Photography: A visual reference for curators and researchers

QAGOMA’s Research Library is home to the documentation behind the Asia Pacific Triennial series of exhibitions, which forms the basis of the archives of the Australian Centre of Asia Pacific Art (ACAPA). In preparation for the 2016 exhibition ‘No.1 Neighbour: Art in Papua New Guinea 1966–2016’, curator Ruth McDougall delved into 23 years of archival…

Re/discover an inspirational icon

Camille Serisier is a visual artist, her practice centres around her playful tableau of vibrant photographs, idea drawings, films and interactive installations. Through these ambitious and elaborate works Serisier uses the veil of playful absurdity to enact positive social change through storytelling. We asked Serisier to tell us how Cindy Sherman influenced her practice. I…

Cindy Sherman’s photographs are witty reflections of high society

Cindy Sherman is counted among the most influential artists of the last 50 years. Sherman’s photographs are witty reflections on the representation of the aging female body and narcissism in contemporary pop culture. These themes are writ large in the ‘society portraits’ 2008 series, which pictures Sherman masquerading as a myriad of women claiming their…

New York ‘socialites’ pose in Nicholas Ghesquière’s designs for Balenciaga

Audiences currently have the rare opportunity to view a wide array of character studies constructed by renowned photographer Cindy Sherman. The exhibition focuses on Sherman’s photographs produced in the 21st Century, including a series made in collaboration with the fashion house Balenciaga. Sherman has received acclaim for her ability to bridge the gap between the…

Cindy Sherman’s work is the result of close observation

The first major survey of American icon Cindy Sherman’s photographs since 2000 is now on show at GOMA. The exhibition charts the artist’s ongoing commentary on social conditioning and her engagement with the construction of images and identity. In a world awash with selfies and street fashion blogs, Cindy Sherman’s photographs suggest the artist’s prescience.…

Journeys North: Charles Page photographs subjects which intrigue him

‘Journeys North’ focused on Queensland photography; all of the photographers involved were long-term residents of Queensland or had strong associations with the state. Graham Burstow, Lin Martin, Robert Mercer, Glen O’Malley, Charles Page and Max Pam each travelled to different regions of the state where, over a period of around 18 months, they documented the lifestyles,…