Countdown to APT9: Pacific nations

As part of their research for The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art‘ (APT9), QAGOMA curators have been building relationships with artists and curators in small and often remote communities across the region. In the second of a series of articles leading up to the Triennial, Ruth McDougall and Ruha Fifita visited the Pacific…

APT9 supporting new media and voices in the Pacific

Over the past two years the Gallery and co-curator Sana Balai have been working with artists and communities in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville and neighbours in the Solomon Islands archipelago, and four artists from Australia on a major project focused on women’s contemporary creative practice for the upcoming ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary…

Countdown to APT9: Thailand, South Korea, Japan and Bangladesh

On the countdown to ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art‘ (APT9), QAGOMA curators have been travelling to deepen their understanding of contemporary art. Conducted in countries from Iran through to those in West, Central and South Asia and the Pacific, this travel informs our selection of artists for APT9 as well as generating future…

APT9: The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art returns in November

Leading Chinese artist Qiu Zhijie, one of the most important Chinese artists of his generation and a leading figure in conceptual and new media art globally, will be onsite at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in late August to create his major, APT9 site-specific work Map of Utopia 2018. This enormous ink painting will…

In the garden of good and evil: Judith Wright’s personal insights

In the garden of good and evil is Brisbane artist Judith Wright’s most recent work in an ongoing project that aims to construct the imagined life of a lost child. Here, the artist gives some personal insights into the many elements of this moody multimedia installation, which ultimately tells of the resilience of memory and life.…

Visible: Tony Albert gives familiar objects a new voice

Tony Albert’s largest ever solo exhibition is now at the Queensland Art Gallery, through his practice, writes Coby Edgar, Albert uses familiar objects and humour to render visible Australia’s uneasy colonial history. Tony Albert has obsessively collected what he calls ‘Aboriginalia’ since his childhood. His artistic practice involves collaborating, repurposing and reimagining popular culture paraphernalia, social…