Climate for galleries: An evolution in thinking

The cultural heritage sector recognises the need to demonstrate a commitment to social, environmental and economic sustainability. Traditionally museums and galleries have been significant consumers of energy and resources — for controlled lighting and air conditioning — but a transformation in our approach to managing the collection environment is underway. The landmark publication The Museum…

A message on sustainability

Water is one of humanity’s common denominators. We are all made of it, we immerse ourselves in it and our lives depend upon it. These are among the weighty considerations that ‘Water’, our major 2019 summer exhibition balances with a sense of deep inquiry, playfulness and engagement. The questions raised by the exhibition makes this…

Queensland Art Gallery: Brisbane’s architectural landmark

Australia’s most outstanding concrete public architectural works have recently been chosen from a judging panel comprising some of Australia’s best-known architects and building experts with Robin Gibson’s Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) among Australia’s top 10 most outstanding and distinctive architectural landmarks in Australia. The structures selected from a list of 45 nominations based on architectural…

Robin Gibson’s legacy of light and air

At a time when most Australian galleries were temple-like buildings that upheld the exclusivity of art appreciation, architect Robin Gibson’s Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) was truly extraordinary: through the language of Modernism, Gibson’s intention was to democratise art and bring it to the people. Louise Martin-Chew spoke with QAGOMA Director Chris Saines CNZM on his…