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…

Harry Tjutjuna is known for his iconic paintings of Wati Wanka

Part of a generous gift of Glenn Manser, this radiant work by senior Anangu artist Harry Tjutjuna is now held in the Gallery’s Collection. In the 1970s, many Anangu spoke out against revealing works based on Tjukurpa (Dreaming) to the general public, and chose to keep their own traditions and art strictly separate. Here, we…

From the battlefield to the home front: Conservation secrets revealed

George W. (Washington) Lambert was commissioned by the Australian Government and concentrated on set-piece battlefield paintings in Palestine & Turkey. Conservation on one of these works, Walk (An incident at Romani) 1919-22 has involved examination and removal of a discoloured dirt and grime layer from the picture surface. Lambert served as an Official World War One artist…

Vale: Gordon Bennett

With great sadness, the Gallery acknowledges the passing of Gordon Bennett on 3 June 2014. Indisputably one of Australia’s most significant contemporary artists, Bennett made extraordinarily nuanced, clear and consistent contributions to discussions around race, identity, socialisation, colonialism, globalisation and citizenship in this country. Gordon Bennett’s arrival on the Brisbane art scene is one I…