Bitter sweet

Truth-telling has become an integral act of educating the wider community about colonialism and systemic racism. Truth-telling allows for the reshaping of past narratives and acts as a stepping stone to a future that elevates diverse voices and a process of healing. Jasmine Togo-Brisby is a fourth-generation Australian South Sea Islander woman, artist and truth-teller.…

Archie Moore wins gold at Venice

The 60th Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition opened on the weekend, with the major project by Queensland artist Archie Moore and QAGOMA curator Ellie Buttrose awarded the Golden Lion for Best National Participation. The first work by an Australian artist to receive the prestigious accolade, Moore’s kith and kin was acknowledged by the jury ‘for…

Bronze sculptures reference dillybags & termite forms

Visit the latest Queensland Art Gallery Watermall installation featuring the powerful scultpures of walama 2000 until 11 August 2024. The exhibition ‘mudunama kundana wandaraba jarribirri’ celebrates the work of Queensland artist Judy Watson — born in Mundubbera and lives and works in Meeanjin/Magandjin/Brisbane — in her most extensive solo exhibition to date. walama (illustrated) consists…

How do we perceive light, space & colour?

Australian artist Taree Mackenzie creates videos and installations that explore how we perceive light, space and colour. The artist’s ‘Pepper’s ghost’ works stem from the optical illusion of the same name, originally popularised in the 1800s in Victorian stagecraft and entertainment and named after British scientist and inventor John Henry Pepper. Still commonly used in…

O: A multi-channel video & sound installation

For those who have travelled in the Northern Territory and witnessed the central Australian landscape, the experience is often described as transformative. There is little to compare to the silence and vastness — the ragged beauty and an overwhelming sense of archaic time. For Japanese-born and, since 1996, London-based artist Hiraki Sawa, ten days spent…

Hey sis

Since the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) began in 1993, the series has been celebrated for its engagement with Aotearoa New Zealand and the wider Pacific. Through the APT, the Gallery has built a collection of vibrant works by Pacific women artists. A significant number of these have been acquired through generous bequests…