Uuriintuya Dagvasambuu / Path to wealth 2013

Zurag paintings: Mongolia

Acquired for the Collection for inclusion in ‘The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art‘ (APT8) 21 November 2015 – 10 April 2016, are four paintings by the most inventive practitioners of contemporary Mongolian zurag. These are a fine introduction to the art being produced in one of Asia’s most exciting new artistic contexts. APT8 marks…

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…

The Founding Years 1895–1915: A Collection for Queensland

To celebrate the 120 years of the Queensland Art Gallery, we present an exhibition of the state collection’s earliest works. Not only is the exhibition an opportunity to learn about the Collection and about this slice of Queensland’s cultural history, but also it has resulted in the conservation of many of our oldest works, preserving…

Michael Parekowhai: The Promised Land

This major exhibition features new works and key loans, alongside a selection of works from the QAGOMA Collection, from one of New Zealand’s leading contemporary artists. The show sees the Gallery transformed into an immersive environment: a ‘memory palace’ in which visitors can discover sculptures and photographs spanning more than two decades of the artist’s…

Highlight: Saul Leiter

Three painterly prints by photographer Saul Leiter add strength to the Gallery’s collection of modern photography. Saul Leiter (1923–2013) was born in Pittsburgh and later moved to Cleveland, where he studied briefly to become a rabbi. He arrived in New York City in 1946 — the same year that Piet Mondrian completed Broadway Boogie Woogie,…

We can make another future: Japanese art after 1989

‘We can make another future: Japanese art after 1989’ includes works by Yayoi Kusama, Lee Ufan, Daido Moriyama and others. This is an insight into the Heisei period and the works it inspired. Running until September 2015, ‘We can make another future: Japanese art after 1989’ surveys the Gallery’s collection of Japanese contemporary art. The…