Helen Johnson, Australia b.1979 / Women’s work (1902) 2017 and Women’s work (1912) 2017

The power of a Collective and the power of a vote

Future Collective member Belinda Elderton reports on the art, the tough decisions, and the collective camaraderie of the group’s recent project pitch event At a time when the marriage equality survey is causing the Australian people to question the value of their vote, the QAGOMA Future Collective members demonstrated the uplifting power of democracy at our annual…

Investing in the development of QAGOMA’s Collection

Now in its third year, QAGOMA’s youngest supporter group, the Future Collective are putting their combined might behind Australian artists and investing in the development of the Gallery’s Collection. The group met at GOMA last month to discuss all things commissioning and hear from the artist they voted to commission two new works by in…

Broaden your knowledge and appreciation of contemporary art

My earliest memory of the Queensland Art Gallery would either be the impossible tension that Rene Magritte creates by stripping the twilight out of his sudden juxtapositions of night and day, or the deep perspective of a lonely Giorgio de Chirico piazza rich with a sense of loss and the horizon’s unlikely possibility. Both were…

We want you to Revel this winter

We started spreading the word ‘Revel’ earlier in June and with just over 3 weeks to go, the excitement is starting to mount for a gala at GOMA that compares with nothing else the Gallery has ever seen, presented by the QAGOMA Future Collective, a group of our newest and youngest supporters. Last year, the…

The QAGOMA Future Collective takes on the art of collecting

Recently, QAGOMA Foundation Future Collective members and their guests were treated to exclusive after-hours access to GOMA for a forum on public and private collecting perspectives. The group began the evening with a tour of acquisition highlights with Aaron Seeto, Curatorial Manager, Asian and Pacific Art, before enjoying a spirited conversation between art collectors: Foundation…