Art for Ev­ery­one at Bris­bane


Vision Magazine - - Contents - english Text By gaby klika chi­nese Text By steven Wu

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

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