Sneak peek: View the Gallery’s Collection in storage

For the first time, the recently heritage listed Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) is inviting visitors to view its extensive artwork collection in storage during Brisbane Open House. Visit QAG on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 October 2016 between 10am and 5pm for a behind-the-scenes peek at our Collection Storage Upgrade. The Gallery is modernising and…

The culture of the beach

Bathing hour (L’heure du bain) c.1909 is one of two versions of the same painting made by Emanuel Phillips Fox, the second version entitled The bathing hour 1909. Both versions are close to the same size and are equally finished, thus, it cannot be assumed that one was a study for the other. However it has…

Moving Pictures

The renovation of our Collection storage facility at the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) posed a particular challenge for the curators in Australian Art. The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Galleries and Queensland Artists’ Gallery will be temporarily closed during the renovation period, resulting in many treasured works from the Australian Art Collection being away from…

The Collection is at the heart of the Gallery

Change is afoot at the Queensland Art Gallery with the Collection Storage Upgrade project. Art museums are defined by the quality and significance of their collections. Consequently, the expansion and preservation of the art collection is part of QAGOMA’s mission, this has been the case since the first work was purchased in 1895. Many of…

Built on each other: Grace Crowley and Ralph Balson

A concentrated presentation of Australian collection highlights is now on display at the Queensland Art Gallery until 6 August 2017. ‘Moving Pictures: Towards a Rehang of Australian Art’ includes a salon hang of our Collection favourites presented with an ‘open storage’ approach — a reference to the Collection Storage Upgrade happening behind the scenes. Grace…

Change is afoot at the Queensland Art Gallery

Change is afoot at the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) with the Collection Storage Upgrade project. A mezzanine level in QAG’s Collection Storage space, part of architect Robin Gibson’s original intention for the building, will finally be made a reality through a major capital works project that will increase the building’s storage capacity by nearly a…