Exotic Hollywood at GoMA
An eclectic mix of documentary, drama and escapist fantasy, these films transplanted topical narratives of shifting gender, race and social values to the dramatic foreign landscapes of Africa, the Middle East, the South Seas and Asia.
'Exotic Hollywood' brings together a selection of these films drawn from the time between World War One and World War Two, when international tourism was still only accessible to the affluent. It offers insights into the American ...
All the World’s Memories at GoMA
The program features works that reflect on humanity's engagement with the natural world and built environment; portraits of public and private personalities made from home recordings; visual essays and compilations that mine material appropriated from news agencies, advertising and popular cinema; and pioneering collage films that juxtapose found footage from disparate sources. Connecting the various works is a desire to understand the world through poetic forms of montage.
Picasso the Vollard Suite Exhibition at QAG
Picasso once said of the role of an artist, 'it's not what the artist does that counts, but what he is'. He identified himself, along with his own sense of artistic creativity and sexuality, with the mythical figure of the Minotaur. Nowhere is the link between the artist and 'the untamable beast', to use Picasso's words, more apparent than in the 'Vollard Suite'. In these prints the major emphasis was devoted to transformations of the artists into his alter-ego, the Minotaur.
Australian Collection Exhibition at QAG
The reconfigured spaces capture major historical moments from first contact to colonisation, and exploration to immigration. Bringing the Indigenous and contemporary Australian collections together with the Gallery’s historical holdings, the display emphasises stories about Queensland and Brisbane from the region’s own perspective.
Major new contemporary works by Helen Johnson, Daniel Boyd, Dale Harding, Alick Tipoti and Sonja Carmichael will feature among celebrated and iconic ...
Sung into Being: Aboriginal Masterworks 1984–94 Exhibition at QAG
'Sung into Being: Aboriginal Masterworks 1984–94' features more than 100 works from a period when Aboriginal art began to be more widely shown and appreciated in Australia as fine art. It draws together work by major artists from the Maningrida region in central Arnhem Land, N.T. and the Kimberley, W.A., who were at the forefront of this intensely productive moment of art-making.
Among the highlights are paintings by Rover Thomas (c.1926–98), and works on bark and canvas by Jack Wunuwun ...
O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism Exhibition at QAG
Born in the late nineteenth century, the three painters came of age during the 1910s and '20s, decades of great social and cultural transition. While they were not connected by personal familiarity or direct correspondence, they were kindred spirits, rejecting the artistic conventions of the past and forging new ways of picturing the changing world.
United by their love of nature, O'Keeffe, Preston and Cossington Smith developed subjects from their immediate surroundings into distinct ...
Journeys North Exhibition at QAG
The project was particularly supportive of Queensland photography as all of the photographers involved had been long term residents of Queensland or had strong associations with the state. The photographers involved – Graham Burstow, Lin Martin, Robert Mercer, Glen O'Malley, Charles Page and Max Pam – each travelled to different regions of Queensland where, over a period of about eighteen months, they documented through their work, the lifestyles, attitudes and values of Queensland ...
Shirley Clarke and the New York beat Exhibition at GoMA
A dancer turned video artist and filmmaker, her work pushed beyond the boundaries of fiction and non-fiction and explored the space in-between. Her love of jazz found its way into many of her films, the improvisational rhythms matching the kinetic energy of her camerawork. With fellow filmmaker Jonas Mekas, Clarke was instrumental in the formation of the New American Cinema Group, now the largest archive and distributor of independent and avant-garde films in the world.
This program ...
The Founding Years 1895–1915: A Collection for Queensland Exhibition
The exhibition presents some of the most loved and iconic works acquired during this period, including Blandford Fletcher's Evicted 1887 (purchased 1896), Josephine Müntz-Adams's Care c.1893 (the first Australian acquisition; purchased 1898) and Godfrey Rivers Under the Jacaranda 1903 (purchased 1903).
The Founding Years 1895–1915: A Collection for Queensland
28 March – 14 June 2015
Queensland Artists' Gallery (QAG)