GOMA Q: Liam O’Brien in conversation

Liam O’Brien’s video work addresses contemporary societal pressures and the resulting sense of confusion and alienation felt by many in today’s world. Specifically, the artist conveys the difficulty in resolving feelings of desire, intimacy and belonging, and how these feelings are appropriated, exploited and negated. Domestication is on view in ‘GOMA Q: Contemporary Queensland Art’ currently at…

‘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’ Emerging Writers competition – by Anna Jacobson

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: Liam O’Brien

This striking video work by Liam O’Brien addresses contemporary societal pressures and the resulting sense of confusion and alienation felt by many in today’s world. Specifically, the artist conveys the difficulty in resolving feelings of desire, intimacy and belonging, and how these feelings are appropriated, exploited and negated. My work explores the ambiguity of freedom…

Gordon Shepherdson’s recent works are painted from memory

With reduced mobility following a stroke, celebrated painter Gordon Shepherdson has remained committed to making the short journey to his studio and painting as frequently as he can. These most recent works have been painted from memory and, as a result, there is a strong emphasis on the emotional response to place. The places depicted…