Carl and Phillip McConnell are Queensland's most significant potters working within the framework of English and Japanese pottery traditions established by Englishman Bernard Leach, and Carl McConnell (1926–2003) came to be regarded as Queensland's most important potter of the generation after World War Two. His eldest son, Phillip (b.1947), followed in his father's footsteps, trained with him, and established a career of equal significance. Both superb ceramic technicians, Carl and Phillip experimented with traditional Chinese and Japanese methods to produce remarkably diverse oeuvres.
This illustrated exhibition brochure features an essay by Glenn R Cooke, Research Curator, Queensland Heritage, and accompanies an exhibition of the same name, which acknowledges the individual strength of the artists' works and their support of the Gallery's Collection.
'Carl and Phillip McConnell: Queensland Studio Potters' is on display in the Xstrata Coal Queensland Artists' Gallery (Gallery 14), QAG, from 17 March to 24 June 2012. Read more
Modern Woman: Daughters and Lovers 1850–1918: Drawings from the Musée d'Orsay, Paris is a beautifully illustrated publication with drawings by some of the leading artists of the French Belle Époque — Pierre Bonnard, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Jean–Francois Millet, Berthe Morisot, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Auguste Rodin and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
An essay by the exhibition's curator, Isabelle Julia, the Musée d'Orsay's Curator in Charge, Department of Graphic Arts, investigates the expressive medium of drawing and various aspects of modern life through images of maternity, women in love and alone, portraits, nudes and women at leisure — in city streets, cafes and on the stage.
'Modern Woman: Daughters and Lovers 1850–1918: Drawings from the Musée d'Orsay, Paris' is an exhibition organised by the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, in association with the Queensland Art Gallery and Art Exhibitions Australia, and held at the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 24 March – 24 June 2012. Read more
The first edition of Artlines for 2012 celebrates women and art, in keeping with the Gallery's major international exhibition 'Modern Woman: Daughters and Lovers 1850–1918: Drawings from the Musée d'Orsay, Paris' and 'Contemporary Australia: Women' — the second in the Gallery's triennial series of contemporary Australian art exhibitions.
In this issue, Melissa Miles writes on the 'Contemporary Australia: Women' exhibition, focusing on six exhibiting artists with diverse practices, while Terence Maloon provides insights into the 'Modern Woman' exhibition. In her article 'Love, loss and invisibility', Margaret Pomeranz — our special guest curator of the film program accompanying 'Contemporary Australia' — considers representations of women in Australian film, and David Burnett reveals the career of Swiss-born nineteenth-century painter Angelica Kauffman in his regular feature on selected works from the Gallery's international collection.
Nine new acquisitions also feature in this edition — including Wakartu Cory Surprise's Mimpi 2011; the Gallery's first 3-D video work, Stranded 2011 by Warwick Thornton; and a rare bronze sculpture by Edgar Degas, a promised gift of the estate of Margaret Olley, AC — as well as the latest news from the Gallery and our regular mix of exhibitions, programs and reviews.
Artlines is published four times a year (March, June, September and December). Read more
This artist's drawing pad contains 50 sheets of fine tooth 110 gsm Canson paper. Established in 1557, Canson are known for the excellent quality of their papers, which have been favoured by many of the world's best loved artists, including Degas. This beautiful drawing pad features Degas's iconic drawing Danseuse assise, penchée en avant, se massant le pied gauche (Seated dancer leaning forward, massaging her left foot) c.1881–83. Read more
This beautiful tin contains 20 postcards (2 each of 10 different images) from the 'Modern Woman: Daughters and Lovers 1850–1918: Drawings from the Musée d'Orsay, Paris' exhibition. Included are postcards of works by artists including Edgar Degas, Théophile Steinlen and Mary Cassatt, enabling you to take your favourite works home with you. Read more
This metal keyring features the fantastic Leonetto Cappiello work FoliesBergéres 1900 from the 'Modern Woman: Daughters and Lovers 1850–1918: Drawings from the Musée d'Orsay, Paris' exhibition. The keyring is stylish and durable, with a smooth shape that ensures you'll always be able to find your keys in the bottom of your handbag. Read more
This clever magnetic bookmark folds in half and is secured with a small magnet, ensuring you never lose your place. It features the striking Eva Gonzalés work La matinée rose (ou La nichée) (The pink morning wrap (or The litter)) 1874 from the 'Modern Woman: Daughters and Lovers 1850–1918: Drawings from the Musée d'Orsay, Paris' exhibition. Read more
Lavishly illustrated with a rare combination of images from contemporary, archival and museum collections, Pacific Pattern takes us on a spectacular journey through the history of the Pacific. It contains sections on the techniques associated with fibre and fabric, and their cultural relevance to the people of the Pacific region. This is one of the first books to explore patterns of the everyday, including the traditional patterns found in floor coverings, cooking containers and storage baskets, as well as the use of fibre art in architecture and interiors. This is an indispensable source book for artists, craftspeople, designers and architects, showcasing the talent and creativity of the people of the Pacific. Read more
Feng Boyi, Thomas Berghuis, Nicholas Jose, Leng Lin, Claire Roberts, Suhanya Raffel and Russell Storer
312 pages paperback colour
The China Project brings together three exhibitions that foreground the richness and complexity of contemporary Chinese art over the past three decades, including the Queensland Art Gallery's extensive collection of works from the 1980s to the present, the paintings and sculptures of Zhang Xiaogang and the photography of William Yang. Published to coincide with the exhibitions at the Gallery of Modern Art, The China Project features over 50 artists together with commissioned essays — including contributions by Feng Boyi, Thomas Berghuis, Nicholas Jose, Leng Lin, Claire Roberts, Suhanya Raffel and Russell Storer — and over 270 illustrations.Read more