Art of giving: Library collections

Special collections in your art library are important to the development and maintenance of our cultural heritage. The QAGOMA Research Library’s special collections are a treasure-trove of unique and rare items that can inspire and enrich, support scholarship and engage artists, visitors, researchers and students. Collecting these items is often only possible through a creative…

Ian Fairweather: Life lines

The QAGOMA Research Library holds a collection of letters, photographs and other memorabilia relating to the famously reclusive artist Ian Fairweather, who spent the last two decades of his life in a hut on Bribie Island. A new book Ian Fairweather: A Life in Letters from Text Publishing compiles several hundred of Fairweather’s letters, which…

Real and imaginary: Interactions between humans and animals

During the ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9), the Gallery’s Research Library is displaying artist books from its collection by Robert Zhao Renhui, whose collaborative work with Donna Ong, My forest is not your garden is currently on show in the Queensland Art Gallery Watermall. Watch Robert Zhao Renhui and Donna Ong introduce ‘My forest is…

No.1 Photography

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). Cataloguing and digitising the archive is no small task but one that will be worthwhile. In preparation for ‘No.1 Neighbour: Art in Papua…

The APT8 archive – then and now

For the duration of the ‘The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT8) our Research Library is sharing APT archival material, with displays changing regularly. The archives include artwork proposals, objects and project documentation relating to the work of artists from Australia, Asia and the Pacific, dating back to the early 1990s. Daging Tumbuh…