Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey: A legend in art and story

Dick Roughsey is well known to many Australians for his vividly illustrated children’s books The Rainbow Serpent and The Giant Devil Dingo – Jennifer Isaacs explores his life and work and offers her personal recollections of the artist, from his upbringing on Mornington Island to his pivotal role in the early years of the Australia…

Judy Watson: Collecting Australia

The Indigenous voice of Australia is over 65 000 years old. During NAIDOC Week 2019 (7-14 July), with the theme of ‘voice, treaty and truth’, we have invited award-winning author and Mununjali woman Ellen Van Neerven to develop a series of written responses entitled ‘Collecting Australia‘, which draw inspiration from works featured in our Australian…

Dale Harding working on his commission, inspired by rock art

Dale Harding: Collecting Australia

In celebration of NAIDOC Week, we have invited award-winning author and Mununjali woman Ellen Van Neerven to develop a series of written responses entitled ‘Collecting Australia’, which draw inspiration from works featured in our Australian Collection. Hear van Neerven at 2.30pm on Saturday 13 July 2019 in the permanent Australian Collection, Queensland Art Gallery (QAG),…

Jonathan Jones creates spectacular installations

Acquired by the Gallery during ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9), Jonathan Jones’s untitled (giran) 2018 is reminiscent of a map of intersecting wind currents, evoking birds in flight, and knowledge, change and new ideas circling above our heads. QAGOMA is privileged to now hold in its Collection this spectacular work. Understanding…

Michael Cook introduces us to his dream-journey

Michael Cook’s photographs have become well known for a whimsical and unique interplay of surrealism and political potency. The ‘Broken Dreams’ series 2010 was one of the Queensland Indigenous photographer’s most important breakthrough works, produced in the first year of his artistic practice. Coming from a commercial background, Cook had long entertained moving into art photography and had been incubating many…