The QAGOMA Foundational Appeal 2023 generously supports the acquisition of Onespace artists, Teho Ropeyarn, Brian Robinson and Tamika Grant-Iramu.
Robinson and Grant-Iramu’s collaborative work ‘Carving Country’ 2019–21 and Ropeyarn’s ‘Athumu paypa adthinhuunamu (my birth certificate’) 2022 have been chosen for the appeal due to sheer sense of scale and connection to the local Queensland landscape and indigenous histories.
Assistant Indigenous curator, Adam Ford states:
“The support of the 2023 Foundation Appeal in bringing these important works into the Collection reflects the commitment the Gallery has made to prioritising the acquisition of works by Queensland Indigenous artists, whose contribution to the arts ecology — not only of Queensland but also across Australia — cannot be overstated. The three works mentioned here are enduring examples of the talent and strong cultural connections artists have and maintain across the state, from Brisbane to the Cape to the Torres Strait”
Onespace would like to congratulate Brian, Tamika and Teho for this significant achievement and we thank those who have assisted the appeal in supporting their work.
Teho Ropeyarn, Athumu paypa adthinhuunamu (my birth certificate), 2022. Image: C Callistemon. Courtesy of the artist and QAGOMA.
Brian Robinson & Tamika Grant-Iramu collaboration, Carving Country, 2019–21. Image: C Callistemon. Courtesy of the artist and QAGOMA.