[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
[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…
[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…
[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.
[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