Unlocking the Collection: A conversation with Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor has been a member of the Gallery’s Board of Trustees and Foundation Committee since 2017 and is currently Chair of the QAGOMA Collection Online Campaign, which is the focus of this year’s Foundation Appeal. Through the Taylor Family Collection, Paul Taylor has generously helped the Gallery to secure several major artworks. These include…

Unlocking the Collection: Making artworks discoverable

The QAGOMA Digital Transformation Initiative is a wide-reaching program that aims to position the Gallery as leader in digital content creation. Several years in the making, the project was greatly accelerated by the COVID-19 lockdown. Here, Morgan Strong demystifies this substantial undertaking. So, what does ‘Digital Transformation’ mean? Frequently, this is an umbrella term for…

Unlocking the Collection: 2021 Foundation Appeal

The 2021 QAGOMA Foundation Digital Appeal invites support for a transformative digitisation project that will unlock the doors to our storerooms and make the entire Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Collection available online to audiences here and around the world. While every major art museum is constrained by the number of…

Ben Quilty’s ‘Sergeant P, after Afghanistan’ captures the sitter’s raw physicality

In October 2011, Ben Quilty toured with Australian troops as an official war artist for the Australian War Memorial, part of its scheme to document the experiences of Australians deployed to the frontline in Afghanistan. Quilty’s Sergeant P, after Afghanistan 2012 is a brave attempt to capture the intensity of experience felt by soldiers involved…

Pannaphan Yodmanee’s installations are eruptions of materials

Pannaphan Yodmanee visited her local Buddhist temple often as a child, and it was here, at the age of ten, that she learnt to paint. Buddhist shrines and temples in Thailand are places where art, religion, history and life intertwine. Ancient stories, histories and cosmologies are depicted on their inner walls and on murals in…

Pannaphan Yodmanee draws on Buddhist cosmology to create her installations

Thai artist Pannaphan Yodmanee’s extraordinary work In the aftermath 2018, commissioned for ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9) was the subject of the 2019 Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Foundation Appeal. Watch the installation time-lapse Pannaphan Yodmanee, Thailand b.1988 / In the aftermath 2018 / Found objects, artist-made icons,…