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Photo: Installation view ‘Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images’ at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art 2017. Image: Chloë Callistemon, QAGOMA.

QAGOMA achieves record two million visitors in 2017

The Queensland Art Gallery │ Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) has set a new record for visitor numbers in 2017 with an attendance of more than 2.17 million.

Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch said the result was an outstanding achievement for the state’s flagship art gallery, exceeding its previous calendar-year record of 1.8 million in 2010.

27 Jan 2018

Queensland scientists and artists recognised in Australia Day awards

Leading scientists and artists were among a group of more than 100 Queenslanders recognised in today’s 2018 Australia Day Honours List.

Minister for the Environment, Great Barrier Reef, Science and the Arts Leeanne Enoch congratulated all those recipients whose professional dedication and creative talents were recognised.

26 Jan 2018

Funding injection to improve Far North Indigenous art centres

Indigenous art spaces in remote and regional Far North Queensland communities will benefit from upgrades and improvements through a new $500,000 Queensland Government infrastructure fund.

24 Jan 2018

Government investment to showcase Indigenous performing arts in FNQ

Far North Queensland’s Indigenous performing arts sector will receive a $2.1 million funding injection from the state government to help local performers and artists showcase their unique stories and connect with larger audiences.

24 Jan 2018

International art exhibition lauds Queensland’s William Robinson

World-renowned Queensland artist William Robinson will be taking over the Australian Embassy in Paris for eight weeks from 25 January.

Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch said the Palaszczuk Government-supported exhibition William Robinson: Genesis is heading to Paris following its successful two-month run in Washington DC.

23 Jan 2018

Queensland Arts Showcase Program delivery exceeds 200 projects

A Queensland Government fund supporting vibrant arts and cultural experiences across the state has reached a major milestone with more than 200 exciting projects delivered off the back of over $6 million in investment.

19 Jan 2018

Innovative approach delivers $6.5M boost to arts across the state

Regional Queenslanders will have greater input into Queensland Government arts and culture investment made in their local communities as a result of a new approach to statewide arts delivery announced today.

18 Jan 2018
Thor’s hammer (Mjolnir) on stand / From Thor 2011 © 2017 MARVEL

Thor premiere hammers home Queensland’s screen success

The Australian premiere of international blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok on the Gold Coast marks another major achievement for Queensland’s screen industry, Queensland Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said today.

17 Oct 2017
Gerhard Richter, Germany b1932 / Abstract painting (726) 1990 / Oil on canvas / 2 canvases / Collection: Tate. Purchased 1992 / © Gerhard Richter 2017.

‘Gerhard Richter: the Life of Images’ opens at GOMA

An exhibition of more than 90 works by Gerhard Richter, one of the world’s most influential artists, opens exclusively at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from tomorrow until 4 February 2018.

13 Oct 2017

New appointments to Queensland Performing Arts Trust Board

Premier and Minister for the Arts Annastacia Palaszczuk has today announced new appointments to the Queensland Performing Arts Trust (QPAT) Board, including a new Chair and four new members.

6 Oct 2017