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 …
Dr Bruce Martin’s connection to UQ Art Museum is long and deep, his grandfather being instrumental in brokering some of the most significant early gifts to the University’s art collection.
Immerse yourself in Angelica Mesiti’s mesmerising three-channel video work featured in The Dust Never Settles during July and read more about the fascinating whistling languages the work addresses.
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 …
Watch behind the scenes preparation for the ‘Denise Green: Beyond and Between – A Painter’s Journey’
Fiona Lowry is renowned for atmospheric paintings in which she examines the conventions of portraiture and landscape painting. Her works are laden with unsettling overtones and often evoke a sense of menace.
Australian Richard Bell and American Emory Douglas each established significant careers independently before entering into their artistic partnership.