Revisiting Brisbane’s young radicals of the 1940s
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Revisiting Brisbane’s young radicals of the 1940s

At a time when artist-run spaces were a dynamic part of the local art scene in the 1980s, UQ Art Museum Associate Director (Curatorial) Michele Helmrich was embarking on an Honours Thesis that would lead her to explore two groups of young Brisbane writers and artists in the 1940s, Barjai and Miya Studio Continue reading

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The ‘bare bones’ version – We who love: The Nolan slates
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The ‘bare bones’ version – We who love: The Nolan slates

  When you think Sidney Nolan, iconic images of the Australian outback or Ned Kelly may immediately come to mind, but it’s a lesser known series of Nolan’s paintings on slate that have long captivated art historian, writer and curator, Dr Chris McAuliffe. Chris is Professor of Art (Practice-led research) at the School of Art, … Continue reading

New to the Collection: Lyell Bary
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New to the Collection: Lyell Bary

“I’m drawn to Lyell Bary’s bold choice of colours. He’s transformed the smooth contours of wood grain into a wild, psychedelic ride. By making simple alterations to this ordinary material, he invites us on a bizarre sojourn to a state of altered consciousness.” – Emily Poore, Curatorial Assistant, UQ Art Museum About the artist Brisbane-based … Continue reading