Emily Floyd’s ‘Steiner rainbow’ 2006

Emily Floyd | Australia b.1972 | Peter McKay discussing Steiner rainbow 2006 | Two-part epoxy paint on MDF | Gift of the artist through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation 2011. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | © The artist

Just about everyone in Brisbane must have heard that we recently celebrated GOMA’s 5th Birthday on Friday 2nd December 2011!

Melbourne sculptor Emily Floyd has very generously gifted to the Gallery the perfect birthday present for a youngster like GOMA — her Steiner rainbow 2006. Part of the weekend celebrations were a series of talks on recent acquisitions and I presented a floor talk on this intelligent and optimistic work.