An incident at Romani: In memory of the Light Horse Field Ambulance

Remembrance Day has a special significance in 2018. Sunday 11 November marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18), signed 11am on 11 November 1918. One hundred years on we remember those who have given their lives in conflict before and since, by taking a minute to stop, be…

Bask in purple bloom all year round

Streets and gardens are awash with the magnificent purple-blue blooms of jacarandas creating a colourful carpet of fallen flowers, so while Brisbane is in glorious bloom, we’ve rounded up our Under the jacaranda merchandise and some of our favourite jacaranda-hued finds from our QAGOMA Stores so you can continue to bask in springtime all year round.…

Passage to Belle-Île

‘John Russell: Australia’s French Impressionist’, currently on display at the Art Gallery of New South Wales until 11 November, includes a number of works on loan from QAGOMA’s Collection. Russell, like his contemporaries Claude Monet and Henri Matisse, were particularly captivated and inspired by the small island of Belle-Île, with its vivid turquoise waters, steep…

LJ Harvey and his school

Lewis Jarvis (LJ) Harvey was the single greatest influence on visual culture in Queensland in the first half of the twentieth century, writes Glenn R Cooke, whose continued research on this important artist and teacher, and his students, is displayed in an exhibition at Griffith University Art Museum with loans from the QAGOMA Collection. LJ Harvey…

Delve into the secrets of ‘A busy corner of the Brisbane River’

George Wishart worked as a professional photographer and was taught painting by Isaac Walter Jenner, Brisbane’s foremost marine painter. He mainly painted scenes of Moreton Bay and the Brisbane River. When A busy corner of the Brisbane River 1897 was first exhibited at the Queensland International Exhibition in 1897, it was highly praised as ‘decidedly one of…

Kenneth Macqueen: A fresh approach to Australian landscape

Exceptional works in both style and subject, a generous gift of five paintings by Kenneth Macqueen (1897-1960) from the artist’s son and daughter‑in-law, Revan and Nell Macqueen, not only add to the Gallery’s existing holdings, but also confirm QAGOMA as the largest institutional holder of works by this significant Australian artist. Five new WORKS BY…