GOMA Q: Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan

The husband-and-wife artist couple, Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan compose elaborate installations and sculptures invested with a sense of Filipino culture and character, often set against experiences of dislocation and change. Having migrated from the Philippines to Australia, the Aquilizans’ work reflects personal experience, as well as the broad contemporary phenomena of global exchange and communication.…

Dale Harding investigates social and political realities

Dale Harding has gained recognition for works that investigate the social and political realities experienced by members of his family, who lived under government control in Queensland around 1930. As a young Murri, my Ghungalu grandfather Uncle Tim Kemp recalled the death of one young gambi he knew at Woorabinda Aboriginal Settlement. Under the control…

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…

GOMA Talks Queensland | Who are we: defining a state

GOMA Talks returns during ‘GOMA Q: Contemporary Queensland Art‘ for a discussion of Queensland, its past, present and future. As a state, can we be defined by our cultural production and how can art reflect our changing character? Hosted by Sarah Kanowski, presenter of ABC Radio National’s Books and Arts with special guest panelists Lindy Hume, Artistic…

‘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…

An introduction to Contemporary Queensland Art

Chris Saines, Director, Jason Smith, Curatorial Manager, Australian Art, and Bruce McLean, Associate Curator, Indigenous Australian Art are joined in conversation by Justin Bishop, Director, KickArts Contemporary Arts, and Sally Butler, Lecturer, Art History, The University of Queensland to discuss some of the issues and considerations around the current state of art in Queensland. Channon…