QAGOMA and Singapore Art Museum announce long-term partnership

The Gallery today formalised a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Singapore Art Museum (SAM). In Singapore to sign the wide-ranging agreement, QAGOMA Director Chris Saines CNZM said the MOU will seal a five-year partnership between the two institutions from 2017 to 2021, with a possibility of a further extension. QAGOMA is delighted to be…

Foundation reaches appeal target for Michael Zavros ‘Bad dad’

The 2016 Foundation Appeal has secured the striking self-portrait Bad dad 2013 by Queensland artist Michael Zavros for the Gallery’s Collection. Since launching in April 2016, 170 donations have been received in support of the Appeal with Foundation President Tim Fairfax AC delighted with the generosity of benefactors who ensured the success of the campaign. The Appeal also…

Major public artwork for GOMA

QAGOMA today announced it would commission a major public artwork by an established Queensland Indigenous artist to be positioned at the entry of the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). The Queensland Indigenous Artist Public Art Commission would make a significant addition to the memorable public artworks already situated in the Cultural Precinct by leading Australian…

Foundation Appeal launched for Michael Zavros ‘Self-Portrait’

At an exclusive launch at the Gallery of Modern Art, this striking self-portrait Bad dad 2013 by Michael Zavros was announced as the focus of the QAGOMA Foundation 2016 Appeal. This is the first time a work by a contemporary Queensland artist had been the sole focus of the Foundation’s Annual appeal. With the help of…

APT8 breaks 600 000 attendance

‘The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT8) came to a close on Sunday, with more than 600 000 people experiencing the critically-acclaimed exhibition since it opened in November 2015. Attendance continued to build after the record opening weekend that attracted more than 30 000 visitors and this Triennial had been the most highly…

APT8 hits half a million visitors

Over half a million people have visited ‘The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT8) with the Gallery now welcoming its 500 000th visitor. Director Chris Saines presented the lucky visitor and her family with a complimentary one-year Gallery membership and copies of exhibition publications. Since the record breaking attendance on the opening night…