Sculpture is Everything

A brooding mass of 300 tyre tubes hovering like clouds; dance machines from the Torres Strait Islands; two giant red polar bears and a seal balancing a baby grand piano on its nose are among more than 130 sculptures that have transformed GOMA’s ground floor. ‘Sculpture is Everything: Contemporary works from the Collection‘ challenges understandings…

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

One of my favourite things – Jawun The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed on 9 August each year. Today, I thought I would profile one of my favourite works from our current exhibition ‘Across Country: Five Years of Indigenous Australian Art from the Collection’. The bicornual (two-horned) basket…

Artists Announced: Seventh Asia Pacific Triennial (APT7)

The Gallery today announced the 77 artists and artist groups from 27 countries that will feature in ‘The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7)’, marking the 20th anniversary of the international exhibition. On display at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) from 8 December 2012 to 14 April 2013,…

Winner Announced: National New Media Art Award

New South Wales-based artist George Poonkhin Khut was today named the winner of the $75,000 National New Media Art Award for 2012. George Poonkhin Khut’s winning entry Distillery: Waveforming 2012 consists of a clip-on heart monitor, tablet computer and a program that shows the viewer a visual interpretation of their beating heart. The judging panel…

New Media and therapeutic design

A prominent feature of the upcoming National New Media Art Award 2012 is the number of artists working with technologies that have been developed for therapeutic applications. Artists George Poonkhin Khut, Karen Casey, and Leah Heiss reflect this trend, often working in collaboration with medical research teams and industrial engineers. Through their art practices, these…