Tag Archives: Brisbane Art Gallery

A footstep into New Guinea

When I returned to Brisbane’s GOMA modern art gallery a year later, every display was different. Most impressive to me were the New Guinea Asmat weavers. The weavers secretly created masks using ornaments to link their sculptures to a deceased person. Continue reading A footstep into New Guinea

A disgruntled painter?

I never miss a rare visit to Brisbane’s art gallery. It’s right on the Brisbane River opposite the city, next to Southbank. My favourite wander is past Aboriginal art, particularly traditional works that rely on earth colours. While displays change every visit, I savour my trips. Continue reading A disgruntled painter?

Where once Expo had Brisbane enthralled

I lost count of how many times I visited Expo in the eighties. The excitement of displays from around the world was too much to resist. But all that remains along the stretch of the Brisbane River where the site was held, is a pagoda. Continue reading Where once Expo had Brisbane enthralled

Sydney Nolan

One of Australian artist, Sydney Nolan’s most famous series was his Ned Kelly paintings. As I wandered through the Reed’s original home which made up part of the Heidi Museum of Modern Art, I came across one from the series hiding in the library. Continue reading Sydney Nolan