QUT Art Museum (Queensland University of Technology)

QUT Art Museum (Queensland University of Technology)

The collection was established in 1945. It comprises almost 1400 works, including paintings, sculptures, decorative arts and works on paper. The collecting focus centres primarily on contemporary Australian visual art and craft. Collection strengths include contemporary prints post - 1960 and ceramics post - 1970; contemporary Queensland art; and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. Small thematic exhibitions drawn from the Collection are held regularly on campus. Large scale touring exhibitions are organised for showing at metropolitan and regional venues. 'Selected Australian Works', a 124 page fully illustrated catalogue of the Collection, is available for purchase ($25.00 including postage).

Address: 
2 George St, Brisbane, QLD
Tel: 
0738645370
Hours: 
Tuesday to Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm, Saturday & Sunday 12.00noon - 4.00pm.
Admission: 
Free
Collection: 
1,400 pieces
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Items

Sculpture

The Burden of Civilisation

The Burden of Civilisation
Creator:
Rodney Spooner
Description:
Concrete and matchsticks.
Date:
1993
Item Id Number:
1994.43SC

This sculpture reflects the artist's interest in the built environment and related socila issues . The work emphasises th ecube and the grid structures which are fundamental to the design and construction of buildings

Ceramic

On Top of Old Faithful

On Top of Old Faithful
Creator:
Margaret Dodd
Description:
Earthenware ceramic sculpture with onglaze enamels and silver lustre.
Date:
1972
Item Id Number:
1972.06CE

One of a series of works focusing on the motif of the Holden car, a themeexploited obsessively by the artist for nearly three decades. The work is one of Dodd's most overtly sexual and irreverant images speculating on the place of women in Australian society.

Painting

Eagle Landscape

Eagle Landscape
Creator:
William Robinson
Description:
Oil on canvas.
Date:
1987
Item Id Number:
1991.30PT

The work is from a series of vertiginous landscapes painted by the artist during the 1980'sat Canungra, a lush mountainous area located in the Gold Coast hinterland of South East Queensland

Painting

Wildflowers in a Bucket

Wildflowers in a Bucket
Creator:
Grace Cossington Smith
Description:
Oil on composition board.
Date:
1947
Item Id Number:
1952.02PT

The work was painted in the intimacy of Cossington-Smith's Sydney studio in 1947, following an excursion to collect native blooms in neighbouring Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, a location greatly cherished by the artist.

Painting

Row of Figures

Creator:
Ian Fairweather
Description:
Synthetic polymer paint and gouache on cardboard mounted on composition board.
Date:
1971-72
Item Id Number:
1975.07PT

The work belongs to a related group of paintings of faces, heads and figures produced between 1970 -1972whic further relate to the head and figure compositions of the 1950s