Grace Lillian Lee: Preserving culture through fashion and design

QAGOMA’s Open Studio artist is designer, curator, mentor and business owner Grace Lillian Lee. One of five contemporary Australian artists, Lee shares her studio practice and provides insights into how she works. Open Studio at the Queensland Art Gallery is a home for the creative process. Whether you are looking at artworks selected by each…

Natalya Hughes: Making sense of images

An eclectic mix of interests and influences fuels QAGOMA’s second Open Studio artist, whose practice foregrounds the decorative arts while exploring the representation of the female body. Bronwyn Mitchell spoke with Natalya Hughes about her early love of fabric, the paintings of Willem de Kooning and the role of curiosity in the initial stages of…

Design Tracks: Creative Pathways and Beyond

‘Design Tracks’ is an annual residency program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students from across Queensland.  Hosted by QAGOMA Learning, the 2019 program recently offered 21 students from Far North, Central and Western Queensland, as well as South-East and metropolitan locations rich opportunities to work alongside established Indigenous Australian creative mentors. The program,…

A unique perspective on Australian Art

Across three Saturdays in July, QAGOMA hosted the Australian Art Course 2019. Presented by Angela Goddard, Director, Griffith University Art Museum, the course offered a thought-provoking look at aspects of Australian art history with QAGOMA’s Australian Art Collection as a guide and point of departure. Goddard offered a unique perspective on the Collection, exploring the…

Open Studio: The humanness of objects

Renowned Queensland still-life painter John Honeywill is the first artist in the Gallery’s new Open Studio initiative at the Queensland Art Gallery. We spoke with the artist about the meaning objects bring to our lives, how he creates drama through juxtaposition, and his resolve to paint beautiful things. Related: Watch Open Studio videos Related: Read…