The Jon Molvig Project Database

The QAGOMA Research Library is host to the Jon Molvig Project Database, a database of the Australian artist’s works, compiled by Glenn R Cooke, former Research Curator (Queensland Heritage), QAGOMA. Jon Molvig (1923–70) spent the greater part of his productive life in Brisbane where he dominated the art scene into the late 1960s. Brisbane was…

Queensland’s National Art Gallery: The opening Collection

On 18 September 1894 local artist and president of the Queensland Art Society, R Godfrey Rivers, sent to the Queensland Government a full proposal for a State Art Gallery, Rivers noted that the Government was already in possession of a number of fine engravings. He suggested in his proposal that about fifty be mounted and…

Go back in time to the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Fountain

We take a look back at a lost but not forgotten Brisbane landmark — The Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Fountain — however the installation of a fountain in the Brisbane River in front of the Queensland Art Gallery was not part of the original plans for the Queensland Cultural Centre. When the Queensland Government…

Open Studio: Sebastian Moody

Brisbane-based conceptual artist Sebastian Moody talks about returning to work at QAGOMA for his Open Studio installation — and his formative encounters with Fluxus art at the Gallery — after almost 20 years. Visit Open Studio at the Queensland Art Gallery for insights into the creative practice of contemporary Australian artists. Sebastian Moody introduces the…

Queensland Art Gallery: The beginning of South Bank’s transformation

In 1969, the announcement of the Queensland Art Gallery’s new premises to be built at South Brisbane, bounded by Melbourne and Grey Streets to Stanley Street and the Brisbane River, and ultimately morphing into the Queensland Cultural Centre, would signal the transformation of the area. The project would be the catalyst for other major developments…