2019 program announced

QAGOMA kicks off 2019 with ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9) showing across both Gallery sites until 28 April, APT9 Summer Festival from 18 January, then solo exhibitions celebrating the work of leading Australian artists Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey, Ben Quilty, Margaret Olley, Jon Molvig and Shirley McNamara. Last year QAGOMA reclaimed its…

Stan Lee: From comic book to cinema screen

Stan Lee (1922-2018) born Stanley Lieber who passed away Monday 12 November aged 95 will leave a legacy of much loved Marvel Super Heroes – Spider-Man, the X-Men, Thor, Iron Man, Black Panther, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil and Ant-Man – heroes who were brilliant, but imperfect; heroes who struggled with who they were and the…

An incident at Romani: In memory of the Light Horse Field Ambulance

Remembrance Day has a special significance in 2018. Sunday 11 November marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18), signed 11am on 11 November 1918. One hundred years on we remember those who have given their lives in conflict before and since, by taking a minute to stop, be…

Boedi Widjaja engages with the Gallery’s architectural space

Boedi Widjaja’s Black—Hut, Black—Hut 2018–19 is a site-specific architectural installation that formally engages with the architectural space and distinctive materials of the lower level of the Robin Gibson designed Queensland Art Gallery. Visually the artwork extends the overhang of the Gallery’s mezzanine with a black concrete platform, treated with salt to prompt changes in the surface. The numerous…

Passage to Belle-Île

John Russell, like his contemporaries Claude Monet and Henri Matisse, were particularly captivated and inspired by the small island of Belle-Île, with its vivid turquoise waters, steep cliffs and craggy rock formations. Roger Benjamin visited France’s wild Atlantic coast to explore the island’s resonance as a motif in French painting. In June 2018, before the…