Vale: John Rigby (1922-2012)

The passing of John Rigby on 18 October 2012 allows us to reflect on what a senior figure in Queensland and Australian art he was. Rigby began exhibiting in 1941 as a member of the Younger Artists Group of the Royal Queensland Art Society and had some 35 solo exhibitions, principally in Brisbane but also…

Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT)

Edited version of Suhanya Raffel’s Foreword from ‘The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT7) publication. Two decades ago, the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) affirmed this Gallery’s commitment to programs of international and national relevance, and renegotiated the framework in which contemporary art was presented. In 2012, the APT remains just as vital,…

Twentieth anniversary of APT: Detonating Cai Guo-Qiang

Cai Guo-Qiang is one of the most significant Chinese artists of his generation. One of the earliest figures among the Chinese avant-garde of the 1980s to gain recognition outside of China, he was also a key participant in ‘The 1st and 2nd Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ APT2 (1996) and APT3 (1999). Cai’s project…

Modern and Contemporary Painters’ Techniques

Do you want to deepen your knowledge of modern and contemporary painters’ techniques? Do you want to know what Arthur Boyd, Ian Fairweather, Jasper Johns, Brice Marden, Sidney Nolan, Manuel Ocampo, Nam Jun Paik and DeWain Valentine have in common? Then join us at GOMA on 10-11 December 2012!  We will be hosting The Meaning of…

Mazda 121 Residency: 2012 Melville Haysom Memorial Art Scholarship

Designed to promote, encourage and advance the development of visual arts in Queensland, the Melville Haysom Memorial Art Scholarship is offered to artists and art students aged 25 years or under. We introduce the 2012 scholarship recipients, ‘Catherine or Kate’, a Brisbane-based duo comprised of artists Catherine Sagin and Kate Woodcroft. Their project, ‘Mazda 121…