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…

Ben Quilty’s ‘Sergeant P, after Afghanistan’ captures the sitter’s raw physicality

In October 2011, Ben Quilty toured with Australian troops as an official war artist for the Australian War Memorial, part of its scheme to document the experiences of Australians deployed to the frontline in Afghanistan. Quilty’s Sergeant P, after Afghanistan 2012 is a brave attempt to capture the intensity of experience felt by soldiers involved…

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

This year, as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Foundation, Thai artist Pannaphan Yodmanee’s extraordinary work In the aftermath 2018, commissioned for ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9) is the subject of our 2019 Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Foundation Appeal. Watch the installation time-lapse SUBSCRIBE to…

Pannaphan Yodmanee’s ‘In the Aftermath’ is a complex, immersive installation

From the age of ten, Thai artist Pannaphan Yodmanee was taught traditional Buddhist painting techniques by a monk at her local temple, and while she draws on this depth of knowledge, she moves beyond traditional conventions to connect the symbolic, the spiritual and the secular in exciting and experiential new ways. Through years of refining…