Patachitras: A form of audiovisual communication

Thought to be one of the oldest forms of audiovisual communication, with their traditional presentation involving storytelling and songs, patachitras are deeply embedded in the vernacular traditions of West Bengal. Patachitras or ‘pats’ are scroll paintings from West Bengal, in eastern India, that are intimately bound up with itinerant storytelling and song. Historically, pats were…

Contemporary Art from the Asia Pacific Triennial travels beyond Queensland

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…

Contemporary Patrons travel to the Honolulu Biennial

Members of the Gallery’s Contemporary Patrons group travelled to Hawai‘i recently to experience the second iteration of the Honolulu Biennial (HB19), a two-month celebration of contemporary art from Hawaii and the Pacific. HB19 MAKE WRONG / RIGHT / NOW featured 47 artists and artist collectives from Hawai’i and the countries and continents linked by the…

Women’s Wealth: A shared dream

Women’s Wealth is a collaboration between QAGOMA and three Buka women: co-curator Sana Balai and artists Taloi and Marilyn Havini. Inspiration for the project originated in these women’s shared dream. Sana Balai, Independent Curator, Community Elder, and co-curator of the  Women’s Wealth exhibition at ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9) gives a background to the art…

Pannaphan Yodmanee’s installations are eruptions of materials

Pannaphan Yodmanee visited her local Buddhist temple often as a child, and it was here, at the age of ten, that she learnt to paint. Buddhist shrines and temples in Thailand are places where art, religion, history and life intertwine. Ancient stories, histories and cosmologies are depicted on their inner walls and on murals in…

Jonathan Jones creates spectacular installations

Acquired by the Gallery during ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9), Jonathan Jones’s untitled (giran) 2018 is reminiscent of a map of intersecting wind currents, evoking birds in flight, and knowledge, change and new ideas circling above our heads. QAGOMA is privileged to now hold in its Collection this spectacular work. Understanding…