Art for Everyone at Brisbane
The Queensland Art Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) are the jewels in the crown of not just Brisbane’s but Queensland's art scene and helped put the city on the world stage. The two institutions, in adjacent buildings on the banks of the Brisbane river and part of the Queensland Cultural Centre, focus their programs and exhibitions on the contemporary art of Australia, Asia and the Pacific. 昆士蘭現代藝術館與昆士蘭藝術館是昆士蘭藝術中心的重要組成，主要展覽來自澳洲與亞太地區的現代藝術作品。他們彷彿兩顆璀璨的寶石閃爍於布裡斯本河畔，與城市中的街頭作品，讓布里斯本位世界藝術都市之列。
The Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) is proud to have pre-dated and spearheaded similar cultural developments and ambitious gallery extensions in other states in Australia. on December 1, 2016, GOMA celebrated its 10th anniversary with an array of new commissions and free birthday exhibitions. It marked this milestone with a new public sculpture, tow row, by Queensland Indigenous artist Judy Watson.
“This use of fibre and water as the conduit for catching fish evokes ideas of sustenance, family, culture, survival….the fragility of the objects cloak their hidden strength, a metaphor for the resilience of Aboriginal people who have held onto the importance of land, culture and family through adversity and deprivation”, Ms. Watson states.
The art initiative aims to visibly acknowledge the continuous role played by Indigenous Australians in the cultural life of this country and is taking its permanent place of pride in the forecourt of the Gallery.
昆士蘭現代藝術館藏有其他州少見的藝術作品。2016年12月1日，為慶祝藝術館成立10 周年，藝術館委託藝術家創作了許多新作品，並在前院樹立起昆士蘭土著藝術家 Judy Watson 創作的雕塑：Tow Row。
「使用漁網的概念會讓人們想到生計，家庭，文化與生存。有時，看似弱小的身軀下會隱藏著巨大的力量，這隱喻了土著人在逆境中展現出的堅韌個性。」Judy Watson 表示。
The Queensland Art Gallery (QAG), meanwhile, is celebrating with “Making Modernism”. These are works of two of Australia’s best-known women artists, Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith, together with iconic works by one of America’s most innovative painters, Georgia o'keeffe — all pioneering women of the 1910s and 1920s who contributed greatly to the development of international modernism distinct from European traditions.
As Kyla Mcfarlane, Acting Curatorial Manager at Australian Art QAGOMA explains, these modernists “all have highly individual styles but are connected by their choice of subject, experimentation with light, colour and form, and their commitment to presenting alternative ways of seeing the world. They also creatively reinvented the still life, which they saw as a lab for compositions, especially with flowers. Each also developed a close attention to the natural world and landscape as a way of expressing place and the notion of ‘home’. While these artists worked in parallel, bringing them together has drawn wonderful and rich connections between the three.”
“Making Modernism” is a collaboration between the Georgia o’keeffe Museum, Heide Museum of Modern Art, the Art Gallery of NSW and QAGOMA. It is the largest display of o’keeffe’s works ever to visit Australia. The exhibition runs until June 11 and will travel to the Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney from July 1 to october 2, 2017.
目前正在昆士蘭藝術館展出的「Making Modernism」，彙集了澳大利亞兩位著名的女藝術家 Margaret Preston 與 Grace Cossington Smith，及美國最具創意的畫家之一 Georgia O」keeffe 的作品。以紀念這三位女性先驅在 1910 年與 1920 年代對推動區別於歐洲傳統藝術的現代主義藝術所作出的努力。
昆士蘭藝術館澳大利亞藝術代理館長 Kyla Mcfarlane 稱，這三位現代主義藝術家都具有獨特的個人風格，通過她們的選材、用光、色彩以及藝術形式，能感受到她們看待世界的方式。
「Making Modernism」將巡迴於全球多家藝術館，7月 1 日至 10 月2日將在位於悉尼的新南威爾士州美術館展出。
As if QAGOMA were not enough, Brisbane has also made a name for itself with its street art. The city holds the Brisbane Street Art Festival (BSAF) every February. A street guide is available showing where permanent mural art can be enjoyed by everyone free of charge.
Georgia o’keeffe, USA 1887–1986 / Petunia No. 2 1924 / oil on canvas / 91.4 x 76.2 cm / Gift of The Burnett Foundation and Gerald and Kathleen Peters / Collection: Georgia o’keeffe Museum / © Georgia o’keeffe Museum
Queensland Indigenous artist Judy Watson in front of her new landmark sculpture tow row in the forecourt of GOMA
Georgia o’keeffe / Ram’s Head, Blue Morning Glory 1938 / Georgia o’keeffe Museum, Gift of The Burnett Foundation / © Georgia ’Keeffe Museum
Harold Cazneaux / Margaret Preston in her garden, Mosman 1930 / Collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales Library and Archive, Sydney