Jenny Watson: Private views & rear visions

This year, the QAGOMA Foundation Appeal invites support for the acquisition of leading Australian artist Jenny Watson’s extraordinary Private views and rear visions 2021–22. Until 7 July 2024, visitors to the Queensland Art Gallery can view this important work in Gallery 1.  Flashes of distant memories and glimpses of recent events are writ large in…

Private Collectors, Public Benefactors: Ian & Judeen Airey

Benefactors of the Gallery for 25 years, Ian and Judeen Airey recently raised the Collection’s holdings created by Japan-based French artist Paul Jacoulet from one work to 28. Here, the Aireys share something of themselves and their approach to collecting, and giving, with the wider Gallery community. Paul Jacoulet ‘Une belle de Palaos’ 1935 Paul…

2023 QAGOMA Foundation Appeal

The 2023 QAGOMA Foundation Appeal will this year support the acquisition of major works by Queensland Indigenous artists, beginning with Judy Watson, Teho Ropeyarn, and Brian Robinson in collaboration with emerging artist Tamika Grant‑Iramu. Here, we share insights into the works and their makers. Three works lead this year’s Appeal. An impressive sense of scale…

We’ve unlocked the Collection

QAGOMA’s campaign to ‘Unlock the Collection’ publicly launched in early 2021, with the goal of raising $5 million to increase digital access to the Collection and position the Gallery as leader in digital content creation. In late 2022, the QAGOMA Foundation successfully achieved this fundraising target, thanks to the generous support of more than 660…

Inaugural acquisitions: The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Charitable Trust Collection

Win Schubert was one of this Gallery’s greatest friends and most ardent and involved donors, gifting and supporting work that always encouraged and lifted our ambition. Win truly believed in the potential of art to touch lives, to open minds and excite the imagination. And, at its best, to bring people together in shared curiosity…

Where to with web3?

That’s a question for 2022 QAGOMA Digital Resident Jessie Hughes. In recent years, the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdowns have disrupted how audiences experience art, while the emergence of digital marketplaces and technologies like non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have created new ways for artists to engage with their viewers. In response to these rapidly changing conditions,…