Sleevage: Collaborations between art and music

Spanning many major art movements, the latest QAGOMA Library display — Sleevage: Collaborations between art and music — celebrates the unique and accessible art form of album sleeve art. Creating a unified package of complex and intuitive meanings, these rich and imaginative miniature canvases have provided visual artists with populist exposure, and musicians the intellectual…

Major new works announced for APT10

Major new works by artists Kaili Chun (Kanaka Ōiwi,Hawai’i), Gordon Hookey (Waanyi people, Australia), Kimiyo Mishima (Japan), Salote Tawale (Fiji/Australia) and Grace Lillian Lee & Uncle Ken Thaiday Snr (Meriam Mir people, Australia), will be among the highlights of ‘The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT10) from 4 December 2021 until 25 April…

Absolutism and Enlightenment: European Masterpieces from the Met, New York

The second chapter in ‘European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York’ (12 June until 17 October 2021) ‘Absolutism and Enlightenment’ takes us through the Italian Baroque, Dutch Golden Age, French Rococo and Neoclassical movements. These 30 works, together with those in ‘Devotion and Renaissance’ and ‘Revolution and Art for the People’, tell…

Devotion and Renaissance: European Masterpieces from the Met, New York

Throughout history, artists have shown an inexhaustible capacity for creativity. Spanning 500 years, the 65 superb paintings in ‘European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York’, at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) 12 June until 17 October 2021, offer a breath-taking journey from the 1420s and the emerging Renaissance to conclude at…

Vernon Ah Kee: Elegant drawings

During National Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June) we feature Vernon Ah Kee, a Brisbane-based Aboriginal contemporary artist who has risen to the forefront of urban-based conceptual art practice. Ah Kee was born in Innisfail, North Queensland and his triptych neither pride nor courage 2006 (illustrated) is part of a series of large-scale hand-drawn…

Collecting to Give: A Conversation with Ross Searle

Ross Searle is an avid collector, benefactor and art museum professional who has held curatorial and leadership roles around the country, including directorship of the Perc Tucker Gallery in Townsville and the University of Queensland Art Museum, and as a selector for Papua New Guinea for the inaugural Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art. Since…