Below the tide line: Ghost net art

Be surrounded by sculptural ocean creatures created from ghost net, the result of a collaborative project between artists on the Torres Strait Island community of Erub (Darnley Island) for the Children’s Art Centre. Lynnette Griffiths talks about marine conservation, bringing together Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities and making beautiful objects from repurposed materials. Ghost net art…

Outside in: Behind the scenes of ‘Riverbed’ by Olafur Eliasson

The Gallery’s summer blockbuster explores water in all its states and across the globe. ‘Water’ highlights this precious resource and aims to spark conversations on the critical challenges of climate change, access to water and ecological fragility. One of the major installations in the exhibition is Danish–Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson’s Riverbed 2014. Here, we delve…

A message on sustainability

Water is one of humanity’s common denominators. We are all made of it, we immerse ourselves in it and our lives depend upon it. These are among the weighty considerations that ‘Water’, our major summer exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), balances with a sense of deep inquiry, playfulness and engagement. The questions…

Commissioning ‘Heritage’: An installation by Cai Guo-Qiang

Over a period of six years from 2008, QAGOMA and New York-based Chinese artist Cai Guo- Qiang developed and realised the spectacular and meditative art installation Heritage 2013 — a beautiful, thought-provoking vision of our relationship with the earth and with each other. A highly collaborative undertaking, the artwork comprises 99 life-sized imitation animals from…

Snowman visits Brisbane this summer

This December come face to frosty face with an incredible, out-of-season snowman. Trapped within icy confines, Snowman 1987/2017–19 is a frozen sculpture by leading contemporary artists and collaborators Peter Fischli and David Weiss. An unexpected sight, the Snowman will be out-of-place in Brisbane’s summer heat, however we anticipate the sculpture will become a much-loved citizen…

Cai Guo-Qiang ‘Heritage’ inspired by Queensland’s North Stradbroke Island

‏Purchased for the Collection in 2013 with generous support from the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Diversity Foundation, this major installation work, a ‘last paradise’ inspired by Queensland’s North Stradbroke Island, moves visitors with the symbolism behind the work. Heritage On first encountering Cai Guo-Qiang’s 2013 installation Heritage, many visitors gasp in awe and surprise,…