Madeleine Kelly: A natural Affinity

Queensland artist Madeleine Kelly offers insights into the complex intellectual threads that informs her practice. For her latest works, Kelly combines items from her personal collection with her love of science and the natural world. Visit Open Studio at the Queensland Art Gallery, a home for the creative process. Whether you are looking at artworks…

Outside the Lines: A new podcast for kids

How do we continue to inspire and encourage kids that allows them to be curious about art? ‘Outside The Lines’, co-produced by QAGOMA and Kinderling Kids is a fun and immersive audio experience that encourages children to think about art, ideas and to express themselves creatively by delving inside the minds of practicing artists. Children’s…

William Yang’s work reveals unsettling narratives in his own life

William Yang’s work, intimate and considered, draws on the artist’s own lived experience. Yang’s personal stories inform his spoken-word performances and photography, and he often scribes these stories directly onto his photographic prints. Drawn to people, Yang’s work reveals unsettling narratives in his own life, in the lives of his subjects, and in society. Adept…

The race to the future

The countdown has started, from 28 November 2020 the Gallery presents the major summer exhibition ‘The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire’, featuring 100 examples of the popular machine spanning more than a century of excellence and eccentricity, with a glimpse into the future with current technological innovations. An exhibition is most compelling when it provokes greater…

Goldfield brooches: Uniquely Australian

These intriguing group of brooches, made by unknown jewellers, that were produced in the Australian goldfields, circa 1880–1915 are a peculiarly Australian innovation. These elegant pieces, which are made from gold, gold nuggets, quartz and garnet, employ mining motifs such as picks, shovels, buckets and prospector’s pan. Following significant discoveries of gold in Australia in…

Unfinished Business: The Art of Gordon Bennett

The art and legacy of Gordon Bennett (1955–2014), one of Australia’s most influential contemporary artists, will be on show at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from 7 November 2020 to 21 March 2021. ‘Unfinished Business: The Art of Gordon Bennett’ celebrates the Queensland-based artist’s globally recognised contribution to contemporary art. The exhibition showcases Bennett’s…