Ai Weiwei’s chandelier, and other errant objects

When you revisit the Queensland Art Gallery, and reacquaint yourself with your favourite works, you will notice Ai Weiwei’s Boomerang 2006 now installed in its original ‘The 5th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT5) configuration in the Gallery’s expansive Watermall, and accompanied by a selection of works that elaborate on the recontextualising of cultural…

Go behind-the-scenes with our time-lapse videos

Have you ever been to an exhibition at QAGOMA and walked away wanting to know more — for example — how did Qiu Zhijie create his enormous five-storey wall painting Map of Technological Ethics for ‘APT9’; alternatively, what did Ben Quilty use to create a series of site-specific, hand-drawn portraits of Margaret Olley — (teapots,…

Mavis Ngallametta found a new home in her painting

An elder of the Putch clan and a cultural leader of the Wik and Kugu people of Aurukun, Mavis Ngallametta (1944–2019) was one of the most well-regarded senior community-based artists in Australia. She made a profound contribution to arts and culture nationally before her passing last year. RELATED: Mavis Ngallametta SIGN UP NOW: Subscribe to…

Mavis Ngallametta: Show me the way to go home

Respected elder and senior painter Mavis Ngallametta (1944–2019) passed away mere months after QAGOMA confirmed her solo exhibition for 2020. True to her generous character and larger-than-life personality, Mrs Ngallametta was determined for the show to go on, even as her health declined. In late October 2019, the artist’s friend and artistic advisor, Gina Allain,…