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…

Robin Gibson’s legacy of light and air

At a time when most Australian galleries were temple-like buildings that upheld the exclusivity of art appreciation, architect Robin Gibson’s Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) was truly extraordinary: through the language of Modernism, Gibson’s intention was to democratise art and bring it to the people. Louise Martin-Chew spoke with QAGOMA Director Chris Saines CNZM on his…

Tony Albert invites you to his new exhibition ‘Visible’

Contemporary Australian artist Tony Albert is back in Brisbane and invites you to his new exhibition which opens at the Queensland Art Gallery on Saturday 2 June. ‘Visible’ not only showcases major works from the last 15 years, it also includes new work not previously exhibited. Invisible is my favourite colour The title of the exhibition…

The full-bodied vessels of the Hermannsburg Potters document their culture

Ntaria, the former Lutheran Hermannsburg Mission, located about 130 kilometres west of Alice Springs, is now home to the Hermannsburg Potters. The Arrernte people from this area – inspired by the example of their forebear, Albert Namatjira – are famous for their watercolours of the desert interior of Australia. When the Arrernte community took responsibility…

Aleks Danko, Australia b.1950 / DAY IN DAY OUT (second version) 1991

Aleks Danko reveals his inspiration for ‘DAY IN DAY OUT’

­DAY IN DAY OUT (second version) 1991 by Aleks Danko is currently installed in the reimagining of the Australian collection at the Queensland Art Gallery. This important and enduringly captivating work is for the first time, given a place in the ‘permanent hang’ in a context which is both diverse and relevant. Aleks Danko is…