Transitions Now: Contemporary Aboriginal Forms & Images

In ‘Transitions Now: Contemporary Aboriginal Forms and Images’ at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), innovative textured and sculpted works illustrate Aboriginal Australian artists’ ongoing commitment to declaring their identity and vital presence in contemporary society. In dynamic juxtapositions, individual and group artistic statements predominate over strictly held categories, demonstrating the immeasurable contribution Aboriginal artists…

Jonathan Jones creates spectacular installations

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. Understanding wind is an important part of understanding country. Winds bring change, knowledge and new ideas to those prepared to listen. Jonathan Jones Jones works across a…

Beacons of hope: 5 indigenous voices in APT9

‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9) features a diversity of indigenous voices — the largest contingent in the Triennial’s history — who share a common experience of dislocation through European settler occupation. Brisbane-based Indigenous artist Ryan Presley looks at how the practices of five of these artists engage with the legacy of…

Jonathan Jones ‘untitled (giran)’ is a murmuration of winged sculptures

‘Murun’ — a Wiradjuri word meaning breath or life — and the English word ‘murmur’ — a low recurring sound, or soft voices — are two words born far from each other, one long of this land, one newly spoken here. They converge in this project by artist Jonathan Jones, the most recent in a…

5 works to discover at APT9

After a three year wait, ‘The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9) is back and has taken over the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art with more than 400 artworks by over 80 individuals, collectives and groups that capture the energy of new art being created in Asia, the Pacific and Australia. Spread over…

APT9: An open platform for artists to flourish

‍While the APT has evolved significantly over its now 25 years, ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ shares many of the ambitions and ideals that so keenly influenced the first, back in September 1993. Then, as now, there was no thematic rubric. However, like the first, APT9 was built on curatorial travel and…