‘Idling Engines’: An immersive sound installation by Ross Manning

Brisbane artist Ross Manning has created the immersive sound installation ‘Idling Engines’ for the Children’s Art Centre at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Manning spoke to us about the inspirations and intentions behind his work.  Watch: ‘Idling Engines’ ‘Ross Manning: Idling Engines’ filmed at the Gallery of Modern Art Children’s Art Centre (GOMA) /…

Get up, stand up: Queensland Indigenous art

A new exhibition of Indigenous art takes movement, both literal and figurative, as its theme, inspired by the well-known song of the same name, ‘Get Up, Stand Up’ features ceramics, sculpture, etchings, photography and painting by artists across Queensland whose works are underpinned by the desire for engagement and justice. ‘It’s not all that glitters…

Bloodlines: The art of Gordon Bennett

Gordon Bennett (1955–2014) created the triptych Bloodlines 1993 early in his career. It speaks of colonial violence and the consequences of being on the ‘wrong’ side of history, purchased in 2019, this powerful and sobering work is a major acquisition for the QAGOMA Collection. ‘Bloodlines’ Preliminary sketches for ‘Bloodlines’ In his lifetime, Bennett was widely…

The colour black and other histories: The art of Gordon Bennett

Queensland-born artist Gordon Bennett (1955–2014) was deeply engaged with questions of identity, perception and the construction of history, and made a profound and ongoing contribution to contemporary art in Australia and internationally. To me, the image of Eddie Mabo stood like the eye of a storm, calmly asserting his rights while all around him the…

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…

William Yang’s work reveals unsettling narratives in his own life

William Yang’s work, intimate and considered, draws on the artist’s own lived experience. Yang’s personal stories inform his spoken-word performances and photography, and he often scribes these stories directly onto his photographic prints. Drawn to people, Yang’s work reveals unsettling narratives in his own life, in the lives of his subjects, and in society. Adept…