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

Presenting Maralinga: How are artists addressing our nuclear history?
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Presenting Maralinga: How are artists addressing our nuclear history?

In the coming months, UQ Art Museum will present Looking back & moving forward?, a series of discussions and pop-up events to re-visit and ignite debate around unresolved issues surrounding historical repression, land rights, living conditions, police brutality, and racial persecution.

The first in this series is Presenting Maralinga: How are artists addressing our nuclear history? 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