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…

QAGOMA Foundation: Integral to the story of our Collection

As the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) celebrates 125 years since its establishment on 29 March 2020, we look at the role of the Foundation in sustaining a philanthropic community at QAGOMA that has been integral to the story of the Gallery’s Collection and the success of its exhibitions and other…

Contemporary Patrons travel to the Honolulu Biennial

Members of the Gallery’s Contemporary Patrons group travelled to Hawai‘i recently to experience the second iteration of the Honolulu Biennial (HB19), a two-month celebration of contemporary art from Hawaii and the Pacific. HB19 MAKE WRONG / RIGHT / NOW featured 47 artists and artist collectives from Hawai’i and the countries and continents linked by the…

Pannaphan Yodmanee’s installations are eruptions of materials

Pannaphan Yodmanee visited her local Buddhist temple often as a child, and it was here, at the age of ten, that she learnt to paint. Buddhist shrines and temples in Thailand are places where art, religion, history and life intertwine. Ancient stories, histories and cosmologies are depicted on their inner walls and on murals in…

Pannaphan Yodmanee draws on Buddhist cosmology to create her installations

Thai artist Pannaphan Yodmanee’s extraordinary work In the aftermath 2018, commissioned for ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9) was the subject of the 2019 Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Foundation Appeal. Watch the installation time-lapse Pannaphan Yodmanee, Thailand b.1988 / In the aftermath 2018 / Found objects, artist-made icons,…