APT9: The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art returns in November

Leading Chinese artist Qiu Zhijie, one of the most important Chinese artists of his generation and a leading figure in conceptual and new media art globally, will be onsite at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in late August to create his major, APT9 site-specific work Map of Utopia 2018. This enormous ink painting will…

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…

Australian art, Fiona Foley, Australia b.1964, Badtjala woman 1994

We use art to question what we know

Telling the Story of Australian Art in new and innovative ways Swedish-born artist Oscar Friström’s Duramboi 1893 depicts James Davis, a young convict sent from Scotland to Australia. Davis escaped from a Moreton Bay penal colony in 1829 and lived with several Indigenous groups in the area, particularly on Fraser Island (where he was known as…