Fine Lines exhibition at QAG!
Emerging more than two millennia ago in Han dynasty China the delicate technique known as gongbi (meticulous brush) was prized for its technical precision. Its influence flowed across central Asia to Persia, and India where the technique was used to document historical events and to illustrate legendary and poetic tales.
This rich cultural inheritance, spanning the breadth of the Asian landmass continues to provide a fertile source of inspiration for artists ...
The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art is opening next month!
‘The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT10) will include 69 projects with new and recent work by more than 150 emerging and established artists, collectives and filmmakers from more than 30 countries. It includes works of art that are by turn highly personal, deeply political, and full of joy.
Including major new and recently commissioned works, APT involves a great depth of research by the Gallery’s in-house curators working collaboratively with a network of ...
Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey: Stories of this Land Exhibition at QAG
‘Stories of this Land’ is the first major retrospective celebrating the work and life of Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey (1920-1985).
The exhibition brings together seventy works including barks, paintings, ceremonial and historical objects, draft illustrations from his children’s book and three story book films. Roughsey was a figurehead and pioneer of Indigenous art and culture, throughout his career he explored traditional practices, stories and ceremonies, social effects caused by ...
Robert MacPherson Boss Drivers Exhibition is now showing at QAG
Pene has an obsession: he endlessly catalogues boss drovers in portraits that vividly evoke the resilient, determined spirit of the rugged individuals responsible for moving thousands of livestock and teams of stockmen and cooks along the great pastoral stock routes of Australia, travelling over vast distances from station to market, or finding feed and water in times of drought.
Boss Drovers will tour to regional venues in Queensland from January 2019: Dogwood ...
Tony Albert Visible Exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery
The exhibition will continue the Gallery's commitment to presenting major exhibitions of contemporary Indigenous Australian art.
One of the most exciting Australian artists working today, Tony Albert interrogates representations of Aboriginal people through a mix of humour and poignancy.
Tony Albert Visible Exhibition
Queensland Art Gallery
2 June 2018 – 7 October 2018
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 ...