Vida Lahey provides us with a little Brisbane mystery

The work by Vida Lahey (1882-1968), one of Queensland’s best loved artists is widely admired for her watercolour floral studies, however in Morning light, Brisbane River c.1925-30 Lahey has beautifully captured the effects of light on water, and also provides us with a little mystery which you may be able to solve for us, let…

Reflections of a Graduate Paper Conservator

As the Graduate Paper Conservation Intern, I have had the privilege of being fully immersed within the dynamic and exciting environment of the Conservation Department, made up of four specialty teams; works on paper, paintings and sculpture, and conservation framing. My day-to-day work is driven by exhibition preparation, documenting and housing newly acquired artworks. Working…

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…

The unique aesthetics of the Victorian era

Now that the Queensland Art Gallery has reopened, view the unique aesthetics of the Victorian era in our International Art Collection, explored through painting, works on paper, the decorative arts, and by examining the developments of Victorian England through the innovative and unconventional photography of Julia Margaret Cameron and the experimental ceramics of Doulton Pottery.…

A Curator’s Perspective

As we prepare to reopen the Queensland Art Gallery from Monday 22 June with free timed-entry tickets (the Gallery of Modern Art will reopen from Friday 7 August), our Curators have selected their favourite Collection works in this series of videos to get you excited for your next visit. Book a free timed entry ticket.…