Vale: Mrs Waal-Waal Ngallametta

On 28 January, Mrs Waal-Waal Ngallametta (1944–2019), one of Queensland’s most esteemed senior artists, passed away at the age of 74, surrounded by family at her home in Aurukun, in far north Queensland. A traditional owner, elder of the Putch clan and cultural leader of the Wik and Kugu people, Mrs Ngallametta is remembered for…

Mavis Ngallametta’s Wutan has significance as a site of personal interaction

Depicting a specific tract of land and its waterways in the Cape York region, leading to a site of significance to Mavis Ngallametta, Wutan #2 is the seventh work by Ngallametta in the Collection and is a sister work to Ngak-pungarichan (Clearwater) 2013. Wutan #2 Wutan #2 2014 is a large portrait-format landscape that uses…

‘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…