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‘Journey’
COLLECTION FOCUS
Aug 2023 - Apr 2024

Tommy Mitchell’s Walu Rockhole Dreaming, Emu Heart, The Boy Who Turned Into Wind 2012, installed for ‘Journey’, GOMA, September 2023 / © Tommy Mitchell/Copyright Agency / Photograph: C Callistemon, QAGOMA / A colourful painting installed on a gallery wall, with windows either side.

Artists use the idea of journeys in many ways, both literal and metaphorical, to reflect on cultural identity, personal history and transformation. In these works, drawn from QAGOMA’s Collection, the artists map their place in the world through a shared engagement with symbols, nature, motion and fluidity. The works of art in ‘Journey’ abstract conventional notions of place and time to offer alternative ways to chart one’s experience — blurring the boundaries of the real and the imaginary.

 

‘Journey’ is on display at GOMA’s Level 2 Walkway and Landing from 12 August 2023 to 7 April 2024.
 


Feature image: Tommy Mitchell’s Walu Rockhole Dreaming, Emu Heart, The Boy Who Turned Into Wind 2012, installed for ‘Journey’, GOMA, September 2023 / © Tommy Mitchell/Copyright Agency / Photograph: C Callistemon, QAGOMA