Jonathan Jones ‘untitled (giran)’ is a murmuration of winged sculptures

‘Murun’ — a Wiradjuri word meaning breath or life — and the English word ‘murmur’ — a low recurring sound, or soft voices — are two words born far from each other, one long of this land, one newly spoken here. They converge in this project by artist Jonathan Jones, the most recent in a…

Mithu Sen challenges our standards of social exchange

Mithu Sen challenges her audiences to explore the in-between spaces of social conventions and interactions. She uses poetry, drawing, objects, text and performance to investigate social behaviour. Sen’s works question and dodge meaning, and with a playful humour, she creates new possibilities of communication, and employs symbolic and linguistic devices, such as ‘(un)’, to explore…

Let’s make some noise with John Patterson from The Grates

Go on a musical journey through ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9) with our ‘Let’s Make Noise’ tours. Led by pied-piper John Patterson from iconic Brisbane band The Grates, the special tour encourages you to do something that doesn’t come very naturally in a gallery setting – make as much noise as possible. An…

Science and art: More closely related than you might think

Now in its 4th year – the World Science Festival in Brisbane explores and celebrates the relationship between science and art. Science and art are more closely related than you might think as both attempt to understand and explain the world around us. Both scientists and artists strive to see the world in new ways, explore…

Iman Raad: Days of bliss and woe

Iman Raad’s large-scale mural Days of bliss and woe is a riot of colour and decoration. Together with the embroidered banners of Garden nights, these works were commissioned for ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9) and Days of bliss and woe was acquired for the Collection. Steeped in art-historical references from across time and…

Anne Noble’s cabinet of wonder is a living photograph

For The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9), New Zealand photographer Anne Noble has created a multi-part project at the heart of which is Conversatio: A cabinet of wonder 2018, a functioning beehive or ‘living photograph’. Bees can be observed entering the Gallery, before disappearing inside the cabinet and going about their normal activities;…