Quiet: Contemplating the Collection

Embrace the Australian Collection as a place of quiet contemplation through poetry, drop-in drawing and calm living meditation.


Ongoing | Galleries 10 - 13 | Free
Discover a fresh perspective on the Australian Collection with Words & Pictures, an ongoing project that invites local artists and writers to respond to artworks in the Australian Collection. Take inspiration, and use the pencils and paper provided to create your own response through drawing or writing.

WINTER 2018 | This season’s Words & Pictures inspiration comes from David Burton, Brisbane-based author and playwright. Look for David’s responses throughout the Australian Collection galleries, or read them online.

Howard Arkley | Stucco home 1991
Richard Bell | Judgement Day (Bell’s Theorem) 2008
JA Clarke | Panorama of Brisbane 1880
Max Dupain | Children of the Pearce family, Burdekin District, Queensland c.1950s, printed 1987
Rosalie Gascoigne | Lamp lit 1989
Doreen Reid Nakamarra | Untitled (Marrapinti) 2008
Michael Zavros | Bad dad 2013

Please note these responses have been developed in response to artworks in the Australian Collection, and do not reflect the views of the artists or QAGOMA.