A legacy of works on paper: The Helen Dunoon Bequest

Gifts made to the Gallery through a Will have been central to the development of QAGOMA’s Collection. Since 2018, a generous bequest received from Helen Dunoon has helped to bolster the Gallery’s holdings of works on paper. Here, Lucy Whyte highlights some of the acquisitions made possible by this support. Over the last three years,…

Unlocking the collection: Project digitise

As part of QAGOMA’s Collection Online project, the Gallery joins forces with Queensland University of Technology (QUT) for a new Digital Residency, writes Tonya Turner, that will reveal how digital experiences can best engage virtual and on-the-ground visitors. The residency will break new ground in understanding how visitors engage with art and digital interactives across…

Unlocking the Collection: A conversation with Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor has been a member of the Gallery’s Board of Trustees and Foundation Committee since 2017 and is currently Chair of the QAGOMA Collection Online Campaign, which is the focus of this year’s Foundation Appeal. Through the Taylor Family Collection, Paul Taylor has generously helped the Gallery to secure several major artworks. These include…

Unlocking the Collection: Making artworks discoverable

The QAGOMA Digital Transformation Initiative is a wide-reaching program that aims to position the Gallery as leader in digital content creation. Several years in the making, the project was greatly accelerated by the COVID-19 lockdown. Here, Morgan Strong demystifies this substantial undertaking. So, what does ‘Digital Transformation’ mean? Frequently, this is an umbrella term for…

Collecting to Give: A Conversation with Ross Searle

Ross Searle is an avid collector, benefactor and art museum professional who has held curatorial and leadership roles around the country, including directorship of the Perc Tucker Gallery in Townsville and the University of Queensland Art Museum, and as a selector for Papua New Guinea for the inaugural Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art. Since…

Unlocking the Collection: 2021 Foundation Appeal

The 2021 QAGOMA Foundation Digital Appeal invites support for a transformative digitisation project that will unlock the doors to our storerooms and make the entire Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Collection available online to audiences here and around the world. While every major art museum is constrained by the number of…