QAGOMA and Singapore Art Museum announce long-term partnership

The Gallery today formalised a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Singapore Art Museum (SAM). In Singapore to sign the wide-ranging agreement, QAGOMA Director Chris Saines CNZM said the MOU will seal a five-year partnership between the two institutions from 2017 to 2021, with a possibility of a further extension. QAGOMA is delighted to be…

Gallery receives Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation

On Wednesday night, it was my great honour to accept a commendation to the Gallery for its long-term cultural engagement with Japan. Presented by Consul-General Mr Hidehiro Hosaka, the Commendation from Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, acknowledged the Gallery’s contribution to the enhancement of mutual understanding and the promotion of friendship and…

APT8 hits half a million visitors

Over half a million people have visited ‘The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT8) with the Gallery now welcoming its 500 000th visitor. Director Chris Saines presented the lucky visitor and her family with a complimentary one-year Gallery membership and copies of exhibition publications. Since the record breaking attendance on the opening night…

From the Director: QAGOMA announces new Assistant Director

Today I announced the appointment of Adam Lindsay to the new executive management position of Assistant Director, Operations and Governance. Mr Lindsay’s diverse experience in the federal government and corporate sectors adds significant capacity to the Gallery’s senior management team, with a number of current accountabilities shifting to his role and several new areas of…

From the Director: Sam Fullbrook

Our ‘classic’ building, the Queensland Art Gallery was recently released back in to its natural condition, with a long line of sight from the Stanley Place entrance through to the rear Asian galleries fully revealed. For that, we owe an enduring debt to its architect Robin Gibson, who sadly passed away last month. The Gallery…