Tiffany Chung’s installation gleams seamlessly

Tiffany Chung, a highly regarded South-East Asian artist has developed an ambitious work, specially commissioned for the Gallery’s Collection. The installation features in ‘The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT7) which closes Sunday 14 April. Born in Vietnam, artist Tiffany Chung spent much of her youth in California, where she completed postgraduate studies before…

Gimhongsok’s Canine Construction

Recently acquired for the Collection, Canine Construction 2009 by South Korean artist Gimhongsok is both likeable and enigmatic. The sculpture features in ‘The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT7) which closes Sunday 14 April. Gimhongsok’s work is characterised by a deadpan humour. His references to art history and contemporary culture collide with political…

An Eloquent Glance

We all love images of children. Politicians, aware of their capacity to evoke empathy and a sense of shared humanity, are endlessly being photographed with them. Social media is littered with thousands upon thousands of adorable variations. What then makes a particular child stand out? This is a question I asked myself recently while looking…

Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth

Cai Guo-Qiang made significant contributions to the Gallery’s Asia Pacific Triennials in 1996 and 1999, with his memorable gunpowder drawing and bamboo bridge across the Watermall. He was also involved in the first Kids’ APT in 1999, with his bridge-making activity. It is this close association between Cai and the Gallery over the past eighteen years…

A Private Collection — Artist’s Choice: Michael Zavros

Brisbane-based painter, sculptor and video artist Michael Zavros uses perfection as the overarching theme in his work, evident in his faultless renderings of images from fashion magazines, and vistas of the most sumptuous palaces of Europe. The artist talked to Peter McKay. Peter McKay | The ‘Artist’s Choice’ exhibition series invites contemporary artists to work…

Highlight: Huang Yong Ping ‘Ressort’

Through the generous support of Tim Fairfax, AM, the Gallery has recently commissioned and acquired one of the signature works of APT7, Ressort 2012, a sculpture by the Chinese–French artist Huang Yong Ping. A gigantic aluminium snake skeleton that spirals 53 metres across the Watermall, Ressort 2012 is a fitting centrepiece for APT7. This is not…