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FAIRWEATHER, Ian; Pumicestone Passage

After a restless early life, in 1953 artist Ian Fairweather (1891-1974) consolidated his home and art in a hut on Bribie Island, in Brisbane’s Moreton Bay. The following 20 years saw Fairweather…

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fatmi, mounir; The angel's black leg

Moroccan artist mounir fatmi’s keen eye was developed as a child by the local flea market, where the sounds, smells and images of local and imported products competed for attention.(1) His…

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FAVARETTO, Lara; Gummo IV

Working predominantly in sculpture, Italian artist Lara Favaretto constructs tragicomic situations that reveal the absurdity and pathos of everyday life and commonplace objects. Favaretto calls her…

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FIZELLE, Rah; Construction II

Rah Fizelle was a pioneer of abstract art in Sydney during the 1930s and 40s, and Construction II is an important part of the Gallery's Australian modernist holdings. It joins works by artists such as…

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FLAVELLE, ROBERTS & SANKEY; Bracelet

This charming gold bracelet is the most significant piece of Queensland jewellery to come to the Gallery’s notice in recent years. The delicacy and refinement of the bracelet suggests that it may have…

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FOLEY, Fiona; DISPERSED

If as a colony we should indulge in wholesale murder of the race we are dispossessing, let us have the courage of our opinions and murder openly and deliberately — calling it murder, not…

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FOROUHAR, Parastou

Parastou Forouhar’s diverse artistic practice, which ranges across installation, photography and drawing, engages directly with her personal biography. Forouhar, who grew up in Iran, was the daughter…

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FOROUHAR, Parastou; Swanrider

Iranian artist Parastou Forouhar is increasingly heralded as an important new face in the fields of photography and installation art. Mobilising the ornamental motifs of Persian miniatures as well as…

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FORSTER, Robert; (Spherical pot)

Queensland potter Robert Forster (b.1944) lectured in ceramics at the Queensland College of the Arts from 1974–76. Of his exhibition at the Design Arts Centre, Brisbane, in 1977, Dr Gertrude Langer…

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FRIEND, Donald; Adam and Eve

In his search for tropical and exotic environments the prominent Australian artist, Donald Friend (1915–89), made numerous visits to north Queensland and also spent time in Nigeria, Sri Lanka (then…

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GABORI, Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally; Dibirdibi Country

Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda (Mrs Gabori) was born around 1924 on the south side of Bentinck Island, of the South Wellesley Island Group in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Her Kaiadilt language name,…

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GASCOIGNE, Rosalie; Overland

Rosalie Gascoigne is among the most highly regarded Australian artists of recent history. Coming to art somewhat later in life - only holding her first exhibition in 1974 at the age of 57 - Gascoigne…

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GENDE, Simon; Leadership tussle in Australia: Rudd v Gillard

Papua New Guinean artist Simon Gende is known for his insightful and often humorous commentary on international events and icons. Working with saturated colour and stylised or silhouetted figures,…

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GILL, Simryn; Dalam

This work is a series of 260 colour photographs of common living areas from homes across Malaysia which Simryn Gill photographed in June and July 2001. The title of the work is the Malay word meaning…

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GILL, Simryn; Pooja/Loot

Born in Singapore in 1959, Simryn Gill grew up in Port Dickson, Malaysia, travelling to Jaipur, India to complete high school and then Britain for further study. Gill's personal history is complex,…

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GIMHONGSOK; Canine Construction

Gimhongsok’s work is characterised by a deadpan humour. His references to art history and contemporary culture collide with political and ethical questions, visual gags, and sophisticated ruminations…

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GRAY, Julia Mage'au; Best foot forward

Over a career spanning decades, Julia Mage’au Gray has creatively responded to her Pacific heritage and culture. Inspired by its performance traditions Gray revives and adapts customary forms, working…

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GRIGGS, David; Frog boy's dissertation into a new karaoke cult

David Griggs is one of the most distinctive younger painters in Australia today. He harnesses the emotional impact of figurative art and applies it to contemporary social issues, creating provocative…

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GUAN Wei; Echo

Guan Wei draws on both his Chinese heritage and his contemporary experience of Australia, his adopted homeland. In Echo, Guan Wei has appropriated Jiu Ri Shi Cheng Tu Juan, a landscape painting by…

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GYATSO, Gonkar; Angel

Over the past decade there has developed a growing international awareness of Tibetan contemporary art. A key figure is London-based artist and gallery director Gonkar Gyatso. Emerging in the mid…

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HAERIZADEH, Rokni; Subversive salami in a ragged briefcase...

Rokni Haerizadeh is an Iranian-born, Dubai-based painter and animator who has garnered international attention for his lyrical social critiques painted in a contemporary Persian miniature style. He…

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HALL, Bernard; Lady with sponge

Lindsay Bernard Hall (1859–1935) was an artist, teacher and director of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in Melbourne from 1892 to 1933. Hall is noted for his interiors and still lifes, and some…

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HALL, Fiona; Fly away home

Fiona Hall’s Fly away home, a large-scale installation for children and families, was originally created to accompany the 2010 exhibition ‘21st Century: Art in the First Decade’, and was re-created on…

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HARRIS, Brent; Station X (The disrobing)

Prominent Australian painter and printmaker Brent Harris treads the lines between figuration and abstraction. This important early work illustrates Harris’s journey from geometric abstraction and the…

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HAVINI, Taloi; Russel and the Panguna Mine...

The photographic series ‘Blood Generation’ is born out of the people of Bougainville’s ongoing grief over the loss of their land as the result of mining interests. When Bougainville artist Taloi…

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HAZOUME, Romuald

Romuald Hazoumé is a Beninese artist of Yoruba origin — one of the largest ethnic groups in West Africa. He was brought up in a Catholic family but has kept close contact with the Vordun culture, a…

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Hidden Treasure (Sevres style and MEISSEN)

It is easy to forget that paintings, sculpture, textiles, drawings, prints and furniture, decorative objet d’art and domestic wares once coexisted in court and private collections throughout Europe…

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HOBSON, Naomi; Malkarti Pole (Dancing Pole)

Naomi Hobson is one of a new generation of contemporary Indigenous artists who is already making her mark nationally. Hobson is from the Kaantju/Umpila language group and grew up in the township of…

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HÖLLER, Carsten; Left/Right Slide

Carsten Holler worked as a biologist before becoming an artist, and his art works might be thought of as experiments that act on the viewer in surprising ways. He has stated that experience is the…

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HUANG Yong Ping; Ressort

A gigantic aluminium snake skeleton that spirals 53 metres from ceiling to floor, Ressort 2012 was the centrepiece of APT7, installed in the Watermall. A major work by one of the leading figures in…

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