Conrad Martens, England/Australia 1801-1878 / Forest, Cunningham's Gap 1856 / Watercolour on paper / Purchased 1998 with funds raised through The Conrad Martens Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Appeal and with the assistance of the Queensland Government's special Centenary Fund / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

We consider depictions of the land

Telling the Story of Australian Art Highlighted in our third post on your Australian Art Collection reimagined are works which are included in the chronological ‘spine’ along the back wall of the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Galleries. Adjacent to Dale Harding’s wall commission view works from both the European landscape tradition and representations of country by…

Dale Harding working on his commission, inspired by rock art

We start with the First Australians

Telling the Story of Australian Art The second in our series on your Australian Art Collection reimagined, we focus on the major commission from Dale Harding, descendent of the Bidjara, Ghungalu and Garingbal peoples of central Queensland, who has been inspired by the significant galleries of rock art around his country near Carnarvon Gorge. One of…

GOMA Q: Dale Harding in conversation

Dale Harding has gained recognition for works that investigate the social and political realities experienced by members of his family, who lived under government control in Queensland around 1930. their little black slaves, perished in isolation is on view in ‘GOMA Q: Contemporary Queensland Art’ currently at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) until 11 October.…

‘GOMA Q’ Emerging Writers competition – by Kathleen Morrice

In conjunction with ‘GOMA Q: Contemporary Queensland Art’, emerging writers had the opportunity to enter the ‘GOMA Q’ Emerging Writers Competition, launched on the opening weekend of the exhibition. A judging panel comprised of the Emerging Creatives team and the QAGOMA Blog coordinator had the difficult task of choosing a winner and four talented runners up from…

GOMA Q: Dale Harding

Dale Harding has gained recognition for works that investigate the social and political realities experienced by members of his family, who lived under government control in Queensland around 1930. As a young Murri, my Ghungalu grandfather Uncle Tim Kemp recalled the death of one young gambi he knew at Woorabinda Aboriginal Settlement. Under the control…

An introduction to Contemporary Queensland Art

Chris Saines, Director, Jason Smith, Curatorial Manager, Australian Art, and Bruce McLean, Associate Curator, Indigenous Australian Art are joined in conversation by Justin Bishop, Director, KickArts Contemporary Arts, and Sally Butler, Lecturer, Art History, The University of Queensland to discuss some of the issues and considerations around the current state of art in Queensland. Channon…