Below the earth’s surface

Though Australia’s link with the land is strong, and the ways in which we’ve used it have largely determined the Australian character, our interaction with the land is often contested. Here, we gain insights into works that respond to mining in Queensland. Mining in Queensland For Indigenous Australians, the land is everything. Through their care,…

Interview magazine: The Crystal Ball of Pop

Nicknamed ‘the Crystal Ball of Pop’ Interview magazine was established in October 1969, initially to review films. In his usual evasive and ironic fashion, Andy Warhol (1928–87) gave various accounts of the reason for the birth of Interview: it was to give his younger Factory friends ‘something to do’, or to contribute to his already active…

QAGOMA receives transformative bequest from Win Schubert

Some 125 years on from its establishment, QAGOMA has received the largest philanthropic gift in its history: a $35 million bequest from the late Win Schubert AO (1937–2017), which will indelibly transform the Collection. The inspiring gift has established The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Charitable Trust and will support the acquisition of major Australian…

Madeleine Kelly: A natural Affinity

Queensland artist Madeleine Kelly offers insights into the complex intellectual threads that informs her practice. For her latest works, Kelly combines items from her personal collection with her love of science and the natural world. Visit Open Studio at the Queensland Art Gallery, a home for the creative process. Whether you are looking at artworks…