How to… draw like an artist

Before you visit The Studio within ‘European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York’ — at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) until 17 October 2021 — we have compiled some tips on how to hold a pencil, and the different drawing techniques you can use. In The Studio, take inspiration from the…

The Studio: European Masterpieces come to life at GOMA

For the duration of ‘European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York’ (until 17 October 2021), experience 500 years of European art history by entering The Studio, located within the exhibition space at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). The Studio offers an array of experiences — be surprised, delighted, challenged and entertained…

Margaret Olley follows Conrad Martens in painting the McPherson Range

On the occasion of Margaret Olley’s birthday on 24 June, we highlight her painting Boonah landscape 1962 currently on display in the Australian Art Collection at the Queensland Art Gallery. Olley (1923-2011) was deeply grateful when in 1962 her close friend, poet and art critic Pam Bell (1928-1995) invited Olley to visit her family home…

Unlocking the Collection: A conversation with Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor has been a member of the Gallery’s Board of Trustees and Foundation Committee since 2017 and is currently Chair of the QAGOMA Collection Online Campaign, which is the focus of this year’s Foundation Appeal. Through the Taylor Family Collection, Paul Taylor has generously helped the Gallery to secure several major artworks. These include…

Unlocking the Collection: Making artworks discoverable

The QAGOMA Digital Transformation Initiative is a wide-reaching program that aims to position the Gallery as leader in digital content creation. Several years in the making, the project was greatly accelerated by the COVID-19 lockdown. Here, Morgan Strong demystifies this substantial undertaking. So, what does ‘Digital Transformation’ mean? Frequently, this is an umbrella term for…

William Yang: The beach

William Yang, like many of his fellow Australian photographers, cannot help but be fascinated with the beach. In 1969, Yang left Brisbane for the bright lights of Sydney, and he fell in love with the city. At a distance from his family and Queensland’s conservatism, Sydney provided an opportunity for reinvention. It was here that…