The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Monday, November 30, 2015

'Sugar' exhibition recognises Australian South Sea islander contribution to Queensland
Max Dupain (Australia b.1911 d.1992), At Victoria Mill, North Queensland 1978, printed 1987 Gelatin silver photograph on paper Gift of CSR Limited through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation 1987. Collection: Queensland Art Gallery.
BRISBANE.- An exhibition reflecting on the contribution of Australian South Sea Islanders to Queensland through the history of the sugar industry is showing at the Queensland Art Gallery until October 7.

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Director Chris Saines said 'Sugar' was part of the Cultural Precinct's collaborative program 'Memories from a Forgotten People: 150 Years of Australian South Sea Islander Contributions to Queensland', taking place from June to November 2013 across QAG, the Queensland Museum and State Library of Queensland.

'The Gallery's exhibition features historical photographs from the 1870s onwards documenting the South Sea Islander community working in Queensland's sugar industry, together with later works from the Collection such as Max Dupain's romantic mid-twentieth-century visions of sugar production, an iconic self-portrait in the north Queensland cane fields by Chinese Australian photographer William Yang, and the collaborative barkcloth installation Tetei Vou (A new garden) 2009, which examines the legacy of sugar production in Fiji,' Mr Saines said.

'A selection of historical images from the State Library of Queensland Collection also features in the exhibition, along with stories and music clips by members of the Australian South Sea Islander community, providing a glimpse of contemporary Islander experience to extend our understanding of their history.'

Mr Saines said Queensland's early sugar industry depended on the cheap labour provided by Islanders recruited or kidnapped from across Melanesia between 1863 and 1904.

'For the descendants of those Islanders who weren't deported following Federation in 1901, the coastal ports and sugar towns of northern Queensland became home,' he said.

Today's News

July 25, 2013

Madrid's Reina Sofia museum uses a giant robotic machine to help restore works

Feline imagery in ancient Egypt, subject of exhibition on view at Brooklyn Museum

Museum of London celebrates birth of HRH Prince of Cambridge with new display

Sweden recovers two stolen books that originally belonged to the Swedish Royal Family

Departmental grant for digitisation of exceptional National Museum historical records

Yale University Press launches interaction of color app for iPad based on Josef Albers's classic work

Australian archaeologist, Mike Morwood, who led 'hobbit' discovery dies at age 62

1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spider leads latest highlights for RM's multi-million-dollar Monterey sale

"Cut 'n' Paste: From Architectural Assemblage to Collage City" on view at MoMA

Tunga's seminal 1981 film installation on view at Luhring Augustine's Bushwick location

Exhibition revolving around the theme of water opens at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Exhibition of new work by New York-based artist Mathew Cerletty opens at Blum & Poe

The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show is putting on the Ritz October 24-27, 2013

Australian artist Paul Davies exhibits work from Paris residency at the Fine Art Society

'Sugar' exhibition recognises Australian South Sea islander contribution to Queensland

Critically acclaimed artist's first large-scale outdoor sculpture brings public art to Philadelphia's Navy Yard

Online art site launches featuring prints from contemporary Latin American and Latina/o artists

Versace villa owners claim frenzy of foreign interest

Cynthia Tinapple, polymer clay artist and founder of the popular blog, publishes new book

Giant yellow duck to debut in Taiwan

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- First solo exhibition by the American artist Mickalene Thomas in Belgium opens at Galerie Nathalie Obadia

2.- Israel accidentally finds ancient mosaic that served as pavement for a courtyard in a villa

3.- The address of Johannes Vermeer's the Little Street discovered by Rijksmuseum curator

4.- The nine lives of Russia's Hermitage cats that root out unwanted guests: Rodents

5.- Robbers make off with masterpieces by Rubens and Tintoretto from museum in Verona

6.- 17th century letters at Museum of Communication reveal refugees 'sense of loss'

7.- New museum dedicated to the artist Mu Xin opens in Zhejiang Province, China

8.- Who are the most prolific art collectors in the US today?

9.- Rubens House brings newly discovered study for a portrait by Van Dyck to Antwerp

10.- "The Nude in the XX and XXI century" curated by Jane Neal opens at Sotheby's S/2 London

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Social Network Manager and Translator: Norma Cristina Pérez Ayala Cano

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful