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…

Twentieth Anniversary of APT: The Legacy of Montien Boonma

The twentieth anniversary of APT presents an opportunity to reflect upon the unprecedented transformations that have occurred in Australia, Asia and the Pacific over the past two decades. ‘The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT7) 2012 opening weekend celebrations occur over both QAGOMA sites on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December. Montien Boonma (1953-2000) was…

Ian Fairweather: Late works 1953-74

‘Ian Fairweather: Late works 1953-74’ is the first exhibition of the paintings of this eminent artist in a major institution since the Queensland Art Gallery’s acclaimed retrospective in 1994 and the National Gallery of Australia’s show of his drawings in 1997. An important theme of the exhibition is Fairweather’s interest in Chinese art, language and…

The jewellery of María Dolores de Aldama, Marchioness of Montelo

This is the last post by Brisbane Jeweller, Barbara Heath focusing on the jewellery in ‘Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado‘  Wealthy, young and beautiful, she drew the rich and powerful to her like moths to a flame. María Dolores de Aldama was a lady known for the soirees she held at her residence. ‘This young aristocrat, portrayed…