Contemporary Art from Asia, Australia and the Pacific

The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), is extremely pleased to have been invited to present an exhibition of works from ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9) and previous APT exhibitions at the Centro Cultural La Moneda in Santiago, Chile (CCLM). This is the first time a selection of…

Margaret Olley: So much herself

Christine France offers her personal reflections on Margaret Olley’s life, work and her generous spirit. Visit the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) until 13 October 2019 to view the free exhibition ‘Margaret Olley: A Generous Life’, which examines the legacy and influence of one of Australia’s most beloved artists, a charismatic character whose life was…

Autumn breezes fortified for an abundance of winters to come

QAGOMA conservators collaborated with specialist East Asian Art Conservator Jennifer Loubser to assess the conservation repairs necessary to stabilise an unusual 8-panel Japanese folding screen, Scenes from Genji Monogatari to allow its safe handling and display – in assessing the condition of the work when it came into the Collection it was found that hundreds…

Conserving Japanese Scrolls

Emily Wakeling continues her conversation with Kim Barrett, Conservator, Works on Paper with a focus on displaying and caring for Japanese Scrolls. The exhibition ‘A fleeting bloom’ at the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) includes a number of hanging scrolls, and we prepared these delicate works for display. Japanese scrolls are long works on paper that…