Setting the stage: BIFF 2019

GOMA’s Australian Cinémathèque curates and presents its second Brisbane International Film Festival in October. To accompany the Festival, ‘Setting the Stage’ brings together works across various media that use sets, props, costumes and staging to explore the emotional truth at their core. Founded in 1992, the Brisbane International Film Festival is one of Australia’s premier…

Snowman visits Brisbane this summer

This December come face to frosty face with an incredible, out-of-season snowman. Trapped within icy confines, Snowman 1987/2017–19 is a frozen sculpture by leading contemporary artists and collaborators Peter Fischli and David Weiss. An unexpected sight, the Snowman will be out-of-place in Brisbane’s summer heat, however we anticipate the sculpture will become a much-loved citizen…

Island fashion: Wearable art

Traditional cultural influences, contemporary art and fashion design come together in ‘Island Fashion’. Bursting with colour and pattern, the project features interactive displays plus items of jewellery, body adornment and clothing created by four women artists whose work preserves cultural knowledge and strengthens ties within their communities. ‘Island Fashion’ at the Children’s Art Centre, GOMA…

Shirley Macnamara: Respect, balance and belonging

Indjalandji artist Shirley Macnamara weaves the Queensland desert landscape into the very fabric of her work, creating exquisite sculptural forms and vessels from spinifex and other natural materials. Anneke Silver offers a personal reflection on the artist’s practice and explores how her works evoke both the resilience and the colours of the environment they spring…

Jon Molvig: The power of expression

‘Jon Molvig: Maverick’, at the Queensland Art Gallery until 2 February 2020, profiles the work of an acclaimed Australian artist and charismatic teacher, whose uncompromising commitment to painting inspired a group of young artists in Brisbane. Simon Elliott spoke with some of the artist’s former students about their mentor. Visiting the exhibition? Check our related…

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…