[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

[Interested to know more about this work?] Join Dr Courtney Pedersen, Lecturer in Art History, The Queensland University of Technology, 1.30pm Saturday 19 July as she examines the role of women within the domestic labour discourse.

Mika Rottenberg’s video installations feature predominantly female characters of striking physical presence who undertake seemingly mundane tasks – within unusual environments – resulting in unexpected outcomes / ‘Mary’s cherries’ was inspired by the story of a woman with a rare blood type who decided to make a career out of selling her blood / The characters in this work harvest their own long, red fingernails to create a lustrous food product.

Production stills: Mika Rottenberg, Argentina b.1976, ‘Mary’s cherries’ (details) 2004, Single-channel video installation: 5:50 minutes, Purchased 2013. Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation, Collection: Queensland Art Gallery, © The artist 

[Highlight] Recently acquired by the Gallery, this playful, retro-styled optical work by Australian artist Lincoln Austin was inspired by his interest in music, mathematics & puzzles… Read more on his work

[Love a design market?] This Saturday 19 July 9am – 4pm enjoy a wonderful day of shopping at GOMA’s Winter Design Market featuring unique Australian-made jewellery, ceramics, paper products, textiles & more direct from the makers – & don’t forget to visit the GOMA Store’s huge range of books, art merchandise & designer gifts

Congratulations to QAGOMA Executive Chef Josue Lopez & the team at the GOMA Restaurant for being awarded a highly coveted Chef’s Hat at the 2014/15 Brisbane Times Good Food Guide awards / The GOMA Restaurant, the only hatted food outlet at a State Gallery is open for lunch Wednesday – Sunday (12noon—3pm) / Dessert: Magnum Opus – Valrhona chocolate, violet ice cream, honeycomb, cocoa nib (gf)

[GOMA Talks] is back this Thursday 6.30pm with ‘Food, Art & Life’ during Harvest… How does food shape who you are? Check out the first evening with Anthony Funnell presenter of ABC Radio National’s Future Tense, & guests Tony Mahar, Dr Carol Richards, Dr Jaz Hee-jeong Choi, & Josue Lopez (Executive Chef, QAGOMA) discuss food security & the future of food.

View the live stream of GOMA Talks and share your comments, feedback and questions to the panel using the twitter hash tag #GOMAtalks or SMS 04 888 TALKS (82557).