Author: Media Release

New works from the Centre at WAG

Woollongabba Art Gallery (known as WAG to its friends) is hosting two new sets of paintings from the centre, for the next month Downstairs © Tilau Nangala Ngurra Nganampa “Community” featuring Papunya Tjupi Opening Friday, 7 February 6.00pm – 9.00pm Exhibition Dates 4 February ~ 22 March 2014 ~ Upstairs © Wintjiya Napaltjarri Paintings from Central Australia Opening Friday, 7 February 6.00pm – 9.00pm Exhibition Dates 4 February ~ 15 February 2014 Woolloongabba Art Gallery 613 Stanley Street Woolloongabba Q 4102 Tuesday to Saturday 9am –...

Read More

New blood at the top for Modern Art

The Institute of Modern Art on the corner of Brunswick and Berwick St, Fortitude Valley has new Co-Directors, Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh. Aileen and Johan are both writers and curators, and they join us from their previous post as Co-Directors of the Centre for Contemporary Art Derry-Londonderry (CCA), Northern Ireland. They bring with them a commitment to supporting the production of new artwork, inter-institutional collaboration, and education. Over the coming months, they will build a program of research-led thematic seasons, involving exhibitions, residencies, publications, and discursive initiatives, embedding the IMA in its region, while connecting it internationally. At the CCA,...

Read More

National Gallery of Canada buys work by Queenslander Danie Mellor

Queensland Arts Minister Ian Walker has congratulated Queensland Indigenous artist Danie Mellor on his international success, with the National Gallery of Canada purchasing a major work. Mr Walker said the Gallery’s purchase of Mr Mellor’s triptych Maba-I-Bala Rugu (of Power in Darkness) showed the benefits of the Newman Government’s arts programs. “Danie Mellor, born in Mackay, is an artist whose star is on the rise,” Mr Walker said. “The Newman Government provided $25,000 to support Mr Mellor to show his work in the Berlin Art Fair in September 2013, where he appeared alongside fellow Queensland artists Brian Robinson and...

Read More

Anthony Ackroyd (The Ruddster) at 350 km/h

Hi there folks, the Ruddster Anthony Ackroyd here. I’m the Bullet Train for Australia candidate in the Griffith by-election. I’ll be your new member of parliament once you great people vote for me on Feb 8. Along with putting Australia’s first comedian into Canberra (excluding the current clowns), you will also get a brand new Bullet Train that takes you to Gold Coast and Sunshine coast in just 15 minutes! Griffith has a great story. The Story Bridge. But the story doesn’t end there. We have 8 great bridges in Griffith: the Go Between, Goodwill, Kurilpa, Victoria, Grey Street,...

Read More

Our Dreaming animated at State Library

State Library has been transformed into an explosion of colour for new exhibition Our Dreaming: animating country. Large scale projections, three-dimensional art installations, augmented reality, hands-on activities and a wide range of animated films combine in the exhibition, which showcases stories from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Acting State Librarian Prashant Pandey says the exhibition carries a message about the importance of storytelling and the role of new technologies in continuing this tradition. “State Library is dedicated to preserving Queensland’s diverse stories. Our Dreaming: animating country explores how new technologies have contemporised traditional storytelling, preserving these stories for...

Read More

Commemorative Edition ORDER HERE

Westender Newsletter

Video of the week

Recent Tweets



What’s in Westender