New to the Collection: ‘Listening to the River’
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New to the Collection: ‘Listening to the River’

  Nici Cumpston belongs to the Barkindji people of the Darling River in northwestern New South Wales. Cumpston’s Listening to the River 2005/2016 is part of her ‘Attesting’ series, which responds to the changing environment of the Murray-Darling Basin due to human intervention.1 In 2007, the Murray’s ecology was disturbed when the Federal Government cut … Continue reading

The spectacular Spinifex Womens Collaborative painting
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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

New to the Collection: Jemima Wyman
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New to the Collection: Jemima Wyman

“What appeals to me about Wyman’s painting is the way she uses the canvas to explore the evocative properties of paint. It draws me in to an abstracted world of gridded lines, dots and circles that create the illusion of three-dimensional space.” – Alice-Anne Psaltis, Public Programs Officer, UQ Art Museum About the artwork To … Continue reading

New to the Collection: Emma Lindsay
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New to the Collection: Emma Lindsay

“For me, Emma Lindsay’s lusciously painted King Island Emu is a powerful reminder of the tragedy of mass extinction. The bird’s inquisitive pose is only an illusion – its stiff, immobile body has been coaxed back to ‘life’ by a taxidermist. Offering us more than an acutely observed nature study, Lindsay presents a poignant tribute … Continue reading