Rising Tides: The islands of Martha Atienza

Martha Atienza’s video work Our Islands 11°16’58.4″N 123°45’07.0″E 2017, installed at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) during ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9), is a dreamlike procession beneath the sea that draws attention to climate change and issues of migration and labour in the Philippines. We spoke with the artist about working…

Bona Park gets inspiration from those she collaborates with

Beyond the sea 2018 continues Bona Park’s exploration of themes of extinction and redundancy brought about by human activity, technological development and economic imperatives. Its three channels each focus on an individual working behind the scenes in Korea’s film and television industry – a voice actor, a lighting operator and a stunt performer – whose…

Yuko Mohri’s sound art is inspired by decay

The sober colour and aural palette of Yuko Mohri’s contemplative sound installation Breath or echo blends quietly with the architecture and landscape of the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and Brisbane city, writes local sound artist Luke Jaaniste. Watch the performance in response to ‘Breath or echo’ SUBSCRIBE to QAGOMA YouTube to go behind-the-scenes at events…

Beacons of hope: 5 indigenous voices in APT9

‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9) features a diversity of indigenous voices — the largest contingent in the Triennial’s history — who share a common experience of dislocation through European settler occupation. Brisbane-based Indigenous artist Ryan Presley looks at how the practices of five of these artists engage with the legacy of…

Pannaphan Yodmanee draws on Buddhist cosmology to create her installations

This year, as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Foundation, Thai artist Pannaphan Yodmanee’s extraordinary work In the aftermath 2018, commissioned for ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9) is the subject of our 2019 Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Foundation Appeal. Watch the installation time-lapse SUBSCRIBE to…

Jakkai Siributr’s installation highlights his family history

Jakkai Siributr’s fascination with textiles and embroidery began as a child in Bangkok and led to studies in textile design in the United States before returning to Thailand. Siributr is known primarily for his textile and embroidery works, and his installations increasingly offer an element of audience participation, recently the artist has begun to engage with…