Queensland artist & curator to represent Australia at Venice Biennale in 2024

Queensland artist Archie Moore (Kamilaroi/Bigambul people) and Ellie Buttrose, Curator of Contemporary Australian Art, QAGOMA, have been selected as the artist and curator for Australia’s representation at the 60th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia (Biennale Arte) in 2024. We are thrilled about the recent announcement made by the Australia Council, the Commissioner and…

Queensland Contemporary Art

The exhibition ‘Embodied Knowledge’ may have closed, however you can still delve into our video archive of Queensland contemporary art and artists from the far north, the Gulf of Carpentaria and Torres Strait Islands to Moreton Bay and surrounding Brisbane. DELVE DEEPER: Artists and artworks PUBLICATION: Available at the QAGOMA Store and online ‘Embodied Knowledge:…

Kangaroo Story

Kumantje Jagamara OAM (b.c.1946-2020) was one of the foremost champions of the Western Desert painting movement and a deeply respected Warlpiri/Luritja Elder and senior cultural leader of the broader Papunya community. He was a dynamic innovator of Papunya’s second wave of painters known for creating evocative new forms to portray his ancestral inheritance. In both…

Intimately sized plaques allude to public memorials

Indigenous Australian objects and remains were removed from their resting places and collected by museums throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In To know and possess 2021 (illustrated), which adopts the commemorative trope of the bronze plaque, Kamilaroi artist Warraba Weatherall highlights this history, and the debate that continues around repatriation, for contemporary audiences. Watch:…

‘Superpowered on tour’ for Queensland kids

‘Superpowered on Tour’ is four fun and engaging interactive projects for kids, developed by First Nations Australian artists in collaboration with QAGOMA. The annual ‘Kids on Tour’ program provides this content free of charge to communities throughout Queensland. ‘Superpowered on Tour’ is presented from December 2022 to July 2023 in more than 180 art galleries,…