Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT)

Two decades ago, the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) affirmed this Gallery’s commitment to programs of international and national relevance, and renegotiated the framework in which contemporary art was presented. In 2012, the APT remains just as vital, exciting and engaging as ever. While APTs have clearly played an important role in enhancing…

Twentieth anniversary of APT: Detonating Cai Guo-Qiang

Cai Guo-Qiang is one of the most significant Chinese artists of his generation. One of the earliest figures among the Chinese avant-garde of the 1980s to gain recognition outside of China, he was also a key participant in ‘The 1st and 2nd Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ APT2 (1996) and APT3 (1999). Cai Guo…

Mazda 121 Residency: 2012 Melville Haysom Memorial Art Scholarship

Designed to promote, encourage and advance the development of visual arts in Queensland, the Melville Haysom Memorial Art Scholarship is offered to artists and art students aged 25 years or under. We introduce the 2012 scholarship recipients, ‘Catherine or Kate’, a Brisbane-based duo comprised of artists Catherine Sagin and Kate Woodcroft. Their project, ‘Mazda 121…

Twentieth Anniversary of APT: The Legacy of Montien Boonma

The twentieth anniversary of ‘The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT) presents an opportunity to reflect upon the unprecedented transformations that have occurred in Australia, Asia and the Pacific over the past two decades with the opening of ‘The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT7) 2012. Montien Boonma (1953-2000) was undoubtedly the…

Ian Fairweather: Late works

After a restless early life, in 1953 artist Ian Fairweather (1891–1974) consolidated his home and art in a hut on Bribie Island, in Brisbane’s Moreton Bay. The following 20 years saw Fairweather achieve the summation of his life’s labour as a painter and the works from this period brought him enduring fame. From his hut,…