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Richard Bell’s ‘Embassy’
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Richard Bell’s ‘Embassy’

Richard Bell’s Embassy has travelled internationally since its first incarnation in 2013. The installation consists of a large military-style canvas tent surrounded by painted protest signs with slogans such as “White Invaders You Are Living on Stolen Land”, “…Why! Preach Democracy” and “…We Wuz Robbed”. Bell’s installation is inspired by the first Aboriginal Tent Embassy … Continue reading

Artist residency sparks big ideas
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Artist residency sparks big ideas

Conversations about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander place names, languages, histories and climate unfolded as thirty Aboriginal students worked with artist in residence Tony Albert to create Terra Nullius (with Scrooge) for the major exhibition by proppaNOW, OCCURRENT AFFAIR at UQ Art Museum. About the artworkTony Albert’s painting Terra Nullius (with Scrooge) recreates the Australian … Continue reading

Jennifer Herd: In defence
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Jennifer Herd: In defence

In defence (2021) is the first large-scale public artwork by local artist Jennifer Herd, a Mbarbarrum woman of Far North Queensland. Herd is a founding member of the Brisbane-based proppaNOW Aboriginal artist collective and the Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art (CAIA) undergraduate program at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane. Her artistic practice draws … Continue reading

UQ Art Museum’s 2021 creative program
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UQ Art Museum’s 2021 creative program

Major exhibitions and projects by artists and collectives exploring what union, and disunion, looks like beyond the challenging events of 2020, will anchor UQ Art Museum’s creative program, UNION 2021. Senior Curator Peta Rake said the universal experience of living together, and alone, locally and globally, during a worldwide pandemic meant the central issues around … Continue reading

Introducing our new Kinnane Endowment Fund Visitor Engagement intern
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Introducing our new Kinnane Endowment Fund Visitor Engagement intern

Rachaell Crawford-Corser is currently researching cultural mediation for her Master’s dissertation at UQ, so her appointment as our new Kinnane Endowment Fund Visitor Engagement intern is a heavenly match. We caught up with Rachaell to find out a little more about cultural mediation, her new role, and what she’s experienced so far.   You’re the … Continue reading