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.
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 ...
Grace Chang: Modern Songstress at QAGOMA
The program celebrates the songstress films of Hong Kong cinema during the 1950s and 1960s and their most alluring star: Grace Chang (Ge Lan).
This period of Mandarin cinema reflected the burgeoning changes in Hong Kong society – the mixing of East and West, old and new, regional influences and urban experiences. Grace Chang was one of the singers and actresses who dominated the screen and her appearances in Hollywood-influenced romantic comedies, musicals and ...
The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Arts at QAGOMA
Two focus projects are the result of in-depth research and ongoing exchange with the region. Yumi Danis (We Dance) presents the vitality and complexity of performance in the cultures of some of our nearest neighbours: Papua, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia. Kalpa Vriksha: Contemporary Indigenous and Vernacular Art of India looks at the breadth and vibrancy of Indigenous and vernacular art from regions of India. Also featured are site-specific installations ...
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)