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Ten Years of Contemporary Art: The James C Sourris AM Collection

judy watson

Judy Watson | Waanyi people | Australia b.1959 | bloom 2009 | Pigment, pastel and synthetic polymer paint on canvas | The James C Sourris, AM, Collection. Gift of James C Sourris, AM, through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | © Judy Watson 2009. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney, 2011

12 November 2011 — 19 February 2012 | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) | Free admission

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9.00am — 5.00pm Saturday and Sunday

Closed Christmas Day
9.00am — 5.00pm Public Holidays

In recent years, Brisbane benefactor James C Sourris, AM, has been gathering an extensive collection of contemporary Australian art, focusing on the first decade of the twenty-first century and paying particular attention to Queensland artists.

This exhibition celebrates James C Sourris’s involvement with the Gallery and highlights the vital role benefaction has played in the development of the Gallery’s contemporary art Collection. The exhibition will honour Mr Sourris’s sustained and generous support of the Gallery’s Collection. ‘The James C Sourris AM Collection’ comprises both Indigenous and non-Indigenous works, and a wide range of media including paintings, videos, installations and works on paper.

The accompanying publication will be available from the Gallery Store and online.


The Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art present ambitious, innovative programming, with a driving philosophy of bringing art and people together. Our relationships with generous individuals and members of the corporate community are essential to the ongoing development of our Collection and programs. Read more about supporting the Gallery’s Foundation.

GOMA Turns 5 Celebrations

GOMA is turning five and you’re invited to celebrate with us on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December 2011!

Celebrate artists!
What better way to celebrate contemporary art than to have the opportunity to hear directly from exhibiting artists.

Sunday 4 December 2011
1.30pm | Artist talk with Madeleine Kelly*
3.30pm | Artist talk with Tony Albert *
* Please note that these artist talks are Auslan interpreted.
For a complete listing of all programs and events scheduled over the GOMA TUrns 5 Celebration weekend, please click here.

Programs and Events

My Gen 50+ Conversations with Curators
Thursday 17 November 2011 | Gallery 3.3, GoMA
Join Julie Ewington, Curatorial Manager, Australian Art as she shares insights and thoughts on ‘Ten Years of Contemporary Art: The James C Sourris, AM Collection’, and the opportunity to present such a unique and dynamic exhibition of contemporary Australian art. For more information about My Gen 50+ programs and events, please click here.


Virtual collection resource
Students can create their own art collection to print and display in the classroom. Suitable for all teaching levels.


Media Inquiries
Kendall Battley | Senior Media Officer | T: +61 (0)7 3840 7162 | Email
Dan Cameron
| Media Officer | T: + 61 (0)7 3842 9563 | Email
For a full listing of the Gallery's current media releases and more information on 'Ten Years of contemporary art: The James C Sourris AM Collection' please visit the Media section. Media release