Fancy pants & other favourite finds
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by Rhiannon Walker
2d ago
To showcase the work behind the scenes of the Gallery’s major Collection Online project, a selection of eclectic small works grew into an opportunity to display some of the conservation team’s favourite finds as well as highlighting more obscure pieces found deep in Collection Storage. Over the course of three years, conservators charged with preparing works for photography had seen it all — from Degas to Doulton, to the veritable underdogs of the decorative arts cabinets. From these came the exhibition ‘Small Figures’. The smallest figure in ‘Small Figures’ is a tiny blue ceramic bird, no big ..read more
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Go back in time when quarries were a part of Brisbane’s development
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by Elliott Murray
4d ago
The subject of Charles H Lancaster’s work The Quarry c.1930 (illustrated) can be linked to the development of Brisbane — a time of nation-building projects across Australia to offset the effects of the Great Depression, typified in Brisbane by the construction of the Brisbane City Hall 1920-8 April 1930 (illustrated)  and the Story Bridge 1935-6 July 1940 (illustrated). Ambitious public constructions ignited the enthusiasm of contemporary artists and inspired numerous images of industry and the dynamic city. Brisbane City Hall 1930 Official opening of Brisbane City Hall 8 April 1930 / 311 ..read more
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Seeds and Sovereignty: Message and Meaning
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by Sophia Sambono
4d ago
Over countless generations, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples developed an intricate understanding of their Country’s unique environments and ideal ecological balance. Intertwined within cultural knowledge and ceremonial practice, this insight into nature is embedded into societal systems wherein totemic relationships of responsibility to flora and fauna ensure ongoing land management and sustainability. ‘Message and Meaning’ is the last of four blogs that celebrate the interconnected relationships between plants, people and Country in ‘Seeds and Sovereignty’ at the Gallery of Mode ..read more
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Iris van Herpen: Journey through ‘Forces behind the Forms’
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by QAGOMA
6d ago
Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen finds beauty in the diverse materiality of the natural world. A belief in biomimicry — the idea that nature and its forms are a primary source of inspiration and innovation for all kinds of human endeavour — underpins van Herpen’s aesthetic. In the complexity of nature’s often overlooked structures, van Herpen finds an endlessly rich vocabulary for her own designs. DELVE DEEPER: Journey through ‘Iris van Herpen: Sculpting the Senses’ ‘Iris van Herpen: Sculpting the Senses’ at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) until 7 October 2024 reveals how van Her ..read more
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‘Iris van Herpen: Sculpting the Senses’ opens in Brisbane
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by QAGOMA
1w ago
An exhibition celebrating Iris van Herpen, one of the world’s most forward-thinking living fashion designers, opens at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from Saturday 29 July 10.00am to 5.00pm daily until 7 October. The exhibition will also open late every Friday with a bar and DJs from 5.30pm to 8.30pm from 12 July until 4 October. DELVE DEEPER: Journey through ‘Iris van Herpen: Sculpting the Senses’ Iris van Herpen: Sculpting the Senses 29 Jun – 7 Oct Get tickets GOMA Friday Nights Enjoy after-hours access from 12 Jul – 4 Oct  Get tickets Elevate your visit with a high tea experi ..read more
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Create a shell necklace with Elisa Jane Carmichael
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by Laura Mudge
1w ago
Ngugi artist Elisa Jane Carmichael draws inspiration from her Quandamooka Country, Mulgumpin (Moreton Island) and Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) for her ‘Art Box for Kids‘ project at the Children’s Art Centre, Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from 13 July – 27 October 2024. Children are invited to create their own unique shell necklace, inspired by the beautiful eugarie shells (pipis) that can be found on the shores of Minjerribah. We filmed Carmichael on Minjerribah to create a video in which she introduces herself, her Country and her art practice, and includes a step-by-step gu ..read more
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Young woman in a fur wrap: A Rubens Titianesque beauty
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by QAGOMA
2w ago
On 21 June 1982, the Queensland Art Gallery’s new permanent home at South Bank was officially opened, as part of the celebrations, a new acquisition was officially unveiled — Young woman in a fur wrap (after Titian) c.1629-30 (illustrated) by Peter Paul Rubens (28 June 1577–1640), made possible through a gift by the Gallery’s Foundation. Young woman in a fur wrap (after Titian) is one of the Gallery’s most important old master works by one of the greatest painters of the seventeenth century. As a celebrated painter of the Baroque, Rubens established new terms and techniques for the render ..read more
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Seeds & Sovereignty: Seasons & Songlines
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by Sophia Sambono
2w ago
Native plants provide nourishment, healing and the raw materials to create functional and ceremonial objects, shelter and tools for hunting. Their seasonal occurrence has tremendous ecological and theological importance in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Lessons embedded into cultural stories, ceremony, art, dance and Songlines — refined over millennia of caring for Country — contain information critical to the safe use and sustainable collection of natural resources. ‘Seasons & Songlines’ is the third of four blogs that celebrate the interconnected relationships between pl ..read more
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Margaret Olley: Painter of still lives
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by QAGOMA
3w ago
In 1953 Margaret Olley (24 June 1923–2011) returned from travelling abroad to her family home ‘Farndon’ in Morry Street, Hill End (now West End). By this time still lifes were a major part of Olley’s creation. Many of her still lifes from the late 1950s and 1960s, such as Allamandas I c.1955–58 (illustrated) and Lemons and oranges 1964 (illustrated) have a lovely informal feel enhanced by the random placement of flowers and fruit and the colourful, broad application of paint across a large canvas.  In the first few years after her return to Brisbane, Olley travelled to Sydney to meet new ..read more
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Environmental aspects of Judy Watson’s practice
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by QAGOMA
3w ago
On 11 March 2009, the multi-purpose container ship MV Pacific Adventurer caused Queensland’s largest oil spill when it travelled directly through the path of Cyclone Hamish. As a result, 30 tonnes of fuel oil, 30 tonnes of other fuel and 31 shipping containers containing 620 tonnes of ammonium nitrate — predominantly used in agriculture as a high-nitrogen fertilizer — spilled into the Coral Sea, north of Moreton Bay, off the coast of south-east Queensland. Judy Watson‘s Waanyi homelands stretch from the Northern Territory–Queensland border in the west to Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park i ..read more
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