Mavis Ngallametta found a new home in her painting

An elder of the Putch clan and a cultural leader of the Wik and Kugu people of Aurukun, Mavis Ngallametta (1944–2019) was one of the most well-regarded senior community-based artists in Australia. She made a profound contribution to arts and culture nationally before her passing last year. RELATED: Mavis Ngallametta SIGN UP NOW: Subscribe to…

Mavis Ngallametta: Show me the way to go home

Respected elder and senior painter Mavis Ngallametta (1944–2019) passed away mere months after QAGOMA confirmed her solo exhibition for 2020. True to her generous character and larger-than-life personality, Mrs Ngallametta was determined for the show to go on, even as her health declined. In late October 2019, the artist’s friend and artistic advisor, Gina Allain,…

5 Women artists with a connection to water

From major immersive experiences to smaller-scale treasures by Australian and international artists, our current exhibition ‘Water‘ highlights this precious resource. To celebrate International Women’s Day, we focus on five women artists who reflect on the cultural traditions of water, consider our reliance on water, and examine the environmental and social challenges faced by the world…

The Motorcycle: Object of desire

‘The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire’, our world-exclusive exhibition, only in Brisbane, opens at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from 28 November 2020 to 26 April 2021. ‘The Motorcycle’ will feature the most iconic, innovative and influential motorcycles created over the last 150 years. From The Great Escape, and Easy Rider to Arnold Schwarzenegger in…

Beyond Eco-Anxiety

Our current exhibition ‘Water’ highlights a precious resource that sustains all forms of life on our planet, and sparks conversations about the role we play in the environment and the social challenges we face today. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the existential challenge of climate change, you’re not alone! Watch GOMA Talks Beyond Eco-Anxiety which examines…