Review: GOMA Q at GOMA

  If I want to see contemporary Queensland art, I usually plan a trip to a local University art museum or an artist run initiative. So when I found out the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) was curating an exhibition of contemporary Queensland artists, I was a somewhat surprised. As Queensland’s leading contemporary art institution, GOMA is better known for drawing people in with its blockbuster international exhibitions such as the Asia Pacific Triennial, rather than its focus on contemporary Queensland art practice. Excited at the prospect of seeing an exhibition comprising… Read More

In The Spotlight: Alexandra Lawson

  Traditionally, when we visit an art gallery we expect to simply view the objects on display; it is assumed that we will not be allowed to touch or interact with the exhibitions. Social Art—otherwise known as participatory art—is one way that artists are attempting to challenge this idea. Social Art creates social conditions that invite viewers to physically engage and interact with the creative process of an artwork. As a result, the viewer’s role transforms from spectator to participant allowing them to act alongside the artist as an author and creator… Read More

Upcoming Event: Projection-mapped installation by Alinta Krauth

Alinta Krauth shines light on Brisbane’s oldest monument We’ve been busy at Engage Arts preparing for this year’s U.R{BNE} Festival. We are working with digital artist Alinta Krauth, to produce a projection-mapped installation that will light up Brisbane’s oldest building, The Old Windmill in Wickham Park. The projection coincides with The International Year of Light and National Trust’s Heritage Festival celebrations. Wind blisters those who try to run highlights the historical importance of Brisbane’s oldest building, inviting us to consider this year’s Heritage Week, theme of Conflict + Compassion. As Alinta is set… Read More