Exhibitions

Jul
1
Sat
2017
Indigenous Australian Collection: Namatjira Story @ Queensland Art Gallery
Jul 1 2017 @ 10:00 am – Nov 14 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Indigenous Australian Collection: Namatjira Story @ Queensland Art Gallery | South Brisbane | Queensland | Australia

One of the best known indigenous Australian artists is Albert Namatjira, he was a Western Arrernte-speaking artist from the MacDonnell Ranges and instead of traditional style paintings, he chose to paint in Western-Style, primarily landscapes which made him a celebrated pioneer of contemporary Indigenous art in the 1950s as well as the most famous Indigenous Australian of his generation. 

If you would like to know more about this exhibition, please visit their website here.

Aug
5
Sat
2017
Tow Row @ Queensland Art Gallery
Aug 5 2017 @ 10:00 am – Nov 21 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Tow Row @ Queensland Art Gallery | South Brisbane | Queensland | Australia

Tow Row is an exhibition deeply connected to concealed histories and the significance of object along with the power of memory and loss, specifically for the Aboriginal people from the Waanyi homeland along the Brisbane River. Using woven nets which are a traditional fishing tool among Aboriginals in the area, Judy Watson acknowledges the traditional owners of the site and their everyday fishing activities. 

If you would like to know more about this exhibition, please visit their website here.

Oct
27
Fri
2017
International and Asian Collection @ Queensland Art Gallery
Oct 27 2017 @ 10:00 am – Oct 31 2020 @ 5:00 pm
International and Asian Collection @ Queensland Art Gallery | South Brisbane | Queensland | Australia

Come along and experience the International and Asian Collection exhibition, wander among major works from the Gallery’s collections from around the world, including early European religious paintings, British portraits, Dutch paintings and even East Asian and European porcelain. 

If you would like to know more about this exhibition, please visit their website here.

The World Turns @ Queensland Art Gallery
Oct 27 2017 @ 10:00 am – May 18 2019 @ 5:00 pm
The World Turns @ Queensland Art Gallery | South Brisbane | Queensland | Australia

The center of this exhibition The World Turns is a small native water, known as the Kuril. In Aboriginal traditions, the Kuril is the caretaker of the land upon which this gallery and the sculpture stand. The kuril in this exhibiton is going about it’s business, even though it has shifted the world – represented by a large, upturned elephant – from its axis. The exhibition reminds us that many times, specific moments in history are recorded, but, as the world turns, there are many other stories. 

If you would like to know more about this exhibition, please visit their website here.

Aug
1
Wed
2018
Desert Colour @ South Australian Art Gallery
Aug 1 2018 @ 10:00 am – Mar 1 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Desert Colour @ South Australian Art Gallery | South Australia | Australia

Desert Colour

Strange as it may sound, the central Australian desert is filled with colour, varying from season to season. All of the magnificent paintings in this exhibition were created in the desert. Painted on Country by local artists living and also working in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands and the Spinifex Lands. These colourful paintings span fifteen years and celebrate the living desert as a home.

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To Have and to Hold: The Daalder Collection of Contemporary Jewellery @ South Australian Art Gallery
Aug 1 2018 @ 10:00 am – Mar 17 2019 @ 5:00 pm
To Have and to Hold: The Daalder Collection of Contemporary Jewellery @ South Australian Art Gallery | South Australia | Australia

To Have and to Hold: The Daalder Collection of Contemporary Jewellery

This is certainly an exhibition for jewellery lovers, the Art Gallery of South Australia, during 2017 received a generous donation. The donation consisted of 161 amazing examples of jewellery from private collectors. Within this collection are pieces spanning 100 years from art nouveau master René Lalique, through to contemporary pieces.

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Oct
26
Fri
2018
John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new @ South Australian Art Gallery
Oct 26 2018 @ 10:00 am – Jan 28 2019 @ 5:00 pm
John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new @ South Australian Art Gallery | South Australia | Australia

John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new

Bringing together a masterful collection of both traditional and contemporary art by leading contemporary artist John Mawurndjul, I am the old and the new, showcases bark painting along with meticulously painted rarrk (cross-hatching).
With over 160 paintings and sculptures from many collections both within Australia and overseas, this exhibition illuminates Kuninjku culture and the connection between land and ancestral power in Arnhem Land, which is Mawurndjul’s home in Western Australia.
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Nov
10
Sat
2018
Picasso: The Vollard Suite @ South Australian Art Gallery
Nov 10 2018 @ 10:00 am – Feb 3 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Picasso: The Vollard Suite @ South Australian Art Gallery | South Australia | Australia

Picasso: The Vollard Suite

The most celebrated etchings of famed artist Pablo Picasso can be found in this truly wonderful exhibition. Consisting of 100 works of art, produced between 1930 and 1937. These etchings represent a critical point in Picasso’s career, containing many themes in his work and even his self-representation as the minotaur. Ambroise Vollard, a well known French art dealer and publisher, gave Picasso his first exhibition in Paris back in 1901. The exhibition was put together in exchange for some pictures, 100 pictures, this exhibition consists of those 100 etchings Picasso created for Vollard.

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