Judy Watson / October 2023 / Photograph: C Baxter, QAGOMA

Judy Watson / October 2023 / Photograph: C Baxter, QAGOMA / View full image

Judy Watson

Judy Watson’s Aboriginal matrilineal family is from Waanyi country in north-west Queensland. The artist’s process evolves by working from site and memory, revealing Indigenous histories, following lines of emotional and physical topography that centre on particular places and moments in time. Spanning painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture and video, her practice often draws on archival documents and materials, such as maps, letters and police reports, to unveil institutionalised discrimination against Aboriginal people.

Tor Maclean / Photograph: Supplied by artist

Tor Maclean / Photograph: Supplied by artist / View full image

Tor Mclean

Tor Maclean is an artist living and working on Jinibara Country. Her art practice is embedded with therapeutic resonances and quiet reflections on the histories of materials and objects. Exploring drawing, painting and sculpture within an expanded field and an approach that is rooted in process. Tor has exhibited throughout Australia, undertaken residencies, here and abroad and is currently studying towards her masters in therapeutic arts.

Sandy Harvey / February 2024 / Photograph: C Callistemon, QAGOMA

Sandy Harvey / February 2024 / Photograph: C Callistemon, QAGOMA / View full image

Sandy Harvey

Sandy Harvey is a descendant of the Kalkadoon people from Mt Isa in north-west Queensland. Within her role as Public Programs Project Officer at QAGOMA and as an artist, she is passionate about supporting artists and sharing their stories with the community while having a good yarn. Sandy draws deep inspiration from nature, light and connections to place. Her practice explores photography, painting, drawing and printmaking to connect and capture fleeting moments often missed in the busyness of modern life.

What to Expect

Here’s what to expect at this event.

Everyone is welcome! Please contact events.plus@qagoma.qld.gov.au in advance of the program if you have any access needs or queries about the event. Find out more about Accessibility at QAGOMA and planning your visit.

Participation and content

  • Content warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are respectfully advised that the ‘mudunama kundana wandaraba jarribirri: Judy Watson’ exhibition contains images of ancestors, now deceased, and references to strong themes of colonial frontier violence.
  • Teens are welcome to come with a friend, with your mob, or by yourself. Many people attend the Gallery solo.
  • We ask all attendees to be kind, respectful, and courteous to all participants, speakers, and staff at this event. This program will be monitored by QAGOMA staff to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our attendees, speakers, and staff.
  • QAGOMA staff will be available during the event to support attendees, however Teens are not required to be supervised by an adult during their visit, only those 12 & under (as per QAGOMA’s Conditions of Entry). Parents are welcome to attend the workshop, however the event is designed for teens to experience without adult supervision.

Sensory aspects


  • This tour will take place inside Queensland Art Gallery and surrounds.
  • Speakers will use an amplified microphone. Please let us know in advance if you are hard of hearing so we can make this talk accessible for you.
  • We try our best to minimise sound in the space, but sometimes there might be low level noise from a nearby artwork or the sounds of the Gallery.
  • Portable stools without backs will be available for you to take around the tour with you.
  • The lighting in the space is dimly lit to conserve the artworks.
  • The Gallery air conditioning is set to 21°C to conserve the artworks.


  • After the tour, we will walk to GOMA for the workshop.
  • This part of the event will be held undercover outdoors on the Bodhi Tree Terrace and will go ahead – rain or shine.
  • This event has a capacity of 40 attendees.
  • You may choose to wear sunglasses, hat and sunscreen while outside walking to the workshop.
  • No experience is required, this session is appropriate for all levels of arts knowledge.
  • You don’t need to bring anything for the workshop, all materials are supplied.
  • BYO water bottle and sunscreen.
  • This event will be photographed by QAGOMA staff. If you do not wish to be photographed, please advise a QAGOMA staff member on arrival.