A Curator’s Perspective

As we prepare to reopen the Queensland Art Gallery from Monday 22 June with free timed-entry tickets (the Gallery of Modern Art will reopen from Friday 7 August), our Curators have selected their favourite Collection works in this series of videos to get you excited for your next visit. Book a free timed entry ticket.…

René Lalique: Rare Art Nouveau vases

From local designers to boutique treasures, almost everyone has a collection of glassware at home they treasure, either for everyday utilitarian use or delicately displayed behind cabinets. QAGOMA is no different. While everyone is cosying up at home, we’ve decide to share some of our collection to inspire you to reacquaint yourself with your special…

Autumn breezes fortified for an abundance of winters to come

QAGOMA conservators collaborated with specialist East Asian Art Conservator Jennifer Loubser to assess the conservation repairs necessary to stabilise an unusual 8-panel Japanese folding screen, Scenes from Genji Monogatari to allow its safe handling and display – in assessing the condition of the work when it came into the Collection it was found that hundreds…

Conserving Japanese Scrolls

Emily Wakeling continues her conversation with Kim Barrett, Conservator, Works on Paper with a focus on displaying and caring for Japanese Scrolls. The exhibition ‘A fleeting bloom’ at the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) includes a number of hanging scrolls, and we prepared these delicate works for display. Japanese scrolls are long works on paper that…

Japanese painted screens

The Gallery welcomes into the Collection a major group of historical Japanese works, thanks to a bequest from the estate of James Fairfax AC – the display at the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) showcases a selection of these screens, scrolls and ceramics, which highlight an aesthetic of impermanent beauty, transitory moments and the natural world,…

Winter changes into early spring with a range of birdlife

Tosa school founder Tosa Mitsunobu (1434–1525) painted for temples, palaces and the imperial court. He and his disciples specialised in yamato-e (literally, pictures of Japan), such as this finely painted seasonal landscape Pair of six‑fold screens with pine trees c.1650, that were highly favoured by Japan’s imperial court and aristocracy. The stylistic conventions of yamato-e, and…