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

New to the Collection: Roland Wakelin
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New to the Collection: Roland Wakelin

“The painting works on several levels. A fine artistic statement, it incorporates the high-key colours and stippled brushstrokes associated with Sydney Modernists such as Grace Cossington Smith. This is seen in the ‘painting within a painting’, where the hues and textures enliven the landscape, and in the heightened colours Wakelin has used for his wife’s … 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