Suffering, penance and martyrdom

The recent, widely reported example of an attempt by an elderly amateur artist to restore a fresco painting in the church of the Santuario de la Misericordia in the Spanish city of Borja, is an example of the continuing significance of local traditions and religious imagery in Spain. The ocean of imagery in which we…

New Media, Light and Movement

A significant element in the creation of new media art is the artist’s exploration into the unique possibilities that are still presented in working with every day and obsolete media. Both Robin Fox and Ross Manning, two artists in the Gallery’s 2012 National New Media Art Award exhibition, have a particular interest in established technology.…

Sculpture is Everything

A brooding mass of 300 tyre tubes hovering like clouds; dance machines from the Torres Strait Islands; two giant red polar bears and a seal balancing a baby grand piano on its nose are among more than 130 sculptures that have transformed GOMA’s ground floor. ‘Sculpture is Everything: Contemporary works from the Collection‘ challenges understandings…

Ziggy the Westie visits ‘Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado’

Hi there. I’m Ziggy the Westie and I have been asked to talk about the dogs in the fantastic exhibition ‘Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado’. First of all, I think this is the best exhibition ever because it has so many dogs in it. In fact there are more dogs than I can…

Artists Announced: Seventh Asia Pacific Triennial (APT7)

The Gallery today announced the 77 artists and artist groups from 27 countries that will feature in ‘The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7)’, marking the 20th anniversary of the international exhibition. On display at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) from 8 December 2012 to 14 April 2013,…

Winner Announced: National New Media Art Award

New South Wales-based artist George Poonkhin Khut was today named the winner of the $75,000 National New Media Art Award for 2012. George Poonkhin Khut’s winning entry Distillery: Waveforming 2012 consists of a clip-on heart monitor, tablet computer and a program that shows the viewer a visual interpretation of their beating heart. The judging panel…