The Gordon Bennett Studio: Samford Valley

‘Unfinished Business: The Art of Gordon Bennett’ presents the work of an artist deeply engaged with questions of identity, perception and the construction of history. Simon Wright, a long-time friend of the artist, recalls the man in the studio in our two part series, continuing with his purpose-built Samford Valley studio. DELVE DEEPER: Read about…

The Gordon Bennett Studio: Petrie, Brisbane

‘Unfinished Business: The Art of Gordon Bennett’ presents the work of an artist deeply engaged with questions of identity, perception and the construction of history. Simon Wright, a long-time friend of the artist, recalls the man in the studio in our two part series, beginning with his studio under the family home in Petrie. DELVE…

Vincent Black Lightning: The fastest production motorcycle for its time

Bike-lovers can experience a whole new view of the motorcycle at ‘The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire’ only in Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) until 26 Apr 2021. The exhibition opens the throttle on the ground-breaking designs that shaped one of the most iconic objects the world has ever seen. This 1951 Vincent Black Lightning…

Boomerang: Ai Weiwei’s waterfall-style chandelier

Composed of 270 000 crystal pieces, Boomerang is an imposing example of internationally renowned Chinese-born artist Ai Weiwei’s strategy of working playfully across cultural contexts. Shaped after the iconic Aboriginal throwing tool, this oversized, intensely lit, waterfall-style chandelier fills the soaring space above the water in the Queensland Art Gallery Watermall as if it were…

The Motorcycle: Honouring our past by celebrating our future

If you’re a lover of all things motorcycles, escape to ‘The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire‘ exhibition at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) until 26 Apr 2021. We look to the future with the Fuller Moto ‘2029’, while honouring the past, an eclectic tribute to a century old classic, the Majestic c.1929. The exhibition looks…

Inquiring minds: Conserving a Collection

The QAGOMA Foundation assists with Gallery conservation activities such as supporting complex treatments, technical art history studies, innovative research and analysis that frequently leads to publication and contributes to a wider body of industry knowledge, and enabled a research project with the Heritage Conservation Centre, Singapore. We delve into recent investigations into the materials and…