Ben Quilty’s view of Australia at war is a deeply human one

Every year, the QAGOMA Foundation Appeal seeks to add to the Gallery’s Collection a work that makes a compelling artistic proposition – one that somehow feels essential to us and might make others feel the same, in 2014, we are presenting a work by a leading contemporary Australian artist, Ben Quilty who is not yet…

An unspoken story: Ben Quilty’s ‘Sergeant P, after Afghanistan’

This extraordinary portrait, Sergeant P, after Afghanistan 2012 by Ben Quilty, one of Australia’s acclaimed contemporary artists, tells an often unspoken story of modern military conflict. In 2011, Archibald Prize-winning artist Quilty reached a serious turning-point in his career when he was offered a commission by the Australian War Memorial to fill the role of official…

2012 Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Appeal — it’s happening now!

Right now, the Queensland Art Gallery is showing 37 magnificent historical Aboriginal works that we are working to acquire through our 2012 Appeal. Can you help? These objects tell a uniquely Queensland story. When Europeans arrived, Queensland was home to many of the richest and most exciting Aboriginal cultures on the continent. Best known are the…

Another art history

The 2012 Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Appeal focuses on the acquisition of a group of rare icons of historical Aboriginal art from Queensland, made between the mid-1800s to the 1940s. These works are representative of many of the cultural groups within Queensland and reflect the diverse artistic heritages of Aboriginal peoples from this state. The…