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…

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…

Manga Boy meets Anime Girl

Welcome, sit back and enjoy 30 minutes of pure escapism! Relive the video highlights from our recent Cosplay competition. Presented in conjunction with the Gallery’s ‘Drawn to Screen: Graphic Novels, Comics and Serials‘ film program, Cosplay celebrates the art of ‘costume play’ and those dedicated practitioners who work tirelessly to transform themselves into their favourite…

Touring Ron Mueck’s ‘In bed’ is a monumental affair

The conservator’s public image is most likely of someone cleaning an old painting with a cotton wool swab, in a studio with classical music playing. However, art conservation — particularly contemporary art conservation — calls for an innovative and creative approach to the unique challenges presented by contemporary display preparation. Preparing fragile and complex art…

Creating a collection: James C Sourris AM

In recent years, Brisbane benefactor James C Sourris, AM, has been gathering an extensive collection of contemporary Australian art, focusing on the first decade of the twenty-first century and paying particular attention to Queensland artists. The exhibition ‘Ten Years of Contemporary Art: The James C Sourris AM Collection’ (12 November 2011 – 19 February 2012)…