The Nat Yuen Collection of Chinese Antiquities
The Nat Yuen Collection of Chinese Antiquities comprises over 80 pieces donated to UQ by Dr Nat Yuen. Dr Yuen has long been connected to UQ: he graduated from Medicine in 1965, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Medicine in 1995; and received the UQ International Alumnus of the Year Award in 2010. A resident of Hong Kong, Dr Yuen has collected Chinese antiquities for over 25 years. His gifts to the University span 5,000 years of Chinese culture, with Chinese antiquities ranging from the Neolithic period to late Qing dynasty ceramics. The collection provides a rich resource for students, scholars and the general community.
- View the Nat Yuen Collection of Chinese Antiquities on the UQ Art Collection Online here
- The Nat Yuen Collection of Chinese Antiquities Learning Resource available here
14 November 2015 – 13 March 2016
Self portraits tend to record a moment, less than a second in the case of photography, but only marginally longer in traditional art media. Yet the idea of ‘becoming’ might be useful in considering self portraiture. Movement and change, reflected in the individual as development and aging, is difficult to summarise visually. For many artists, looking to the future is appealing, but is leavened by the recognition that this moment – the present – is forever lost. The idea of existing somewhere between entropy and transcendence is at the heart of the 2015 National Self-Portrait Prize. The $50,000 invitation-only, acquisitive prize is held by The University of Queensland every two years. The winning work is selected by an independent judge of national stature.
Curator: Michael Desmond
Khadim Ali • Jacqueline Bradley • Jon Cattapan • Bindi Cole • Michael Cook • Janet Dawson • eX de Medici • Julia deVille • Emily Hunt • Fiona Foley • Julie Gough • Guan Wei • Marie Hagerty • Nicholas Harding • Anna Hoyle • Lindy Lee • James Lieutenant • Hilarie Mais • Fiona McMonagle • Dan Moynihan • John Nixon • Patricia Piccinini • Andrew Sayers • Tanya Schultz • Pamela See • Tyza Stewart • Christian Thompson • Kensuke Todo • Philip Wolfhagen • Judith Wright
One hundred days at 7pm 2015
single-channel video animation
Animator and videographer: Declan McMonagle
Courtesy of the artist; Heiser Gallery, Brisbane; and Olsen Irwin, Sydney.
Winner of the National Self-Portrait Prize 2015.
Curatorial Manager of Australian Art
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art
Saturday 14 November 11.00 am – 1.00 pm
Dr Sally Butler, Jon Cattapan, Michael Desmond and Fiona McMonagle discussing contemporary self portraiture, followed by artist talks by Jacqueline Bradley, Julia deVille, Guan Wei, Fiona McMonagle and John Nixon. Podcast coming soon.