Patricia Piccinini, Australia b.1965 / The Bond 2016

Major Patricia Piccinini exhibition to open at GOMA

The most ambitious exhibition to date of work by Patricia Piccinini will open exclusively at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in March 2018, becoming GOMA’s largest ever solo exhibition by an Australian artist. Featuring more than 50 new and recent works by the globally renowned artist, ‘Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection‘ will include sculpture, photography, video,…

Gerhard Richter, Germany b.1932 / Ella (903-1) 2007 / Oil on canvas / Private Collection / © Gerhard Richter 2017

Gerhard Richter’s remarkable command of style and genre

For more than fifty years, Gerhard Richter has proven his remarkable command of almost every style and genre of painting. That Richter is both a figurative and abstract painter is one of the most surprising aspects of his art. His painting encompasses realism based on photographs and magazine cuttings, large-scale abstracts produced by dragging layers…

Auschar Chauncy, England/Australia b.c.1836-1877 / Portrait of Richard Edwards 1874

We all call Queensland home

Telling the Story of Australian Art Continuing our series on the Australian Collection reimagined, we can observe the changing nature of portraiture – the shift from democratic modes such as the nineteenth-century photograph, to oil paintings produced after a number of sittings and preparatory sketches. These portraits tell stories of contact between cultures, including colonial…

Conrad Martens, England/Australia 1801-1878 / Forest, Cunningham's Gap 1856 / Watercolour on paper / Purchased 1998 with funds raised through The Conrad Martens Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Appeal and with the assistance of the Queensland Government's special Centenary Fund / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

We consider depictions of the land

Telling the Story of Australian Art Highlighted in our third post on your Australian Art Collection reimagined are works which are included in the chronological ‘spine’ along the back wall of the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Galleries. Adjacent to Dale Harding’s wall commission view works from both the European landscape tradition and representations of country by…

Dale Harding working on his commission, inspired by rock art

We start with the First Australians

Telling the Story of Australian Art The second in our series on your Australian Art Collection reimagined, we focus on the major commission from Dale Harding, descendent of the Bidjara, Ghungalu and Garingbal peoples of central Queensland, who has been inspired by the significant galleries of rock art around his country near Carnarvon Gorge. One of…

The Australian Art Collection reimagined / Richard Bell, Judgement Day (Bell's Theorem) 2008

Your Australian Art Collection reimagined

The Australian Art Collection reimagined brings together art from different times and across cultures, we trace narratives of geography — as country, as landscape, as the place we live and work — and we share stories of traversal and encounter, of immigration, colonisation and the expatriate experience. So, how do we tell the story of…