'Words and Pictures'
Queensland Art Gallery
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All Works featured in the Queensland Art Gallery
In Spring 2018, June Perkins contributed some of her written works to the Words and Pictures project at Queensland Art Gallery. Each season we invite local artists and authors to respond to artworks in the Australian Collection.
While these poems and stories were on display, June led an enthusiastic group of children and their grandparents around the gallery on a special tour for Grandparents Day.
June was also invited back to QAGOMA to perform for three days at the APT9 Summer Festival Relax by the River space where she read some of her stories and Magic Fish Dreaming poems to a delighted audience of families.
June is a joy to work and collaborate with, she is organised and has consistently shown solid dedication to her projects at the gallery. June is also a captivating storyteller, she has a careful and considered style of communicating and genuine interest in exploring ways to engage the listener.
Laura Mudge, Senior Program Officer, Children's Art Centre
Hannah Grzesiak, Public Programs Officer, QAGOMA
Sophie Dixon, A/Project Coordinator, Exhibitions Management, QAGOMA, 2019
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 at the stations to create your own response through drawing or writing.
The Spring Program was written by Dr June Perkins.
A few hints of what you might come across are in the photo slide gallery above. Click on it and visit 15 images to explore some of the space.
For more visit the Australian Collection Reimagined, Queensland Art Gallery
This ran from September to November 2018.
This season’s Words & Pictures inspiration comes from June Perkins, Brisbane-based poet and children’s author. 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: Art Adventures in the Australian Collection.
Look for Words & Pictures labels alongside the following artworks. If you’d like to follow the writer’s journey, visit the works in the following order.
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 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