Soaring

Complex connections between humanity and the natural world are celebrated and reconceived in ‘Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything’. The exhibition plays with ideas of abundance, dizziness and disorientation in five contrasting chapters. We continue our profile on the exhibition themes with ‘Soaring’. Imagine the earth falling away beneath you, a sensation of lightness…

My country: Your venue

The Gallery’s latest regional touring exhibition showcases works by Queensland Indigenous artists drawn from the exhibition ‘My Country, I Still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art from Black Australia’, which showcased at the Gallery of Modern Art in June 2013. Based on the Gallery’s extensive Collection, the exhibition examines Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists’ associations…

Vernon Ah Kee’s shield surfboards

Vernon Ah Kee’s shield surfboards were first conceptualised in 2007 in response to the 2005 Cronulla riots. The beach in Australia has often been associated with white recreation, but for Aboriginal people it represents something entirely different. The beach, particularly around Sydney, was the site of first contact between Aboriginal people and European coveters and…

From the Director: Curating contemporary Queensland

‘GOMA Q’ attends to something of a wicked problem for art museums everywhere: how to engage with the local; to specify what it is without circumventing the national and global contexts in which it functions. While we didn’t conceive of ‘GOMA Q’ to argue for or to locate the essential nature of contemporary Queensland art,…

Contemporary Queensland captured

GOMA will play host to a vibrant snapshot of contemporary art from across the state when ‘GOMA Q: Contemporary Queensland Art’ opens from 11 July to 11 October 2015. The exhibition includes new and recent works from 31 artists giving audiences a taste of current art being made across Queensland. ‘GOMA Q’ has been curated…