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BROWNE, Colin; Winter pot

Colin Browne (b.1949) is a conceptual artist potter interested in the purity of basic shapes and form. In 1975, he set up a studio in Carlton, Victoria and taught with the Beaumaris Pottery Group,…

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BURTON, Wawiriya; Ngayuku ngura - My Country and COULTHARD, Nellie Ngampa; Tjuntala Ngurangka (Country with Acacia Wattle)

Wawiriya Burton and Nellie Ngampa Coulthard, women of Australia’s central desert, are nationally significant contemporary painters whose colourful representations of their Country are shaping…

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CAI Guo-Qiang; Dragon or Rainbow Serpent

Cai Guo-Qiang's gunpowder project for the 'Second Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art' at the Queensland Art Gallery in 1996 was to be one of the most ambitious site-specific art projects…

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CAI Guo-Qiang; Heritage

On first encountering Cai Guo-Qiang’s 2013 installation Heritage, many visitors gasp in awe and surprise, a visceral response that is at once sensory and emotional. While many contemporary works of…

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Change Generators

When celebrated French artist Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968) began presenting mass-produced, utilitarian objects – which he called ‘readymades’ – in a gallery setting, he disrupted the centuries-long…

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CHAPMAN, Nancy Nyanjilpayi; Mukurtu

Lake Dora, a short walk,no more than a minute or two,down the track from Punmu,stays silent and whiteall through the day and night,the red roads having given way tothe soft soak groundand the salt…

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CHARTERIS, Chris; Bwebwerake (to grow, to evolve)

Bwebwerake — a Kiribati word meaning to grow or to evolve(1) — is the title of Chris Charteris’s elegantly crafted new sculptural work acquired for the Gallery’s Pacific collection. The word itself…

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Chinese glass paintings

A striking pair of reverse glass paintings made for the China trade in the late nineteenth century is a welcome addition to the Gallery’s collection of objects produced for export. In an age that…

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CHITRAKAR, Jaba; Nirbhaya - Delhi rape case

Patachitras or ‘pats’ are scroll paintings from West Bengal, in eastern India, that are intimately bound up with itinerant storytelling and song. Historically, pats were cloth scrolls on which…

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CHRISTANTO, Dadang; For those: Who are poor, Who are suffer(ing)...

Dadang Christanto studied at the Indonesian Art College in Yogyakarta, graduating in 1978. In Indonesia the 1970s was a decade marked by large-scale student protests and political activism. The Art…

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CHRISTANTO, Dadang; Manusia tanah (The earth human)

The work Manusia tanah (The earth human) was included in Dadang Christanto's solo exhibition in Yogyakarta in 1997. The show included a series of works of lone heads as well as a group of seven large…

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CHUNG, Tiffany; roaming with the dawn - snow drifts, rain falls, d...

Born in Vietnam, artist Tiffany Chung (b.1969) spent much of her youth in California, where she completed postgraduate studies before returning to her native country in 2000.

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CLARK, Tony; Putto David

Tony Clark based Putto David on a sketch by Raphael of Michelangelo's famous sculpture, David 1501-04. The practice of sketching from the works of other artists was an integral part of an art…

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COOK, Michael; Broken Dreams series

Michael Cook’s photographs have become well known for a whimsical and unique interplay of surrealism and political potency. The ‘Broken Dreams’ series 2010 was one of the Queensland Indigenous…

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Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen, Portrait of a lady, half length, in a red and white dress with blue bows, c.1640

As is the case with many portraits from the seventeenth century, identifying the sitter is difficult as supporting provenance and documentation for paintings from the period is unavailable in more…

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COTTON, Shane; Red Shift

The painting Red Shift includes a rock cliff face alongside which birds soar or are sucked into a dark vortex, the sheer presence of this vertiginous work is disquietingly powerful and affecting. The…

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COYLE, Matt, Worry doll series

Hobart-based graphic novelist Matt Coyle is definitely not afraid of confronting life's darker side. In fact, he taps into some sort of demented collective unconscious to create the twisted narratives…

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CREED, Martin; Work no. 189

British artist Martin Creed's pared-back approach to making art — adapting everyday situations or objects — reflects many of the ideas underpinning the collection of Fluxus multiples and works gifted…

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DAGVASAMBUU, Uuriintuya; Path to wealth

APT8 marks the beginning of the Gallery’s engagement with Mongolia, with the inclusion of works by four young Mongol zurag painters who have revived a national cultural tradition by applying it to…

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DANGAR, Anne; Tea service

Anne Dangar (1885–1951) was an Australian artist who, despite living in France for many years, made an important contribution to the development of Modernism here. Her correspondence with Grace…

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DAWSON, Janet; Coffee table

In late 1960 artist Janet Dawson returned to Australia from Europe, buoyed by contemporary developments in abstraction. She opted to work with the innovative exhibition, retail and project space…

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DEGAS, Edgar; Danseuse regardant la plante de son pied droit,...

The Gallery was honoured with a gift from the estate Margaret Olley, AM, in 2012 - a superb sculpture by Edgar Degas titled Danseuse regardant la plante de son pied droit (Dancer looking at the sole…

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DEMAND, Thomas; Landing

Landing is a major work by German artist Thomas Demand, a pioneering figure in contemporary photography, that was first displayed at the artist's 2007 survey exhibition at the Irish Museum of Modern…

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ECHAKHCH, Latifa; A chaque stencil une revolution...

Born in Morocco and raised and educated in France, Latifa Echakhch draws on objects and motifs relating to her Moroccan heritage as well as from her experience of European and North American post-war…

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Édouard Vuillard, The Hessel’s drawing room (Le salon des Hessel), c.1905

Modern life is a term so often associated with European art of the late nineteenth-century, particularly in France where the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists had placed it at the centre of their…

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EGGLESTON, William; Untitled

Tennessee-born William Eggleston, known as the 'father of colour photography', radically changed the way colour photography came to be seen as an art form. He worked with this medium from the mid…

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Empire and Image

The relationship between Britain and its colonies — in India, in particular — has a complex and contested history. Britain became an enormously powerful imperial nation during Queen Victoria’s reign…

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ENGLUND, Ivan; Rosey morn no.1

In 1956, Ivan Englund (1915–2007) became one of the four founding members of the Potters Society of Australia. He taught art and ceramics in institutions in Canberra and across Victoria and New South…

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EZAWA, Kota; Lennon Sontag Beuys

In 1998, contemporary artist Kota Ezawa stopped making films with ‘live’ actors and began working with computer animation. The ‘constructed-ness’ of animation, crystallised for Ezawa a means to…

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FAIRWEATHER, Ian; Gethsemane

Fairweather was born in Scotland and studied at London's Slade School of Fine Art from 1920 to 1924. Three years later, he left England and spent the next 20 years travelling, visiting places as…

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