Watch as we clean Anthony Alder’s Heron’s home

Watch our time-lapse as Anthony Alder’s original colours are restored in Heron’s home showing the full tonal range and sharpness of colour. A final varnish layer on a finished painting has been an artistic practice for centuries. Artists often apply a transparent varnish to give saturation and their desired level of gloss to the painting, as well…

Twentieth anniversary of APT: Michel Tuffery’s raging bull

Michel Tuffery and Patrice Kaikilekofe’s artist performance Povi tau vaga (The challenge) 1999 Night falls. Under the cloak of darkness there descends a circular wall of rhythmic drumming, drawing audiences to a cleared patch of ground on which an event will take place. In this space, male and female dancers from the islands of Wallis and…

Interact, Create, Educate with APT7

Are you looking for some new ideas and inspiration for your classroom? Why not visit The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7) with your students for an engaging, educational learning experience! The Gallery has developed a range of education resources for you and your students. APT7 education resources address a range of cross-curriculum areas, in particular…

Marks on Hunt and Roskell’s ‘Presentation vase’ 1864

This magnificent Presentation vase is the most important example of Victorian silver in the Gallery’s Collection. Its elaborate decoration is unlike anything produced in the Australian colonies, though the beautifully cast and chased kangaroos and an emu (as well as a camel) around the base suggest that it was commissioned with an Australian connection in…

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,…