Revealing concealed histories
Artists / Collection highlights / Judy Watson: concealed histories

Revealing concealed histories

Judy Watson is a prolific and acclaimed Brisbane-based artist, who belongs to the Waanyi people of northwestern Queensland. Her work has often reflected on the histories of Aboriginal people that lie submerged in the landscape. Watson made found 10 inches under in response to viewing an Aboriginal shield at UQ Anthropology Museum.1 The shield was … Continue reading

Emerging curators’ intelligent take on Judy Watson’s artwork
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Emerging curators’ intelligent take on Judy Watson’s artwork

UQ Art Museum’s Isabella Baker and Emma McLean have curated a beautiful exhibition of selected etchings and paintings by prolific Brisbane artist, Judy Watson, who belongs to the Waanyi people of northwest Queensland. UQ Honours student and Art Museum Digital Media assistant Hilary Thurlow caught up with Isabella and Emma to find more about their … Continue reading

in site: process, performance, documentation – curator insights
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in site: process, performance, documentation – curator insights

Responding thematically to Robert Smithson: Time Crystals, in site juxtaposes Australian experimental art practice from the 1960s and 1970s with more recent artworks that explore related ideas. Performative, site-specific or conceptually based, many of the works engage with the landscape through documented interventions that connect to environmental, political, or artistic concerns. Ahead of the opening … Continue reading

<i>in site: process, performance, documentation</i>
Artists / Exhibitions / Robert Smithson

in site: process, performance, documentation

Clive Murray-White will restage his iconic Smokebomb sculpture 1971 at sunset on the Forgan Smith lawn, just prior to the opening of in site: process, performance, documentation, a new exhibition juxtaposing Australian experimental art practices and ideas from the 1960s and 1970s with recent artworks. An experience not to be missed! Continue reading

UQ Art Museum congratulates Jenny Orchard  Winner of The University of Queensland National Self-Portrait Prize 2017
Artists / Exhibitions / National Self-Portrait Prize 2017

UQ Art Museum congratulates Jenny Orchard Winner of The University of Queensland National Self-Portrait Prize 2017

Sydney-based artist Jenny Orchard has been awarded The University of Queensland’s 2017 National Self-Portrait Prize.   Erica Green, Director of the University of South Australia’s Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum of Art and Curator of the 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, judged this year’s Prize. The announcement was made at the opening of the … Continue reading

Anastasia Booth’s <i>Teresa</i>
Artists / Ecstasy: Baroque and Beyond / Exhibitions / Film

Anastasia Booth’s Teresa

Upon first glance, Anastasia Booth’s copper sculpture Teresa appears to be a wingspan or a bird about to take flight: an ethereal vision that is part of this world but destined for elsewhere. Yet, these carefully polished copper rays are highly tangible; when illuminated, they exude warmth, while the shadows they cast vary and extend … Continue reading