Home with QAGOMA Exhibit: Artists I would isolate with…

All this time recently stuck indoors has had me thinking about artists along the lines of the ‘ultimate dinner party’ game where you dream up a list of people from throughout history that you would invite to a magnificent meal. Which artists, I have been wondering, would be most fun to bunker down with to…

5 films to reboot your life

Have you ever wished you could put life into game mode and return to the previous save? Or even just hit Ctrl+Z on your keyboard to start your day over? Here are five films offering a glimmer of what hitting reset would look like, from being forced to fix your issues before life reboots (Groundhog…

An impression: Evening (Mt Coot-tha from Dutton Park)

Now that we’re allowed to venture out somewhat, we thought this was a perfect time to reacquaint ourselves with our Collection favourites that have a local flavour. Continuing with our know ‘Brisbane through the Collection’ series we focus on Evening (Mt Coot-tha from Dutton Park) 1898, an accomplished work of a painter aware of the…

Home with QAGOMA Exhibit: Another troubled moment in history

In this time of disruption and distress I am reminded of three Australian artists who worked through their complex feelings and articulated their anguish in these memorable works of art. James Gleeson (1915-2008), Peter Purves Smith (1912-49) and Albert Tucker (1914-99) completed the following paintings between 1938 and 1946 using surrealist methods and approaches to…

5 films that spy on the neighbours… curious?

It’s easy to get bored when you’re stuck inside day after day. Have you considered getting invested in someone else’s life instead?  Like, *really* invested? Here are five films that explore the highs and lows of spying on your neighbours (Rear Window 1954) and its more lurid quasi-remake (Body Double 1984) or frankly anyone else…

Home with QAGOMA Exhibit: The Nature of Things

One of the positive side-effects of social distancing and isolation has been the encouraging stories of reduced pollution world-wide, and scientists reporting that with the right measures global warming could be reversed in 30 years. I also love seeing all the stories about animals roaming the city streets, from goats in Wales, to wild boars…