René Lalique: Rare Art Nouveau vases

 

Glass designer René Lalique’s name evokes timeless French refinement and marks a unique figure in early twentieth-century art and design. These rare Art Nouveau vases are fine examples of the influence of Japanese design in Europe during this period. Born on 6 April in 1860, Lalique’s glassware is still instantly recognisable. Lalique’s creations were highly…

Grace Lillian Lee: Preserving culture through fashion and design

QAGOMA’s Open Studio artist is designer, curator, mentor and business owner Grace Lillian Lee. One of five contemporary Australian artists, Lee shares her studio practice and provides insights into how she works. Open Studio at the Queensland Art Gallery is a home for the creative process. Whether you are looking at artworks selected by each…

Edit-a-thon: Women artists from the Collection

The QAGOMA Research Library played host to an Art+Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon on International Women’s Day 2020. Across the globe people participated in the edit-a-thon, aimed at addressing the under-representation of women, feminism and the arts on Wikipedia. Presented by Dr Louise R Mayhew the communal workshop gave participants the opportunity to contribute to the digital…

QAGOMA Foundation: Integral to the story of our Collection

As the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) celebrates 125 years since its establishment on 29 March 2020, we look at the role of the Foundation in sustaining a philanthropic community at QAGOMA that has been integral to the story of the Gallery’s Collection and the success of its exhibitions and other…

Music inspired by art

Throughout history, artists, musicians and performers have inspired each other. Artistic exchange can open up new ways of thinking, be an influential source of inspiration, or provide a spark that simply moves you, without explanation. Brisbane-based contemporary classical group Nonsemble composed three pieces, inspired by the work of artists Margaret Olley, Ben Quilty and the…