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…

QAGOMA receives transformative bequest from Win Schubert

Some 125 years on from its establishment, QAGOMA has received the largest philanthropic gift in its history: a $35 million bequest from the late Win Schubert AO (1937–2017), which will indelibly transform the Collection. The inspiring gift has established The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Charitable Trust and will support the acquisition of major Australian…

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…