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.

SPRING 2018 | This season’s Words & Pictures inspiration comes from poet and children’s author, June Perkins. June has developed an interactive journey through the Australian Collection through poems and micro-stories for visitors of all ages, with particular appeal for children and families.

John Perceval Sculpture: The Herald Angel 1958
Yvonne Koolmatrie Hot-air balloon 2006
Landscape wall, Gallery 10
Sydney Long, Spirit of the Plains 1897
Sonja Carmichael Deranji Dabayil (Rocky place, healing waters): Baskets of Culture 2017
Ian Fairweather Epiphany 1962
Michael Stevenson The gift (from ‘Argonauts of the Timor Sea’) 2004-2006
Ray Crooke Woman with blossoms c. 1962-1963
Fred Williams Echuca landscape 1961
William Delafield Cook A haystack 1982
Rosalie Gascoigne Lamp lit 1989
Irene Chou The universe is within our hearts 1992

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.