Thea Proctor’s woodcut reminds us of life’s simple pleasures

Thea Proctor’s vibrant hand-coloured woodcut Summer, inspired by the tradition of Japanese ukiyo-e prints, brings me joy because it reminds me of life’s simple pleasures (ikigai). With summer behind us but plenty of sunny autumn days ahead, I look forward to making time to read and relax. Delve into the work while at home relaxing…

What do Easter Island monoliths and Mona Lisa have in common?

With Easter festivities at our doorstep, we couldn’t resist sharing our own Easter Bunnies, they don’t have seasonal chocolate eggs to deliver, however what they can do is bring us all some joy. The irreverent appropriation performed by Swiss-born artist Olaf Breuning in his photograph Easter bunnies 2004 creates new meaning through juxtaposition. The significance…

René Lalique: Rare Art Nouveau vases

From local designers to boutique treasures, almost everyone has a collection of glassware at home they treasure, either for everyday utilitarian use or delicately displayed behind cabinets. QAGOMA is no different. While everyone is cosying up at home, we’ve decide to share some of our collection to inspire you to reacquaint yourself with your special…

Edit-a-thon: Women artists from the Collection

We caught up with some of the recent Art+Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon participants to find out what inspired them to take part in this exciting and important initiative. The QAGOMA Research Library played host on International Women’s Day 2020 while at the same time across the globe people participated in the edit-a-thon aimed at addressing the…

Music inspired by art

Throughout history, artists, musicians and performers have inspired each other. Artistic exchange can open up new ways of thinking, be an influential source of inspiration, or provide a spark that simply moves you, without explanation. Brisbane-based contemporary classical group Nonsemble composed three pieces for a series of pop-up performances at GOMA, inspired by the work…