Watch Ben Quilty draw with Margaret Olley’s teapot cast in chalk

Audience attendance and critical appreciation of the Gallery of Modern Art’s major exhibitions, ‘Margaret Olley: A Generous Life‘, and ‘Quilty‘, has been significant — both artists are iconic Australians that command loyal followings, yet part of this programming success has surely originated from the heartening personal connection between these two artists. Watch our time-lapse of…

Japanese painted screens

The Gallery welcomes into the Collection a major group of historical Japanese works, thanks to a bequest from the estate of James Fairfax AC – the display at the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) showcases a selection of these screens, scrolls and ceramics, which highlight an aesthetic of impermanent beauty, transitory moments and the natural world,…

Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey: A legend in art and story

Dick Roughsey is well known to many Australians for his vividly illustrated children’s books The Rainbow Serpent and The Giant Devil Dingo – Jennifer Isaacs explores his life and work and offers her personal recollections of the artist, from his upbringing on Mornington Island to his pivotal role in the early years of the Australia…

Mesmerising optical effects showcased in Geometries

‘Geometrics’ showcases works by both Australian and international contemporary artists who play with colour and form to create often mesmerising optical effects. The exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) features works from the 1950s to the present day that stir the senses, engage the viewer in both mind and body and address the eyes…

Open Studio: Insights into the creative practice

Delve into the unique and dynamic processes of five contemporary Australian artists from June 2019 through to January 2021. Still life artist and art educator, John Honeywill begins our exploration of the studio as an essential site for housing the ideas, images and objects of his creative process. A place where he can work through,…