If you’re looking for something different to do in your lunch break then head down to the QUT Art Museum, Gardens Point precinct.
Abstraction, toured by the National Gallery of Australia, covers the dynamic course of abstract art in Australia from its emergence, right through to contemporary practice.
Early works include cubist inspired paintings by Dorrit Black, suburb geometric paintings by Grace Crowley and iconic ceramics by Anne Danger.
All three artists were colleagues and overseas travel proved inspiring for them. After a period of time in France in the 1920s Crowley and Danger put into practice leading theories by cubist painters, Andre Lhote and Albert Gleizes which was instrumental in bringing abstraction to Australian audiences.
More recent works include a selection of contemporary Indigenous paintings, including Angelina Powerless Body Paint 2002 and a celebratory work by the late Sally Gabori, My Grandfathers Country 2009.
In the last room Melinda Harpers Untitled 2001 sings with a high key harmony and will surely brighten up your day.
Words by Elizabeth Lamont
Details: Until 26th August | QUT ART Museum 2 George Street Brisbane | Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 4pm, Closed Mondays and Public Holidays | Free Admission