Tim Maguire ’Trees and snow’

These carefully manipulated photographic prints by Australian artist Tim Maguire capture the simple beauty of one of his favourite subjects. Tim Maguire first came to national prominence in the early 1980s with confident landscape paintings that reassessed canonical Australian outback scenes. His interest in landscape has since been inflected by his long residence in Europe,…

Mavis Ngallametta’s Wutan has significance as a site of personal interaction

Depicting a specific tract of land and its waterways in the Cape York region, leading to a site of significance to Mavis Ngallametta, Wutan #2 is the seventh work by Ngallametta in the Collection and is a sister work to Ngak-pungarichan (Clearwater) 2013. Wutan #2 Wutan #2 2014 is a large portrait-format landscape that uses…

Watch as we install Robert MacPherson’s Boss Drovers

Watch as we install Robert MacPherson’s ‘Boss Drovers’ containing 2400 individual drawings 1000 FROG POEMS: 1000 BOSS DROVERS (“YELLOW LEAF FALLING”) FOR H.S. 1996–2014 comprises 2400 individual drawings, all deliberately executed as if by the hand of a ten-year-old. Over a 20-year period, Robert MacPherson made these in the guise of his alter ego, Robert…

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

Charles Blackman’s time in the Queensland sun

Brisbane’s influence on the art of Charles Blackman, one of Australia’s most important artists, will be explored in our new exhibition from 7 November 2015. ‘Lure of the Sun: Charles Blackman in Queensland’ features over 50 paintings and works on paper, and explores the connections and friendships Blackman made while living in Queensland. The ‘Lure of…

Robert MacPherson 1000 BOSS DROVERS

The generous benefaction of Paul and Susan Taylor and Donald and Christine McDonald, through the QAGOMA Foundation, has enabled the Gallery to acquire this substantial work by senior Queensland artist Robert MacPherson. This immense work features prominently in the ‘Robert MacPherson: The Painter’s Reach’ exhibition. 1000 FROG POEMS: 1000 BOSS DROVERS (“YELLOW LEAF FALLING”) FOR…

Scott Redford ‘Proposals’

This work is the third of Scott Redford’s ‘Proposals’ acquired for the Collection, a generous gift of Dr Michael and Eva Slancar. What others may call kitsch, the Gold Coast artist sees as embodying a complex history and identity. Redford’s ‘Proposals’ series of sculptures examine and celebrate the Gold Coast as a remarkable phenomenon in…