Madeleine Kelly: A natural Affinity

Queensland artist Madeleine Kelly offers insights into the complex intellectual threads that informs her practice. For her latest works, Kelly combines items from her personal collection with her love of science and the natural world. Visit Open Studio at the Queensland Art Gallery, a home for the creative process. Whether you are looking at artworks…

Art as exchange: Regional access to arts education

QAGOMA Learning’s Art as Exchange program grew from extensive consultation with regional artists, galleries, and art educators from early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary sectors. Since 2018, three Art as Exchange residencies have taken place: in the Bunya Mountains, on K’gari (Fraser Island) and at the Carnarvon Ranges. QAGOMA’s Art as Exchange program, which aims…

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,…