Tag : Painting

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Nigel Cooke | To work is to play (detail) 2008 | Oil on canvas | Purchased 2008 with funds from the Estate of Lawrence F King in memory of the late Mr and Mrs SW King through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

TO WORK IS TO PLAY by Nigel Cooke

As we know, the history of art is as much a story of groups, cliques and societies as it is of individual achievements. Many of these groups have shaped the way we understand whole eras of art, by harnessing the …

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Ghana movie banners | Attrib. to Ea Sojay Teshirfios | Vampire Hunters c.2008 | Synthetic polymer paint on flour sack | 137.5 x 104.5cm | Purchased 2009. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

Ghana movie banners | Attrib. to Ea Sojay Teshirfios ‘Vampire Hunters’ c.2008

Hand-painted movie banners are created as advertisements posted outside Ghanaian video stores. They reflect the global culture of movie distribution, advertising films ranging from Hong Kong kung-fu titles such as Operation Scorpio and Nigerian productions such as My Father’s Love …

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Chris Ofili | Triple Eye Vision 2000–02 | Synthetic polymer paint, oil paint, paper collage, glitter, polyester resin, map pins and elephant dung on linen, with two elephant dung supports | 243.8 x 182.8cm | Private collection, Melbourne

Chris Ofili ‘Triple Eye Vision’ 2000–02

Chris Ofili’s paintings, watercolours, and assemblages came to broad attention in the 1990s and he has continued to paint and sculpt works that reflect on black culture and its portrayal. Early works featured characters from B-grade ‘blaxploitation’ films and funk, …

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Makarrki – King Alfred’s Country 2008 | Synthetic polymer paint on linen | 200 x 600cm | Purchased 2009 with funds from Professor John Hay, AC, and Mrs Barbara Hay through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

Bentinck Island artists ‘Makarrki – King Alfred’s Country’ 2008

The Bentinck Island artists are a group of very senior female painters of the Kaiadilt people who live on Mornington Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria: Birmuyingathi Maali Netta Loogatha, Rayarriwarrtharrbayingat Amy Loogatha, Sally Gabori, Warthadangathi Bijarrba Ethel Thomas, Thunduyingathi …

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Katharina Grosse | Untitled 2007 | Synthetic polymer paint on wood on polystyrene and resin | 130 x 130 x 50cm | Gift of the artist through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation 2007 | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | © Katharina Grosse & VG Bild-Kunst, Berlin

Katharina Grosse ‘Untitled’ 2007

Katharina Grosse’s work embraces many of the traditions of painting while opening it up to new possibilities and investigating its interaction with other disciplines, including drawing, performance, sculpture and architecture. Having worked predominantly with a brush in the early phase …