Reality and Invention: Contemporary Asian art

The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) opening 4 December 2021, presents an opportunity to reflect on the courses that art has taken over the three decades of the APT’s existence. The exhibition ‘Reality and Invention: Contemporary Asian Art’ presents one possible framework for interpreting this history, from the perspective of the emergence…

Irene Entata: Painted ceramics

Three painted terracotta pots currently on display in Gallery 3 at the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) by Arrernte–Luritja artist Irene Entata depict three distinct periods in Arrernte artist Albert Namatjira’s life, including the sad circumstances of his death. One of the foremost artists of the Hermannsburg Potters, Irene Entata (1946–2014), is known internationally for her…

Design Tracks: discovering new perspectives

Design Tracks Creative Pathways Program is a three-day residential program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students from Queensland schools. Hosted annually by QAGOMA Learning, ‘Design Tracks’ brings together students from metropolitan, regional and remote locations who work alongside guest mentors from the Creative Industries. The program provides participants with an immersive experience that…

5 films I borrowed from my friends (and never gave back)

Looking over my film collection recently, I realised there are some films I’ve been holding onto for way too long! For starters, there’s the VHS tape of Peter Jackson’s Meet the Feebles (1989) that I borrowed from my New Zealand flatmate; the unreturned copy of Heathers (1989) that’s probably still accruing library fines; The Rules of Attraction (2002) DVD that was loaned to me after…

Pink foam, macaroni and cat paw puppetry: 5 Miranda July moments

Miranda July is an exciting, multidisciplinary artist who moves between film, writing and performance to create narratives that speak to the strangeness of the everyday and the human desire for connectedness. As we celebrate the work of this ground-breaking artist and filmmaker in ‘Miranda July: Me and You and Everybody‘, here are five memorable moments…