Charles Blackman, Australia 1928-2018 / The Blue Alice 1956-57

Vale: Charles Blackman

The recent passing of Charles Blackman at 90 (1928 – 20 August 2018) allows us to reflect on what a significant figure in Australian art he was and what a long, prolific and distinguished career he had. Born in Sydney in 1928, Blackman left school before the age of fourteen, and worked at the Sydney…

Gideon Kakabin with commissioned Loloi of Tutana’s for APT9, 19 July 2018

Vale: Gideon Kakabin

We are deeply saddened at the passing of beloved artist, historian and elder of Gunantuna (Tolai peoples) Gideon Kakabin (1956 – 20 August 2018) at 62. Known to many in Australia through his passions for culture and history, Gideon began his career as one of Papua New Guinea’s leading software programmers. His story is included…

Quiet: Contemplating the Collection

Imagine it is quiet, the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) is not yet open and you are walking slowly through the distinctive spaces of the reimagined Australian Collection. An artwork grabs your attention, maybe it is Emily Kame Kngwarreye’s vibrant Utopia panels 1996 or the rhythmic, gridded and evenly spaced boards of Rosalie Gascoigne’s Overland 1996.…

Vale: Ray Hughes

Dr Raymond (Ray) Robert Hughes (1946–2017) will be publicly remembered as one of Australia’s most flamboyant and passionate advocates for artists, particularly for those he spent most of his professional life representing as an art dealer. Privately, he was an inveterate traveller and bon vivant who developed an encyclopedic knowledge of art from his particular…

Zheng Guogu China, b.1970 Grand Visionary Transformation of Hevajra 2016

QAGOMA 2018 program announced

QAGOMA’s 2018 program has been announced and includes major solo exhibitions of new and recent work by leading contemporary Australian artists Patricia Piccinini and Tony Albert, and ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9). The Gallery welcomed a record 1.73 million visitors in 2016-17, the largest annual attendance in its history, and is…