Picture-perfect weddings

Thinking of tying the knot in style, or know someone who might be? Whether your vision is classic or runs to the avant-garde, QAGOMA offers three stunning venues for standout weddings. You know QAGOMA as a Brisbane riverside landmark, home to exquisite artworks and awe-inspiring exhibitions. You may have sampled some award-winning fare at GOMA…

Kangaroo Story at Wantapi

Kumantje Jagamara OAM (b.c.1946-2020) was one of the foremost champions of the Western Desert painting movement and a deeply respected Warlpiri/Luritja Elder and senior cultural leader of the broader Papunya community. He was a dynamic innovator of Papunya’s second wave of painters known for creating evocative new forms to portray his ancestral inheritance. In both…

30 000 butterflies & moths migrate to GOMA

Carlos Amorales’s Black Cloud 2007/2018 (illustrated) is a sublime and surreal gathering of 30 000 black paper butterflies and moths in sculptural formations. Alighting on the walls, ceiling, and light fittings at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) during the exhibition ‘Air’, the flight of insects is both wondrous for its unexpected arrival in the…

Concrete is an unlikely home to an ecosystem of plants

Jamie North develops his living sculptural forms around the contrast between nature and industry, growth and decay, progress and collapse, in Portal 2022 (illustrated) currently on display in the exhibition ‘Air’, two circular concrete columns composed of cast concrete with aggregates of industrial remains open up to an emergent tree habitat, offering an unlikely home…

Lloyd Rees: The process of observation & composition

Brisbane-born Lloyd Rees (1895–1988) is known for his fluid, light-saturated paintings of the Australian landscape in which the human figure and built environment harmonise with trees, cliffs and bodies of water. The artist is also remembered for his expert drafting skills honed over a lifetime of close observation and drawing, with a selection currently on…