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HUNT & ROSKELL; Presentation vase

The magnificent Presentation vase 1864, made by the firm of Hunt and Roskell (1843–97) is the most important example of Victorian silver in the Queensland Art Gallery Collection. It has significant…

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HUNTER, Robert; No.1 untitled painting

Senior Australian painter Robert Hunter is known for his delicately nuanced, close-toned, near-monochrome paintings that endlessly adapt and reinvent the abstract grid. He has been pursuing this…

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ISHIKAWA, Mao; Red Flower: The Women of Okinawa

Okinawan photographer Mao Ishikawa, despite her 65 years, made a vivid appearance during the opening weekend of APT9, with a fierce assertion of Okinawan identity at the APT9 symposium. What is now…

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IWASAKI, Takahiro; Reflection Model (Perfect Bliss)

Takahiro Iwasaki’s Reflection Model (Perfect Bliss) 2010–12 is an intricate miniature recreation of Phoenix Hall, part of Japan’s Byodo-in Temple complex. It reproduces the building’s reflection in…

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JAARSMA, Mella; Hi inlander

Like many Europeans before her, Mella Jaarsma has made her life far from the land of her birth, the Netherlands. Originally trained as an artist in Groningen, then Jakarta and Yogyakarta, she has…

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Jake & Dinos Chapman, Etchasketchathon (series), 2005"

Brothers Jake and Dinos Chapman came to prominence in the mid 1990s alongside their so-called ‘YBA’ (Young British Artist) peers Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Sam Taylor-Wood. Since that time this…

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James Fairfax gift

‘A Fleeting Bloom: Japanese Art from the Collection’ includes ceramics, paintings, photography and sculpture that highlight an aesthetic of impermanent beauty, transitory moments and the natural…

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John William Waterhouse, The Mystic Wood, c.1910

The mystic wood is a late work by the Italian-born British Royal Academician, John William Waterhouse, dated at c.1910 by Waterhouse's biographer, Dr Anthony Hobson, and at c.1914–17 by Peter Trippi,…

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KAPOOR, Anish; Void (#13)

Leading contemporary artist Anish Kapoor was born in India in 1954 and, through his Indian and Jewish ancestral lineage and his mainly British art education, has a rich cultural heritage. Kapoor…

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KATA, Cathy; Bilum-wear

Woven and looped bags continue to be created and worn by women the world over. Used for carrying personal items and foodstuffs, nursing children, or as a form of currency, bags are an essential part…

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KAUFFMANN, Angelica; The deserted Costanza

When Angelica Kauffman (1741–1807) arrived in London in June 1766, the city was a teeming urban centre of commerce and culture. Theatres, coffee houses, literary clubs, picture dealers, print and book…

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KELLY, Deborah; Beastliness

For several years, Deborah Kelly has been cutting up diverse magazines to create collages that amalgamate the feminine and the grotesque, spawning mythical hybrid beings that are fantastic in every…

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KEMPINAS, Zilvinas; Columns

Zilvinas Kempinas is a leading figure in contemporary Lithuanian art and represented the country at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009. Kempinas is renowned for producing beguiling and at times…

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KIHARA, Yuki; Old Courthouse, Apia

In the late nineteenth century, French artist Paul Gauguin borrowed stylistic traits from Italian Renaissance fresco painting to create the ambitious, nearly four-metre-long painting D'où venons nous…

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KILLEEN, Richard; Don't forget the spider

In his influential book Art and Agency (1998), anthropologist Alfred Gell explores the ways in which complex and visually puzzling patterns have been used throughout the world to ward off evil.(1)…

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KIMGIMANI, Alexia; Au (sago pots)

The day we met Alexia Kimgimani, a group of older Aibom women were demonstrating a pottery firing for us. After two weeks of travelling along the Sepik River looking at carving and visiting men’s haus…

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KOIZUMI, Meiro; Double projection #1 (Where the Silence Fails)

As registered in Tadasu Takamine’s spellbinding installation Fukushima Esperanto 2012 at APT7, the world of art has not been immune to the effects of the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck the…

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KRIMPER, Schulim; Sideboard

In postwar Australia, growing consumer confidence and demand for luxury goods led to an increased awareness of, and greater markets for, Australian design. Furniture designers embraced the modernist…

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KUSAMA, Yayoi; Infinity nets

In the work Infinity nets, Yayoi Kusama revisits iconographic aspects of the large white paintings she executed from 1958 to the late 1960s. The characteristic, obsessive repetition and variation of…

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LAHEY, Vida; Morning light, Brisbane River

The exhibition 'Vida Lahey: Colour and Modernism', held at the Queensland Art Gallery in 2010–11, revealed the strength and vibrancy of Vida Lahey’s floral studies in watercolour, her accomplishments…

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LAING, Rosemary; Multiple works (5)

Contemporary artist Rosemary Laing is synonymous with her expansive, cinematic view of the Australian landscape and its history. Although she creates all her works ‘in-camera’, without 3-D…

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LALIQUE, René; (7 glass vases)

René Lalique’s glassware is instantly recognisable. It is opalescent and luminous, moulded with intricate patterns and motifs, and innovatively combines frosted and clear glass. Lalique’s creations…

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LAMBERT, George W.; (War composition)

Australian war artists have made a rich contribution to Australian art, while playing a significant role in Australia’s interpretation of its wartime history. One of Australia’s earliest and most…

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LE, Dinh Q.; The farmers and the helicopters

In his work, American-based Dinh Q LE, addresses important social and historical issues of post-war Vietnam. The farmers and the helicopters was commissioned for 'The 5th Asia-Pacific Triennial of…

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LEANG Seckon; Indochina

Leang Seckon’s autobiographical-driven practice reflects on his direct experiences of the turbulent and violent modern history of his country. Born in Pier Reang, Prey Veng province, Cambodia, in…

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LEE Mingwei; Writing the unspoken

Inspired by Buddhist ritual and language, Lee Mingwei's Writing the unspoken, a project developed for the 'Third Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art' at the Queensland Art Gallery in 1999, was…

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LEE Ufan; With Winds

Lee Ufan, who was born in Korea in 1936, moved to Japan at the age of 20 and entered Nihon University: he graduated in 1961 with a degree in modern Western philosophy. While completing his degree he…

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LEE Wen; Journey of a yellow man no. 13: Fragmented bodies...

Lee Wen graduated from LaSalle College of Arts, Singapore in 1990, and continued his study at the City of London Polytechnic, England (1990-92). He has performed and exhibited widely in Singapore and…

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LEGASPI, Jose; Phlegm

Phlegm comprises 1007 charcoal drawings on loose-leaf bond paper, arranged as a grid. The seemingly random sequence compounds the difficulty of unearthing the linearity of what appears to be a tragic…

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LIU Xiao Xian; The way we eat

The way we eat consists of an ornate set of English Victorian flatware and a single pair of chopsticks, totalling 33 pieces, all reproduced in fine unglazed bone china. In The way we eat Liu Xiao Xian…

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