallery that began in 2008. Bruce McLean spoke to Manser about what building a collection means to him. Related: Glenn Manser Stay Connected: Subscribe to QAGOMA…