Sam Fullbrook: ‘Delicate Beauty’ at Queensland Art Gallery

Last weekend I travelled to Brisbane to see the opening of a small survey of paintings by Australian artist Sam Fullbrook (1922 – 2004) at the Queensland Art Gallery.

This show of around 40 paintings and drawings wasn’t intended as a retrospective but rather a specific look at three areas of Fullbrook’s practice – landscape, portraits and the racetrack (a place Fullbrook seems to have spent quite a lot of time).

It’s a riotous explosion of colour in Gallery 14 at the QAG. If you’re interested in reading more about the show, you can find my full review and lots more images and links at The Guardian.

Below is one of Fullbrook’s well-known portraits, Brisbane writer Ernestine Hill.

The exhibition runs until 10 August 2014.

 

FULLBROOK, Sam Australia b.1922 d.2004 Ernestine Hill 1970 Oil on canvas 96.8 x 76.3cm Acc. 1:1193 Gift of the artist 1972
FULLBROOK, Sam Australia b.1922 d.2004 Ernestine Hill 1970 Oil on canvas 96.8 x 76.3cm Acc. 1:1193 Gift of the artist 1972

Inward & Outward: A review of the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial [APT7]

The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial runs until 14 April 2013 at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia.

“APT7 feels more like the future than the past … The exhibition illustrates the way Australia grapples with its sense of belonging in the Asia Pacific microworld. The denseness of this show, however, suggests that the question of how we resolve our place has become even more complex. The weaving together of work by so many artists means national borders become blurred and what emerges are our similarities and not our differences. APT7 recommends we turn our gaze both inward and outward. If you’ve never been to QAGOMA then maybe it’s time you went”.

Read the full review at The Art Life.

Sangdon Kim (South Korea) b.1973 Bulwang-dong Totem [blue] 2012 Giclee prints on premium lustre paper, ed. 2/5
[Courtesy the artist and the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art].