Major public artwork for GOMA

QAGOMA today announced it would commission a major public artwork by an established Queensland Indigenous artist to be positioned at the entry of the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). The Queensland Indigenous Artist Public Art Commission would make a significant addition to the memorable public artworks already situated in the Cultural Precinct by leading Australian…

Albert and Vincent Namatjira

This work by Vincent Namatjira, a member of one of Australia’s most well-known artistic families, can be displayed beside the painting that inspired it, and will enrich the ongoing importance of its famous subject. Vincent Namatjira is one of the leading lights of the emerging generation of artists from remote central Australia. Namatjira is a…

Terrain: A landscape of ideas and possibilities

From the Gallery’s contemporary collection of Indigenous Australian paintings, weavings and sculpture comes a new exhibition, featuring works from north Queensland, Tasmania, the central and western deserts and Western Australia’s Kimberley coast that reflect vast distances, differences and commonalities. The land and its natural features can wield powerful aesthetic and cultural influences: knowledgeable and sympathetic…

My country: This land is mine / This land is me

‘My Country, I Still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art from Black Australia’ examines strengths within the Queensland Art Gallery collection of Indigenous art and recognises three main central themes: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander versions of history; responses to contemporary politics and experiences; and connections to place. These themes are expressed in the three main…

Death and Life

Death and Life: rakuny ga walnga focuses on the universal regenerative cycle of death, engendering new life. Included are more than 70 bark paintings, memorial poles, sculptures and weavings by 34 artists from Arnhem Land in northern Australia. The works reflect the languages, moieties, clan affiliations and connections of the artists with their country: from…