SoFA & UQ Art Museum Emerging Arts Writers’ Award 2016 winning essay
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SoFA & UQ Art Museum Emerging Arts Writers’ Award 2016 winning essay

Australia is infatuated with the Kelly Gang legend as a symbol of a defiant national psyche. Continue reading

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New to the Collection: Hiromi Tango
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New to the Collection: Hiromi Tango

“I was burning angry… Then the dust storm came. The outside was dusty-grey yellow. It was hard to breathe… It was rather quiet and beautiful. The whole air was sepia and nostalgic.” Japanese-born performance and installation artist Hiromi Tango re-lives the day she created Insanity magnet (2006–2013) – see it in the Art Museum during October, or read more about the work. Continue reading

New to the Collection: Bill Henson
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New to the Collection: Bill Henson

With a career spanning forty years, Bill Henson is one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists and best-known photographers. Born in Melbourne in 1955, he had his first solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1975 when he was only 19. Since then, he has held over 80 solo exhibitions within Australia and overseas. Continue reading

New to the Collection: Lindy Lee
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New to the Collection: Lindy Lee

In 2014, The University of Queensland Art Collection was enriched by a generous gift of six works from Australian contemporary artist Lindy Lee through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program. The gift featured the large, flung-bronze work The Life of Form: One Billion Worlds (2012), which was recently included in Lindy Lee’s major survey show at UQ Art Musuem. Continue reading