The Silver Jubilee Fountain: A Queensland Art Gallery landmark

The Queensland Art Galley will celebrate 40 years at South Bank on 21 June 2022. In the lead-up we take a look at a lost but not forgotten landmark — The Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Fountain — however the installation of a fountain in the Brisbane River in front of the Queensland Art Gallery…

Barron Falls: Reflecting on the forces of nature

We celebrate Queensland Day on 6 June, the date is significant because on that day in 1859, Queensland officially separated from New South Wales and became independent. To commemorate this day, we highlight Winifred Rumney’s painting Barron Falls painted in 1906. The Falls became one of the most popular tourist attractions in Queensland after the…

Where to with web3?

That’s a question for 2022 QAGOMA Digital Resident Jessie Hughes. In recent years, the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdowns have disrupted how audiences experience art, while the emergence of digital marketplaces and technologies like non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have created new ways for artists to engage with their viewers. In response to these rapidly changing conditions,…

Founding works: The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Charitable Trust Collection

In May, the QAGOMA Trustees announced the first artworks to be acquired through The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Charitable Trust, established in 2018 with the extraordinary $35 million bequest of the late Win Schubert AO (1937–2017). Here, curators Geraldine Kirrihi Barlow, Sophie Rose and Samantha Littley introduce these landmark acquisitions. Win Schubert AO was…

The beautiful, disquieting work of Chiharu Shiota

At the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) until 3 October 2022, ‘The Soul Trembles’ — a major touring exhibition organised by Mori Art Museum, Tokyo — is the largest and most comprehensive survey of the work of Chiharu Shiota. TIMED-TICKETS NOW ON SALE Since the 1990s, Chiharu Shiota has developed a performance and installation practice…