Experience Judy Watson’s ‘tow row’ in digital reality

QAGOMA has launched an immersive digital experience that animates and illuminates the significance of tow row 2016, the bronze fishing net sculpture by leading Queensland artist Judy Watson on permanent display at the entrance to the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). Watson was born in Mundubbera in south-east Queensland and the spirit of much of…

These sleeves could be your life: Art and music

From enigmatic artworks to repurposed images, I’m sure many can testify to similar experiences of being introduced to visual artists and its many ‘genres’ via their record collection. In the second in the series — Sleevage: Collaborations between art and music — these musical conduits highlight the compact lessons in the history of art and…

Ghost stories: Spirits, Hauntings and Worlds Beyond

‘Ghost Stories: Spirits, Hauntings and Worlds Beyond’ (10 September to 28 November 2021) brings together a selection of films drawing on more than a century of cinematic spectres. Curated by the Australian Cinémathèque, the program mixes iconic Hollywood hauntings with eerie, ethereal encounters and tales of love so powerful they spill into otherworldly realms. By…

Wattle: From the illustrations of May Gibbs to Ellis Rowan’s watercolours

Welcome to Spring. National Wattle Day was first celebrated in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia on 1 September 1910, then in Western Australia and Queensland in 1912. Wattle had become a symbol of Australian national identity from Federation — becoming one nation — the Commonwealth of Australia, on 1 January 1901. Branches of…