Foundation reaches appeal target for Michael Zavros ‘Bad dad’

The 2016 Foundation Appeal has secured the striking self-portrait Bad dad 2013 by Queensland artist Michael Zavros for the Gallery’s Collection. Since launching in April 2016, 170 donations have been received in support of the Appeal with Foundation President Tim Fairfax AC delighted with the generosity of benefactors who ensured the success of the campaign. The Appeal also…

Bad dad: An interview with Michael Zavros

Queensland artist Michael Zavros’s painting, Bad dad 2013, is the subject of the 2016 QAGOMA Foundation Appeal. Gallery curator Peter McKay recently spoke with the artist about the work, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Archibald Prize. Peter McKay | Audiences often appear attracted to the quality of your images as much as their content.…

Foundation news

During March, our Contemporary Patrons took an interstate tour of the Biennale of Sydney, the first night of which saw members and guests enjoy dinner with exhibiting artist Lee Mingwei before attending the Biennale’s opening-night party on Cockatoo Island. The following days were filled with tours of private collections, and guided viewings of the Biennale’s…

Foundation Appeal launched for Michael Zavros ‘Self-Portrait’

At an exclusive launch at the Gallery of Modern Art, this striking self-portrait Bad dad 2013 by Michael Zavros was announced as the focus of the QAGOMA Foundation 2016 Appeal. This is the first time a work by a contemporary Queensland artist had been the sole focus of the Foundation’s Annual appeal. With the help of…