Ai Weiwei’s chandelier, and other errant objects

When you revisit the Queensland Art Gallery, and reacquaint yourself with your favourite works, you will notice Ai Weiwei’s Boomerang 2006 now installed in its original ‘The 5th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT5) configuration in the Gallery’s expansive Watermall, and accompanied by a selection of works that elaborate on the recontextualising of cultural…

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.…

Once Neolithic urns now painted vases

Ceramics have played important practical, social, and cultural roles for tens of thousands of years. Early pottery traditions have been studied and admired for their technological advances and remain an indicator of societal evolution, marking the transition from hunting and gathering to agriculture. From Neolithic times pottery has incorporated aesthetic modifications, providing the foundation for…

Not unlike the myth, Narcissus garden mesmerises

Future Collective member Rosemary Willink shares some thoughts on her Collection favourite — Yayoi Kusama’s Narcissus garden 1966/2002. Yayoi Kusama is everywhere right now. By this I mean she is the subject of large retrospective exhibitions worldwide and her work is captured, circulated and seen by millions of people every day on social media. So why…

APT Watermall projects

We’re currently installing Haegue Yang’s Sol LeWitt Upside Down — Open Modular Cubes (Small), expanded 958 times which uses over 1000 Venetian blinds to create a formal, immersive structure, so we thought it was time to look back at all our ‘Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ Watermall projects since 1993. The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art…