GOMA Q: Monica Rohan in conversation

Monica Rohan paints to convey a sense of what it feels like to be overwhelmed. Her female figures are represented floating, falling, tumbling, twisted in greenery or, more often, caught in clothing and other patterned fabric. Increasingly, Rohan’s figures are painted in identical pairs or groupings, as the artist explains: ‘by representing multiple selves, the…

‘GOMA Q’ Emerging Writers competition – by Llewellyn Millhouse

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 from the many high quality…

GOMA Q: Ross Manning

Ross Manning is known for his elegant, yet playful, constructions which engage with the fundamentals of physics – matter and motion, space, time and energy. This basic construction of a ribbon and industrial fan takes on a brilliant character in motion, as the artist explains: Drag, gravity, inertia and other forces all play on the…

Mavis Ngallametta’s Wutan has significance as a site of personal interaction

Depicting a specific tract of land and its waterways in the Cape York region, leading to a site of significance to Mavis Ngallametta, Wutan #2 is the seventh work by Ngallametta in the Collection and is a sister work to Ngak-pungarichan (Clearwater) 2013. Wutan #2 Wutan #2 2014 is a large portrait-format landscape that uses…

GOMA Q: Grant Stevens

Grant Stevens is known for his reflection on the ways in which language conveys and structures our personal insights and interpersonal relationships. With a particular focus on screen culture and editing – and, more recently, the effects of social networks and other communication technologies – Stevens draws attention to the difficulty of finding a space…

GOMA Q: Davida Allen

Davida Allen is one of Queensland’s favourite contemporary painters, appreciated for her style of painting – layers of thick oil paint are animated by her exuberant and expressive touch. Grandmother painting depicts a moment of immense contentment with her grandchildren. For all the energy, dynamism and raw intensity of colours and texture – conveying the…