A Curator’s Perspective

As we prepare to reopen the Queensland Art Gallery from Monday 22 June with free timed-entry tickets (the Gallery of Modern Art will reopen from Friday 7 August), our Curators have selected their favourite Collection works in this series of videos to get you excited for your next visit. Book a free timed entry ticket.…

Ah Xian: Accomplished artist and generous donor

Australian artist Ah Xian has been awarded the 2019 Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Medal in recognition of his enduring and impassioned contribution to the Gallery. We honour and celebrate the highly acclaimed artist and benefactor for his outstanding contribution to the QAGOMA Collection. His sustained and exceptional patronage places him among…

Ah Xian: Heavy Wounds

The Gallery holds 15 works from the 1991 ‘Heavy wounds’ series by Ah Xian, making it the largest public collection of his paintings. The series represents a formative moment for one of Australia’s most prominent artists, and marks an early stage in a career that would become one of the most poignant explorations of contemporary cross-cultural…