The jewellery of Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia

Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia (1566–1633), Philip II’s elder daughter and one of the most important women in the Spanish dynasty can be seen here dressed in her stiff bodice dripping with jewels from her mother and her stepmother. She wears a formal dress made of white silk, heavily embroidered with gold thread; the high collar with its…

Queensland New Media Scholarship

With only days to go before the close of entries to the Queensland New Media Scholarship — excitement is starting to build around the office as the last assortment of applications come in. The prize is a substantial $25 000 towards professional development offered to a Queensland based emerging artist working in new media — the kind of…

Suffering, penance and martyrdom

The recent, widely reported example of an attempt by an elderly amateur artist to restore a fresco painting in the church of the Santuario de la Misericordia in the Spanish city of Borja, is an example of the continuing significance of local traditions and religious imagery in Spain. The ocean of imagery in which we…

New Media, Light and Movement

A significant element in the creation of new media art is the artist’s exploration into the unique possibilities that are still presented in working with every day and obsolete media. Both Robin Fox and Ross Manning, two artists in the Gallery’s 2012 National New Media Art Award exhibition, have a particular interest in established technology.…

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…