Richard Stringer: A gift of works

The recent gift of 25 photographs by Queensland artist Richard Stringer, which are included in the current exhibition ‘Pleasure of Place: Photographs by Richard Stringer’, makes a splendid addition to the existing ten works held in the Gallery’s Collection. ‘Pleasure of Place’ on display at the Queensland Art Gallery until Sunday 16 March explores the varied subjects…

Highlight: The Americans

Walker Evans American Photographs and Robert Frank The Americans, two of the most important and influential North American photography books were recently acquired for the Gallery’s Research Library Collection with the generous support of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. In 1938, New York’s Museum of Modern Art held ‘Walker Evans: American Photographs’, the first solo exhibition of…

Ever Present

The speed with which photography spread across the globe in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries would change how the world was perceived and recorded forever. Our new exhibition explores the Gallery’s holdings of historical photography, from its earliest works by unknown artists to those of the twentieth-century masters. Here everything returns upon itself,…

Highlight: Yael Bartana ‘The Missing Negatives’

The Gallery recently acquired this subtle yet powerful work by Yael Bartana, whose statements on the relationship between Israelis and Palestinians have come to characterise her practice. Yael Bartana uses photography and video to explore Jewish identity. Born in Afular, Israel, in 1970, to whom she describes as very Zionist parents,(1) Bartana characterises herself as…

Ever present: 1850–1975

While the gorgeous photographs, drawn from the Gallery’s historical collections, are gracing the walls of the Queensland Art Gallery’s ‘Ever Present: Photographs from the Collection 1850–1975‘ exhibition, the Research Library (located on level 3 of GOMA) is highlighting some of the photographic journal treasures usually tucked away within the stacks. ‘Ever Present: Photographs from the Collection…

Sugar

The exhibition ‘Sugar’ forms part of the Cultural Centre’s ‘Memories from a Forgotten People: 150 Years of Australian South Sea Islander Contributions to Queensland’, a program of exhibitions, workshops, discussions, tours and music taking place between June and November 2013. Australian descendants of the South Sea Islanders brought to Queensland 150 years ago to work…