Everyday materials transformed into a large-scale sculpture: Watch our time-lapse

In Future Remnant, Australian artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro transform everyday materials into an extraordinary, large-scale sculpture. In a deliberately absurd juxtaposition, a large dinosaur skeleton, meticulously constructed, climbs over makeshift Ikea storage furniture — the ubiquitous kind that appears in many households and magically reappears on the street whenever the city council collects…

2012: GOMA turns 10 countdown

In 2012 the Gallery showcased major new acquisitions installed throughout the ground floor of GOMA. ‘Sculpture is Everything’ (18 August – 28 October 2012) explored the extraordinarily diverse and surprising field of contemporary sculpture — from found objects to kinetic structures, from monuments to installation and land art, from pop assemblages to ritual objects. Form,…

Remembering Captain Hugh Knyvett

Hugh Knyvett Hugh Knyvett was born in South Brisbane, Queensland on 15 September 1886. Shortly before World War One commenced he was a Home Missionary for the Presbyterian Church at Longreach. Enlisting as a private, he was an Intelligence Officer for the RAAF’s No.1 Squadron and the 15th Australian Infantry Battalion. Knyvett trained in Egypt,…

Highlight: Huang Yong Ping ‘Ressort’

Through the generous support of Tim Fairfax, AM, the Gallery has recently commissioned and acquired one of the signature works of APT7, Ressort 2012, a sculpture by the Chinese–French artist Huang Yong Ping. A gigantic aluminium snake skeleton that spirals 53 metres across the Watermall, Ressort 2012 is a fitting centrepiece for APT7. This is not…

Twentieth anniversary of APT: Michel Tuffery’s raging bull

Michel Tuffery and Patrice Kaikilekofe’s artist performance Povi tau vaga (The challenge) 1999 Night falls. Under the cloak of darkness there descends a circular wall of rhythmic drumming, drawing audiences to a cleared patch of ground on which an event will take place. In this space, male and female dancers from the islands of Wallis and…

Luke Roberts on Sculpture

Luke Roberts’s Wunderkammer/Kunstkamera (detail) 1994 is an all-encompassing work, it includes found objects, homemade dolls, mementos, remade and modified objects, as well as featuring selected historical works from the Gallery’s Collection. Each object is labelled by the artist, with some labels factual and others taking more creative leaps, and they are presented in a museum…