Australia is infatuated with the Kelly Gang legend as a symbol of a defiant national psyche.
“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.
In 2014 Michael Eliadis generously donated a group of artworks to UQ through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program – it included Linda Marrinon’s ‘How I hate sexism’ (1982). Read more about this work or see it in the Art Museum during July – you’ll find it on the upper level.
About the artist “There is a compelling narrative element in Lisa Adams’s paintings that connects to her personal journey as an artist and the resolve and commitment she brings to her work. I think we can all identify with her and the challenges she sets herself – the desire to pursue and attain our goals.” …
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.
Peter Hennessey has always been drawn to structures that are inherently aesthetic. Indeed, he chooses his objects not only for their symbolic value, but also because they are visually and physically engaging.
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.