QAGOMA joins with the Australian arts community to mourn the recent unexpected passing of Tim Klingender DC. Over the course of a formidable decades-long career, Tim specialised in the secondary Aboriginal art market in Australia, then London and Paris, and more recently to great success in America. He was known for his ethical stance and an incredible eye for quality. Robert Bleakley, the founder of Sotheby’s previous base in Australia, said Tim ‘had a genuine love for the art and a connection with Indigenous Australians. He was right in there and deeply concerned.’
Through Tim, QAGOMA secured a number of astonishing works of art that will forever remind us of the strength and power of Australia’s First Nations artists. The Gallery sends its condolences to his wife and family.
Acknowledgment of Country
The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land upon which the Gallery stands in Brisbane. We pay respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders past and present and, in the spirit of reconciliation, acknowledge the immense creative contribution Indigenous people make to the art and culture of this country. It is customary in many Indigenous communities not to mention the name of the deceased. All such mentions and photographs on the QAGOMA Blog are with permission, however, care and discretion should be exercised.