From the Director: James Turrell light commission to transform GOMA

As we continue to mark GOMA’s 10th year, I am delighted to unveil our plan to transform the Gallery of Modern Art’s  ‘white box’ into a monumentally-scaled solid light wall. Part of the architects’ design concept by Architectus + Davenport Campbell lead architects Kerry Clare, Lindsay Clare and James Jones was for GOMA to have an…

Vale: Win Schubert, AO

It was with deep sadness that the Gallery – and the greater Queensland arts community – said farewell to one of its greatest supporters and friends, Mrs Win Schubert, AO, following her recent passing. Mrs Schubert was one of the most generous benefactors in the QAGOMA Foundation’s 37 year history. Her inspiring patronage – which spanned over…

James Turrell to create a new work for GOMA

A major architectural light installation by internationally renowned light artist James Turrell (United States, b.1943) is set to transform the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). QAGOMA Director Chris Saines said the James Turrell commission would illuminate GOMA’s facade at night with support from the Queensland Government, generous donations from leading benefactors, and the 2017 QAGOMA Foundation…

Elegant and innovative: The art of Georgia O’Keeffe

Acknowledged as one of America’s most significant twentieth-century artists, Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) is admired around the world for her elegant and innovative modernist paintings. O’Keeffe grew up on a farm near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, and as a child received art lessons at home. By the time she graduated from high school in 1905 she was…

Treasure

As ‘Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything’ featuring over 250 contemporary artworks from brand-new immersive works to large-scale visitor favourites draws to a close this weekend , we continue with our second last chapter profile – ‘Treasure’. Imagine your hand holding a treasure passing it on Imagine a small happy hand holding this treasure…

O’Keeffe, Preston, and Cossington Smith in Brisbane

‘O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism’ celebrates the work of three pioneering artists who made distinguished contributions to the development of international modernism. All born in the late nineteenth century, American painter Georgia O’Keeffe and Australian artists Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith came of age during the 1910s and ’20s, decades of great social…