James Turrell to create a new work for GOMA

A major architectural light installation by internationally renowned light artist James Turrell (United States, b.1943) is set to transform Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). QAGOMA Director Chris Saines said the James Turrell commission would illuminate GOMA’s facade at night with support from the Queensland Government, generous donations from leading benefactors, and the 2017 QAGOMA…

Ben Quilty’s view of Australia at war is a deeply human one

Every year, the QAGOMA Foundation Appeal seeks to add to the Gallery’s Collection a work that makes a compelling artistic proposition – one that somehow feels essential to us and might make others feel the same, in 2014, we are presenting a work by a leading contemporary Australian artist, Ben Quilty who is not yet…

An unspoken story: Ben Quilty’s ‘Sergeant P, after Afghanistan’

This extraordinary portrait, Sergeant P, after Afghanistan 2012 by Ben Quilty, one of Australia’s acclaimed contemporary artists, tells an often unspoken story of modern military conflict. In 2011, Archibald Prize-winning artist Quilty reached a serious turning-point in his career when he was offered a commission by the Australian War Memorial to fill the role of official…

Albrecht Dürer: The Seventh Seal

Looking at Albrecht Dürer’s representations of the ‘last days’ – as described in the Book of Revelation of St John – it is not hard to imagine that, given a movie camera and a Hollywood studio budget, he would have turned his fantastic Apocalyptic saga into a major cinematic blockbuster. However, in the late fifteenth…