A Tale To Tell

The telling of stories is important in Papua New Guinea. It is the way that knowledge is passed on, a time to relax, and an important means of connecting with others. This story is about the Gallery’s latest project — a tale that began in July 2011 when Michael O’Sullivan and myself, and guest co-curator…

Major PNG Commission Heads APT7 Line-Up

A large-scale commission was announced today heading the line-up for the Gallery’s flagship exhibition, ‘The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT)’ which will celebrate its 20th anniversary when APT7 opens in December this year. The first project to be announced for APT7 includes major commissions by a group of Papua New Guinean (PNG) artists…

Looking Out For Teachers

Recently, artists Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, who you may remember from the In-flight project for ‘The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ in 2005-06, facilitated workshops for teachers, responding to the materials and ideas in the exhibition, ‘Yayoi Kusama: Look Now, See Forever’. The objective of artist workshops is to provide teachers with a…

When Inspirations Hits

Over the course of the ‘Matisse Drawing Life’ exhibition, The Drawing Room has been a space for observation, contemplation and interpretation. The three thematic displays of The Drawing Room have been informed by particular periods and places in Henri Matisse’s career and by his ‘palette of objects’ such as ceramic and glass vessels, textiles, Moroccan…

we miss you magic land!

To delight children and families, artist duo Pip & Pop created a spectacular installation ‘we miss you magic land!’ especially for the Children’s Art Centre. Tanya Schultz and Nicole Andrijevic are inspired by fairy tales from all over the world, creation myths, Buddhist cosmologies and video games. One of their favourite inspirations is the land…

Couriers and Condition Reports: Matisse comes to Brisbane

Welcome to another behind the scenes glimpse of how an exhibition like ‘Matisse: Drawing Life’ is brought together. You may not see the conservation section at work during your visit to the Gallery, but we’re always there looking out for the wellbeing of the art works. For an exhibition like ‘Matisse: Drawing Life’ our practical…