Australian Art Collection
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From the earliest rock paintings to contemporary works, animals have featured in art for thousands of years. For many artists, animals are subjects that allow them to share ideas and experiences.
In this trail activity, you can discover a wild and wonderful menagerie of animals hiding in the Gallery’s Australian Art Collection.
Dulcie Sharpe, Australia b.1957 / Water bird (rainbow) 2018 / Recycled woollen blankets, natural dye, wool, acrylic yarn and peacock feathers / 98 x 56.5 x 15cm / The Glenn Manser Collection. Purchased 2018 with funds from Glenn Manser through the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art / © Dulcie Sharpe.
Michael Nelson Jagamara, Australia b.c.1946 / Kangaroo and Rain Dreaming 1989 / Synthetic polymer paint on canvas / 141 x 186cm / Purchased 1990 with funds from ARCO Coal Australia Inc. through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art / © Michael Nelson Jagamara.
James Eseli, Australia 1929-2009 / Ubirikubiri (Crocodile) headdress 2004 / Cotton tree wood, enamel paint, pencil, feathers, plastic, raffia, copper wire, toothpicks, lead pencil, string, fixative, aluminium, glass marbles / 17 components / Purchased 2005. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Grant / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art / © Estate of the artist.
Charles Blackman, Australia 1928-2018 / The bouquet 1961 / Oil and enamel on composition board / 120.5 x 56cm / Purchased 1996 with support from Dr W Ross Johnston through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art / © Charles Raymond Blackman/Copyright Agency.
Sydney Long, Australia 1871-1955 / Spirit of the Plains 1897 / Oil on canvas on wood / 62 x 131.4cm / Gift of William Howard-Smith in memory of his grandfather, Ormond Charles Smith 1940 / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art / © Reproduced with the permission of the Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia.