Visit ‘Harvest: Art, Film + Food’ to see works exploring the relationship between food and art | Until 21 September at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) | Open daily: 10.00am – 5.00pm

[What are you doing Sunday Brisbane?] Here’s our suggestion… 11am only at GOMA, watch the 1930s silent film ‘Prix de Beauté’ staring the luminous Louise Brooks in her last major role? / This one-off special presentation, with live accompaniment by David Bailey on the Gallery’s 1929 Wurlitzer organ (originally housed in Brisbane’s Regent Theatre), showcases recent restoration by the Cineteca di Bologna of the superior silent version / Detail: Production still from ‘Prix de Beauté’ 1930; Director: Augusto Genina; Image courtesy: Cineteca di Bologna

[From The Director] It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of our new Curatorial Manager of Australian Art, Jason Smith / Jason, Director and CEO of Heide Museum of Modern Art, Victoria since 2008, will commence in November and will lead QAGOMA’s Australian art programming and collection development / Read more on our blog

 

[Hanga After Hours] Are you a budding collector, or just want to know more?  /  Join Morris Low, Associate Professor of Japanese History, UQ, 6pm this Wed 20 Aug at QAG for a special free tour of ‘Hanga: Modern Japanese Prints’  /  He will reveal little-known stories about the artists and prints that make up this fascinating exhibition / Read more on our blog

Top: Masami Teraoka, Japan/United States b.1936 / Namiyo at Hanauma Bay (from ‘Hanauma Bay’ series) 1985 / Colour lithograph on buff Arches cover paper, ed. 72/150 / Purchased 1989 with funds from Queensland Coal Resources through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery / © The artist  //  Bottom: Masami Teraoka / McDonald’s Hamburgers Invading Japan/Chochin-me 1982 / 36-colour screenprint on Arches 88 paper / Purchased 2005. The Queensland Government’s Gallery of Modern Art Acquisitions Fund / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery / © The artist

[Columns] Despite its monumental size, this installation is light & translucent, meant to be seen through & walked through, an environment animated by you / Zilvinas Kempinas; Columns 2006; Magnetic tape; Purchased 2012 with funds from Tim Fairfax, AM, through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation; © the artist / Currently on view at QAG

[For each stencil a revolution] This artwork by Latifa Echakhch references the labour strikes, human rights demonstrations and war protests of the 1960s — for which carbon paper and stencil machines were used to reproduce political flyers / The work is only complete when alcohol is poured down the dark blue carbon paper sheets causing the pigment to bleed on the gallery floor / Latifa Echakhch; À chaque stencil une révolution (For each stencil a revolution) 2007; Purchased 2010 with a special allocation from the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation; © The artist / Currently on view at QAG

[World War One Commemorative Display] August 4, 1914 - Great Britain declares war on Germany, this declaration is binding on all dominions within the British Empire including Australia / Today we focus on two official war artists commissioned by the Australian Government: George W Lambert who concentrated on set-piece battle paintings in Palestine and Turkey, while Will Dyson, chose to accompany the troops into the battle zone and documented the everyday theatre of war on the European front; and Hilda Rix Nicholas, who in 1916 lost her husband Major George Matson Nicholas, and expressed a personal experience of war in her work. 

George W. Lambert, Australia/England 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 | Will Dyson, Australia 1880-1938; Battery Commander’s dug-out, Hill 60 (from ‘Australia at war’ series) 1917, printed 1918; Lithograph on paper; Gift of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia 1919; Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Hilda Rix Nicholas, Australia 1884-1961; Two soldiers 1918; Charcoal and crayon on cream canvas board; Gift of Rix Wright 1971; Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

[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…