An incredible story: Michael Nelson Jagamara and Imants Tillers

While Michael Nelson Jagamara and Imants Tillers have worked on panel paintings collaboratively since 2001, creating 24 works, Metafisica Australe 2017 holds special meaning: it reflects on the origins of their collaboration, which developed following Tillers’s use of elements of Jagamara’s Five Stories 1984 in his 1985 work titled The Nine Shots. His conscious copying of Jagamara’s cultural motifs is…

A meeting of minds

Metafisica Australe 2017 is a rich, contemporary symbiosis of the personal, professional and cultural reflections of two great Australian artists. The subject of this year’s QAGOMA Foundation Appeal, Metafisica Australe is a significant 72-panel painting that is the latest artwork resulting from the collaborative efforts of Michael Nelson Jagamara and Imants Tillers. Simon Wright was present when…

Michael Nelson Jagamara and Imants Tillers collaborate on ‘Metafisica Australe’

Warlpiri/Luritja artist Michael Nelson Jagamara and Imants Tillers have collaborated on 24 artworks together since 2001, and the latest of these, the striking 72-panel painting Metafisica Australe 2017 is the subject of our 2018 Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Foundation Appeal. The expansive and compelling work holds special meaning, as it reflects…

Helen Johnson, Australia b.1979 / Women’s work (1902) 2017 and Women’s work (1912) 2017

The power of a Collective and the power of a vote

Future Collective member Belinda Elderton reports on the art, the tough decisions, and the collective camaraderie of the group’s recent project pitch event At a time when the marriage equality survey is causing the Australian people to question the value of their vote, the QAGOMA Future Collective members demonstrated the uplifting power of democracy at our annual…

Watch how James Turrell’s Architectural Light will transform GOMA

This animation gives a sense of how GOMA will be transformed by James Turrell’s magnificent Architectural Light commission. QAGOMA is dedicated to bringing a long-dormant vision for the GOMA building to life some ten years after its opening. The city and community can equally share in this truly public artwork which will be illuminated nightly.…

From the Director: James Turrell light commission to transform GOMA

I am delighted to unveil our plan to transform the Gallery of Modern Art’s  ‘white box’ into a monumentally-scaled solid light wall. Part of the architects’ design concept by Architectus + Davenport Campbell lead architects Kerry Clare, Lindsay Clare and James Jones was for GOMA to have an artist-illuminated ‘white box’ on the building’s eastern…