Preserving culture through fashion and design

QAGOMA’s current Open Studio artist is designer, curator, mentor and business owner Grace Lillian Lee. Visit Lee at the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) until 24 May 2020 as she shares her studio practice and provides insights into how she works. Her work also featured in the recent Children’s Art Centre exhibition ‘Island Fashion’. Lee’s practice…

Natalya Hughes: Making sense of images

An eclectic mix of interests and influences fuels QAGOMA’s second Open Studio artist, whose practice foregrounds the decorative arts while exploring the representation of the female body. Bronwyn Mitchell spoke with Natalya Hughes about her early love of fabric, the paintings of Willem de Kooning and the role of curiosity in the initial stages of…

Open Studio: The humanness of objects

Renowned Queensland still-life painter John Honeywill is the first artist in the Gallery’s new Open Studio initiative at the Queensland Art Gallery. We spoke with the artist about the meaning objects bring to our lives, how he creates drama through juxtaposition, and his resolve to paint beautiful things. Related: Watch Open Studio videos Related: Read…