Gavin Hipkins references a past that haunts the future

Set along the Brisbane River, the dual projections of The Precinct 2018 in ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9) continue Gavin Hipkins’s blurring of documentary and experimental narrative film structures. The double perspectives draw on and quote from the first published novel set in Brisbane, The Curse and its Cure (1894) by…

Karrabing Film Collective retains its connection to land through film

The Northern Territory’s Karrabing Film Collective is a grassroots Indigenous media group and ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9) features a survey of their short films conceived and realised since 2014. Seamlessly blending fiction and documentary traditions, these films are a way for the group to retain connections to land and the ancestral…

2019 program announced

QAGOMA kicks off 2019 with ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9) showing across both Gallery sites until 28 April, APT9 Summer Festival from 18 January, then solo exhibitions celebrating the work of leading Australian artists Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey, Ben Quilty, Margaret Olley, Jon Molvig and Shirley McNamara. Last year QAGOMA reclaimed its…

Stan Lee: From comic book to cinema screen

Stan Lee (1922-2018) born Stanley Lieber who passed away Monday 12 November aged 95 will leave a legacy of much loved Marvel Super Heroes – Spider-Man, the X-Men, Thor, Iron Man, Black Panther, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil and Ant-Man – heroes who were brilliant, but imperfect; heroes who struggled with who they were and the…

An incident at Romani: In memory of the Light Horse Field Ambulance

Remembrance Day has a special significance in 2018. Sunday 11 November marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18), signed 11am on 11 November 1918. One hundred years on we remember those who have given their lives in conflict before and since, by taking a minute to stop, be…