Unpack the ‘art speak’ behind contemporary art

 

Would you drop a Han dynasty urn (c.206BC– 220AD) for art? Watch our Confronting Contemporary Art series hosted by Dr Louise R Mayhew which examines the challenging, intriguing and often confusing concepts and ‘art speak’ behind contemporary artworks. RELATED: Connect with our Virtual Events or Watch our video series. Presenting Partner: HSBC. JOIN IN: Draw Along…

Vida Lahey provides us with a little Brisbane mystery

The work by Vida Lahey (1882-1968), one of Queensland’s best loved artists is widely admired for her watercolour floral studies, however in Morning light, Brisbane River c.1925-30 Lahey has beautifully captured the effects of light on water, and also provides us with a little mystery which you may be able to solve for us, let…

Reflections of a Graduate Paper Conservator

As the Graduate Paper Conservation Intern, I have had the privilege of being fully immersed within the dynamic and exciting environment of the Conservation Department, made up of four specialty teams; works on paper, paintings and sculpture, and conservation framing. My day-to-day work is driven by exhibition preparation, documenting and housing newly acquired artworks. Working…

Use your body to express yourself: Draw along workshop

Forget what you’ve been taught about the ‘correct’ way to hold a pencil. Discover some unconventional ways you can use your body to express yourself, through drawing. Watch our virtual workshop presented by artist Dr Bill Platz. Let go of your tight grip on that pencil and instead try attaching your favourite drawing implement to…

Connect with our Yoga and meditation sessions

Take a quiet moment for yourself and experience art in a new light, through our virtual Quiet yoga and mindfulness sessions designed for kids and adults. Filmed within the heart of the Queensland Art Gallery’s Australian Art Collection, these sessions facilitated by instructor Miriam Van Doorn are designed to encourage you to slow down in…