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.

SUMMER 2018-19

This season’s Words & Pictures inspiration comes from Mindy Gill, Brisbane-based poet and Editor in Chief of Peril Magazine. Look for Mindy’s responses alongside the following artworks:

Ray Crooke Woman with blossoms
Gordon Shepherdson Lorca’s horse

‘I was first drawn to these paintings each for how they used colour, the vibrance of Ray Crooke’s work despite the atmosphere being entirely muted, and the apparition-white horse in Gordon Shepherdson’s that seems to reject — or step out of — the background’s darkness. What compelled me to write about these works was the histories behind them, and from the questions that arose the first lines arrived.’ - Mindy Gill

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.