‘Over the fence’ with Patrick Corrigan AM
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‘Over the fence’ with Patrick Corrigan AM

Patrick Corrigan AM is one of Australia’s most dedicated supporters of Australian contemporary art and artists. A long-time friend of UQ Art Museum, Patrick has generously provided access to his private collection for Over the fence – an exhibition of contemporary photography by Indigenous artists curated by Gordon Craig. We talked with Patrick about his … Continue reading

Marking 40 years of UQ Art Museum
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Marking 40 years of UQ Art Museum

As UQ Art Museum prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary, we asked Director Dr Campbell Gray for his thoughts on the institution’s longevity, the exhibition planned to mark the occasion and showcase the breadth of the University’s significant Art Collection, and what we can expect of the UQ Art Museum in the future. Q: Are … Continue reading

The ‘bare bones’ version – We who love: The Nolan slates
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The ‘bare bones’ version – We who love: The Nolan slates

  When you think Sidney Nolan, iconic images of the Australian outback or Ned Kelly may immediately come to mind, but it’s a lesser known series of Nolan’s paintings on slate that have long captivated art historian, writer and curator, Dr Chris McAuliffe. Chris is Professor of Art (Practice-led research) at the School of Art, … Continue reading

Digging through the rubble of Brisbane’s creative past
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Digging through the rubble of Brisbane’s creative past

UQ Art Museum’s 2012 exhibition ‘Return to Sender’ focused on artists who left Queensland during the Joh Bjelke-Petersen era. In contrast, ‘ephemeral traces: Brisbane’s artist-run scene in the 1980s’ shares the rich history of five artist-run spaces – One Flat, A Room, THAT Space, The Observatory and John Mills National – that operated between 1982 and 1988 within a changing Brisbane landscape, and often against the odds. Continue reading