Philanthropists and collections – curator insights
Philanthropists and Collections

Philanthropists and collections – curator insights

Take a virtual walk through the exhibition with curator Samantha Littley and hear some of the stories behind the exhibition’s featured artworks and the generous donors who have helped shape the UQ Art Collection. About the exhibition Philanthropy has played a vital role in the evolution of the UQ Art Collection, which was established through … Continue reading

The spectacular Spinifex Womens Collaborative painting
Collection highlights / New To The Collection / The Dust Never Settles

The spectacular Spinifex Womens Collaborative painting

Background In the 1950s, the Spinifex People or Pila Nguru were forced from their homes by a severe drought and the nuclear testing scheme that Britain embarked on at Maralinga in the remote west of South Australia, with approval from the Australian government. The Pila Nguru returned to their native lands in the 1980s to … Continue reading