Ai Weiwei’s chandelier, and other errant objects

When you revisit the Queensland Art Gallery, and reacquaint yourself with your favourite works, you will notice Ai Weiwei’s Boomerang 2006 now installed in its original ‘The 5th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT5) configuration in the Gallery’s expansive Watermall, and accompanied by a selection of works that elaborate on the recontextualising of cultural…

The unique aesthetics of the Victorian era

Now that the Queensland Art Gallery has reopened, view the unique aesthetics of the Victorian era in our International Art Collection, explored through painting, works on paper, the decorative arts, and by examining the developments of Victorian England through the innovative and unconventional photography of Julia Margaret Cameron and the experimental ceramics of Doulton Pottery.…

A Curator’s Perspective

As we prepare to reopen the Queensland Art Gallery from Monday 22 June with free timed-entry tickets (the Gallery of Modern Art will reopen from Friday 7 August), our Curators have selected their favourite Collection works in this series of videos to get you excited for your next visit. Book a free timed entry ticket.…

Home with QAGOMA Exhibit: Re-imagining landscapes with Hiroshige

As we’re all rediscovering our local regions, taking walks, watching the seasons change and exploring environments closer to home, it brought to mind how ukiyo-e artists once turned their restricted movement into a vibrant time of creativity, finding new ways to capture places and people, and drawing endless inspiration from their local surroundings. International travel…