[From the battlefield to the home front] Our new commemorative display at the Queensland Art Gallery marks Australia’s involvement in World War One & aims to show the involvement of artists in shaping the national perception of the war, & its aftermath / George W Lambert was commissioned by the Australian Government and concentrated on set-piece battle paintings in Palestine & Turkey.

If you’re interested in reading about the recent conservation on this artwork, check out our blog / Image: George W. Lambert 1873-1930; Walk (An incident at Romani) 1919-22; Oil on canvas; Gift of the 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance in memory of Comrades who did not return from the war c.1922; Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

[In our thoughts] We remember Richard Larter, his art has always included an interest in both abstraction and figuration http://bit.ly/1k30KBy

Richard Larter, Australia 1929-2014; Sweet sherry chocolate dip 1975; Synthetic polymer paint on canvas; Acquired 1976. Trustees’ Prize (winning entry); Collection: Queensland Art Gallery; © Estate of the artist

[Falling Back to Earth] brought $14m to the Queensland economy… were you one of the 230,000 visitors? http://bit.ly/UyWz4K QAGOMA Director, Chris Saines said the Gallery had been overwhelmed by the popularity…

[GOMA Talks] is back this Thursday at 6.30pm for Harvest with the topic of ‘Politics of food’ / We asked host Paul Barclay, presenter of ABC Radio National’s Big Ideas for his thoughts… “Cookbooks, cooking shows & celebrity chefs dominate the Australian cultural & media landscape. We are seemingly obsessed with food. The affluent middle class is embracing organic food & the ‘foodie’ culture, which includes expensive, restaurant-produced ‘designer’ meals, in which the focus is as much on the aesthetics of presentation & where the food is sourced as it is on the taste & the culinary expertise involved in its preparation. Yet at the same time, some say, we have lost the art of making a simple, nutritious home-cooked meal…" read more at http://bit.ly/1nMokDr / Can’t make it to GOMA, then watch it live at http://tv.qagoma.qld.gov.au/

[Japanese art and fashion] The Gallery will present a program of exhibitions celebrating contemporary Japanese art and fashion this summer / You have an unparalleled opportunity to access a vast array of works ranging from exquisite wood block prints by leading proponents of the sõsaku-hanga (creative print) movement through to contemporary sculpture, video and sound installations as well as the much anticipated exhibition Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion’ opening on 1 November 2014, a comprehensive survey of over 100 garments and accessories, curated by world-renowned fashion historian Akiko Fukai / Read more on our blog

Images: Comme des Garçons (Rei Kawakubo), Spring/Summer 1997; Photography: Takashi Hatakeyama; Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute; © The artist | Kohei Nawa, Japan b.1975 / PixCell-Double Deer #4 2010; Purchased 2010 with funds from the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Diversity Foundation through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation; © The artist

[With great sadness] the Gallery acknowledges the passing of Gordon Bennett. Indisputably one of Australia’s most significant contemporary artists, Bennett made extraordinarily nuanced, clear & consistent contributions to discussions around race, identity, socialisation, colonialism, globalisation & citizenship in this country. Read more on our blog… Read more about the work

Image: Triptych: Requiem, Of Grandeur, Empire 1989 / Oil and photograph on canvas / Purchased 1989 under the Contemporary Art Acquisition Program with funds from Hill & Taylor, Solicitors through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation / © Estate of the artist

[No bull] These beefy sculptures are made from corn beef tins, this takes recycling to a new level  /  Image details: Michel Tuffery; Povi tau vaga (The challenge) 1999; Aluminium, pinewood, corn beef tins & rivets; Purchased 1999. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation; © The artist  /  Currently on display in Harvest

[Missed Thursday’s GOMA Talks?] Host Sarah Kanowski, presenter of ABC Radio National’s Weekend Arts and guests: Fallen Fruit: LA-Based artist collective & exhibiting ‘Harvest’ artists Fallen Fruit; Dr Diane Kirkby; Joanna Savill, Good Food Month & Paul West, chef & host of River Cottage Australia examine how food has played a vital role in shaping our identities. 

[Last Days] Love watercolours? For more than a century & a half, watercolour painting has been an energetic area of artistic production in Queensland / This is the final week to see ‘Transparent: Watercolour in Queensland 1850s-1980s’ with over 150 works on view, ends 5pm Sunday 20 July. 

From top | JJ Hilder, Australia 1881-1916 / Island schooner, Moreton Bay 1910 / Watercolour over pencil on wove paper on cardboard / Purchased 1967 | Vida Lahey, Australia 1882-1968 / Building the bridge 1931 / Watercolour and gouache over pencil on wove paper on cardboard / Gift from the estate of Mrs Gladys Powell 1941 / © QAGOMA | Kenneth MacQueen, Australia 1897-1960 / Hills and dam c.1930 / Watercolour with pencil, heightened with white on paper adhered to cardboard / Purchased 2002 with funds from Leighton Contractors Pty Limited through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation / © Kenneth Macqueen Estate | Roy Parkinson, Australia 1901-1945 / The coast at Port Macquarie c.1933 / Watercolour and gouache over pencil on wove paper on cardboard / Gift of public subscribers through Miss Jeanettie Sheldon, Gainsborough Gallery, Brisbane 1934.

[GOMA Talks] Tonight from 6.30pm host Sarah Kanowski, ABC Radio National & guests: LA-Based artist collective & exhibiting ‘Harvest’ artists Fallen Fruit; Dr Diane Kirkby; Joanna Savill, Good Food Month & Paul West, chef & host of River Cottage Australia examine how food has played a vital role in shaping our identities. If you can’t make it in view the live stream at http://tv.qagoma.qld.gov.au & share your comments to the panel using the twitter hashtag #GOMAtalks or SMS 04 888 TALKS (82557). Enjoy

Image: ‘Harvest’ Fallen Fruit of Brisbane: Pineapple Express! 2014 by Fallen Fruit