Tantric Paintings: Spirituality and art are inextricably linked

A rare group of paintings by the late North Indian painter Kalu Ram are unique examples of the highly experimental artform and complex intangible concepts of Tantrism. Ram’s paintings communicate the untameable cosmic energy of Tantric belief, drawing on a knowledge system where spirituality and art are inextricably linked as are tradition and experimentation. From…

The beast in us all

Four works by Rokni Haerizadeh point to the beast in us all, and aim to ‘re-sensitise’ viewers to the violence and political unrest we see increasingly normalised in the media. Rokni Haerizadeh is an Iranian-born, Dubai-based painter and animator who has garnered international attention for his lyrical social critiques painted in a contemporary Persian miniature…

‘Two soldiers’ emphasises wartime comradery

Australian artist Hilda Rix Nicholas (1884-1961) made a significant contribution to art in the period between the First and Second World Wars, fusing a nationalist sentiment with her technical insights into French impressionism and post-impressionism. Born in Ballarat in 1884, from 1902-05 Hilda Rix studied at the Melbourne National Gallery School under Frederick McCubbin. Arthur…

Performances are a spontaneous response to the artwork and architecture of QAGOMA

Brian Fuata’s ‘The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT10) performances are a spontaneous response to the artwork and architecture of QAGOMA’s spaces and often engage with the audience. The intimate performative work of Fuata is informed by theatre techniques and frameworks of improvisation. Fuata works across a range of sites including theatres, galleries,…

Australian Next Wave Cinema

As part of ‘The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT10) Cinema program ‘Australian Next Wave’, we’re excited to present the Australian premiere of David Easteal’s debut feature film The Plains 2022. The Plains is a mesmerising meditation on the tidal rhythms of life. The film takes place almost exclusively within a car driven…