Vernon Ah Kee: Shield surfboards

Vernon Ah Kee’s shield surfboards were first conceptualised in 2007 in response to the 2005 Cronulla riots. The beach in Australia has often been associated with white recreation, but for Aboriginal people it represents something entirely different. The beach, particularly around Sydney, was the site of first contact between Aboriginal people and European coveters and…

‘GOMA Q’ Emerging Writers competition – by Elliott Nimmo

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…

‘GOMA Q: Contemporary Queensland Art’ Emerging Writers Competition

Are you an emerging arts writer? As part of ‘GOMA Q: Contemporary Queensland Art‘ you have the opportunity to enter our Emerging Writers competition, and win the chance to be published on our blog. We’re looking for talented writers who have something interesting to say about the work on display in ‘GOMA Q’, particularly the younger…

From the Director: Curating contemporary Queensland

‘GOMA Q’ attends to something of a wicked problem for art museums everywhere: how to engage with the local; to specify what it is without circumventing the national and global contexts in which it functions. While we didn’t conceive of ‘GOMA Q’ to argue for or to locate the essential nature of contemporary Queensland art,…

Contemporary Queensland captured

GOMA will play host to a vibrant snapshot of contemporary art from across the state when ‘GOMA Q: Contemporary Queensland Art’ opens from 11 July to 11 October 2015. The exhibition includes new and recent works from 31 artists giving audiences a taste of current art being made across Queensland. ‘GOMA Q’ has been curated…

Tyza Stewart ‘Untitled’

These works, recently acquired for the Collection with the generous support of Alex and Kitty Mackay, illustrate the processes, and challenges, of the artist’s gender modification. The works will feature in ‘GOMA Q: Contemporary Queensland Art’, opening 11 July 2015. As a young teen, Tyza Stewart was frequently preoccupied with a desire to be a…