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…

GOMA Talks Queensland | Who are we: defining a state

GOMA Talks returns during ‘GOMA Q: Contemporary Queensland Art‘ for a discussion of Queensland, its past, present and future. As a state, can we be defined by our cultural production and how can art reflect our changing character? Hosted by Sarah Kanowski, presenter of ABC Radio National’s Books and Arts with special guest panelists Lindy Hume, Artistic…

Everything, beautiful or not, is fleeting.

In 2011, curator Robert Leonard, summed up Michael Zavros’s art practice in an erudite article for the journal ‘Art & Australia’. It is often said that Zavros’s subject is beauty itself, but it is, more generally, symbols of status. His canon of beauty is aspirational – keyed to notions of privilege, tradition and the faux-aristocratic…

A Private Collection — Artist’s Choice: Michael Zavros

Brisbane-based painter, sculptor and video artist Michael Zavros uses perfection as the overarching theme in his work, evident in his faultless renderings of images from fashion magazines, and vistas of the most sumptuous palaces of Europe. The artist talked to Peter McKay. Peter McKay | The ‘Artist’s Choice’ exhibition series invites contemporary artists to work…